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OBITUARIES and
LOOKING BACK - NEWS FROM THE PAST

from the
POCAHONTAS STAR HERALD

May - August 2001


Pocahontas Star Herald January 25, 2001

LOOKING BACK - NEWS FROM THE PAST

24 years ago (from files of May 5, 1977)

BIRTHS

Mr. & Mrs. Clinton Ferguson, Rt. 1, Black Rock, girl born April 27, named Christina Lee.
Mr. & Mrs. Larry Maynard, Rt. 1, Corning, girl born April 27 named Rachel Elizabeth.

DEATHS

Mrs. Effie Shackelford, 94, Ravenden Springs
Mrs. Maggie Belle Wantland, 81, Rt. 3, Pocahontas
Edmond Parker Harrison, 72, Pocahontas
Horace Dabbs (Speedy) Kennedy, 62, Jennings, Mo.
John C. Johnson, 68, Pocahontas

IN THE LONG AGO
(from files of May 7, 1953)

Donald McGowan, 32, son of Mr. & Mrs. Fred McGowan of Pocahontas, was one of six men killed in a crash of a car & truck near Marion Thur. morning.

MEN IN SERVICE

A-1C David L. Mitchell, returned to the States after 19 months in Florence, Italy, left Sun. for Eglin AFB, Fla., after furlough with his wife, Mrs. Celeste Mitchell & other relatives & friends.

Second Lt. Daily O. Johnson, paratrooper, son of Mr. & Mrs. Daily Johnson of Biggers, received notice for overseas duty in the Far East Command.

DEATHS

Tom W. Campbell, 78, attorney, historian, author, & former legislator, died at his home in Little Rock Tue. morning. He was born at Birdell.

William Allred Eagan, 67, died in St. Louis April 25. He was born near Minorca.

IN THE LONG AGO

(from files of May , 1929)

BIRTHS

Mr. & Mrs. Fred Blackwell are the proud parents of a 10-lb. girl.
Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Spain have a fine baby girl at their home in Noland, Fri. morning.
Mr. & Mrs. Troy Miller are the parents of a baby girl.

OBITUARIES

May 3, 2001

WILLIAM HENRY DUNCAN, 74, Pocahontas, died Wed., April 25, 2001 at his home. He was born Sept. 15, 1926 in Murphysboro, Ill., a son of the late Andrew & Iona (McCoy) Ducan. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Hudson Duncan of the home. Funeral services were held Sat. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Rev. Nelson Henderson officiating, with burial in Randolph Memorial Gardens.

MARY RUTH HOLCOMB, 58, Pocahontas, died Sat., April 28, 2001, at St. Bernard's Medical Center, Jonesboro. She was born April 29, 1942, near Pollard, a dau. of the late Carl Henry & Florence (Robbins) Holcomb. Funeral services were held Mon. in the Chapel of McNabb Funereal Home with Carl Massey officiating, with burial in Randolph Memorial Gardens.

FERNE MARGARET WHITLOCK, 85, Pocahontas, died Mon., April 30, 2001, at her home. She was born May 30,1915 in Toledo, Iowa. Burial will be held in Forest Lawn Cem. in Glendale, Calif.

JOE W. KILLOUGH, 77, of Bosque Farms, N.M., died Sat., April 21, 2001. He was born July 29, 1923 to the late Aubrey S. & Olta Hord Killough in the Brockett community. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mildred Milan Killough of the home. Funeral services were held April 24, at Bosque Farms Church of Christ there with Roger Holm officiating. Interment followed at Sunset Memorial Park there.

GLENDA FAY TRIPP, 62, Maynard, died Wed., April 25, 2001, at her home. She was born Dec. 23, 1938 in Pocahontas, a dau. of Ella Mae (Giles) McCandless & the late Van Edward McCandless. Her husband, A.V. Tripp, also preceded her in death. Graveside services were held Sat. in Masonic Cem. with Gerald Fears officiating. McNabb Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Pocahontas Star Herald

Looking Back - News from the Past

(from files of May 12, 1977)

DEATHS

Mrs. Leo Mask Hill, 70, Houston
William Henry Tyler, 75, Rt. 1, Pocahontas
Arvil McKinley Hankins, 75, Peach Orchard

IN THE LONG AGO

(from files of May 14, 1953)

MEN IN SERVICE

The local Draft Board fowarded 10 Randolph Co. men to Little Rock for induction into the Armed Forces. They were Clifton Killough & Robert G. Rogers, Maynard; Boyce Mobley, Reyno; Judd L. English, Ravenden; Paul A. Luter & Richard K. Tyler, Biggers; Corless A. Ward, James R. Haas & Henry C. Gschwend of Pocahontas & Ephram W. Riddle of Imboden.

Chief Warrant Officer Houston H. Richardson of Pocahontas, was promoted to the second highest Warrant Officer pay grade while stationed at Camp Chaffee.

William Jansen, stationed at Scott Field, Ill., visited with his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Martin Jansen.

BIRTHS

Mr. & Mrs. J.D. Haynes, son, Douglas, born Friday at 9:00 at the Randolph Co. Hospital.

DEATHS

Frederic Ephraim Throgmorton, 77, died at his home in Ingram Fri. morning, May 8.

The youngest son of the late Martin Johnston family of Reyno was killled Thur. in an airplane crash as he was enroute home for a furlough visit with his mother & other relatives in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

BIRTHS

Mr. & Mrs. Collier, twin daughters, named Patricia Ann & Marcia Dianne, at Randolph Co. Hospital.

Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Tyler, girl, named Brenda Marie, weighing five lbs.

IN THE LONG, LONG AGO

(from files of May 14,1929)

MEN IN SERVICE

Two Pocahontas boy, Ben Dees & Ludwell Pickett, have passed the entrance examination to the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md.

BIRTHS

Mr. & Mrs. H.A. Dust, girl, named Anna Jean, born Thur., May 9.

OBITUARIES

May 10, 2001

HAZEL ELIZABETH TEMPLEMAN, 88, Pocahontas, died Mon., May 7, 2001, at Randolph Home. Born Oct. 30, 1912 at Wausaukee, Wis., she was a dau. of the late Charles Peter & Esther Pauline (Boyer) Sawyer. Her husband, Cletice Vernell Templeman also preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held today (Thur.) in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home at 10 a.m. with Terry Hatfield & Paul Craig officiating, burial will follow in Thompson cem.

JOYCE HAMPTON TYLER, 64, Pocahontas, died Mon., May 7, 2001, at Baptist Med. Center, Little Rock. She was born Nov. 2, 1936 in Steele, Mo., a dau. of the late Claude & Flossie (Brewer) Hampton. Her husband, Wayne Tyler, also preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held today (Thur.) at 1 p.m., in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home, burial will follow in Harris cem. near Stokes.

DAVID ULYSSES SIMMONS SR., 77, Pocahontas, died Sun., May 6, 2001, at his home. He was born in Fredericktown, Mo., a son of the late David Napoleon & Flora Mazie (Jones) Simmons. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Simmons of Evansville, Ind. Private graveside services were held Tue. in Marquand Cem. in Marquant, Mo. McNabb Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

WILLIAM D. WEATHERFORD, 72, Burton, Mich., died April, 29, 2001, at Hurley Med. Center, there. He was born in Maynard, Dec. 2, 1928, the son of the late John B. & Mamie (Hibbart) Weatherford & was united in marriage with Bobbie J. Allison in Pocahontas, Dec. 2, 1948, who survives. Funeral services were held May 3 at the Hill Funeral Home in Grand Blanc, Mich., with Rev. Levi Parish officiating, burial followed in Flint Memorial Park, Flint, Mich.

WANDA ALLISON, 77, Pocahontas, died Wed., May 2, 2001, at Randolph Co. Med. Center. She was born at Datto, & was preceded in death by her husband, James, in 1988. Graveside services were held at Warm Springs Cem. Fri. morning with Bro. Fermon Moore officiating. House-Gregg Funeral Home of Walnut Ridge was in charge of arrangements.

MATTHEW LEWIS YOUNG, 21, Pocahontas, was killed in a car crash in Jonesboro Sat. p.m. He died in Elvis Presley Trauma Ctr. in Memphis, Tenn. He was born Aug. 7, 1979 in Paragould, a son of Kim Young of Pocahontas & Mike Young of Westland, Mich, who both survive, along with his maternal g'father, Joe Lewis & his maternal g'mother, Marilyn Barre', both of Pocahontas, & his paternal g'parents, Norma & Earl D. Young of McDougal. Funeral services were held Tue. in Ermert Funeral Home Chapel in Corning with Gerald Fears officiating, burial followed in Corning Cem.


Pocahontas Star Herald

Looking Back - News from the Past

(from files of May 19, 1977)

DEATHS

George H. Dust, 67, Rt. 3, Pocahontas
Jewell Lee Kildow, 60, Westfork
Mrs. Kathy Sue Elston, 27, Doniphan, Mo.
Jack Stacy Bates Sr., St. Clair, Mo.
Glenard "Dick" Crismon, 69, Pontiac, Mich.

IN THE LONG AGO

(from files of May 21, 1953)

16 Randolph Co. men who went to Little Rock for Armed Forces physical exams were: William E. Shaver, Paul M. Early & Thomas L. Staten, Pocahontas; Frankie J. Todd, O'Kean; William L. Goode, Rockford, Ill.; Victor Wantland & Floyd E. Harris, Maynard Rt., Pocahontas; Warren C. Wright & Charles E. Edington, Rt. 1, Corning; Billy Joe Moore, Dalton; George C. Duff, Rt. 1, Maynard; Dennis M. Baltz, Dalton Rt., Pocahontas; Douglas E. Romines, Rt. 1, Imboden; Russell Hufstedler, Noland; Herman Van Winkle, North Star Rt., Imboden; & Kenneth Ellis, Rt. 2, Walnut Ridge.

MEN IN SERVICE

Marine Pvt. First Class Thomas J. Waddle, son of C.A. Waddle of Warm Spgs., is participating in a 6-mo. training cruise in the Mediterranean area.

Bobby Miller was called into service last Wed. He is in the Navy & located at San Diego, Calif.

DEATHS

Mrs. Catherine Cecilia Thielemier, 66, died at her home at Engelberg after a long illness.

Charley James Cavenaugh, 52, died suddenly near his home on Rt. 2, Tue.

BIRTHS

Mr. & Mrs. Elmo Tiner, Pocahontas, daughter last week.

WEST INGRAM NEWS

IN THE LONG, LONG AGO

(from files of May 23, 1929)

BIRTHS

Mr. & Mrs. Walter Donley, Birdell, May 16, 9-lb. boy.

OBITUARIES

May 17, 2001

DUEL WINEBAUGH, 85, Pocahontas, died Sun., May 13, 2001, at his home. Born March 1, 1916 in Attica, he was a son of the late William R. & Nola (Johnson) Winebaugh. He is survived by his wife, Betty Gean (Stanton) Winebaugh of the home. Funeral services were held Wed. afternoon in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Tim Loden officiating, burial following in Thomas Cemetery near Attica.

LORENE KIRKPATRICK, 96, Pocahontas, died Fri., May 11, 2001, at Randolph Home. She was born Nov. 6, 1904 in Randolph Co., a dau. of the late Richard & Virginia (Thomas) Gross. Her husband, Perry Kirkpatrick, also preceded her in death. Funeral services were held Mon. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Rev. Don Strait officiating, burial following in Masonic Cemetery.

LILLIE BEE KILBURN WARDLOW, 83, of Biggers, died Tues., May 8, 2001, at her home there. She is survived by her husband, Aubrey Wardlow. Funeral services were held Fri. morning at Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in McCrory with Rev. Bobby Keen officiating, burial following in Woodmen Cem.

CLIFFORD JACK TIPTON, 91, of Belleville, Ill., died Tues., May 8, 2001, at the Calvin Johnson Nursing Home, Belleville, Ill. He was born Nov. 18, 1909 in Old Reyno. He was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin S. & Kate (Connor) Tipton. Surviving is his wife, Naomi (Gray) Tipton. Funeral services were held May 12 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville with Dr. Steve Phillips officiating, burial following in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Ill.

ALICE BINGHAM, 87, Gatewood, Mo., died Fri., May 11, 2001 at Current River Nursing Center in Doniphan, Mo. She was born Dec. 19, 1913 in Warm Spgs., a dau. of the late James Allen & Nancy Ann (Phillips) Hill. Her husband, Almus Bingham also preceded her in death. Funeral services were held Mon. afternoon in Johnston's Chapel Church with Lowell Robinson officiating, burial following in Johnston's Chapel Cem. near Old Burr, Mo., with McNabb Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

GEORGIA ELNORA BROWN, 65, Walnut Ridge, died Fri., May 11, 2001, at St. Bernard's Medical Center, Jonesboro. She was born May 21, 1935, in Ark., a dau. of the late George W. & Nora (Meredith) May. Her husband, C.L. Brown, also preceded her in death. Funeral services were held Tues. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Art Smith officiating, burial following in Masonic Cem.

JoANNETTE HUFSTEDLER, 70, Warm Spgs., died Fri., May 11, 2001. She was born in O'Kean, Nov. 14, 1930, a dau. of the late Forrest & Bessie (Daniel) Mooney. Her husbands, Michael Moore & Norman Ray Hufstedler, also preceded her in death. Funeral services were held Mon. in the Chapel of Cox-Waymon Funeral Home with Chris Clouse officiating, burial following in Brakebill Cem.


Pocahontas Star Herald

Looking Back - News from the Past

(from files of May 26, 1977)

BIRTHS

At Randolph Co. Hospital: Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy DeJournett, Rt. 1, Warm Spgs., boy born May 10, named James Dewayne
Mr.& Mrs. Steven Kincade, Imboden, girl born May 10, named Shelly Diane
Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Dean Loggains, Rt. 1, Pocahontas, girl born May 13, named Elizabeth Suzanne
Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Sorg, Rt. 2, Pocahontas, boy born May 14, named Trevis Scott
Mr. & Mrs. Davis Hibbard, Pocahontas, girl born May 19, named Serena Anglee
Mr. & Mrs. J.H. Russell Jr., Rt. 2, Pocahontas, boy born May 20, named Jason Ashley
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Chesser, Rt. 1, Maynard, boy born May 20, named Tracy Scott
Mr. & Mrs. John Truitt, Rt. 2, Pocahontas, boy born May 21, named John Walter
Mr. & Mrs. Bobby Broadway, Imboden, boy born May 22, named Bobby Richard Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Ray Neal Thompson, Rt. 1, Pocahontas, boy born May 23, named Fletcher Neal

DEATHS

Waldo Fay Sallee, 73, Pocahontas
Tib Rogers, 81, Malden, Mo.
Mrs. C.V. Lloyd, 90, Paragould
Glenard "Dick" Crismon, 69, Pontiac, Mich.

IN THE LONG AGO

(from files of May 28, 1953)

MEN IN SERVICE

Petty Officer Tilman B. Cox, son of Mr. & Mrs. Borden Cox, formerly of Reyno, is now located with the Navy in the Pacific area.

Serving aboard the USS Lofberg, operating with the fast carrier Task Force 77 off the coast of Korea, is James W. Johnston, storekeeper third class, U.S. Navy, son of Mr. & Mrs. Harold L. Johnston, Maynard Rt., Pocahontas.

Clark Lincoln, son of Mr. & Mrs. Hulen Lincoln, Maynard, is expected home the latter part of this wk. for a 20-day leave with his parents & relatives. He's been serving aboard the USS Los Angeles for 14 months & has been in the Korean War Zone since Sept., 1952.

Marine T-Sgt. Frank W. Gunn, 28, son of Charles E. Gunn, Pocahontas, of the Marines, has completed "Operation Sea Jump", the largest Navy-Marine maneuvers on the West Coast since 1948.

Pvt. Mack Garrison, who with Mrs. Garrison has been living in Leesville, La., will sail June 3 for overseas duty. Mrs. Garrison will make her home with her parents, Mr. & Mrs. John Shively, Pocahontas.

Billy Joe Counts, serving with the 45th Infantry Division in Korea, was promoted to Corporal on April 30. He entered the Army Jan. 24, 1952, & was sent overseas Dec. 30, 1952.

Pvt. Thomas N. Collins, Pocahontas, has arrived at Fort Hood, Tex., where he will be assigned to Combat Command "B" of the fames First Armored Division for basic training.

DEATHS

Charles Jackson, aged 82, a native of Randolph Co., died in El Paso, Tex., Fri.

Mrs. Oshie Woodard, aged 47, wife of F.D. Woodard, O'Kean, died at their home May 20.

IN THE LONG, LONG AGO

(from files of May 30, 1929)

BIRTHS

Mr. & Mrs. Roy Thomas, Sat., an 8-lb. baby boy

Mr. & Mrs. Tom Z. James, Fender, an 8-lb. baby boy

Mr. & Mrs. Pete Nelson, East Reyno, Mon., May 20, baby boy, named Billie Jean.

OBITUARIES

May 24, 2001

DAVE T. SULLINGER, 81, O'Kean, died Sat., May 19, 2001, in Randolph Co. Med. Ctr. Born Aug. 14, 1919 in Greene Co., he was a son of the late William Dellar & Emma Mahalia Elizabeth (Poole) Sullinger. He is survived by his wife, Mary Price Sullinger of the home. Funeral services were held Mon. afternoon in O'Kean FWB Church with Rev. Melvin Shelton officiating, burial followed in Randolph Memorial Gardens, under direction of McNabb Funeral Home.

ETHEL F. YANCY, 87, of Battle Creek, Mich., died Fri., May 18, 2001, at Calhoun Co. Med. Care Facility there. She was born May 1,1914 in Newport. She was married to Ross F. Yancy Sr. Funeral services were held at the Farley-Estes and Dowdle Funeral Home there May 21 with Rev. Dr. David D. Young officiating, burial was in Hicks Cem. there.

WILLIAM HAROLD "PAT" BRANDON, 71, Ravenden Spgs., died Sat., May 19, 2001, at St. Bernards Med. Ctr., Jonesboro. He was born Sept. 8, 1929 in Cape Girardeau, Mo., a son of the late William Henry & Mary Julia (Cook) Brandon. He is survived by his wife, Alberta Brandon of the home. Funeral services were held Mon. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Rev. David Jacobs officiating, burial followed in Charter Oak Cem. near Ravenden Spgs. under direction of McNabb Funeral Home. VFW Honor Guard conducted military services at the gravesite.

GRACE CALDWELL, 76, Pocahontas, died Sat., May 19. She was born in Croweburg, Kan. on Jan. 14, 1925, a dau. of the late Joseph & Emma (Trotter) Barton. Funeral services were held Tues. at the Wesleyan Church in Rogers with Gary Snow officiating, burial was in Bland Cem. near Rogers, under direction of Rollins Funeral Home of Rogers. Local arrangements were under the direction of Cox-Waymon Funeral Home.

LALA LOIS GRIMES, 85, Trumann, died Sun., May 20, 1001, at Craighead Co. Nursing Ctr., Jonesboro. She was born March 20, 1916 in Ravenden Spgs. Her husband, Samuel L. "Shorty" Grimes preceded her in death. Funeral services were held Wed. in the Chapel of Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann, with Rev. Joel McMasters & Rev. Woodrow Wilson offiating, burial followed in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cem.

EVA HILL, 89, Pocahontas, died Wed., May 16, 2001, at Pocahontas Nursing & Rehab Ctr. Born Sept. 14, 1911, Hayti, Mo., she was a dau. of the late Lee & Mary (Redman) Rriddle. Her husband, John Hill, also preceded her in death. Funeral services were held Sat. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with William Richmond officiating, burial followed in Randolph Memorial Gardens.




Pocahontas Star Herald
Looking Back - News from the Past
(from files of June 2, 1977)

MEN IN SERVICE

Navy Aviation Electrician's Mate First Class Theodore Wicker, son of Mr. & Mrs. Shelby Wicker of Rt. 1, & whose wife, Joyce, dau. of Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Davis, all of Pocahontas, participated in Exercise "Solid Sheild '77", conducted in the Atlantic off North Carolina & Georgia.

Private Ricky L. Atkins, Pocahontas, of the 3rd Battalion, 68th Armor of the 8th Infantry Division participated in an Army Training & Evaluation Program in Germany. He's the son of Mr. & Mrs. Charles L. Atkins, Rt. 1, & a generator mechanic with the battalion in Mannheim, Germany.

BIRTHS

Mr. & Mrs. Dick (Joan) Roberts, son named Roger Stephen, born in local hospital Sat.

DEATHS

Burley Dale Carter, 66, Rt. 1, Pocahontas
Ava Mae Cook, 76, Maynard
Garnet Ezra Roberts, 79, Maynard
Ricky Lynn Kasinger, 22, Rt. 1, Maynard
Burnie Koster, 81, Morely, Mo.
Keith Ernest English, 19, Rt. 4, Pocahontas
Mrs. Barbara King, 41, Jonesboro

IN THE LONG AGO
(from files of June 4, 1953)

Charles Vance Worstell, 30, who lived 9 miles from Imboden, was electrocuted about 6 p.m., Fri., near his home.

MEN IN SERVICE

Pvt. O'Neal R. Dean, son of Mr. & Mrs. Howard Dean, Rt. 1, Walnut Ridge, completed basic training at Camp Atterbury, Ind.

Bobby C. Hambrick, seaman USN, son of Mr. & Mrs. Glen Hambrick, Biggers, is serving with the subordinate Group 2 of the Charleston Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Charleston, N.C.

Billy Dean Marlett, stationed with the Navy in San Francisco, Calif., enjoyed a 14-day leave with his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Lucian Marlett.

IN THE LONG, LONG AGO
(from files of June 6, 1929)

Baby girl born to Mr. & Mrs. Hugh Edrington, Tues.

Mr. & Mrs. Sam Songer, Old Jackson, received an announcement of an 8-lb baby born to Mr. & Mrs. Homer Songer, Detroit, Mich.

OBITUARIES
May 31, 2001

ELIZABETH BETTY ENGLAND, 88, Pocahontas, died Mon., May 21, 2001, at Randolph Co. Med. Ctr. She was born Sept. 13, 1912, in Pocahontas, a dau. of the late Joe F. & Nancy E. (McCandless) Smith. Her husband, James Franklin England, also preceded her in death. Graveside services were held May 23 in Masonic Cem. with Mike McNabb officiating. McNabb Funeral Home was in chargeof arrangements.

WILLARD CLINTON BENNETT, 80, Dalton, died Mon., May 28, 2001, at Randolph Co. Med. Ctr. He was born May 23, 1921, near Elm Store, a son of the late Wayne & Virgie (Looney) Bennett. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Mae. Funeral services will be held today (Thur.) at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Harmon Seawel & Mackie McReynolds officiating, burial followed in King Cem.

LOUETTA MAE CARLTON WILLIAMS, 66, Tucson, Ariz., died there May 7, 2001. She was born in Pocahontas, May 9, 1934, a dau. of the late Otto & Pauline Carlton. Her husband, Earnest, also preceded her in death. Graveside services were held at South Lawn Cem. in Tucson, with South Lawn Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

ANNA C. DODD, 91, formerly of St. Louis, Mo., & Reyno, died May 22, 2001, at Phelps Regional Med. Ctr., in Rolla, Mo. She was born Sept. 6, 1909 in Reyno, a dau. of the late William Andrew & Margaret Lucinda (Bedwell) Rhodes. Her husband, Daily Levi Dodd, also preceded her in death. Funeral services were held Fri. in Ermert Funeral Home Chapel in Corning with Darrell Fears officiating, burial followed in Nelson Cem. near Reyno.

MARY ANN JOHNSON, 79, Maynard, died Sat., May 6, 2001, in Randolph Co. Med. Ctr. She was born Aug. 14, 1921 in Chesterton, Ind., a dau. of the late Frank & Theresa (Kolaric) Sitar. Her husband, Emery William Johnson Sr., also preceded her in death. Funeral services were held Wed. at McNabb Funeral Home with Russell Shewmaker officiating, burial followed in Duty Cem. near Walnut Ridge.

BILL E. CRAWFORD, 61, Pocahontas, died Mon., May 28, 2001. He was born May 4, 1940, Dalton, a son of the late Eddie & Ethel (Watley) Crawford. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. today (Thur.) at Wells Cem. with Glynn Campbell officiating. Cox-Waymon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ZAN BURGESS, 84, Pocahontas, died Wed., May 23, 2001, at his home. Born March 2, 1917, Pocahontas, he was a son of the late John & Grace (Arnold) Burgess. His wife, Ulelar Marie Burgess, also preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Sat. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Neil Inness & Nelson Henderson officiating, burial followed in Masonic Cem.

JOHN "WOODY" STEELE, 62, Ravenden Spgs., died Thur., May 24, 2001, at the VA Hospital, Memphis, Tenn. Born in Memphis, he moved to Ravenden Spgs. 27 yrs. ago. He is survived by his wife, Marie Steele of the home. Funeral services were held Tues. at Calvary Baptist Church in Ravenden Spgs. with Bros. Jim Swinnea, Thurman Holt & Howard Pankey officiating, burial followed in Janes Cem. under direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home of Walnut Ridge.


Pocahontas Star Herald
Looking Back - News from the Past
(from files of June 9, 1977)

MEN IN SERVICE

Major Jesse L. Johnson & family will leave their home in Vincenza, Italy, July 17 to attend the Command & General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. He is the son of Mrs. Lorene Johnson of Rt. 1, Biggers, & the late Daily Johnson. His wife is the former Judy Story, dau. of Mr. & Mrs. Clayton T. Story Jr. of Biggers. They have 2 daughters, Tambra, 16, & Felicia, 11.

BIRTHS

Mr. & Mrs. Daniel J. Baltz, Pensacola, Fla., girl named Diana Marie. She is g'dau. of Mr. & Mrs. Edward Baltz of Pocahontas.

Randolph County Hospital:
Mr. & Mrs. Truman Fender Davis, Pocahontas, twin daughters, Shanna Celena & Shonna Lorena, born May 24.
Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Dale Hart, Pocahontas, girl born May 25, named Michelle Marie.
Mr. & Mrs. Kenny Wayne Tyler, Walnut Ridge, boy born May 28, named William Chester Levone.
Mr. & Mrs. William Chalfelter, Stonewall, girl born June 2, named Sandra Lynn.

DEATHS

Mrs. Alma Louetta Tyler, 73, Pocahontas
Charley Hill, 55, Rt. 1, Biggers
Walter Carroll McCrary, 86, Reyno
Mrs. Effie Josephine Blackwell, 56, Rt. 1, Imboden
Billy Joe Alexander, 34, Moore, Okla.
Joseph Wilson Argo, 52, Kirkwood, Mo.
Frank Cecil Craft, 80, Glendale, Ariz.
Mrs. Maxine Cowley Murphy, 86, Pocahontas
Ralph Rieves, 68, Security, Colo.

IN THE LONG AGO
(from files of June 11, 1953)

Capt. Jesse C. Hayes in near the front lines in Korea.

DEATHS

Stanley Neal, 66, & his 57-yr.-old wife, were killed when their car was struck by Mo-Pac Train at O'Kean Sat. morning.

Dr. Elisha Benjamin Starling, aged 80, vet., died at his home at Ingram Tues.

Mrs. Sudie Marks Hinton, aged 83, died in Little Rock Mon. She was widow of Vasco G. Hinton.

A-1C Newal Oliver Needham, 26, drowned when his car plunged off the hwy. near Trumann on June 3. Burial was in Masonic cem., Pocahontas.

IN THE LONG, LONG AGO
(from files of June 13, 1929)

BIRTHS

Mr. & Mrs. John D. Gearhart, Reyno, girl, born last week.

OBITUARIES
June 7, 2001

SISTER GERALDINE HOMER, 86, Jonesboro, died Fri., May 25, 2001, at St. Bernard's Med. Ctr. there. She was born in Rhineland, Tex. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cem. under direction of Emerson Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

JENNIE LUCILLE JONES, 78, Imboden, died Wed., May 30, 2001, at Jonesboro. She was born Aug. 7, 1922 in Hampshire, Ill., a dau. of the late James & Clara (Kearns) Cox. Her husband, Elson Jones, also preceded her in death. Funeral services were held Fri. in Higginbotham Funeral Home in Hardy with Dr. Maurice Willis officiating, burial was in Bradford Cem., near Ravenden Spgs.

JOHN T. LEWALLEN, 82, Lebanon, Ore., died Thur., May 24, 2001, at Villa Cascade Care Ctr. there. He was born in Alton, Mo., son of the late John & Samantha (Mooney) Lewallen. He married Helen (Home) Frederick on Oct. 10, 1970 in Reno, Nev. She survives.

JESSIE L. BATEY, 63, Ephrata, Wash., died May 24, 2001 at his home. He was born June 2, 1937, in Blytheville, son of the late Bill & Thelma (Carson) Batey. His wife, Mary Batey, also preceded him in death. Graveside services will be held in Gravesville Cem., Sun., June 10, with Doyle Batey officiating.

W. PAUL TYLER, 88, Minier, Ill., died Thur., May 31, 2001, at his home there. He was born Feb. 3, 1913, son of James M. & Bernice Rose Tyler. He married Mary Alta Gross, who passed away in 1973. He later married Frieda Stephens Meador, who survives. Funeral services were held June 3 at Minier Christian Church with Rev. Norv Condy officiating, burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cem. in rural Stanford.

JESSIE AVA KNOTTS, 89, Pocahontas, died Sun., June 3, 2001, at Randolph Nursing Home. Her parents, James Alonzo Crismon & Maggie Ann (Anspach) Crismon, & her husband, Curtis Arvil Knotts, preceded her in death. Funeral services were held Wed. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with G.W. Allison officiating, burial was in Masonic cem.

RUTH BELL ROGERS, 93, Memphis, formerly of Imboden, died Tues., May 29, 2001, in Memphis. She was born March 2, 1908 in Smithville, a dau. of the late Joe & Fannie (Justus) Bilbrey. She married O.C. Rogers Dec. 30, 1934 in Imboden. He survives. Funeral services were Fri. in Higginbotham Funeral Home Chapel in Walnut Ridge with burial in Hope Cem. near Imboden.

BURLEY L. OGLESBY, 83, Walnut Ridge, died Sun., May 27, 2001, at his home. He was born in Randolph Co., Nov. 6, 1917, a son of the late John & Bertha (Sullivan) Oglesby. Funeral services were held Fri. at Randolph Memorial Gardens with McNabb Funeral Home in charge.

VERNON L. BERGMAN, 15-yr. old Pocahontas boy, drowned Sat. in Black River. He was born in Allegan, Mich., Nov. 22, 1985, a son of Lee Bergman of Pocahontas & Bobbie Bergman of Fennville, Mich. Funeral services were held Tus. at Pine Grove Baptist Church with Bro. Don Clayton & Bro. Perry Vandergriff officiating, burial was in Gravesville Cem. under direction of Cox-Waymon Funeral Home.




Pocahontas Star Herald
Looking Back - News from the Past
(from files of June 16, 1977)

MEN IN SERVICE

Thomas J. Dorman, Mike Richardson & Paul Foster, all of Pocahontas, enlisted in the U.S. Army.

Kenneth G. Carucci joined the Navy in Dec., 1976 under delayed Enlistment Program. He left for San Diego, Calif., on June 6.

BIRTHS

Randolph Co. Hospital:
Mr. & Mrs. James Huitt Thompson, Rt. 1, Pocahontas, girl named Andrea Jean born June 7.
Mr. & Mrs. Donald Prater, Rt. 3, Pocahontas, boy named Eric Lynn born June 7.
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas O'Dell, Rt. 1, Maynard, boy named Brandon Shawn born June 9.
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Spurlock, Rt. 2, Hardy, twin girls, Amy Gail & Amber Gay born June 9.
Mr. & Mrs. Philip Roper, Alicia, girl named Janet Denise born June 12.

DEATHS

James Myrton Blansett, 80, Pocahontas
Osa Strange, Jr., 50, Pekin, Ill.
Mrs. Beulah Elizabeth Spencer, 86, Maynard
John T. Cocanouger, 70, Lubbock, Tex.
Rev. Thomas P. (Tom) Johnson, 68, Clarkton, Mo.
Mrs. Sarah Agnes Maynard, 93, Tucson, Ariz.

IN THE LONG AGO
(from files of June 18, 1953)

The following people went to Little Rock for examinations for service: Don Harvey, Rt. 1, Maynard; Junior Turner, Rt. 1, Pocahontas; Wayne Rickman, Dalton Rt.; Cecil Keith, Pocahontas; Logan Crawford, Dalton; Curtis Baltz, Engelberg Rt.; Bill Reed, Pocahontas, & Debra Bellah, Rt. 1, Pocahontas.

MEN IN SERVICE

Pvt. Albert R. Heral, son of the W.E. Herals of O'Kean, enjoyed an 8-day furlough with his parents before returning to Camp Stoneman, Calif., to await overseas assignment.

A-IC Aubrey Peterson & family are visiting their parents during a 30-day leave before reporting to Camp Kilmer, N.J., on July 8 from where he will receive overseas duty assignment.

Billy Jack Harris, son of Mr. & Mrs. Estel Harris of Stokes, will be home for a 45-day leave soon. He is stationed aboard the USS Montrose.

DEATHS

Mrs. Louella Snowden, 81, died at her home in Success, June 4. John Henry Johnson, 58, died at his home in Pocahontas, Sun. Alonzo Franklin, 55, Rt. 2 farmer, died in Randolph Co. Hospital last Thur.

IN THE LONG, LONG AGO
(from files of June 20, 1929)

Mrs. Mary Rotzinger of Running Lake received a message announcing the death of her son, Pvt. Tony Rotzinger, killed by a railroad train at Camp McCoy, Wis., Tue.

BIRTHS

An 8-lb girl born to Mr. & Mrs. T.O. Stockwell at Gravesville Tues.
A 7 1/2-lb. boy born to Mr. & Mrs. Clyde Kincade of St. Louis.
Mr. & Mrs. John Gates of Peach Orchard are the parents of a 9-lb. girl.

OBITUARIES
June 14, 2001

JAY DENNY, 40, Pocahontas, died Tue., June 5, 2001. He was born Oct. 21, 1960, a son of Jewell & Frances Denny of Pocahontas. He is also survived by his wife, Alicia Denny of the home. Funeral services were held June 7 in the Chapel of Cox-Waymon Funeral Home with Bro. James Coker officiating, burial was in Oak Grove Cem.

ERNEST TUNSTILL, 86, Pocahontas, died Fri., June 8, 2001. He was born in Tuscumbia, Ala., Sept. 8, 1914, a son of the late Will & Fannie (Lawrence) Tunstill. His wife, Kathleen Tunstill, also preceded him in death. Graveside services were held Sun. at Ingram Cem. with Jerry Baker officiating. Cox-Waymon Funeral Home of Pocahontas directed the services.

CLARENCE EDWARD CLARK, 88, Pocahontas, died June 7, 2001, at Randolph Home. He was the son of the late Hattie (Webster) & Harvey Clark. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie Todd Clark. Funeral services were held Mon. at Sutton Freewill Baptist Church with Randy Scott officiating, burial was in Thompson Cem. with McNabb Funeral Home in charge.

MICHAEL JOHN IACAMPO, 70, Maynard, died Fri., JUNE 8, 2001, at Regional Med. Ctr. in Jonesboro. He was born in Altoona, Pa., son of the late Amalia (Ramey) & Frank Iacampo. He is survived by his wife, Betty Iacampo of the home. Funeral services were held Tue. at Maynard Apostolic Church with Allen Feezor officiating, burial was at Iacampo Cem. with McNabb Funeral Home in charge.

LEONAS L. (DOC) SMITH, 76, Black Rock, died June 6, 2001 at St. Bernards Med. Ctr., Jonesboro. Born Jan. 4, 1925 at Powhatan, he was a son of the late Robert L. & Bessie Miller Smith. He is survived by his wife, Ruby Mae Waller Smith of the home. Funeral services were held Fri. in Byan Funeral Home Chapel in Hoxie with Rowdy Morgan officiating, burial was in Dry Creek Cem.

BROOKSIE HUDSON RATLIFF STANLEY, 93, of Wichita Falls, Tex., died Sat., June 9, 2001. She was the dau. of the late Sarah & Martin Hudson. She was also preceded in death by her 1st. husband, Clarence E. Ratliff. She is survived by her husband, William J. Stanley of Wichita Falls, Tex. Funeral services were held Wed. at Pyburn St. Church of Christ with G.W. Allison officiating, burial was at Masonic Cem. with McNabb Funeral Home in charge.


Pocahontas Star Herald
Looking Back - News from the Past
(from files of June 13, 1977)

MEN IN SERVICE

Randal Dean Seyler, son of Mr. & Mrs. Albert Seyler, Pocahontas, reported for recruit training June 14 in San Diego, Calif.

Navy Aviation Support Technician Second Class Warren C. Smith, son of Mr. & Mrs. William D. Smith Jr., Rt. 1, Warm Spgs., is serving aboard the USS Constellation in the Western Pacific.

Donald L. Waterworth Sr., son of Mr. & Mrs. James H. Waterworth, Rt. 4, Pocahontas, with wife, Beth, & 3 children, Melissa, Robyn & Donald Jr., have been assigned to Zweibrucken AFB in Zweibrucken, Germany.

Lawrence Thomas Powers, son of Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Powers, Rt. 1, Maynard, will leave for the U.S. Marine Corps on July 7, undergoing boot camp in Pensacola, Fla., for special training in photography.

DEATHS

Nola Marie Gwinup, 77, Pocahontas
Raymond Joseph Krimmer, 66, Pocahontas
Alton Joseph Bowman Jr., 56, Rt. 5, Pocahontas
Rev. Thomas P. "Tommy" Johnson, 68, Clarkton, Mo.
Miss Lucy Ann Marlett, 84, Pocahontas
Mrs. Pearl May Baltz, 71, Pocahontas
L.A. Blackwell, 38, Granite City, Ill.
Mrs. Evelyn McNairy Carter, 75, Little Rock
Arthur Edward Blackwell, 58, Leesburg, Fla.
Mrs. Bess Fowler Jones, 86, Farmington, Mo.

IN THE LONG AGO
(from files of June 25, 1953)

MEN IN SERVICE

James R. Haas, Pocahontas, has been assigned to Camp Roberts, Calif., for military training.

Pvt. P.A. Luter, Pocahontas, has been assigned to Camp Roberts, Calif., for military training.

BIRTHS

Mr. & Mrs. Edward L. Baltz, Pocahontas, son named John Gregory.

DEATHS

Duffie Thomas Walker, 52, died at his home near Five Mile Spring Sunday.
John Henry Schaechtel, 67, died at his home near Pocahontas Tuesday.
George W. Lewis, 67, died in Riverside, Calif., May 29.
Hiram Throgmorton, 44, died in a Memphis hospital Tuesday.

IN THE LONG, LONG AGO
(from files of June 27, 1929)

A girl was born to Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Haynes on Tue., June 15.

OBITUARIES
June 21, 2001

JOANN BELFORD MARTIN, Pocahontas, died Sat., June 16, 2001. She was born in Corning, Aug. 26, 1924, a dau. of the late J.B. & Grace (Creason) Belford. Her husband, Joe R. Martin, survives. Graveside services were held Sun. at Randolph Memorial Gardens with Rev. Steve Wingo officiating. Cox-Waymon Funeral Home directed the services.

WILLIAM MICHAEL WILSON, 40, Bonne Terre, Mo., died Fri., June 15, 2001, at Baptist Hospital in St. Louis. He was born July 28, 1960 in St. Louis, a son of William Patirck Wilson & Alta (Whitson) Wilson, both of Bonne Terre, Mo. Private funeral services were held Mon. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Rev. David Jacobs officiating, burial was in St. Paul's Cem. here.

MELVEAN SUE RAWLS, 58, Pocahontas, died Sat., June 16, 2001, at Randolph Co. Med. Ctr. She was born July 28, 1942, a dau. of the late Melvin & Naomi (Shipman) Wilson. She is survived by her husband, Willard Rawls of Walnut Ridge. Funeral services were held Tue. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Rickey Ethridge officiating, burial was in Sharum Cem.

JAMES R. LAWRENCE, 84, Maynard, died Sun., June 17, 2001, at his home there. He was born in Stoddard Co., Mo., a son of the late James Leo & Nellie (Huber) Lawrence. Funeral arrangements will be at a later date.

MONA LEA CASTEEL MURDOCK, 72, East Moline, Ill., formerly of Pocahontas, died June 10, 2001, at Genesis West Hospital in Davenport, Iowa. She was a dau. of the late Carl & Ethel Casteel. She is survived by her husband, Ben Murdock, of the home. Services were at Sullivan-Phillips Funeral Home there, with Erik Swanson officiating, burial was in Arsenal Cem. in Moline, Ill.


Pocahontas Star Herald
Looking Back - News from the Past
(from files of June 30, 1977)

MEN IN SERVICE

Mrs. Shirley Ward Phillips received word her son, Tommy A. Wooley, was promoted to sergeant while with a U.S. Marine Security Guard Attachment at the U.S. Embassy in Accra, Ghana.

The U.S.S. Guadalcanal, home ported in Norfolk, Va., has named Aviation Electrician's Mate Ted Wicker, son of Mr. & Mrs. Shelby Wicker, Pocahontas, as Sailor of the Month of June.

Charles V. Ellis, son of Mrs. Janis Ellis, Walnut Ridge, was promoted to first lieutenant while serving as executive officer of Co. B, 25th Supply Battalion of the 25th Infantry Division at Sheffield Barracks, Hawaii.

Jerry D. Hobbs, son of Mr. & Mrs. Dean Hobbs, Rt. 1, Thayer, Mo., was promoted to senior airman at Kelly AFB, Tex.

Navy Airman Recruit George C. Bergman, son of Mrs. & Mrs. Leo Bergman, Pocahontas, has completed recruit training at the Naval Training Ctr., San Diego, Calif.

BIRTHS
(at Randolph Co. Hospital)

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Humes, Walnut Ridge, boy born June 21, named Shawn Michael.

Mr. & Mrs. Larry Junior Smith, Walnut Ridge, girl born June 22, named Shayla Camille.

Mr. & Mrs. Terry Yarnall, Rt. 5, Pocahontas, girl born June 23, named Teresa Marie.

Mr. & Mrs. Nelson Murphy, Williford, boy born June 26, named Patrick Neal.

Mr. & Mrs. Chester Naird, Rt. 1, Williford, girl born June 27, named Jeanette Irene.

Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Tyler, dau., born June 22, St. Bernards Hospital, Jonesboro, named Jeanie Lynette.

DEATHS

Earnest McKinley Kennedy, 72, Pocahontas
Clarence Orval Foster, 75, Pocahontas

IN THE LONG AGO
(from files of July 2, 1953)

Frank Newson Jr., son of Mr. & Mrs. Frank Newson Sr., Pocahontas, Rt. 2, was one of nine First Class Petty Officers selected for promotion to Chief Radioman, U.S.N. His bro., Boatswain Mate First Class Lanite W. Neson, is serving aboard the USS PCE (C) 873, operating from Norfolk, Va.

Pfc. Oral Kit Carson, son of Mr. & Mrs. J.M. Carson, O'Kean, is located with the 58th Quartermaster Salvage Co., Korea.

DEATHS

Alfred Berton Shaver, aged 77, Church of Christ minister, died at his home at Stokes early Tues. Augustus J. Gephart, aged 73, died at his home on Rt. 1, Imboden, June 26.

The following births were recorded with the Ark. State Board of Health prior to June 20:
Lucian & Betty Sloan, Imboden, girl;
Millard & Connie Brown, Pocahontas, girl named Donna Kay;
Earnest & Marie Tyler, Pocahontas, girl named Brenda Marie;
Oscar & Dora West, Maynard, twins named Donnie Gayle & Lonnie Dale;
J.D. & Gladys Haynes, Pocahontas, boy named Douglas Phillip;
Johniie & Shirley Collier, Pocahontas, twins named Marsha Lynn & Patricia Ann;
Charles & Minnie Caldwell, Warm Springs, boy named James Eugene;
Oval & Parelee Poyner, Success, twins named Ronnie Dale & Lonnie Dale;
Gordan & Mary Rice, Pocahontas, boy named Lyndal William.

IN THE LONG, LONG AGO
(from files of July 4, 1929)

BIRTHS

Mr.& Mrs. Roy Rush, Hamil, girl
Mr. & Mrs. James Campbell, Surridge, girl
Mr. & Mrs. A.E. Adams, Old Reyno, boy

OBITUARIES
June 28, 2001

ROSE ELLA DUNN KIRK, 90, Biggers, died Sat., June 23, 2001, at Greene Acres Nursing Home, Paragould. She was born Nov. 1, 1910, Biggers, a dau. of the late Albert & Birdie (Shaver) Dunn. Funeral services will be held today (Thur.) in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Ben Williams officiating, burial will be in Hite Cem., Biggers.

FRED E. SMITH, 73, Dalton, died Tues., June 19, 2001. He was born in Waco, Tex., Nov., 18, 1927, a son of the late Thomas & Eula Pedigo Smith. Surviving is his wife, Beatrice Pledger Smityh of Dalton. Funeral services were held June 21 in the Chapel of Cox-Waymon Funeral Home with Calvin Botard officiating, burial was in Upshaw Cem.

LUCILLE JOHNSON GENTRY, Arnold, Mo., died June 15, 2001. Graveside services were held June 19, at Johnston Cem., near Reyno. Funeral services were held at Arnold Church of Christ, Arnold, Mo. She was born Sept., 3, 1910, a dau. of the late Joe H. (Big Four) & Minnie Fowler Johnson. Her husband, Jeffery Gentry, also preceded her in death.

HELEN LOUISE GIRARD, 63, Pocahontas, died Mon., June 25, 2001, at Pocahontas Nursing & Rehab Ctr. She was born Aug. 28, 1937, in Evergreen, Ark., a dau. of the late Joe & Francis (Stringer) Hufstedler. She is survived by her husband, Vernon Girard, of the home. Graveside services will be held today (Thur.) in Randolph Memorial Gardens with Teep Wicker officiating. McNabb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ELVA HAMBRICK, 90, Reyno, died Fri., June 22, 2001. She was born Jan. 29, 1911, in Biggers, a dau. of the late Marion Francis Morrow & Mary Gazaway. Her husband, Guy Hambrick, also preceded her in death. Graveside services were held Sun. at Johnston Cem. near Reyno. Cox-Waymon Funeral Home directed the services.

LINDA D. TAYLOR, 42, Granite City, Ill., died Fri., June 12, 2001, at her home there. She was born Feb. 8, 1959, in Doniphan, Mo., a dau. of Maudena Collins Smith & the late Leman Smith. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Danny Taylor of the home.

VERNON L. BEAN SR., 74, Park Hills, Mo., died June 15, 2001, in Belleview Valley, Mo. He was born in Reyno, Aug. 21, 1926, a son of the late William & Veda Bean. He was married to Doris Johnson on Oct. 12, 1962. Funeral services were held June 19, in the Coplin Funeral Home in Park Hills, Mo., with Rev. Jay Lacey & Rev. Ed. Stovall officiating, interment was in the Mann Cem.



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Pocahontas Star Herald
Looking Back - News from the Past
(from files of July 14, 1977)

MEN IN SERVICE

Airman James W. Robinett Jr., son of Mr. & Mrs. James W. Robinett St., Pocahontas, was selected for technical training at Chanute AFB, Ill., in the Air Force weather service field.

Technical Sergeant Bobby C. Thomas, son of Mrs. Lucille Oakes, Pocahontas, graduated from the Air Force Communications Service Noncommisioned Officer Academy at Richards-Gebaur AFB, Mo.

BIRTHS

Randolph County Hospital:
Mr. & Mrs. George Cantrell, Reyno, girl born June 30, names Georgetta.
Mr. & Mrs. Steven Wells, Walnut Ridge, girl born July 1, named Tonya Michelle.
Mr. & Mrs. David Grant, Hoxie, boy born July 5, names Bobby Alan.
Mr. & Mrs. Larry McReynolds, Rt. 1, Ravenden Springs, girl born July 5, named Andrea Michelle.
Mr. & Mrs. Freddy Lee Fry, Walnut Ridge, boy born July 6, named Thomas Monroe.
Mr. & Mrs. Rickey Davis, Walnut Ridge, girl born July 6, named Angela Dawn.
Mr. & Mrs. Michael King Davis, Rt. 4, Pocahontas, girl born July 7, named Amanda Beth.
Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy Atkins, Pocahontas, boy born July 8, named Robert Zan.
Mr. & Mrs. Ermon Harper, Williford, girl born July 9, named Alexsandrea Lee.
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Whitlow, Pocahontas, girl born July 9, named Janet Leigh.
Mr. & Mrs. Vernon Boyd Jr., Neelyville, Mo., girl born July 9, named Janet Leigh.

DEATHS

Mack A. Kellett, 86, Beaumont, Texas
Mrs. Mary Virginia Crismon, 67, Pontiac, Mich.
Mrs. Bonnie May Rapert, 69, Maynard
Lester Martin Peninger, 74, Rt. 2, Pocahontas
James Bruce Mitchell, 66, Pocahontas
Lewis M. Johnston, 52, Bartlesville, Okla.

IN THE LONG AGO
(from files of July 16, 1953)

MEN IN SERVICE

Roy L. Mock, son of Mr. & Mrs. Claud Mock, Pocahontas, was one of 850 graduates successfully completing the 4-months course at the Navy's only Officer Candidate School, Newport. R.I.

Pvt. Henry Gschwendt, son of Mr. & Mrs. M.J. Schwendt, Pocahontas, Pvt. Judd English, son of Mr. & Mrs. Sam English, Rt. 2, Ravenden, Pvt. Richard K. Tyler, Biggers & Pvt. Clifton Killough, Maynard, have been assigned to Camp Roberts, Calif., for training.

Airman Third Class John L. Hoelscher, son of Mr. & Mrs. Joe H. Hoelscher, is presently assigned to Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, N.M.

DEATHS

George Edward Thompson, 59, farmer & merchant of Pocahontas, died Tues. at local hospital.
Joseph Sellmeyer Smith, 46, Peach Orchard, died Mon., in a Paragould hospital.
Robert Dail, 69, died July 7 at local hospital.

BIRTHS

Mr. & Mrs. Wear Schoonover, Arlington, Va., 7-lb. dau., named Martha Jane, in a Washington, D.C. hospital on July 9.

IN THE LONG, LONG AGO
(from files of July 18, 1929)

L.F. Blankenship is visiting with relatives at his old home site near Dyersburg, Tenn.

Mr. & Mrs. Roland Morris are rejoicing over the arrival of a fine baby girl, born Mon.

Mrs. Zenna Henley who is teaching school at New Home spent the weekend with home folks here.

OBITUARIES
July 12, 2001

ANETTA GAIL SMITH, 37, Pocahontas, died Thurs., July 5, 2001. She was born Oct. 11, 1963, in Pocahontas, a dau. of Lavada Acree of Mayflower & the late James Acree. Funeral services were held Mon. in the Chapel of Cox-Waymon Funeral Home with Randy Scott officiating, burial was in Harris Cem. near Maynard.

EVA SUE VANCIL, 64, Pocahontas, died Fri., July 6, 2001, at her home. Born Nov. 19, 1936, in Lawrence Co., she was a dau. of Roy & Inis (Fleming) Ratliff of Stokes. Funeral services were held Mon. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Perry Vandergriff officiating, burial was in Brockett Cem.

EDWARD JOSEPH BELLEMARE, 69, died July 7, 2001, near Middlebrook. He was born Oct. 13, 1931, in Fargo, N.D., a son of the late Francis & Anna Bellemare. Burial will be in Rest Hills Cem. in Little Rock.

ESTELLE M. SCHRIMSHER, 89, West Memphis, died Sun., July 1, 2001 at the Health Care & Rehab Ctr. there. A memorial service was held Tues. in the Ingram Blvd. Baptist Church in West Memphis with Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in charge.

LILA MARIE REED, 89, Biggers, died Mon., July 2, 2001, at the Beverly Health Care Ctr. in Heber Springs. She was born June 5, 1912 in Biggers, a dau. of the late Clyde & Virgie (Weaver) Morrow. She is survived by her husband, Robert C. Reed of Biggers. Funeral services were held Fri. at the Old Reyno FWB Church with Leo Martin officiating, burial was in Hite Cem. near Biggers.

OMA IRENE PARISH, 83, Maynard, died Mon., July 2, 2001, at Randolph Co. Med. Ctr. She was born March 29, 1918, near Attica, a dau. of the late Jim Matt & Bernice (Rose) Tyler. Her husband, Edwin E. Parish, also preceded her in death. Funeral services were held Wed. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with James Knotts officiating, burial was in Randolph Memorial Gardens.

JAMES FRANKLIN ELLIS, 72, Maynard, died Sat., July 7, 2001. He was born in Pollard, Dec. 19, 1928, a son of the late Charles & Etta Haynes Ellis. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Ellis of the home. Funeral services were held Tues. in the Chapel of Cox-Waymon Funeral Home with Allen Feezor officiating, burial was in Maynard Cem.

VERLON A. RINEY, 73, Abington, Ill., died Sat., July 7, 2001 at his home there. He was born Aug. 29, 1927, near Maynard, a son of the late Edward S. & Ethel Mack Riney. Funeral services were held Tues. in Abingdon Christian Church with Rev. Raymond McLaren officiating, burial was in Abingdon Cem., with Hinchliff-Pearson-West Chapel, Abingdon, in charge of arrangements.

IRENE COX, 91, Pocahontas, died Wed., July 4, 2001. She was born Nov. 10, 1909, near Attica, a dau. of the late James & Cora Hunter Thompson. Funeral services were held Fri. in the Chapel of Cox-Waymon Funeral Home with Bill Painter officiating, burial was in Masonic Cem.

MANUEL WASHINGTON KING, 95, Corning, died Mon., July 9, 2001, at Randolph Co. Med. Ctr. He was born Jan. 12, 1906, near Dalton, a son of the late William Henry & Rosie Lee Starling King. He is survived by his wife, Trula King of Pocahontas. Funeral services will be held Thur. (12th) at the Ermert Funeral Home in Corning with Rev. Lowell Graham officiating, burial will be in Masonic Cem.

SANFORD WAYNE AKINS, 41, Pocahontas, died Sat., July 7, 2001. He was born Sept. 18, 1959, St. Louis, Mo., a son of Freda (Grissom) Akins of Pocahontas & the late Sanford Essmon Akins. He is also survived by his maternal g'mother, Mittie Grissom of St. Louis. Funeral services were held Tues. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Rev. Nelson Henderson officiating, burial was in Randolph Memorial Gardens.

WILLIAM D. 'BILL' FOSTER, 79, Abingdon, Ill., died Thur., June 14, 2001, at OSF St. Mary Med. Ctr., Galesburg, Ill. A former Randolph Co. resident, he was born Sept. 14, 1921 in Columbus, Kans., a son of the late Joseph & Grace Spinning Foster. He lived in the Stokes area of Randolph Co. He md. Mary Fowler on Oct. 4, 1941, in Doniphan, Mo., who survives. Funeral services were held Mon. in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Chapel, Abingdon with Eleanor Landon officiating, burial was in Abingdon Cem. with military rites conducted by the Harry E. Wiles Legion Post #381.

WILEY DEAN HICKS, 46, Pocahontas, died Sun., July 8, 2001 in Pocahontas. He was born May 23, 1955 in Walnut Ridge, a son of the late John & Wilma (Ricker) Hicks. Funeral services were held Wed. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with David Webb officiating, burial was in Randolph Memorial Gardens.



Pocahontas Star Herald
Looking Back - News from the Past
(from files of July 21, 1977)

MEN IN SERVICE

Warren E. Pitchford, Warm Spgs., left for U.S. Naval Training Ctr. in San Diego, Calif. July 12, for basic training.

Airman Ronald L. Sullinger, whose wife, Barbara, is the dau. of Hulen Johnson, Pocahontas, was selected for technical training at Sheppard AFB, Tex. in the aircraft maintenance field.

James. J. Moore, son of Mr. & Mrs. Norman Hufstedler, Rt. 1, Warm Spgs., was promoted to rank of Sr. Ariman at Eglin AFB, Fla. & an air control operator.

BIRTHS
Randolph Co. Hospital:

Mr. & Mrs. William Spradlin, Rt. 1, Alicia, girl born July 12, named Crystal Gail.
Mr. & Mrs. Billy Ray Lamb, Rt. 2, Pocahontas, boy born July 15, named Mark Edward.
Mr. & Mrs. James Bennie Sanders, Rt. 2, Pocahontas, girl born July 16, named Lori Anne.
Mr. & Mrs. Ricky Harold Davis, Rt. 5, Pocahontas, girl born July 16, named Melissa Ann.
Mr. & Mrs. Donald Johnson, Rt. 1, Corning, girl born July 16, named Donielle Lee Ann.
Mr. & Mrs. Larry Mitchell, Pocahontas, girl born July 17, named Jamie Renee.
Mr. & Mrs. Edward Jackson, Corning, boy born July 18, named Gerald Eugene.

DEATHS

Wendell Dempsey Lewis, 64, Rt. 1, Maynard Joseph R. Canada, 72, Wappapello, Mo. Jesse Glendon Phillips, 53, Edwardsville, Ill. Mrs. Maggie Mae Rice Boyles, 80, East St. Louis, Ill. Mrs. Dillie Elizabeth Lomax, Duncan, Okla.

IN THE LONG AGO
(from files of July 23, 1953)

MEN IN SERVICE

Mr. & Mrs. Martin Jansen received word from son, A-3C Wm. Jansen who reported he is now located with a fighter-bomber group at Taegu, Korea.

Nelson Lindsey received his discharge for the Navy & is visiting his parents, Mr. & Mrs. C. E. Lindsey.

DEATHS

William Pharaoh Burrow, aged 66, died at the home of his son in Walnut Ridge Friday.
Alfred T. Lemmons, aged 72, a native of Randolph Co., died at his home in Peach Orchard Saturday.

BIRTHS

Mr. & Mrs. Johnny Hallbrook, girl born July 1, named Cathy.

BIRDELL NEWS:

Miss Betty Martin, O'Kean & Pvt. Elton Fielden were married Wed. night by Bro. Lowell Blassingame of Pocahontas. Pvt. Fielden left yesterday for his base at Fort Knox, Ky.

IN THE LONG, LONG AGO (from files of July 25, 1929)

DEATHS

R. N. (Uncle Bob) Hamil, Pocahontas, Thur. morning about 10:00.

BIRTHS

Mr. & Mrs. C. P. Jones, Wed. night, 6-lb. boy. Mr. & Mrs. W. H. Nuce, July 12, 8-lb boy, named Billie Riney.

OBITUARIES
July 19, 2001

MABLE N. WAYMON, 76, Biggers, died Wed., July 11, 2001. She was born July 19, 1924, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., a dau. of the late Clyde & Ada Bell Francis Newton. Her husband, Marvin Waymon, also preceded her in death. Graveside services were held Fri. at Masonic Cem., Pocahontas with Dewayne Smith officiating. Cox-Waymon Funeral Home conducted the services.

WILLISTEAN 'BILLIE' HALFORD RARIDEN, 75, St. Peters, Mo., died July 11, 2001, at St. Joseph Health Ctr., St. Charles, Mo. She was born April 24, 1926, in Reyno, a dau. of the late Daly & Willie Halford. Funeral services were held July 14 in the Baue Funeral & Memorial Ctr. in St. Charles, burial in St. Charles Memorial Gardens there.

CHARLES LEE CALDWELL, 73, Pocahontas, died Thur., July 12, 2001, at St. Bernards Med. Ctr., Jonesboro. Born Oct. 21, 1927 in Warm Springs, he was the son of the late Ward & Ada (Oakley) Caldwell. He is survived by his wife, Minnie Caldwell of the home. Graveside services were held July 15, 2001 at Warm Spgs. Cem. with Kevin Edgar officiating. McNabb Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

ETHEL HARRIET HENDRICKS, 80, died Fri., July 13, 2001, at her home in Pocahontas. She was born Oct. 19, 1920 in Chicago, Ill., a dau. of the late Abraham & Gertrude (Pularski) Hasson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Hendricks. Funeral services were held Monday at McNabb Funeral Home with Bill Goode officiating, burial in Jarrett Cem. near Maynard.

DARRELL EUGENE ARMSTRONG, 74, Mayflower, died July 15, 2001. Born Feb. 10, 1927, in Delaplaine, he was the son of James & Ora Ford Armstrong. He is survived by his wife, Eloise Armstrong of Mayflower. Funeral services were held Wed. in Griffin Leggett-Conway Chapel with Rev. David Hatfield officiating, burial in Mayflower Cem.

LOLA ANITA JOHNSON, 88, Corning, died July 10, 2001 at Ark. Methodist Hospital in Paragould. She was born Dec. 23, 1912 in Moark, Ark., a dau. of the late Cleveland C. & Mary Nora (Brewer) Richardson. Her husband, Everett Johnson also preceded her in death. Funeral services were held Fri. in Ermert Funeral Home in Corning, burial in Moark Cem.

THURMA LEE DECKER, 77, died at her home in Pocahontas, Sat., July 14, 2001. She was born Oct. 22, 1923, a dau. of the late Thurman C. & Minnie C. (Swinney) Bly. Graveside services were held Tues. in Masonic Cem. with Ben Scott officiating.

ETHEL CHRONISTER, 87, Walnut Ridge, died Sat., July 7, 2001. Burial was held July 9, in Markham Cem. near Egypt, Ark.




Pocahontas Star Herald
Looking Back - News from the Past
(from files of July 28, 1977)

MEN IN SERVICE

Airman Vernon D. Manis, son of Mr. & Mrs. Walter J. Manis, Pocahontas, was selected for instruction in communications electronics at Keesler AFB, Miss., after basic training at Lackland AFB, Tex.

Airman First Class Paul W. Gifford, son of Mr. & Mrs. Hiram W. Gifford, O'Kean, has arrived for duty at Hahn AFB., Germany.

Master Sgt. William E. Murphy Sr. is visiting his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Murphy, Pocahontas. He is based at Langley AFB, Va.

Airman Brian K. Griffith, son of Mr. & Mrs. Keith L. Griffith, Pocahontas, was selected for technical training at Chanute AFB, Ill., in the aircraft maintenance field.

A-1C Danny R. Haley, who was stationed for the past yr. in Ismit, Turkey, has enjoyed leave with his mother, sister & g'father, Mrs. Melva Haley, Denett & Wiley R. Warman at Maynard, & relatives in St. Louis, before leaving for Tinker AFB, Okla.

BIRTHS:

Mr. & Mrs. David (Sally) Wellman, Bay, son born July 24 at Randolph Co. Mem. Hospital, named Zachery David.

DEATHS:

Mrs. Myrtle Anna Belew, 81, Pocahontas
Miss Kathrn Arminda Haley, 69, Corning
Charlie E. Pope, 71, Walnut Ridge
Daly H. Halford, 87, Batesville
Richard A. Lemmons, 32, Jonesboro
R. L. 'Rag' Foster, 78, Emnits, Calif.

IN THE LONG AGO
(from files of July 30, 1953)

MEN IN SERVICE

Five local men were in Little Rock for induction into the armed services: Arlie W. Gipson, Rt. 1, Walnut Ridge & J. H. Huckabee Jr., Rt. 1, Delaplaine; Paul Ray Hawkins, Rt. 1, Walnut Ridge, Vester C. Hackworth, Pocahontas & Dallas M. Witcher, Warm Spgs. Rt., Pocahontas.

Cpl. Jesse L. Ewing, whose wife, Mrs. Wanda Ewing, resides in Maynard, recently returned to the States after service with the Army in Germany for the past 15 1/2 months.

DEATHS:

Dr. J. H. Nixon, 79, veteran physician, formerly of Ravenden Spgs., died at his home in Kensett July 18.
John D. Hughes, 48, retired Pocahontas dairyman & former cafe owner, died in Randolph Co. Hospital Fri.
Mrs. Clara Frances Baker, 74, died at her home in Pocahontas Sat.

IN THE LONG, LONG AGO
(from files of Aug. 1, 1929)

With the passing of R.N. Hamil of Pocahontas last Thursday, Randolph Co. lost of one her few remaining sons of the Confederacy.

OBITUARIES
July 26, 2001

HIRAM THOMAS MARTIN, 97, Pocahontas, died Mon. July 23, 2001, at his home. He was born Oct. 13, 1903, in Shawneetown, Ill., a son of the late George William & Grace Casey Martin. He is survived by his wife, Effie Jane Morgan Martin of the home. Funeral services were held Wed. in the Church of God Church with Dewayne Smith officiating, burial was in Masonic Cem.

EARL HODGE DECKER, 85, Pocahontas, died Tues., July 17, 2001, at Randolph Home. Born Feb. 15, 1916, in Ravenden Spgs., he was a son of the late Frank Cullen & Olive Rosanne (Pickett) Decker. He is survived by his wife, Berniece (Guntharp) Decker of the home. Funeral services were held July 19 in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Gary Buxton & Christopher Buxton officiating, burial was in Janes Cem. near Ravenden Spgs.

JACOB M. SMITH, 88, Pocahontas, died Wed., July 18, 2001, at his home. Born April 2, 1913 at Yadkin, he was a son of the late Thomas M. & Lular M. Brown Smith. He is survived by his wife, Alma Caldonia Rice Smith of the home. Funeral services were held Sat. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Ron Berry & Butler Smith officiating, burial was in Bellah Cem.

DORA E. WEST, Knoxville, Ill., formerly of Cameron, Ill., died Tues., July 24, 2001, at the Cottage Hospital in Galesburg, Ill. Born Sept. 7, 1912 in Mountain Grove, Mo., she was the dau. of the late James & Martha Garrett Spitzig. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Oscar L. West. She resided in Maynard before moving to Cameron. Funeral services will be held today (Thur.) at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home in Knoxville, with Rev. Bud Hill officiating. Graveside funeral services will be held Sat., July 28, at Maynard Cem.

ROBERT E. (SONNY) COX, 72, Black Rock, died at his home Sun., July 22, 2001. Born March 7, 1929, in Crawford Co., he was a son of the late Lilo & Ida Mae Clines Cox. He is survived by his wife, Martha Louise Haney Cox of the home. Funeral services were held Wed. in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with Bro. Jerry Clements officiating, burial was in Pleasant Grove Cem. with Bryan Funeral Home of Hoxie in charge.

ELIZABETH JANSEN CARUCCI, 77, Pocahontas, died Wed., July 18, 2001, at Randolph Co. Med. Ctr. She was born Dec. 25, 1923, in Pocahontas, a dau. of the late Martin Joseph & Josephine Ungerank Jansen. Her husband, Tony Carucci, also preceded her in death. Funeral services were held Fri. in St. Paul's Catholic Church with Rev. David Jacobs officiating, burial was in St. Paul Cem.

RHETTA ELLEN MOORE, 52, Walnut Ridge, died Wed., July 18, 2001 at her home there. She was born July 30, 1948, in Jonesboro, a dau. of Frances Taucher Moore of Walnut Ridge & the late Robert B. Moore. Graveside services were held Fri. at Oak Forrest Cem. near Black Rock with Ron Newberry & Steve Trail officiating. McNabb Funeral Home was in charge.

WARREN L. WETHERTON, 85, Ravenden, died Sun., July 22, 2001. He was born in Chicago, Ill., July 29, 1915, a son of the late Charles & Erma Feltenburger Wetherton. Graveside services were held Fri. at Masonic Cem. with Patrick Hovis officiating, with the VFW Honor Guard conducting military services. Cox-Waymon Funeral Home was in charge.


Pocahontas Star Herald
Looking Back - News from the Past
(from files of Aug. 4, 1977)

MEN IN SERVICE

Airman Ronnie L. Bray & Airman Larry D. Crisp were assigned to Lowry AFB, Col., after basic training. Airman Bray's wife, Gail, is the dau. of Mr. & Mrs. Loron Ring, Pocahontas & Crisp is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Homer Crisp, Pocahontas.

BIRTHS
Randolph Co. Hospital:

Mr. & Mrs. Donald Gill, Portia, boy born July 21, named Donald Kris.
Mr. & Mrs. Wesley Lane, Corning, boy born July 21, named Brian Wesley.
Mr. & Mrs. Ronnie Brady, Walnut Ridge, girl born July 22, named Bridget Leigh.
Mr. & Mrs. David Wellman, Bay, boy born July 24, named Zachery David.
Mr. & Mrs. Charles McLaughlin, Walnut Ridge, boy born July 26, named Charles Houston.
Mr. & Mrs. James Conway Jarrett, Pocahontas, boy born July 27, named James Aaron.
Mr. & Mrs. Alvin Young, Ravenden, girl born July 28, named Rebecca Rose.
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Steven, Corning, boy named Dwight Jr.

DEATHS

William Harrison "Bill" Mays, 80, Pocahontas
Ted. C. Leach, 66, Paramount, Calif.
Mrs. Myrtle Ana Belew, 81, Pocahontas
Erica Dawn Stacy, 3-wk.-old dau. of Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy D. Stacy, Antioch, Tenn.

IN THE LONG AGO
(from files of Aug. 6, 1953)

MEN IN SERVICE

Five local men were assigned to the 44th Infantry Division at Fort Lewis, Wash., for basic training. They are William L. Reed, Delbert L. Bellah, Curtis Baltz, Wayne Rockman & Don N. Harvey.

Pvt. Curtis J. Brown, son of Mr. & Mrs. Curtis T. Brown, Pocahontas, was assigned to the Security & Intelligence Division Headquarters, Brooke Army Med. Ctr., Fort Sam Houston, Tex.

Pvt. Joe L. Romack, Fort Sam Houston, has been visiting his mother & brother, Mrs. Nell J. Romack & Robert Romack. He's transferred to the Police Detachment Armed Service in Washington, D.C.

Paul A. Difani, nephew of Mr. & Mrs. Joe Difani, is home on furlough.

Pvt. Bobby Ray, Fort Knox, Ky., Pvt. Jimmy Joe Holloway, Fort Hood, Tex., & Pvt & Mrs. Walter L. Eveland, Fort Leonard Wod, Mo., visited relatives here recently.

BIRTHS

Rev. & Mrs. Benny Gates, dau. born Aug. 1, Randolph Co. Hospital, named Reta Gail.

DEATHS

James Oscar Lynch, 39, died in Seattle, Wash., July 25. Rufus Downey, 80, died at his home in Knobel Sat.

IN THE LONG, LONG AGO
(from files of Aug. 8, 1929)

BIRTHS

Mr. & Mrs. William Ludwig, girl born Sun., named Margaret Mary.
Mr. & Mrs. Spurlock, Biggers, boy.
Mr. & Mrs. Val Crawford, Oconee, boy

OBITUARIES

PAUL RICHARD BOWLIN, died July 30 at his home, Pocahontas. Born near Walcott, Aug. 10, 1919, he was the son of Ray V. & Mae Bowlin. He is survived by his wife, Rosemary Rhodes Bowlin. Funeral services will be held today (Thurs.) at McNabb Funeral Home with Steve Wingo & Don Strait officiating, burial will be in Masonic Cem.

CECILE PAULINE FIELDEN, 89, Pocahontas, died Sun., July 29, 2001, in Randolph Co. Med. Ctr. She was born Sept. 16, 1911, in Mt. Vernon, Ill., a dau. of the late Walter & Jessie Shelton. She is survived by her husband, Jeff Fielden. Funeral services were held Wed. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Ralph Wallis officiating, burial was in Old Union Cem. near Birdell.

JERRY ELMER REED, 58, Pocahontas, died Mon., July 23, 2001, in Pocahontas Nursing & Rehab Ctr. Born in Pocahontas, May 20, 1943, he was a son of the late Elmer & Pearlie Mae Cook Reed. Funeral services were held in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home July 25, with Tillman Wicker officiating, burial was in Masonic Cem.

EATHEL H. FUSSEL, 92, Pocahontas, died Sat., July 28, 2001, in Randolph Co. Med. Ctr. She was born Jan. 30, 1909, in Myrtle, Mo., a dau. of the late John William & Rozilla (Taylor) Hall. Her husband, Alex H. Fussel, also preceded her in death. Graveside services were held July 29 in Rose Hill Memorial Park in Whittier, Calif., under direction of McNabb Funeral Home.

WILLIAM ALBERT "DUB" MORGAN, 80, Jonesboro, died Mon., July 23, 2001. He was born July 29, 1920 in Conway, a son of the late William & Ada Weatherly Morgan. His wife, Velma Marie Morgan, also preceded him in death. Funeral services were held July 26 in the Chapel of Cox-Waymon Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Baker officiating, burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cem.

LEONA MARIE COOPER, 71, Ravenden, died Thurs., July 26, 2001, in Randolph Co. Med. Ctr. She was born Feb. 13, 1930, in Randolph Co., a dau. of the late Bonnie & Pearl (Jones) Bellah. She is survived by her husband, Buel Cooper. Funeral services were held Sun. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Pat Hovis officiating, burial was in Wicker Cem.

RUTH LUTER, 81, Anaheim, Calif., former resident of Randolph Co., died Mon., July 23, 2001. Her husband, Leroy Luter, preceded her in death. Funeral services & burial were held in Calif.



Pocahontas Star Herald
Looking Back - News from the Past
(from files of Aug. 11, 1977)

DEATHS

Carl Lee Murray, Pocahontas, died in a Memphis hospital Sun. from injuries when a tractor overturned with him Fri. Funeral services were Tue. in the chapel of McNabb Funeral Home, burial was in Sharum Cem.

Basil Aubrey Herrin, 73, Pocahontas
Howard Franklin Gwin, 76, Monette
Mrs. Reva Genevieve Mitchell, 68, Pocahontas
Loyd Earnest Grant, 75, Pocahontas
Roy Allred, 75, Walnut Ridge

BIRTHS

Mr. & Mrs. Edward (Sue) Graham, Aug. 2, son named James Clarence. Biggers News

MEN IN SERVICE

Pvt. Paul D. Foster, son of Mr. & Mrs. B.E. Foster, Pocahontas, graduated from basic combat training at Fort Bliss, Tex. July 21.

Army Pvt. Robert L. Hamilton, son of Mrs. M.V. Meeks, Pocahontas, participated in the International Four-Day Marches at Nijmegan, Netherlands. His father, Glen R. Hamilton, lives in Manila. His wife, Margaret, is with him in Germany.

IN THE LONG AGO
(from files of Aug. 13, 1953)

DEATHS

Harold Morris Mitchell, 39, plant foreman of the Texas-Illinois Gas Pipeline Co. near Biggers, drowned in Gas Plant Lake on Curent River Fri.

MEN IN SERVICE

Mr. & Mrs. Daily Johnson, Biggers, honored their son, Lt. O'Dean Johnson, who will leave for overseas duty, with a dinner Sun.

Seaman Cletus Bennett, son of Mr. & Mrs. Wesley Bennett, Pocahontas & husband of the former Miss Allie Slayton, left San Diego, Calif., Aug. 5 for the Far East.

Frank Pulliam is on furlough, visiting his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Odie Pulliam.

Bill Killough is visiting with his father, Fred Killough, & will fly to San Francisco Sat. & then to Korea. Maynard News

J.R. Finnie of the Army is here on furlough & visiting his wife & mother, Mrs. Myrtle Finnie. Reyno News

Billy Jack Harris left the States with a load of troops for replacements in Korea. Stokes News

Capt. Mary Baltz of the Army & Navy Hospital in Hot Spgs. is spending vacation in Pocahontas with her father, John J. Baltz & her sister, Mrs. Ralph Cameron.

IN THE LONG, LONG AGO
(from files of Aug. 15, 1929)

BIRTHS

Mr. & Mrs. Joe Williams of Sanders are the parents of a fine baby girl.
Mr. & Mrs. W.H. England of Elm Store are the parents of a 9-lb. boy, named John Newell.

OBITUARIES
August 9, 2001

ROSE REGINA BERMAN, 87, St. Louis, Mo., formerly of Engelberg, died Tues., July 31, 2001, in St. Anthony's Hospital, there. She was born May 18, 1914, in Paris, Ark., a dau. of the late George Sr. & Anna Bergman. A Memorial Mass will be held Sun., Sept. 9, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Paul's Catholic Church in Pocahontas. The body was cremated.

SHIRLEY ELLEN HUTSELL, 57, Pocahontas, died Wed., Aug. 1, 2001. She was born June 23, 1944, a dau. of the late Bill & Rosalee (Walker) Tarrants. Graveside services were held Fri. at Randolph Memorial Gardens with Mike McNabb officiating.

CLARENCE F. EVANS, 83, Pocahontas, died Wed., Aug. 1, 2001. He was born May 15, 1918, near Myrtle, Mo., a son of the late James & Lottie (Tibbs) Evans. His wife, Mabel Reynolds Evans, also preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Sat. in Cox-Waymon Funeral Home with Howard Huddle & Millard Ehrhardt officiating, burial was in Evans Cem. with Cox-Waymon Funeral Home in charge.

JAMES PHILLIP BERRY, 85, Pocahontas, died Thur., Aug. 2, 2001, in Pocahontas Nursing & Rehab Ctr. He was born March 2, 1916, near Rushing, Ark. His wife, Mary Absher Berry also preceded him in death. The body was cremated. Roller-Crouch Chapel of Mountain View was in charge of arrangements.

GLEN CECIL KING, 81, Dalton, died at his home Wed., Aug. 1, 2001. He was born June 2, 1920, near Dalton, a son of the late Charles & Nettie Agnew King. His wife, Wildean Cook King, also preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Sat. in the Chapel of Cox-Waymon Funeral Home with Thurman Holt & James Coker officiating, burial was in Upshaw Cem. The VFW Post 4556 Honor Guard conducted military honors at the gravesite.

JAMES CLEVELAND PITCHER, 63, Delaplaine, died at his home there Tues., July 31, 2001. He was born Dec. 25, 1937, in Delaplaine, a son of Mary (Martin) Pitcher of Delaplaine & the late Ben Pitcher. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Barbara Ellen (Phillips) Pitcher of the home. Funeral services were held Fri. in Ermert Funeral Home Chapel in Corning with Revs. Randy Scott & Brad Higgins officiating, burial was in Jones Ridge Cem. near Delaplaine.

ROBERT DIHEL McNEW, 100, formerly of Pocahontas, died July 10, 2001, in Salem Place Nursing Home in Conway. He was born Dec. 14, 1900, in Corning, Calif., a son of the late Calvin S. & Millie B. Dihel McNew. He is survived by his wife, Beverly McNew of the home, also formerly of Pocahontas. Funeral services were held July 14 in Roller-McNutt Funeral Home Chapel in Conway with Neal Buffaloe officiating, burial was in Crestlawn Memorial Park there.

JAMES RAY 'JIM' RICE, 42, Pocahontas, died Thurs., Aug. 2, 2001, at St. Bernards Med. Ctr., Jonesboro. He was born Sept. 15, 1958, in Pocahontas, a son of Genelda (Bradley) Rice of Pocahontas & the late Theron Ray Rice. Graveside services were held Mon. at Masonic Cem. with Terry Martin officiating. McNabb Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

M.D. "DOC" WILLIAMS, 91, Jonesboro, a former school administrator in Pocahontas, died Fri., Aug. 3, 2001, at St. Bernards Med. Ctr., Jonesboro. Williams was born Nov. 27, 1909, in Strawberry, a son of the late D.C. & Angie (Milligan) Williams. He is survived by his wife, Ocena (Jones) Williams of the home. Funeral services were held Mon. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Wingo, Viola Meadows, Stanley & Jan Ziegler officiating, burial was in Randolph Memorial Gardens.




Pocahontas Star Herald
Looking Back - News from the Past
(from files of Aug. 18, 1977)

MEN IN SERVICE

Navy Seaman Recruit Charles G. Rainwater, son of Charlie Rainwater, Pocahontas, completed training at Naval Training Ctr., San Diego, Calif.

Marine Pvt. First Class Jackie L.Land, son of Ethel Land, Maynard, completed infantry combat training at Marine Corps Base, Twenty-Nine Palms, Calif.

Marine Pvt. Kenneth A. McMillan, whose wife Bonnie is the dau. of Mr. & Mrs. Edward Bush, Pocahontas, completed training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Calif. He's a son of Kenneth L. Macmillan & Martha L. Armstrong of Reyno.

BIRTHS
Randolph Co. Hospital

Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Brasco, Ravenden Spgs., girl born Aug. 2, named Heather Maria.
Mr. & Mrs. Ramon Graham, Biggers, boy born Aug. 2, named James Clarence.
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Gosha, Portia, girl born Aug. 2, named Candy Marie.
Mr. & Mrs. Wesley Rogers, Walnut Ridge, boy born Aug. 4, named Lowell Albert.
Mr. & Mrs. Leroy Borreson, Ravenden Spgs., boy born Aug. 6, named Christopher Lee.
Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Cook, Pocahontas, boy born Aug. 7, named. Edward Lehman.
Mr. & Mrs. William Cato Jr., Doniphan, Mo., boy born Aug. 8, named Jesse Lenn.
Mr. & Mrs. Danny Evans, Lynn, boy born Aug. 8, named Jerry Wayne.
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Cline, Maynard, girl born Aug. 8, named Rebecca Sue.
Mr. & Mrs. Harold Baltz, Pocahontas, girl born Aug. 12, named Tiffany Lynn.
Mr. & Mrs. Joe Tribble, Pocahontas, boy born Aug. 14, named Brandy Joe.
Mr. & Mrs. James Fuller, Pocahontas, girl born Aug. 16, named Leah Amanda Dianne.

DEATHS

Bennie Monroe Sisson, 67, Pocahontas
William Hite McIlroy, 57, Jonesboro
Shara Lee Thielemier, infant dau. of Mr. & Mrs. Robert Troy Thielemier, Pubelo, Colo.
Mrs. Hazel B. Halford, 74, Reyno
Amos James Russell, 69, Delaplaine

IN THE LONG AGO
(from files of Aug. 30, 1953)

Three Randolph Co. men went to Little Rock Aug. 18 for induction into the Armed Forces: Robert E. Thielemier, Engelberg Route, Robert Lee Eubanks, Rt. 1, Pocahontas, & Earl Crawford, Dalton.

Mr. & Mrs. J.O. Allison, formerly of Dalton, have received word their son, Pvt. William A. Allison, has been released from Prisoner of War Camp, Korea. He's due to arrive in the States soon.

Airman J.W. Hooton Jr. is visiting relatives & friends in Pocahontas before going to Fort Hamilton AFB, Calif. for training.

Cpl. James Barnett, who has been in Korea, is spending furlough with his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Hite Barnette, Ingram.

Cpl. Charles W. Lindsey, who has been in Germany, is on the way to the States to visit his parents, Mr. & Mrs. C.E. Lindsey. MIDDLEBROOK NEWS

DEATHS

Miss Lucille Carter, 55, beloved Pocahontas musician & business woman, died in Baptist Hospital in Memphis Friday.

Mrs. Etta Davis, 59, former resident of Middlebrook, died in Evergreen Park, Ill., Aug. 12.

OBITUARIES
Aug. 16, 2001

HAZEL IDELL RICKEY, 86, Pocahontas, died Fri., Aug. 10, 2001, at her home. She was born Nov. 16, 1914, in Randolph Co., a dau. of the late John Oscar & Rosa (Etchason) Martin. Her husband, Harry B. Rickey, also preceded her in death. Funeral services were held in Sutton FWB with Randy Scott & Ron Bray officiating, burial was in Randolph Memorial Gardens, under direction of McNabb Funeral Home.

J.D. DAVIS, 75, Pocahontas, died Mon., Aug. 6, 2001, at Randolph Co. Med. Ctr.. He was born Aug. 27, 1925, in Lawrence Co., a son of the late Jeff & Marie (Sharp) Davis. He is survived by his wife, Vada Josephine Davis of the home. Funeral services were held Sat. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home, burial was in Randolph Memorial Gardens.

ALTA LEA ABANATHY, 75, of Washington, Mo., died Tues., Aug. 7, 2001, at St. John's Mercy Med. Ctr., St. Louis. Born Feb. 28, 1926 in Pocahontas, she was a dau. of the late Alec Columbus & Elva Estelle (Spikes) Wright. Funeral services were held in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with James Arvil Knotts officiating, burial was in Spikes Cem.

JAMES PRESTON "MIKE" DAVIDSON JR., 56, Jonesboro, died Fri., Aug. 10, 2001 at Lake City Nursing Home. Born Oct. 12, 1944 in Siloam Spgs., he was a son of Frankie (Gould) Davidson of Jonesboro & the late J.P. Davidson Sr. He is survived by his wife, Lyda (Milam) Davidson o Maynard. Funeral services were held Mon. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Billy Moore officiating, burial was in Gainesville Cem. The VFW Honor Guard Post 4556 conducted military services at the graveside.

JAMES PHILLIP BERRY, 85, Pocahontas, formerly of DeSoto, Ill., died Thurs., Aug. 2, 2001, in Pocahontas Nursing & Rehab Ctr. He was born March 2, 1916 near Rushing, Ark., a son of the late Thomas & Dola (Finch) Berry. Two wives, Mary Absher Berry & Thelma Green Berry, also preceded himin death. The body was cremated & buried in Rushing Cem. in Rushing. Roller-Crouch Chapel of Mountain View was in charge.

LENA CATHERINE PENNINGTON, 91, Pocahontas, died Thurs., Aug. 9, 2001, in Randolph Co. Med. Ctr. Born Feb. 4, 1910, in Trimble Co., Ky., she was a dau. of the late Albert Sidney & Nanny Pearl (Smith) Shepherd. Her husband, William Herman Pennington, also preceded her in death. Funeral services were held Sun. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Don Strait officiating, burial was in Randolph Memorial Gardens.

DAVID EARNEST PARTAIN JR., 34, Pocahontas, died Aug. 6, 2001. He is survived by his father, Clint Wade of Greenville, Mo.; his mother, Glenda Wade of Pocahontas, his former wife, Connie Partain of Heber Spgs. Funeral services were held Sat. in the Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Blytheville with Pastor John McCarty officiating, burial was there.

JUNE CAVITT, 64, Doniphan, Mo., died Tues., Aug. 7, 2001, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo. She was born July 24, 1937 in Success, a dau. of the late D.W. Dewey Wilburn & Nova Willene (Stephens) Rice. She is survived by her husband, Leon Cavitt of the home. Funeral services were held in the Chapel of Ermert Funeral Home, Corning with Rev. Don Osborne officiating, burial was in Masonic Cem., Pocahontas.

IRENE BAILEY CRAWFORD, 98, formerly of Lilbourn, Mo., died Wed., Aug. 8, 2001, at the Pocahontas Nursing & Rehab Ctr. She was born near Ravenden Spgs. Her husband, Willard Crawford, also preceded her in death. Funeral services were held Sat. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Jack Lewis officiating, graveside service & burial was held at Garden of Memories Cem. in Sikeston, Mo., Sat.

RUTH DENT, 87, Jonesboro, formerly of Imboden, died Aug. 10, 2001, at St. Bernards Med. Ctr., Jonesboro. She was born April 15, 1914 at Imboden, a dau.of the late John Henry & Ellen Chaplain. Her husband, Cecil A. Dent, also preceded her in death. Graveside services were held Mon. at Hope Cem. in Imboden with Rev. Tracy Martin officiating. Higginbotham Funeral Service of Walnut Ridge was in charge.



Pocahontas Star Herald
Looking Back - News from the Past
(from files of Aug. 25, 1977)

BIRTHS

Mr. & Mrs. Lynn McDaniel, Wauchula, Fla., announce birth of the 1st. child, a dau. born Aug. 20, named Carlene Elizabeth.
Mr. & Mrs. Billy Don Tiner, San Diego, Calif., are the parents of a dau., born Aug. 21, at a San Diego hospital, named Lauren Ashley,
Randolph Co. Hospital:
Mr. & Mrs. Bobby Dean Walker, Hoxie, boy born Aug. 18, named Joshua Dean.
Mr. & Mrs. Danny Adams, Pocahontas, son born Aug. 21, named William James.
Mr.& Mrs. Larry Hart, Maynard, girl born Aug. 21, named Phyllis Sue.
Mr. & Mrs. Melvin Riney, Pocahontas, girl born Aug. 21, named Melanie Dian.

DEATHS

Fredrick Gray Throgmorton, 75, Pocahontas
Mrs. Etta Evelyn Stubblefield, 84, Pocahontas
John Henry Todd, 76, Biggers
Ralph James Caffrey, 66, Pocahontas
Clarence L. "Roy" McDaniel, 73, Pocahontas
Clyde F. Cagle, 76, Saffell

IN THE LONG AGO
(from files of Aug. 27, 1953)

DEATHS

Mrs. Maggie Anspach Crismon, 82, died in Randolph Co. Hospital Thurs.
Gilbert David Patterson, 65, well-known farmer, died at his home on Rt. 1, Pocahontas, Mon.
Mrs. Angie Martin Landers, 80, Lepanto, died in a Memphis hospital Aug. 19.
William Lee Johnson, 74, well-known farmer of Biggers, died at his home Wed.

MEN IN SERVICE

Billy Luter of the Army is spending a furlough with his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Elmer Luter. He recently returned to the States after 3 years in Germany.

IN THE LONG, LONG AGO
(from files of Aug. 29, 1929)

Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Jansen are rejoicing over the arrival of a fine baby boy, born Aug. 24, named Charles Frankie.

OBITUARIES
Aug. 25, 2001

BILLY JOE SWINDLE, 72, Maynard, died Fri., Aug. 17, 2001, at his home. Born Aug. 7, 1929 in Randolph Co., he was a son of the late Ralph & Irene (Mock) Swindle. He is survived by his wife, Joan (Mock) Swindle of the home. Funeral services were held Mon. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Harmon Seawel, James Knotts & Randy Scott officiating, burial was in Northside Cem., Maynard.

MARY FRANCIS CLIFFT, 74, Huntsville, died Aug. 18, 2001, at Washington Regional Med. Ctr. in Fayetteville. She was a former resident of Franklin, Ark., & Wenatchee, Wash. She was born April 3, 1927 in Steens, Miss., a dau. of the late Willie Ellie Elizabeth Hilburn Vice & Elbert Vice. A family service was held Tue. at Luginbuel Funeral Home of Prairie Grove, with cremation afterward.

JAMES EUGENE DIXON SR., 75, Hickory Ridge, died Tues., Aug. 14, 2001, at his home there. He was born March 21, 1944, at Fisher, a son of the late Authur Thomas & Viola (Martin) Dixon. HIS wife, Etta Mae Honey Dixon, also preceded him in death. Funeral services were Sat. at the Beedeville Church of Christ with Dr. Gary Elliott officiating, arrangements under direction of Jackson's Newport Funeral Home.

ANDREW M. (ANDY) THIELEMIER, 76, St. Louis, Mo., a former resident of Engelberg, died July 23, 2001 there. He was the son of the late Will & Katherine (Ungerank) Thielemier. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jo Evelyn (Gentry) Thielemier of the home. Funeral services were held in St. Louis.

GEORGE W. BALLARD, 96, died Tues., Aug., 7, 2001, in Velma, Okla. He was born Dec. 22, 1904, to James Lee & Mahala Brown Ballard in the Sharum community. He md. Helen Hufstedler on March 25, 1925, in Pocahontas. She preceded him in death on March 17, 1987. Services were Aug. 11 in the Velma Church of Christ with Kevin Ballard officiating, assisted by Claude Dunn.

LEOMA D. (PATTON) JOHNSON, Mehlville, Mo., died Thurs., Aug. 16, 2001, there. Her husband, Jess Johnson, preceded her in death. Funeral services were held by Fey Funeral Home in Mehlville, Mo. on Mon., Aug. 20, burial was in Glaze Creek Cem. near Maynard.

RUDY G. CRIDER, 54, Walnut Ridge, died Aug. 18, 2001, at St. Bernards Med. Ctr., Jonesboro. Born at Walnut Ridge to Irene Crider of Portia & the late Almus Crider, he lived in that area most of his life, but also resided near Egypt & Little Brown communitues. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Sharon Blackshear Crider of the home. Funeral services were held Tues. in the Chapel of House-Gregg Funeral Home in Walnut Ridge with Bro. Paul Bean officiating, burial was in Oak Forest Cem., Black Rock.

Graveside services for BARBARA JOHNSON, 75, Athens, Tex., were held Sat. at Oaklawn Mem. Park there with Dr. Kyle Henderson officiating. Arrangements were under direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home of Athens. She died Aug. 15, 2001 in Athens. She was born Aug. 19, 1925 in Pocahontas to Elmer Norman & Myrtle Johnson Bates. Her husband, Sebern Johnson, also preceded her in death.