Deaths Recorded in Woodruff county Monitor-Leader-Advocate in 1998

In remembrance of those citizens and former citizens who passed away in 1998, the following list has been compiled from the pages of the Woodruff County Monitor-Leader- Advocate. This may not be a complete list.

Margarett M. Ball DePriest of Morton, born Dec. 19, 1943, died Jan. 1

Betty Jean Ferrell of Brinkley, born Apr. 29, 1934, died Dec. 29, 1997

Bobby Gene Kerr of North Little Rock, (Woodruff Co.), born Feb. 26, 1932, died Dec. 
21

Ethel Gaines Wampler of Fair Oaks, born Apr. 20 1919, died Dec. 24

Myrtle Irene Carter Curbo of McCrory, born May 10, 1905, died Jan. 4

E. Louise Henderson Butler of Augusta, born Feb. 6, 1927, died Dec. 21, 1997 

Dorothea Marie House Ridgeway of McCrory, born Feb. 27, 1913, died Jan. 2 

Effie Mae Grissom Britt of Tupelo, born May 16, 1921, died Dec. 30, 1997

Effie Mae Cobb Thorn of Forrest City, born Aug. 7, 1913, died Dec. 29, 1997 

Annie Alumbaugh Clinton of Augusta, born Sept. 1, 1917, died Dec. 31, 1997 

Floy Mae Wilson Tyree of Augusta, born Feb. 1 , 1910, died Jan. 9

Thomas Lee Moore of McCrory, born Jan. 20, 1926, died Jan. 4

Verdie Mae Rudick Baty of McCrory, born Sept. 10, 1911, died Jan. 11

Wardell Briscoe of WCNH in McCrory, born Jan. 16, 1941, died Jan. 10

Gladys Irene Thrist of North Little Rock, born Aug. 27, 1910, died Jan. 7

R.D. Nash of Earle, 72 years of age, died Jan. 7

Acie Sander George of Cotton Plant, born July 2, 1946, died Jan. 11

Linda and Tom Wilkerson of Waco, Tex., Mrs. Wilkerson born July 22, 1953, 
Mr. Wilkerson born April 8, 1945, both died Jan. 8

Joseph Hopkins Stanley of Augusta, born Oct. 22, 1918, died Jan. 16

Norman C. Koon of Alexandria, Va., 59 years of age, died Dec. 29, 1997

Lena Ellen Holt Winford of McCrory, born July 10, 1907, died Jan. 14

Meaddie Crom Broughton of McCrory, born April 25, 1912, died Jan. 16

Paul Daniel Wherry of McCrory, born May 3, 1914, died Jan. 14

Edgar Edward Burtcher of Judsonia, (Woodruff Co.), born Aug. 12, 1918, died Jan. 12 

Minnie Ann Austin Griggs of Augusta, born Nov. 3, 1907, died Jan. 19

Roy Wayne (Red) Reed of Pumpkin Bend, born Oct. 28, 1910, died Jan. 19

Hazel Williams Thomas of Beedeville, born June 12, 1926, died Jan. 23 

Woodrow Griffin of Cotton Plant, 80 years of age, died Jan. 18

Shelia Belle (Elam) Nordberg of Burbank, Ill., 49 years of age, died Jan. 25 

Courtney Michelle Middleton of McCrory, infant newborn, died Jan. 22

Junior. Lee Milam of McCrory, born Feb. II, 1928, died Jan. 29

Mamie Elizabeth Holt Ball of Pumpkin Bend, born Aug. 16, 1899, died Jan. 26

Paul Dean Shurley of Judsonia, born Aug. 21, 1936, died Jan. 26

Ruby Lockhart of Augusta, born Aug. 31, 1909, died Feb. 5

Lela Alberty Free Fowler of McCrory, born Oct. 10, 1909, died Feb. 4

Thelma Head of Augusta, born Aug. 5, 1925, died Feb. 2

Bernice Brandon Elienburg of Searcy, born Sept. 20, 1893, died Feb. 2

James Hobert Sebourne of Augusta, born July 20, 1921, died Feb. 14

Opal Lorene (Jones) Parkridge of Beebe, 77 years of age, died Dec. 10

Violet Willard of Augusta & McCrory, born May 10, 1910, died Feb. 9

Woodrow Charles Pilcher of Tuckerman, 84 years of age, died Feb. 6

Hattie Louise Harris of Wynne, born May 17, 1918, died Feb. 5

Doris Ann Crippen of McCrory, born Oct. 15, 1947, died Feb. 2

Carl Cunningham Trotter of McCrory, born Nov. 29, 1920, died Feb. 10

Ara Nell Willie Hopper of Augusta, born Aug. 12, 1920, died Feb. 17

James Whitfield (Jim) Garton of Augusta, 73 years of age, died Feb. 22

Roy H. Pendergist of Independence, Mo., born March 24, 1919, died Feb. 17 

Marion Tatum of Cotton Plant, born Sept. 17, 1945, died Feb. 18

Doyle Eugene Carter of Marion, born Oct. 25, 1931, died Feb. 18

Otis Parker of Augusta, born Oct. 19, 1930, died Feb. 15

Renae Terrell of Wheatley, born Jan. 26, 1942, died Feb. 11

Hazel Marie Rushing Pulley of McCrory, born Jan. 27, 1914, died Feb. 25

Mary Lou Woodell Sullivan Wagner of Redding, Calif., born Dec. 25, 1944, died Feb. 25 

Marion Tatum of Cotton Plant, born Sept. 17, 1945, died Feb. 18

Isom Taylor, Sr. of Cotton Plant, born May 29, 1935, died March 2

Roy Elwood Builington of McCrory, born Nov. 29, 1928, died March 2

Christine Ruby Davis Parks of Augusta, born Aug. 25, 1925, died March 4

Mary Marie Bailey Coley of Morton, born July 5, 1907, died March 11

Mildred Simons of Cotton Plant, 95 years of age, died March 2

William Jefferson (Jay) Hawley of Morton, born Dec. 29, 1935, died March 11 

Ambrose H. Roddy of Little Rock, (Cotton Plant), born Sept. 13, 1913, died March 10

Samantha Angeline Moffett Satterfield of Tupelo, born Dec. 13, 1909, died March 11 

Sam Barnett, Jr., of Des Arc, 71 years of age, died March 10

Harry E. Ford of Searcy, formerly of Hickory Ridge, 92 years of age, died March 12 

Orean Townsend of Las Vegas, Nev., born Aug. 30 1910, died March 2

William Conley, Jr. of Cotton Plant, 86 years of age, born March 16

William Lawman of Jonesboro, born May 18, 1936, died March 16

Bobby Dean Payne of Beedeville, born May 22, 1942, died March 16

Florence Sanders Raymond of Augusta, born July 11, 1915, died March 26

Leroy Butler, Jr. of Searcy, born April 1 7, 1939, died March 23

Roy Festus McHone of Cabot, born Aug. 25, 1917, died March 27

Rev. Billy Joe Scott of East Hartford, Conn., 52 years of age, died March 4 

Gayle Juanette (Baker) Edwards of Augusta, 73 years of age, died April 2

Ones A. Fraze of Sellersburg, Ind., (Woodruff Co.), born Aug. 4,1917, died March 23 

Annie Ray Mathews Davis of Memphis, (Woodruff Co.), born Jan. 18, 1912, died March
22
Ronald Gregory McClellan of Brandon, Miss, (Brinkley), born June 26, 1967, died March
31

Lottie Belle Blalock Mahon of Hickory Ridge, born June 29, 1906, April 1

Tom Franklin King of Waynesboro, Pa., born Jan. 17, 1935, died March 16 

McKinney James of McCrory, born March 15, 1910 died April 6

Debbie K. Burks of Cotton Plant, born March 4, 1964, died April 8

Albert Holmes of Cotton Plant, 77 years of age, died April 3

Jody McNew of McCrory, born May 17, 1980, died April 7

Horace Young of Wrightsville, Tenn., (Cotton Plant), 54 years of age, died April 13 

James (Mac) McChristian of Beedeville, born April 30, 1912, died April 17 

Howard Lewis Tennes of Lake City, Ark., born Feb. 28, 1929, died April 15 

Ferrell Leo lssac McNeely of Pumpkin Bend, born May 11, 1914, died April April 21 

Gerome Farmer of Cotton Plant, 81 years of age, died April 23

Howard H. Taylor of Little Rock, (Woodruff Co.), born April 29, 1933, died April 24 

Alatress Farmer Brown of Little Rock, born March 26, 1914, died April 22

Connie Lou Turner Kirby of Wynne, born April 23, 1957, died April 19

Arthur David Lee of Bentonville, 73 years of age, died April 22

Hortense Vanpelt of Cotton Plant, 88 years of age, died April 18

Justin Dwight Nash of Brinkley, born Jan. 7, 1976, died April 26

Gladys Jewell "Susie' Hamilton Daniel of Hunter, born Nov. 27, 1920, died April  22

Jimmy Leon White of San Diego, born Nov. 2, 1935, died April 10

Fred A. Lee Rooks, Sr. of McCrory, born Dec. 29, 1912, died April 30

Oliver Freeman of Patterson, 87 years of age, died April 26

Lola Mae Blake Jacobs of McCrory, born Jan. 24, 1934, died May 10

John Ellehue Kendall of Augusta, born April 7, 1932, died May 7

Tommie F. Shadwick of Harrisburg, (McCrory), born June 27, 1912, died May 6 

Jimmy Marion "Buddy" Griffin of Batesville, 68 years of age, died May 6

Zedekih Worsham of Cotton Plant, born July 30, 1905, died May 16

Pairlee Metcalf Mason of Patterson, born Sept. 3, 1912, died May 12

Harold "Sonny" Cox of Wynne, born Dec. 26, 1930, died May 7

James Lee Matlock of McCrory, born Aug. 30, 1926, died May 19

Franklin D. Hollingsworth of Augusta, 65 years of age, died May 24

Murel Calvin Glass of Hickory Ridge, 70 years of age, died May 18

Savannah Robinson of Wynne, born July 2, 1944, died May 16

Gerald Lee Carlton of Newport, 53 years of age, died May 25

Leslie Davis of Cotton Plant, born June 23, 1913, died May 25

Bobby Dean Plummer of Pumpkin Bend, born Sept. 5, 1942, died May 20

Betty Jean Taylor Duncan of Augusta, born July 4, 1928, died May 31

Ernest Jennings, Jr. of St. Louis, Mo., born Dec. 23, 1925, died May 12

Jimmie Claud Lee of Patterson, born Jan. 25, 1912, died May 31

Rollin Edwin Miller of Augusta, born May 14, 1905, died June 7

Emogen Patterson Wilson of Tupelo, born Aug. 23, 1920, died June 6

Johnnie Earl (Skinny) Dixon of Fair Oaks, born Nov. 13, 1912, died June 3 

Wynetta Marilyn Thomas of Cotton Plant, 42 years of age, died June 4

David Alton McAllister of Beedeville, born July 9, 1948, died June 2

Robert Cecil Templeton of Thibodaux, La., (Augusta), 79 years of age, died June 11

Nathan Orr Houser of Clarendon, 71 years of age, died June 9

Rollin Edwin Miller of Augusta, born May 14, 1905, June 7

Wayne Howard Lancaster of Swifton, 72 years of age, died June 20

Harry Ashby of Newport, 80 years of age, died June 20

Anita Ceil Smethwick Smith of McCrory, born June 6, 1947, died June 22

Katie Lee Whiting of Des Arc, born Sept. 10, 1924, died June 22

Alma A. Taylor of Judsonia, born April 4, 1910, died June 27

Emma Jean Rodgers of Chicago, (Augusta), born Nov. 26, 1945, died June 1 7 

Lena Aline Poiston of Beedeville, born Feb. 28, 1910, died June 23

Myrty Marie Dean McKeller of Augusta, born July 13, 1905, died June 1 9

Lloyd Layton Peebles of Gregory, born Oct. 31, 1912, died July 5

Jennie Frances Drew Ragsdale of Cabot, (McCrory), born Apr. 21, 1916, died  June3O 

John L. Gore of Cotton Plant, 91 years of age, died July 8

D.R. Moss of Amagon, 74 years of age, died July l2

Jesse Floyd (Jake) Morgan of McCrory, born Feb. 24, 1938, died July 8

Emily (Peggy) Thompson Glover of Oklahoma City, (McCrory), born Jan. 31, 1911, died July 6

Mary Frances Taylor of San Antonio, Tex., born Feb. 7, 1908, died July 6

Wilma Ilene Henard formerly of Cotton Plant, born Dec. 12, 1915, died July 4 

Henry Armstrong of Augusta, born Sept. 17, 1924, died July 5

Lucille Wigginton Elms of Augusta, 81 years of age, died July 11

Essie Johnson of Cotton Plant, born Nov. 10, 1922, died July I1

Freda Pearl Hogan of Carlisle, 61 years of age, died July 14

Elliott Ezra Sharpe of McCrory, born Dec. 27, 1909, died July 17

Halgene Johnson of Newport, 49 years of age, died July 17

Betty Lorene Barber Coleman of Marion, 45 years of age, died July 16

Bobby Eugene Robb of McCrory, born Nov. 7, 1975, died July 23

Geneice Brown Bright of Patterson, born Jan. 17, 1926, died July 19

Robert Beck, Jr., born Sept. 25, 1913, died July 22

Sunshine Griffin Edens of Somerville, Tenn., (Cotton Plant), born May 21, 
1914, died July 23

Annie Lpuise Allison of Beebe, born Jan. 1 3,1932, died July 21

Jeff Ellis Brantley of McCrory, born July 9, 1918, died Aug. 5

Anna Rose Tarkington of North Little Rock, 80 years of age, died July 17 

Ulysses S. Hedden of Little Rock, born May 6, 1914, died Aug. 8

Grace Shannon Gaines of Morton, born Dec. 7, 1922, died Aug. 9

Eunice Odessa Foster, (Augusta and Newport), born Nov. 2, 1910, died Aug. 8 

Borys Maiczychi of Little Rock, born April 1, 1935, died Aug. 8

Audie Mae Jones Shapkoff of Leesville, La., (Gourdneck), born Feb. 28, 1931, died Aug. 7

Nina Marie Hensley of McCrory, born Jan. 30, 1908, died August 15, 1998 

Bobby Lee of Hickory Ridge, 56 years of age, died Aug. 12

Rose Ann Currie of San Marcos, Tex., (Augusta), 93 years of age, died Aug. 10 

Wanda Jane Godbey Cariker of Augusta, born May 8, 1924, died Aug. 19 

Margaret Armstrong Best of McCrory, born March 17, 1916, died Aug. 21 

Howard Thomas Vincent of Gregory, 75 years of age, died Aug. 23

Inez Germany Brown of Augusta, born Sept. 9, 1944, died Aug. 16

Theda Beatrice Pulley West of Hickory Ridge, born Oct. 28, 1920, died Aug. 26 

Evelyn  Beatirce Eden of McCrory, born Dec. 10, 1919, died Aug. 30

Roger Dale Pokejoy, Sr. of McCrory, born April 17, 1953, died Sept. 2

Margaret Katherine 'Hester' Ball, born Feb. 5, 1915, died Sept. 1

Dorthy Leona Taylor of McCrory, born July 15, 1912, died Sept. 5

Blanch M. (Brogdon) Watkins of Augusta, born Dec. 2, 1910, died Sept. 4 

Barthel Blevins of McCrory, born Sept. 23, 1932, died Sept. 7

Bobby Louis Moore, Sr. born July 17, 1955, died Sept. 2

Johnny Mac 'John" Scarberough of Lonoke, 54 years of age, died Sept. 2 

Marilyn Stakly Glover of Lee's Summit, Mo., (McCrory), born Aug. 19, 1948, died Sept.
3

Ruby Mae French of Augusta, 89 years of age, died Sept. 11

Ethel Bratton of Gregory, born Jan. 1, 1921, died Sept. 20

Otto William Hess of Wynne, born Nov. 6, 1926, died Sept. 5

Martha Ellen Simpson Donahue of McCrory, born Feb. 20, 1900, died Sept. 1 

Alena Dawkins of Cotton Plant, 89 years of age, died Sept. 13

Bessie Dix Fraser of McCrory, born Dec. 23, 1914, died Sept. 18

Grover Franklin (Four Wheeler) Bullard of Searcy, (McCrory), born July 9, 1917, died Sept. 1 7

Mary Sawyer Clernent of Kelseyville, Calif., 79 years of age, died August 22 

Mildred Vivian Jackson Adams of Forrest City, (McCrory), born Dec. 16, 1908, died
Sept. 24

Louis M. Cook, Jr., of Conway, formerly of McCrory, 59 years of age, died Sept. 20

Rosie Lee Colley Maddox of Augusta, born August 22, 1912, died Sept. 27 

Alvin Lee Cockrell of Augusta, Feb. 22, 1938, died Sept. 23

Bill ELry of Cotton Plant, 67 years of age, died Sept. 24

Freddie Tripp of San Fernando Valley, Calif., born Dec. 28, 1940, died Sept. 21 

Jimmy Joe Hill of Augusta, born April 13, 1980, died Sept. 20

Bessie Lee Hardy Owens of Gregory, born May 28, 1921, died Sept. 24

Vincie Lee Nash of Cotton Plant, born April 30,1924, died Oct. 2

Derl Malcolm Madison of Patterson, born March 7, 1931, died Oct. 9

Robert Victor Rugg of Vanndale, (Wynne), born Dec. 7, 1960, died Oct. 11 

Aubrey E. Kissinger of N. Little Rock, born Oct. 15, 1929, died Oct. 8

Wathada (Pat) Marie Byerley Vardaman of Georgetown, born Aug. 29, 1932, died Oct. 16 

John Henry Burnett of Harrisburg, (McCrory), born March 15, 1916, died Oct 24 

Durward Elmore Draffin of Hickory Ridge, born July 31, 1927, died Oct. 22

Hazel Marie Moffett of Morton, born Aug. 21, 1926, died Oct. 26

Viola Odessa Long Jones of Tupelo, born Sept. 25, 1908, died   Oct. 28

Gracie (Bell) Cross of McCrory, 89 years of age, died Nov. 2

LaFayette Fleming of Augusta, born Dec. 5, 1928, died Nov. 2

Doyle Claude Eden of McCrory, born Jan. 4, 1920, died Nov. 8

John Billy Peebles of Fairfield, Calif., (Woodruff Co.), born March 16, 1926, died 
Nov. 3 

Andrew Lee Marsh of McCrory, born Nov. 12, 1921, died Nov. 9

Flora Mae Heath Harper of Corning, (Hillemann), born Sept. 7, 1928, died Nov. 7 

Earl Ginger of San Mateo, Calif., (Cotton Plant), 43 years of age, died Oct. 31 

Vivian Lucille Burton of Swifton, 69 years of age, died Nov. 3

Ruben Clyde Tomberlin of Fitzhugh, 67 years of age, died Nov. 8

Victor Earl Capshaw of McCrory, born Sept. 9, 1909, died Nov. 14

Athelene (Dovers) Shields of Augusta, 74 years of age, died Nov. 12

Hattie Olean Taylor Walker of McCrory, born April 3, 1916, died Nov. 15

Ora Raymond Ryan of McCrory, born Nov. 25, 1902, died Nov. 14

Charles Douglas Sevier of Chicago, 64 years of age, died Nov. 8

Rayfield Fleming of Augusta, born August 3, 1905, died Nov. 8

Anabel Goodwin Conner of Memphis, (Augusta), born March 29, 1905, died Nov. 4 

George L. Young of Annapolis, Minn., born June 30, 1918, died Nov. 7

Mary Cary Norman of Hunter, born Sept. 26, 1939, died Nov. 16

James A. Wesson of Fitzhugh, born Dec. 23, 1928, died Nov. 12

Dolphus C. Duckworth of St. Louis, (Patterson), born Oct. 20, 1936, died Nov. 10 

Luvenia Powell Wiggins of Patterson, born March 2, 1934, died Nov. 18

Capt. Fred L. Odom of Wynne, born Dec. 6, 1944, died Nov. 9

Bette Phillips Eldridge of Augusta, born July 6, 1928, died Nov. 24

Shelby Jean "Jeanie" Morris Wallis, born Dec. 22, 1938, died Nov. 23

Rev. William A. Moody, born Jan. 23, 1906, Nov. 25

Lewie Houston Curtis Wiggins, born Sept. 15, 1898, died Nov. 25

Ora Lucy Nail of Cotton Plant, born Nov. 18, 1907, died Nov. 29

John Walter Junior of Hunter, born Jan. 25, 1915, died Dec. 4

Bobby Ms. Brown of Augusta, 56 years of age, died Dec. 6

William Joyce "Bill" Miller of Augusta, born Feb. 16, 1919, died Dec. 8

Bulah Francis Smalley Griffin Jones of McCrory, born June 3, 1920, died Dec. 13 
Mary Jane Blue of Cotton Plant, 77 years of age, died Dec. 2

Billie D. Cisco of Glouster, Ohio, born August 2, 1930, died Dec. 1 2

Sherman James Walker of Augusta, age 88, died Dec. 18

Gary Mark Haley of Augusta, age 44, died Dec. 15
Virginia Evelyn 'Granny' Bates Ladd of Fordyce, (Augusta), born Sept. 22, 1918, died Dec. 17

Anna Cariker of Newport, age 73, died Dec. 26

Mary Ford Sale Mackey of Augusta, age 80, died Dec. 31

Sim (Slim) Mack Jr. of Kansas City, Mo., (Cotton Plant) born Feb. 4, 1958, died Dec. 14 

Mary Ann Wiley of Augusta, age 96, died Dec. 24

Myan Bush Milton of Cotton Plant, born Oct. 18, 1997, died Dec. 24

Mary Montene Lacy of Augusta, age 60, died Dec. 1 9