Anna Bly, 82, of Lamar died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, at her home.
She was a native of Bethel, Okla., former resident of Ozark, daughter
of the late J. L. and Phoebe Cottnam Black and a retired cook.
She is survived by eight daughters, Nina Patrick and Tami Mason, both
of Ozark, Joyce Harris of Wichita Falls, Texas, Sue Marvel of
Clarksville, Judy Ingram of Locust Grove, Okla., Jeanie Clayborn of New
Boston, Texas, Vicki McKinney of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Shirley Bly
of Mulberry; two sons, Jimmy Clayborn of Rudy and Richard Clayborn of
Altus; 38 grandchildren including a granddaughter, Kim Flanary of
Clarksville; 52 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Shaffer Funeral Home in
Ozark with Rev. Travis George officiating. Burial was in Rankin
Cemetery west of Ozark.
Pallbearers were Larry Gravit III, Donnie Marvel, Dustin Marvel, and
Michael, Jeremy and Daniel Luna.
Freda Rose Hull
Freda Rose Hull, 64, of Lamar died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, at
Countryside Manor Nursing Home.
She was a former Singer employee, daughter of the late Marion Doyal and
Woodrow Dorthy Pearson Hull, and was preceded in death by one brother
and sister-in-law, Wesley and Eugenia Hull.
She is survived by two sisters, Janis Hull and Doreen Stockton, both of
Lamar; and one brother, John D. Hull of Hagarville.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at Roller-Cox Chapel with
Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial was in Annie's Chapel Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Donald Stockton, Doyle Stockton, Chris Hull,
Mike Farmer, Andrew Hull, and Corey Feikema.
Honorary pallbearers were Michael Hull, Michael Farmer, Don Cochran,
and Kenny Cochran.
Franklin D. Wacker
Franklin D. Wacker, 69, of Clarksville died Friday, Feb. 20, 2004, at
He was a retired steel mine employee and chef, son of the late Fred
William and Alma C. Rueb Wacker, Baptist and member of the American
Survivors include his widow, Barbara Gross Wacker; two sons, Dennis
Wacker and Mike Wacker, both of Virginia, Minn.; one granddaughter,
Emily Wacker of Vir-
ginia, Minn.; nine sisters, Betty Schmidt of Fort Myers, Fla., Norma
Sheppard of Da Palas, Calif., Dorine Nieck of Lake Stevens, Fla.,
Janice Buleges of Sleepy Eye, Minn., Ursula Thedens, Ruth Murray, and
Maxine Lee, all of Rochester, Minn., Virginia Nitasdy of St. Paul,
Minn., and Shirl Thul of Sedalia, Mo.; and four brothers, Fred Wacker
of Long Mount, Colo., Robert Wacker of Ft. Collins, Colo., Paul Wacker
of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Norman Wacker of Aimsworth, Iowa.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the Seventh
Day Adventist Church.
The body was cremated.
Local arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Hughlon (Hugh) McMillan, 81, of Macomb Township, Mich., formerly of
Clarksville, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, at Mt. Clemens General
Hospital in Mt. Clemens, Mich.
A native of Ozone, he was a son of the late Ira and Jewell Jones
McMillan, retired employee of Pontiac Motors, a fiddle player and
fisherman, and was preceded in death by four brothers, Lester, Leon,
Leo and Verlan McMillan.
Survivors are his widow, Alice Voncoillie McMillan; four sons, Richard
of Macomb Township, Mich., Jim of Lapeer, Mich., Don of Kingston,
Mich., Jerry of Lisbon, Ohio, and Dave of Sterling Heights, Mich.; one
brother, Levon McMillan of Hudson, Fla.; five sisters, Lanola Goldsmith
of Valley Center, Kan., Opal Kelley of Sikeston, Mo., Joy Posey of
Cherokee, Ala., Iris Trombley of Emmet, Mich., and Fay Prieskorn of Ray
Township, Mich.; 13 grandchildren, Meagen, Ashley, David, Christine,
Paul, Marhiya, Melissa, Chad, Jeff, Kerry, Joseph, Jessica and Melanie;
nine great-grandchildren, Micah, Anjelica, Madison, Lindsay, Keegan,
Justin, Kenedie, Brennan and Hayden; and numerous relatives in
Rosary was at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, with funeral to follow at 10
a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, with Fr. Doc Ortman as the celebrant at Murphy
and Hauss Funeral Directors. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery in
Clinton Township, Mich.
Memorials may be made to Family Wishes.
James B. McCay
Graveside services and burial for James Barnett McCay, 50, of Hi Hat,
Ky., who died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004, at McDowell Regional Hospital,
were at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at the Hays Chapel Cemetery with Rev.
Jerry Vinson officiating. Local arrangements were under the direction
of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
He was a disabled veteran, member of Brothers of the 3rd Wheel Trike
Association, son of the late Donald Franklin and Dorothy Alene Holt
Riddick, and preceded in death by one brother, Roger Lee Holt.
Survivors include his widow, Patresicia Banhart McCay; one daughter,
Ella McCay of Ligon, Ky.; one sister, Barbara Jackson of Pottsville;
and several nieces and nephews.
James E. Rice
James Edward Rice, 87, of Charleston, stepfather of Lisa Nubbie of
Clarksville, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2004, in Fort Smith.
He was a retired plumber and electrician for Adams Plumbing and
Electric Company, Methodist, native of Franklin County, son of the late
Austin and Viola Essman Rice, and was preceded in death by his first
wife, Freda Mae Rice, and one son, J. E. Rice.
Survivors include his widow, Lyndell Rice; two daughters, Carolyn
Douglas of Fort Smith and Sandy Haney of Charleston; one son, Randy
Rice of Lavaca; one other stepdaughter, Susan Young of Paris; two
stepsons, James Buster Appleton and Bill Appleton, both of Charleston;
two sisters, Kate Brown and Jean Hudson, both of Charleston; ten
grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, at Smith Mortuary Chapel in
Charleston with burial at Mount Hope West Cemetery north of Charleston.
Active pallbearers were Bob Nubbie, Justin Douglas, Jared Rice, Billy
Young, Heath Haney and Bill Appleton.
Honorary pallbearers were Buster Appleton and David Haney.
Oscar Richardson Jr.
Oscar Richardson Jr., 80, of Lamar died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004 at his
He was a welder and son of the late Alma (Bennett) and Oscar Richardson
Survivors include two daughters, Sheryl Bieker of Scranton, Kan., and
Betty Jo Saylors of Brighton, Tenn.; two brothers, Roy Richardson of
Lamar and Carl Richardson of Springdale; 12 grandchildren; and 16
Memorial graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 20,
at Lamar Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Roller-Cox
Ralph L. Bynum
Ralph L. Bynum, 81, of Clarksville died Friday, Feb. 20, 2004, at
Atkins Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
He was a native of Clarksville, son of the late James Isaac and Anna
Belle Ray Bynum, Navy veteran of World War II, member of Stillwell
Bible Baptist Church, former owner and operator of Diamond Drive Inn
for several years, and was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years
Violet Ruth Elkins Bynum.
He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and David Lasater
of Clarksville; one son, Ron Bynum of Albuquerque, N. M.; two sisters,
Leola Hilton and Anna Marie England, both of Clarksville; three
grandchildren, Adrian Lasater of Clarksville, Holly Freeman of
Russellville, and Mindy Lasater of Pocatello, Idaho; and three
great-grandchildren, Hunter and Addie Lasater of Clarksville and
Brayden Freeman of Russellville.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with
Rev. Jim Goodman officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Dondi Elkins, Jeff Resimont, Steve Askins, Matt
Meeker, Autry Meeker and John Askins.
Honorary pallbearers were Herman Lewis, L. J. Simms, Virgil Luke,
Wendell Lee, Doy Russell, and Cecil Clark.
Tim Riddell, 65, of Dover, father of Cricket Dodge of Ozone, died
Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, at the National Park Medical Center in Hot
He was a native of Mt. Judea, son of the late William (Willie) David
Riddell, former truck driver, member of North New Hope Assembly of God
Church at Dover, and was preceded in death by one brother-in-law, Henry
Other survivors include his widow, Ruth Riddell; one son and
daughter-in-law, Jerry Lee and Karen Riddell of Dardanelle; mother,
Mamie Rosetta McCain Riddell of Dover; one brother, Paul Riddell of
Dover; one sister, Magdalean Wheeler of Platt City, Mo.; three
grandchildren, Christy Taylor, Will Riddell and Tim Dodge; and two
great-grandchildren, Alex Luffman and Olivia Taylor.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, at the Pleasant Grove
Assembly of God Church with Rev. Stanley Taylor officiating.
Burial will be in the Pollard Cemetery at Dover under the direction of
Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.
Active pallbearers will be Cecil, Clayton, James and David Reddell,
Randy Taylor and Ambers Dodge.
Honorary pallbearers will be Chester Reddell, Jimmy Chilton, Michael
Riddell and Ray Riddell.
John R. Myers
John Richard Myers of Ozark, brother of Barbara Goodman of Lamar, died
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, at Mercy Hospital/Turner Memorial in Ozark.
He was a farmer, member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, son of the late
Fred Myers Jr., and was preceded in death by two brothers, James Myers
and Fred Myers III.
Survivors include his mother, Bertha Myers of Altus; two other sisters,
Vickie Wiederkehr of Altus and Zita Parker of Alma; and three brothers,
David Myers and Ted Myers, both of Ozark, and Greg Myers of Springdale.
Rosary was at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at Shaffer Funeral Home in Ozark.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Pallbearers were Herb Vaught, Paul Kremers, Kevin Sheppard, Dallas
Leep, Randy Stevens, Mike Myers, and Kenny Anhalt.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church in Altus or the
American Cancer Society.