Benjamin A. Simpson
Benjamin A. Simpson, 88, of Frazeysburg, Ohio, formerly of Johnson
County, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006, at the Adams Lane Care Center.
He was a son of the late Charles E. and Lettie M. Ireland Simpson,
native of Ozark, former resident of Dresden, Ohio, self-employed
timberman and logger, and was preceded in death by two sons, Boyd and
Charles Simpson; two brothers, Frank and Lloyd Simpson; and one sister,
Survivors are his wife, Clara Thomas Simpson; four daughters, Faye
Meredith of Hensley, Janice (Romaine) Hutchinson and Nora Burge, both
of Coshocton, Ohio, and Joyce (Jess) James of Hartsville, Tenn.; seven
stepdaughters, Sharon Thornton of Frazeysburg, Ohio, Phyllis (Kenneth)
Redman of Perryton, Ohio, Patsy Grimes of Newark, Ohio, Rebecca
(Michael) Foster of Adams Mills, Ohio, Paula (Douglas) Bates of
Zanesville, Ohio, Sherry Landaker of Conesville, Ohio, and Peggy Moran
of Dresden, Ohio; one stepson, William Moran of Coshocton, Ohio; 20
grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 21 stepgrandchildren; 22
stepgreat-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral was at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at the Frazeysburg Chapel of
Vensil-Orr & Chute Funeral Home with Rev. Roger Nichols
officiating. Burial was in Frazeysburg Cemetery.
Clare E. Wolf
Clare Edward Wolf, 91, died Friday, Jan. 6, 2006, at Johnson Regional
He was a native of Wesley, Iowa, son of the late Edward and Charlotte
Wolf, retired farmer, U. S. Army veteran of World War II having served
in North Africa and Italy, served on the board of the North Logan
County Farm Bureau and the Scranton School Board, was road foreman and
civil defense director for Logan County, was instrumental in the
formation, construction and operation of the Logan Township Gas Users'
Association and the East Logan County Water project, a Catholic and was
honored to light the Sesquicentennial Flame for the 150th anniversary
of the Catholic Church in Arkansas in 1994, and was preceded in death
by one sister, Mary Lee Lauritzen of Audubon, Iowa.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years Helen J. Wolf; ten children,
Karen Dobbs and husband, Dr. John C., of Conway, Edward J. Wolf and
wife, Vicki, of Lake Charles, La., Charlotte Kuester and husband, Paul,
of Orlando, Fla., Rebecca Terwelp and husband, Ralph, of Columbia, Mo.,
Michael Wolf and wife, Linda Chastain, of Lee's Summit, Mo., Christina
Gray and husband, David, of Springdale, Greg Wolf and wife, Katy, of
Hope, Fidelis Wolf of Prairie View, Daniel Wolf and wife, Debbie, of
Baton Rouge, La., and Alice Kennedy and husband, Pat, of Overland Park,
Kan.; 24 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and five sisters,
Maxine McQueeny of Omaha, Neb., Catherine Bingham of Seattle, Wash.,
Shirley Bristow of Backus, Minn., Nedra Light of Denver, Colo., and
Patricia Brenden of Northfield, Minn.
Rosary service was held at 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, at St. Mienrad
Catholic Church in Prairie View. Funeral mass was at 10 a.m. Monday,
Jan. 9, with Pastor Rev. Dennis Soerries officiating. Burial was in St.
Mienrad Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Griffin Leggett
Funeral Home of Conway.
Memorials may be made to Heifer International, P. O. Box 1692,
Merrifield, VA 22116.
Doyle P. Stockton
Doyle Patrick Stockton, 36, of Lamar died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2006, in
He was a millwright employee.
Survivors include his wife, Pauline Ashalintubbi Stockton; two
daughters, Lacky Stockton Wright of Benton, Mo., and Jamie Dodge Massey
of Lamar; one son, Corey Feikema of Clarksville; parents, John Dick and
Doreen Hull Stockton of Lamar; one brother and sister-in-law, Donald
Joseph and Dana Stockton of Waldron; and two grandchildren, Marland
Massey and Lucas Wright.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. DeWayne Holland officiating. Burial will be in West
Mt. Zion Cemetery near Hartman.
Active pallbearers will be Jackie Flaherty, Jeff Arnold, Donald Clark,
Tom Flaherty, Vic Farmer, and George Floyd.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ray Lockard and Jack Flaherty Jr.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at Roller-Cox
Elmo J. Cox
Elmo J. Cox, 77, of Scranton died Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, in Clarksville.
He was a retired dairy and beef farmer, Gideon, member of First Baptist
Church of Scranton and was preceded in death by his parents, Spencer
Joseph and Ida Mae Gilland Cox, and wife, Lois Louise Ellis Cox.
Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Spencer and Cathy
Sue Cox and Michael and Pam Cox, all of Scranton, and Eugene and Paula
Cox of Charleston; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Patsy and Billy
Harrison of Grayson, La., Paula Liles of Scranton, and Cathy Lynn and
Elbert Pfeiffer of Paris; two sisters, Myrtle Sandifer of Tulsa, Okla.,
and Georgia Rutherford of Oklahoma; one brother, Russell Cox of
California; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at Scranton First Baptist
Church with burial in Stoney Point Cemetery at Scranton. Arrangements
are under the direction of Roller Funeral Home of Paris.
Active pallbearers will be Greg Oldham, Calvin Edwards, Billy Burkett,
Chris Lipham, Marcus Holley, and Shane Pfeiffer.
Honorary pallbearers will be William (Skeets) Grenwelge, Farris Roper,
Bill Gandy, and James Thompson.
Visitation will be from 4:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at Roller
Funeral Home Chapel in Paris.
Rev. Jack A. Porter
Rev. Jack Arch Porter, 85, of Charleston, whose son and
daughter-in-law, Danny and Marla Porter, reside in Clarksville, died
Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006, at Northwest Medical Center of Washington County
A native of Excelsior, he was a son of the late Carl and Zelpha
Carlisle Porter, Army veteran, played professional baseball and
professional football for the Cardinals and Giants, and served as a
pastor for 55 years in a number of Southern Baptist churches in
Survivors include his wife of 60 years Marjorie Frances Scovel Porter;
one other son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Sabra Porter of Searcy; one
daughter and son-in-law, Debi and Ron Batchelor of Siloam Springs; ten
grandchildren, Dan Porter Jr., Luke Porter, Josh Porter, Jessica
Porter, Bryan Batchelor, Brandon Batchelor, Ben Batchelor, Brad
Batchelor, Hannah Porter and Drew Porter; eight great-grandchildren;
and one sister, Dorothy Wilkerson of Lexington, Ky.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, at Harvard
Avenue Baptist Church Chapel in Siloam Springs with Rev. Ron Batchelor
officiating. Private burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery in Siloam Springs
under the direction of Wasson Funeral Home of Siloam Springs.
Memorials may be made to Gideon's International, P. O. Box 273, Siloam
Springs, AR 72761.