Bolin Dale Stewart
Bolin Dale Stewart, 66, of
Slaytonville, southwest of Hackett, died Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at
He was a son of the late Olin and
Mittie Bowles Stewart, reared in the White Rock Community in Franklin
County, former coach and teacher and retired as a high school principal
at Johnson County Westside High School at Coal Hill. He was a farmer,
member of the Western Arkansas Coon Hunters Association, avid bird
hunter, and member, deacon and Sunday school teacher at New Providence
Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Olin
Stewart; two sisters, Maxine Stewart and Rosemary Hudson; one nephew,
Kenneth Bearden II; and one great-nephew, Kenneth Bearden III.
Survivors include his wife of 41
years, Sherrie Stewart; one son, Sean Stewart of Hackett; one daughter,
Shannon McClure of Slaytonville; three brothers, John Stewart of Altus,
and Jack and Elbert Stewart, both of Mulberry; three sisters, Jane Graf
of Mulberry, Bertha Bearden of Ozark and Judy Mobarak of Little Rock;
four grandchildren, Avery and Ashlyn McClure of Slaytonville and
Jonathan and Mackenzie Cooper of Hackett; and numerous nieces and
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday,
March 6, at Rock Island Community Church in Rock Island, Okla.
Burial was at New Providence
Cemetery under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.
Active pallbearers were George
Green, Mike Heffley, Clarence Holt, Louis Kirkendall, Johnny Graf and
Honorary pallbearers were Earl
White, John Paul Mathis, Jonathan Cooper and Kyler Graf.
Edwin E. Willis
Edwin E. Willis, 79, of Knoxville
died Thursday, March 11, 2010, at his home.
He was a native of Hunt, son of the
late Felix Monroe and Nancy Brison Willis, member of the Flat Rock
Assembly of God Church, retired heating and air employee, and was
preceded in death by one son, Jerry Edwin Willis; one granddaughter,
Audra Willis; two brothers, William Eli Willis and Roy Denver Willis;
three sisters, Annis Melson, Ollie Collins, and Melvina Martin; and two
Survivors include his wife, Lucille
Martin Willis; two daughters, Marilyn Atchison and husband, John, of
Lowell and Jannace Doughan and husband, Shaun, of Gore, Okla.; one
sister, Sylvia Norman of Chandler, Okla.; two brothers, Dennis Willis
of Oark and Levi Willis of Clarksville; one daughter-in-law, Ruth
Willis of Russell, Kan.; six grandchildren; and nine
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, March
15, at the Flat Rock Assembly of God Church with Pastor Ronnie Birge,
Larry Willis and Robbie Willis officiating.
Burial was in Knoxville Cemetery
under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Active pallbearers were Rusty
Martin, Mike Morse, Wayne Rothmeyer, David Willis, Dewayne Melson, and
Honorary pallbearers were Bill
Dollison, Gabriel Atchison, Edwin Kiefer, Jonathan Kiefer, George
Willis and Johnny Willis.
Edwin Frank Knoernschild, 80, of
Cole Camp, Mo., died Friday, March 5, 2010, at Golden Age Living Center
in Stover, Mo.
He was a native of Lutherville, son
of the late Emil and Rosie Drittler Knoernschild, high school graduate,
attended college at Winfield, Kan., River Forest, Ill., and graduated
from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kan. He was employed as a
teacher for 30 years in Lutheran schools in The Grove, Texas, Oberlin,
Kan., Farrar, Mo., Alma, Mo., and finished his teaching career at
Trinity Lutheran School in Cole Camp, Mo. He also served in the Army
National Guard and was employed as an insurance salesman for Lutheran
Brotherhood and Ken Lake Insurance in Sedalia, Mo.
He was a member of the Trinity
Lutheran Church in Cole Camp, Mo., where he served as an organist for
50 years, choir director, youth instructor and held various church
offices. He also served as an ombudsman for several years at the Good
Samaritan Nursing Home in Cole Camp, Mo. He was preceded in death by
one brother, Gary Knoernschild; and one brother-in-law, Ken Stroupe.
Survivors include his wife, Iona
Drosche Knoernschild; one daughter, Paula Goosen and husband, Harry, of
Cole Camp, Mo.; one son, Jeff Knoernschild of Sedalia, Mo.; one sister,
Ruby Stroupe of Russellville; six brothers, Alvin Knoernschild and
wife, Sandy, of Valparaiso, Ind., Richard Knoernschild and wife,
Beverly, of Lutherville, Karl Knoernschild of Broken Arrow, Okla.,
David Knoernschild and wife, Chris, of Hot Springs, Melvin Knoernschild
and wife, Sandy, of Benton, and Leo Knoernschild and wife, Sharon, of
Lutherville; three grandchildren, Tonya Goosen, Dustin Goosen, and
Travis Goosen, all of Cole Camp, Mo.; and one sister-in-law, Verna
Knoernschild of Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.
Funeral was at 11 a.m. Monday, March
8, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cole Camp, Mo., with Pastor Todd
Kollbaum officiating. Burial was in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Cole
Pallbearers were Dustin Goosen,
Travis Goosen, David Knoernschild, Melvin Knoernschild, and Leo
Memorials may be made to
International Lutheran Laymen's League or Trinity Lutheran Church
Building Fund, c/o Fox Funeral Home in Cole Camp, Mo.
Janet Rainey, 51, of Ozark, sister
of Kevin Kulp of Clarksville, died Wednesday, March 3, 2010, in a Fort
She was a native of Iowa City, Iowa,
daughter of the late Edwin Kulp and Nancy Kulp Burk, member of Ozark
Church of Christ, and was preceded in death by one sister, Jackie
Survivors include her husband, Kirby
Rainey; two sisters, Laurie Jones of Ardmore, Okla., and Julie McKinney
of Greenwood; two other brothers, Larry Edwards of Ardmore, Okla., and
Clifford Kulp of Tulsa, Okla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at 1
p.m. Saturday, March 6, at Heritage Addition Church of Christ in
Burial was in Needmore Cemetery in
Perry County under the direction of Booneville Funeral Service.
Marie Selby, 92, of Clarksville died
Thursday, March 11, 2010, at her home.
She was a native of Clarksville,
daughter of the late Walter Frederick and Elizabeth Pearson Jennings,
widow of John R. Selby; teacher and high school librarian for 37 years,
member of Mt. Vernon Church of Christ, historical society and retired
teachers association, and was preceded in death by one son, John L.
Selby; and three brothers, Herbert Jennings Sr., Virgil Jennings and
She is survived by one daughter,
Ruth Ann Farrar and husband, Paul, of Clarksville; two sisters, Joyce
Cox of Clarksville and Virginia Redman of Dallas, Texas; two
granddaughters, Rebecca Dawdy and husband, Benjamin, of Siloam Springs
and Sylvia Hiatt and husband, Russel, of Searcy; and eight
great-grandchildren, Anna-Marie Dawdy, Briar Dawdy, Bonnie Dawdy,
Hannah Dawdy, Abigail Dawdy, Josiah Dawdy, Zebulon Dawdy, and Angus
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday,
March 13, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Lucian Farrar Jr.
officiating. Burial was in Mount Airy Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Don Cochran,
Duane Childers, Autry Meeker, Noel Rowbotham, Dane Woodard, and James
Honorary pallbearers were Selby
Brown, Lawrence Carothers, James Casey, Leo Knoernschild, and John
Rayma Rocole Graves
Gravesise services and burial for
Rayma Rocole Graves, 89, who died Tuesday, March 9, 2010, at Heritage
Living Center in Conway, were at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 13, at the
Hagarville Cemetery with Charles Loum officiating. Arrangements were
under the direction of Griffin Leggett Funeral Home of Conway.
Memorials may be made to Odyssey
Health Care, 333 Executive Court, Suite 205, Little Rock, AR 72205.
She was born at Limestone to Goldie
and Alice Rocole and was preceded in death by her husband, Harvie N.
Graves, and one brother, Leslie Rocole.
She is survived by one son, Dallas
(Charla) Graves of Springfield, Mo.; three daughters, Mary Alice
(Robert) Rice of Front Royal, Va., Dian (Bill) Polk and Nancy Graves of
Conway; 12 grandchildren, Angelia (Albert) Anzar, Teresa Graves
Caleb Graves, Callie Graves, Carley Graves, Tery (Sheri) Graves, Keri
Gunter, Scot (Mary) Polk, Amy (Vafa) Ferdowsian, Gregory Rice, James
(Mary) Rice, and Elizabeth (David) Wallace; 15 great-grandchildren, 12
great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Hugh (Jean) Rocole of
Virgil R. Higgs
Virgil R. Higgs, 85, of Russellville
died Wednesday, March 10, 2010, at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center.
He was a native of Knoxville, son of
the late Chester and Anna Belle Ketcherside Higgs, United States Army
veteran having served in Japan during the Korean War, former employee
of International Shoe Company, Mortons Frozen Foods and Russellville
School District where he retired as maintenance supervisor, member of
the First Baptist Church and Fishers of Men Fishing Club, and was
preceded in death by four brothers, Albert, J.W., C.R., and Everett
Higgs; and two infant siblings.
Survivors include his wife of 60
years, Joyce Lamb Higgs; one son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Tricia
Higgs of Andrews, Texas; one daughter, Donna Higgs of Russellville;
three grandchildren, Chelsea Johnston and husband, Eric, of Springdale,
Megan Higgs and Jake Higgs of Andrews, Texas; one great-granddaughter,
Abigail Johnston of Springdale; one sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn
and Rev. Don R. Hankins of Dover; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday,
March 13, at Shinn Funeral Service Chapel in Russellville with Rev. Tom
Walker, Jock Davis and Winford Hoover officiating. Burial was in Rest
Haven Memorial Park at Russellville.
Active pallbearers were nephews,
Kenny, Hartsil and Jerry Hankins and Gordon and Phillip Higgs, and
grandson, Jake Higgs.
Honorary pallbearers were members
and wives of the Fishers of Men Fishing Club and members of the Berean
Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to Gideons
International, P. O. Box 1604, Russellville, AR 72811.
Sanjeev B. Patel
Sanjeev B. Patel, 34, of Clarksville
died Saturday, March 13, 2010, at Fayetteville.
He was a native of London, U.K. and
Survivors include his parents,
Balubhai Lallubhai Patel and Kokila Balubhai Patel of Clarksville; and
one sister, Nisha Balubhai Patel of Clarksville.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m.
Wednesday, March 17, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Sanatbhai
Vyas officiating. The body will be cremated.