Julius (Jude) Mays
Julius (Jude) Mays, 70, of Hartman died Friday, Oct. 9, 1998, at his
He was a native of Hartman, son of the late Arther and Emma Barber Mays,
member of Union Grove Baptist Church, and retired Tyson Foods employee.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Margie Drewry Mays; one daughter,
Judy Fowler of Clarksville; one son, Richard Mays of Hartman; one half
sister, Cora Frazier of Alma; and five grandchildren, Jeremy Fowler of
Russellville, Donna Epperson of Clarksville, and John Mays, Tara Mays,
and Nathan Mays, all of Hartman.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, at Union Grove Baptist Church
with Rev. Burnett King officiating.
Burial was in West Mount Zion Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke
Pallbearers were Truman Houston, Don Houston, Curtis Houston, Perry
Houston, Eric Houston, and Lonnie Wilson.
Mrs. Jurene Rickard
Mrs. Jurene Rickard, 95, of Fort Smith died Sunday, Oct. 4, 1998, at
Sparks Regional Medical Center.
A native of Coal Hill, she was a daughter of the late John and Lillie
Butts Jackson, widow of Truman Rickard, member of Parkhill Church of Christ
and American Legion Auxiliary of Post No. 31, and a former saleswoman for
She is survived by four grandchildren, Harl Schoeppe, Jon Schoeppe,
and Emma Campbell, all of Fort Smith, and Mary Franklin of Coffeyville,
Kan.; three great-grandchildren, Casey Schoeppe, Taylor Schoeppe, and Robin
Couthren; and two nieces.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, at Putman Funeral Home in
Fort Smith with Rev. Thomas Hogland officiating. Burial was at Oak Cemetery
in Fort Smith.
Pallbearers were John Schoeppe, Harl Schoeppe, Taylor Schoeppe, John
Sweat, Jay Sweat, and Michael Rekemeyer.
Memorials may be made to Parkhill Church of Christ, 1914 Jenny Lind,
Fort Smith, AR 72901 or Southern Christian Home, P. O. Box 556, Morrilton,
Mrs. LaVelta Gabbard
Mrs. LaVelta Gabbard, 69, of Ratcliff, mother of Lonnie Gabbard of Lamar,
died Friday, Oct. 2, 1998, in Dardanelle.
She was a native of Franklin County, daughter of the late Fred and Ora
Williams Smith, widow of Eugene Gabbard, and attended the Assembly of God
She is survived by one daughter, Glenda Watson of Paris, two other sons,
Carroll McNutt of Paris and Roy Gabbard of Booneville; one sister, Eula
Huffman of Ratcliff; two brothers, Darrell Smith of Lawton, Okla., and
Bill Smith of Ratcliff; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, at Smith Mortuary Chapel in Charleston
with Rev. David Wasson officiating. Burial was at Cemetery Ridge south
Pallbearers were Jimmy Watson, Aaron Watson, Leroy Swain, Calvin Smith,
Gary Langston, and David Shaw.
Mrs. Lois V. Simms
Mrs. Lois V. Simms, 76, of Clarksville died Friday, Oct. 9, 1998, at
Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith.
A native of Coal Hill and daughter of the late Edward T. and Celia King
Vardaman, she was a graduate of Coal Hill High School, and a member of
the First Baptist Church and the PEO.
Survivors include her husband, L. J. Simms; two sons, John Simms of
North Attleboro, Mass., and Tommy Simms of Fort Smith; one sister, Lucille
Martin of Paris; one brother, E. T. Vardaman of Little Rock; and four grandchildren,
Grant Simms and Kelsey Simms, both of Fort Smith, and Chris Simms and Kyle
Simms, both of Attleboro, Mass.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 12, at the First Baptist Church
with Dr. Robert Brown officiating.
Burial was in Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral
Pallbearers were Paul Bean, Tim Swindle, Pete Mann, Arvid Bean, Carl
Fiddle, and John Wells.
Mark Barnett, 92, of Clarksville died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998, at Countryside
Manor Nursing Home.
He was a member of Clarksville Christian Church, Navy veteran, member
and past master of the Masonic Lodge, retired from Lever Brothers Company
in Whiting, Ind., son of the late John T. and Florence Saylor Barnett,
and was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Luella Virginia Barnett.
He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Jack D. and Karyle Barnett
of Clarksville; one sister-in-law, Doris Lambeth of Sullivan, Ind.; one
brother, Roland Barnett of Equality, Ill.; one brother-in-law, Homer McKinley
of Merom, Ind.; two grandchildren and spouses, Jacquline and Steve DeYoung
of Lamar and Terry and John Schutz of Cedar Lake, Ind.; six great-grandchildren;
and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, at Roller-Cox Funeral
Home Chapel with Rev. Jeff Doherty officiating. Burial will be in Oakland
Pallbearers will be Joshua DeYoung, John Schutz, Sean Schutz, Jason
Higgins, Aaron Mize, and Matthew Wylie.
Marilyn Jolley, 63, died at her home in Wallace, Idaho.
She was a former resident of Johnson County.
Survivors include one daughter, Sharon Barnhouse of Van Buren; one son,
Robert Jolley of Morgantown, N. C.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998, at Wallace Assembly
of God Church.
The body was cremated.
Mrs. Olga Quisenberry
Mrs. Olga Quisenberry, 84, of Angleton, Texas, died Monday, Oct. 5,
1998, in Angleton, Texas.
She was a native of Coal Hill, daughter of the late Ideus and Mary Ethel
Miller, widow of Floyd Quisenberry, former resident of Denning, member
of the Angleton Grandmother's Club, and was preceded in death by one son,
She is survived by three sons, Tommy of Albuquerque, N. M., Pat of Angleton,
Texas, and Mike of Lake Jackson, Texas; one sister, Christine Muldoon of
Pico Riveria, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, at Palms Funeral Home in
Angleton, Texas, followed by a second service at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9,
at the Coal Hill Church of Christ.
Burial was in Coal Hill Cemetery under the direction of Shaffer Funeral
Home of Ozark.
Tyrol Q. Carson
Tyrol Q. (Kit) Carson, 67, of Sparkman, father of Terry Q. Carson of
Clarksville, died Monday, Oct. 12, 1998, at Baptist Medical Center in Arkadelphia.
He was a native of Mountainburg, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Q.
(Mildred Satterfield) Carson Sr., 1949 graduate of Ozark High School, a
retired chairman and president with Merchants and Planters Bank of Sparkman,
and a former vice president with the bank of Oak Grove, La., and the Bank
Other survivors include his widow, Mrs. Wilma Ruth Alston Carson; one
daughter, Pamela Smith of El Dorado; one sister, Lu Nell Burnett of Springdale;
and three grandchildren, Tab Smith, Brooke Smith, and Travis Collyar.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, at the First Baptist Church
Burial will be in Sparkman Cemetery under the direction of Ruggles-Wilcox
Funeral Home of Arkadelphia.
Memorials may be made to the Westside Christian School, 2400 West Hillsboro,
El Dorado, AR 71730.
William J. East
William J. East, 66, of La Puente, Calif., died Sept. 14, 1998, in Queen
of Valley Hospital in West Covina, Calif.
He was a former resident and son of the late William S. East of Clarksville.
He is survived by his mother, Viola East of La Puente, Calif.; and six
nephews, all of California.
Funeral was Friday, Sept. 18, in Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with
Bill Hall officiating. Burial was in Forest Lawn Park.
Pallbearers were Rodney East, Robert East, Roger East, William E. East,
Jeffry East, and Hearold Solb.
Mrs. Wanda F. Tenney
Mrs. Wanda F. Tenney, 60, of Lamar died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998, at Johnson
Regional Medical Center.
She was a daughter of the late Jobe and Dovie Steele Tate and a Baptist.
Survivors include her husband, James Tenney; one daughter, Clarice Sikora
of Pledger, Texas; two sons, Mike Tenney of Oklahoma and Charles Stukes
of California; one brother, James O'Brien of Oklahoma; and nine grandchildren.
The body was cremated.
Local arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.