John Thomas Burgess
John Thomas Burgess, 80, of Lamar died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1998, at
Johnson Regional Medical Center.
He was a retired oil field employee, member of the First United Methodist
Church, and son of the late Crawford E. and Lura Huskey Burgess.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Virginia Hamilton Burgess; one daughter,
Teri Jones of Lamar; three sons, Bob Burgess and Wayne Burgess, both of
Ventura, Calif., and Bill Burgess of Monroe, Calif.; four sisters, Elwanda
Henderson of Fort Worth, Texas, Letha Jones of Taylor, Mich., Veneta Turner
of Athens, Tenn., and Glenna Clement of Scotsdale, Ariz.; two brothers,
Zeke Burgess of Buena Park, Calif., and Jerry Burgess of Fort Worth, Texas;
seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel
with Rev. Roy Henderson officiating. Burial was in Lamar Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Joe Wages, Matt Jones, Bill Armstrong, Howard
Haasis, Jim Birkhahn, and Bob Hula.
Honorary pallbearer was Billy Castleberry.
Mrs. Lorene L. English
Mrs. Lorene Lucille English, 73, of Fort Smith died Friday, Oct. 23,
1998, at a Fort Smith hospital.
She was a member of Mid-Town Holiness Church and widow of Marvin G.
She is survived by three sons, Dale English of Van Buren, Marvin English
of Alma and Mike English of Ozark; two sisters, Edna Mae Weavel and Lew
English, both of Muldrow, Okla.; five brothers, Herman Stamps, Donald Ray
Stamps and Ted Stamps, all of Muldrow, Okla., Tommy D. Stamps of Austin,
Texas, and Fred Stamps of Stover, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, at Dora Assembly of God Church.
Burial was in Dora Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home
of Fort Smith.
Pallbearers were Mickey Stamps, Tim Stamps, Leroy O'Neal, Billy English,
Billy Ed Keith, and Joe Ryan.
Mrs. Lisa D. Harmon
Mrs. Lisa Davis Harmon, 31, of Clarksville died Thursday, Oct. 22, 1998,
at her home.
She was a member of Spadra Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Troy Kevin Harmon; one daughter, Megan
Nicole Harmon of the home; parents, Charles and Weda Davis of Clarksville;
three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Teresa and Mark Hubbard of Davenport,
Iowa, Linda and Allen Griffith of Greenfield, Ind., and Patricia Chuculate
of Clarksville; five nieces; five nephew; and numerous aunts, uncles, and
Funeral was at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Bob Oden and Rev. David Qualls officiating. Burial was
in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Allen Griffith, Mark Hubbard, Lee Reichert, Ken Carter,
J. T. Barber, and Greg Freeman.
Mrs. Linda L. Whorton
Mrs. Linda Louise Whorton, 66, of Lamar died Saturday, Oct. 24, 1998,
at Johnson Regional Medical Center.
She was a native of Piney, daughter of the late Will and Linnie Harless
Elam, a Protestant, and was preceded in death by two sons, Kenneth Wayne
Whorton and Paul Allen Whorton.
Survivors include her husband, Kenneth F. Whorton; two daughters and
sons-in-law, Sharon and Nick Mullings and Della and Larry Freeman, all
of Lamar; three brothers, Dan Elam of Knoxville, Richard Elam of San Diego,
Calif., and Ray Elam of Oklahoma City, Okla.; one sister, Mamie Mannings
of Alma; seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces
Graveside services and burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28,
at the Brock Cemetery at Piney. Arrangements are under the direction of
Humphrey Funeral Service of Russellville.
Wayne Wheeless of Ozark, brother of Eunice Highfill of Hartman, died
Monday, Oct. 26, 1998, at his home.
He was a member of Ozark First Baptist Church and a self-employed livestock
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Doris Wheeless; one daughter, Marilyn
Frazier of Ozark; one other sister, Venice Kirby of Ozark; one brother,
Ken Wheeless of Ozark; and one grandchild, Johanna Frazier of Ozark.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, at Ozark First Baptist
Burial will be in Highland Cemetery under the direction of Shaffer Funeral
Home of Ozark.
Pallbearers will be Michael Durning, David Davidson, James Ford, Charles
Barham, Ronald Patterson, and Kent Reading.
Adam Jarred Harris
Adam Jarred Harris, 16, of Lamar died Monday, Oct. 26, 1998, at his
He was a native of Stigler, Okla., member of Pittsburg Baptist Church
in Lamar, junior at Lamar High School, and attended Russellville Vo-Tech.
Survivors include his parents, James Alvin and Carolyn Jean Clayborn
Harris of Lamar; two brothers, Rodney Harris and Joshua Harris, both of
Lamar; one sister, Desiree Harris of Lamar, two half-brothers, Clifford
Harris of Fort Lewis, Wash., and James Harris of Tulsa, Okla.; paternal
grandparents, Clifford and Mary Harris of Lamar; maternal grandparents,
Henry and Shirley Clayborn of Knoxville; two uncles and one aunt, John
Harris of Lamar and Michael and Mary Buckner of South Carolina.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, at the Pittsburg Baptist
Church with Rev. Jim Milloway officiating.
Burial will be in Lamar Cemetery under the direction of Shinn Funeral
Service of Russellville.
Pallbearers will be Duane Reynolds, Kevin Reynolds, Darrin Reynolds,
Jason Buckner, James Casey and Willie Baxter.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Mrs. Donna Ailene Bell
Mrs. Donna Ailene Bell of Ozark died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 1998, at Ozark
She was a member of Ozark Calvary Baptist Church.
She is survived by one daughter, Melissa Berry of Ozark; two sisters,
Sally Buttler of Tulsa, Okla., and Anna Kissinger of Pocola, Okla.; three
brothers, Vaughn Thomas and Tom Thomas, both of Clarksville, and Jackie
Thomas of Hartman; one grandchild, Michael Berry of Ozark.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30, at Shaffer Funeral Home
Chapel in Ozark with burial in West Mt. Zion Cemetery near Hartman.
Pallbearers will be Steve Outlaw, Ricky White, Nelson Wheeler, Wade
Clark, Gary LaRue, and Jonah Bell.