Charles David Tong
Charles David (Charlie Chuck) Tong, 50, of Herlong, Calif., formerly
of Clarksville, died Monday, Sept. 28, 1998, in Truckee, Calif.
While in California he was employed as a truck driver for Sierra Pacific
Industry, formerly employed in landscaping and in explosives at Sierra
Army Depot for five years, and was a member of the Arkansas Express and
Tennessee Whisky bands.
He was a son of the late Pauline Woolsey and the late Noah L. Tong.
As a Clarksville resident he was employed as a truck driver and supervisor
and was a member of the Knee Deep, Alix, and Wild Country bands.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Norma Tong; three daughters, Paula
Eakins of Herlong, Calif., and Mistie Tong and Kristie Tong, both of the
home; four sons, Mike Tong of San Marcos, Texas, Wayne Tong of Herlong,
Calif., Noah Tong of Doyle, Calif., and Jason Tong of the home; two sisters,
JoAnn Griffith and Helen Gipson, both of Clarksville; one brother, Jimmy
Tong of Clarksville; and 11 grandchildren.
Funeral was Saturday, Oct. 3, in Doyle, Calif.
The body was cremated.
A memorial service will be held at the Kendall Cemetery near Hartman
at a later date.
Harry Ray Walters
Harry Ray Walters, 79, of Pearcy died Friday, Oct. 2, 1998.
He was an elder at Lamar Church of Christ, deacon at Hazel Street Church
of Christ in Hot Springs, member of Richard Street Church of Christ, native
of Alikchi, Okla., son of the late B. F. (Buck) and Amanda Walters, served
in the United States Navy, and a retired employee of Arkansas Nuclear One.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Sarah Imojean Walters; one son and
daughter-in-law, Harrel and Tammy Walters of London; one daughter and son-in-law,
Brenda and Ron Austin of Pearcy; two sisters, Juanita Phillips of Hot Springs
and Virgie Green of Azle, Texas; grandchildren, Jennifer and Jason Williams,
Ronda Austin, Scotty Walters and Alicia Walters; and great-granddaughter,
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, at Richard Street Church of
Christ with Jack Smith officiating followed by graveside services and burial
at 3 p.m. at Point Look Out Cemetery at Bluffton. Caruth-Hale Funeral Home
was in charge of the arrangements.
Active pallbearers were Jason Williams, Scotty Walters, David Mitchell,
Mark Mitchell, Jimmy White, and Mark White.
Honorary pallbearers were 4 West Nursing Staff of St. Joseph's Hospital,
Arkansas Nuclear One at Unit One Operations and Lake Catherine Steam Plant
Orville R. Skaggs
Orville R. Skaggs, 88, of West Fork died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1998, at
Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville.
He was a former resident of Johnson County, son of the late LaFeyette
and Joyce Hammonds Skaggs, preceded in death by his wife, Candy Margaret
Skaggs, retired coal miner and wood carver, Baptist, and member of the
Teamsters and Masonic Lodge.
Survivors include one daughter, Syble Baker of West Fork; two sons,
Orbon (Bill) Skaggs of Beach Park, Ill., and Leslie Skaggs of Combs; one
brother, Arlie Skaggs of Rogers; 21 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren;
12 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel
with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial was in Oark Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Lt. Col. Ray Baker, Michael Skaggs, William
(Butch) Skaggs, Eddie Skaggs, Jeremy Somers, and Tim Alsup.
Honorary pallbearers were Farris Lee (Red) Skaggs, Charlie Reed, Dallas
Skaggs, James Upton, Lloyd Skaggs, Henry Knuckles, Melvin Skaggs, and Earl
Memorials may be made to the Skaggs Family Scholarship, % Rod White,
21890 War Eagle Blacktop, Springdale, AR 72764.
Mrs. Shirley Spears
Mrs. Shirley Killough McCarley Spears, 49, of Greenbrier died Friday,
Sept. 25, 1998, at her home.
She was a native of Johnson County, attended Lamar School, and was preceded
in death by her husband, Jim McCarley, and son, Ricky McCarley. She was
secretary at Woolly Hollow State Park and a member of Bethlehem Baptist
Survivors include her husband, Eldon Spears; two daughters, Tammy Spears
Rowbotham and Melanie Spears Thomas, both of Greenbrier; father, John W.
Killough of Mt. Grove, Mo.; mother, Corine Gayle Shaffer of Missouri; four
brothers, Jack Killough of Plumerville, Mark Killough of Wichita, Kan.,
and Randy Shaffer and Darrell Shaffer, both of Missouri; one sister, Joy
Killough Cash of Wichita, Kan.; and three grandchildren, Morgan Robertson
and Tyler and Tara Thomas.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 28, at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home
Chapel in Conway with burial in the Republican Cemetery at Greenbrier.
Pallbearers were Bobby Hargrove, David Reynolds, Roy McCarley, Tommy
McCarley, Harrell Reynolds and Raymond Reynolds.
William Chester Peden
William Chester Peden, 94, of Fort Worth, Texas, died Sept. 9, 1998.
He was a former resident of Johnson County.
Survivors include two sons, Gene Peden of Fort Worth, Texas, and Billy
Sam of Chanhassen, Minn.; and one brother, Leon Peden of Clarksville.
Memorial services were held at the Veteran's Affairs Chapter in Dallas,
Texas, on Sept. 14.
The body was cremated.
Wayne Waits, 64, of Ozark, brother of Bea Nowotny of Knoxville, died
Monday, Sept. 28, 1998, at his home.
He was a native of Ozark, son of the late Charlie and Lena Belt Waits,
Navy veteran, and a road construction foreman for R & E Construction.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Peggy Collins Waits; three daughters,
Guila Vigil, Lisa Pritchard, and Carla Easom, all of Ozark; one stepson,
Jackie Dow Patrick of Ozark; five other sisters, Bessie Smith of Odessa,
Texas, Wanda Durning, Linda Spencer, and Velma Easom, all of Ozark, and
Nina Lee of Paris; four brothers, Charlie Waits of Lennox, Kan., Mottie
Waits of Fort Smith, and Billy Waits and Jimmy Waits, both of Ozark; nine
grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, at Shaffer Funeral Home
Chapel in Ozark with Rev. Rick Ketchum officiating. Burial was in Mountain
View Cemetery near Ozark.
Active pallbearers were Mike Ivy, Jackie Dow Patrick, Chris Patrick,
Gary Kirchner, Greg Easom, and Larry McCreary.
Honorary pallbearers were Mark Cloos, Donald McChristian, Monte Canady,
Shane Waits, Shawn Cagle, and Joseph Vigil.