Joseph Bailey Logan
Captain Joseph Bailey Logan, USN Retired, 68, of Dendron, Va., died
Thursday, Nov. 12, 1998, in Williamsburg, Va.
A native of Arkansas, Captain Logan enlisted in the Navy in 1948. He
attended the U. S. Naval Academy where he graduated with the class of 1953.
The majority of his career was spent serving in the Submarine Force aboard
the USS Reguin, George Washington, Patrick Henry, James Madison and as
Commissioning Commanding Officer of Frances Scott Key. He also served as
Commander Submarine Division Sixty Two and later on the staffs of Comsublant,
Comsubpac and Cinclant/Cinclantfit. Following retirement from the Navy,
he was employed for 13 years for Virginia Power at the Surry Nuclear Power
Plant. He was a member of the Retired Officers Association, the Submarine
League and the Submarine Veterans Association.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Dianna Logan; one brother, Wilson
Logan of Aurora, Colo.; and two stepsisters, Linda Venters of Virginia
Beach, Va., and Caroline Hawley of Springdale.
A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, at Yorktown
Naval Weapons Station Chapel with Captain Edward Richardson, USN Retired,
officiating. Funeral will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 9, at Fort Myer Chapel
in Arlington, Va., with interment and full honors to follow at Arlington
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 603 Morris
Drive, P. O. Box 5009, Newport News, VA 23605.
Mrs. Melba Turman
Mrs. Melba L. Turman, 83, of Clarksville died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1998,
at Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith.
She was a native of Bay and widow of Ollie Turman.
She is survived by three grandchildren, Dan Bluff and Brenda Jeffers,
both of Clarksville, and Tom Bluff of New Orleans, La.; six great-grandchildren;
and one son-in-law, Paul Bluff of Clarksville.
The body was cremated. Local arrangements were under the direction of
Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Ross Eugene Bates
Ross Eugene Bates, 72, of Lamar died Saturday, Nov. 14, 1998, at Johnson
Regional Medical Center.
He was a son of the late Robert Leo and Anna Mae Ross Bates, World War
II Army veteran, member of the Cabin Creek Baptist Church, an auto mechanic
and a paint and body employee.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Miller Bates; three
daughters and two-sons-in-law, Anita and Lawrence Mooney of Knoxville,
LaJune and David Lampkin of Longview, Texas, and Betty Mize of Lamar; three
sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Shirley Bates and Mike and Regina
Bates, all of Lamar, and Roger and Jettie Bates of Dover; four sisters,
Vera Beckman of North Little Rock, Jerlene Majorwitz of Lamar, and Mary
Gottsponder and Billie Fern Perez, both of Dover; two brothers, Robert
Bates and Dennis Bates, both of Dover; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren;
nine nephews; and 13 nieces.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel
with Rev. Eddie Meharg officiating. Burial was in Holman Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Danny Bates, Tracy Bates, Dennis Lee Bates,
David Lampkin, Charlie Wellman, Junior Wellman, and Melvin Wiley.
Honorary pallbearers were Herb Tilley, Travis Miller, Ray Miller, Loy
Dean Miller, and Don Stimpson.
Ray J. Williams
Ray J. Williams, 77, died Friday, Nov. 13, 1998, in Dallas, Texas.
He was a native of Haskell County, Texas, and son of the late J. R.
and Louise Scheaffer Williams.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Rozan Reed Williams, formerly of Hartman;
one son, Ty Williams; one daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Randall Jones;
one brother, John F. Williams; two grandsons, Justin Jones and Jason Jones;
mother-in-law, Mary Beth Reed, formerly of Hartman; one niece, Joyce Cole;
one nephew, Ron Bridges; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral was at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, at Eastgate Funeral Home Chapel
in Garland, Texas, with Rev. Steve Bridges and Rev. Ron Bridges officiating.
Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, at the
Thomas D. Burley
Thomas D. Burley, 92, of Clarksville died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1998, at
Clarksville Convalescent Home.
He was a Baptist, retired brick company foreman, son of the late David
and Molly Burley, and was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Dovie Elkins
Burley, and one son, Thomas Wilbern Burley.
He is survived by two sons, Bill Burley of Clarksville and Jack Burley
of Malvern; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild;
and one niece, Reba Laybourne of San Pablo, Calif.
Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 13, at the
Harmony Cemetery with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Arrangements were
under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Ronald P. Davis
Ronald P. Davis, 76, died Saturday, Nov. 14, 1998, at Tri Cities Hospice
House in Kennewick, Wash.
A native of Lamar, he was a son of the late Newton C. and Norma O. Pearson
Davis, former resident of Olympia, Ephrata and Seattle, Wash., former insurance
salesman, insurance agency owner, carpenter, and Strand Construction employee,
and a member of the Church of Christ, Carpenters Local 131, and the Laryngectomy
Support Group of Pasco, Wash.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Kathryn Daniel Davis; four children,
Mrs. Jake (Dot) Bollinger of Wenatchee, Wash., Ronald P. Davis Jr. of Rancho
Marage, Calif., Daniel N. Davis of Bellevue, Wash., and Mona Vallefuoco
of Hansville, Wash.; one sister, Nerine Hodges of Kennewick, Wash.; two
brothers, Ed Davis of Olympia, Wash., and Leland Davis of Kennewick, Wash.;
ten grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at the
Mueller Tri Cities Funeral Home Chapel in Kennewick, Wash.