Mrs. Anna Lucille Willis
Mrs. Anna Lucille Willis, 91, of Atkins, formerly of Hagarville, died
Thursday, Sept. 17, 1998, at AMI St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in
She was a member of Woodlawn Freewill Baptist Church, daughter of the
late Hall and Amanda Bush Johnson, and widow of John Willis.
She is survived by one daughter, Anna Stewart of Dover; two sons, Johnny
Willis of Tacoma, Wash., and James Willis of Russellville; six grandchildren;
six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. George Latham and Rev. Phil Bozeman officiating. Burial
was in Minnow Creek Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Gary Nowotny, Chris Lamberson, Eric Hartzell, Vernon
Stewart, Bub Pearson, and David Mason.
Carl Holloway, 90, of Coal Hill died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998, at his
A native of Coal Hill, he was a son of the late John L. and Mary Elizabeth
Armstrong Holloway, retired coal miner, member of the United Mine Workers
of America, and was preceded in death by one grandson, Jeff Yates, and
one son-in-law, Milton Grobe.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Jewell Holloway; four daughters, Carlene
Grobe of Fredericksburg, Texas, Mary Dewett of Springdale, and Anita Weathers
and Rita Yates, both of Coal Hill; one son, John Holloway of Orange, Calif.;
two sisters, Ora Vaught of Altus and Ruth Hopkins of North Little Rock;
nine grandchildren, Cindy Oehler of Austin, Texas, Edwin Carl Grobe of
Fredericksburg, Texas, Lisa Morris and Michael Holloway, both of Orange,
Calif., Lee Ann Looney of Columbia, Mo., Darrell Weathers, Cheryl Smith
and Steve Weathers, all of Coal Hill, and Donna Bright of Springdale; and
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel
with Rev. Jonathan Payne officiating. Burial was in Coal Hill Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Darrell Weathers, Steve Weathers, Dean Bright,
Stacy Looney, Edwin Grobe, Jerry Oehler, Joe Smith, and Michael Holloway.
Honorary pallbearers were Pearl Knight, Glenda Thompson, Nan Danger,
Dena Hancock, Jannet Chastain, Linda Haasis, Irene Muldoon, Alice Baker,
Debbie Whitlock, Melinda Harderson, and Becky Berry.
Memorials may be made to the Coal Hill Miners' Memorial, P. O. Box 214,
Altus, AR 72821.
Mrs. Esther C. Sams
Mrs. Esther C. Sams, 91, mother of Max Sams of Hartman, died Sunday,
Sept. 20, 1998, at Newton County Nursing Home at Nail.
She was a lifelong resident of Newton County, daughter of the late Jesse
and Cora Strait Coon, widow of Henry Sams, and a member of the Kingdom
Hall of Jehovah's Witness at Deer.
She is survived by one other son, J. R. Sams of Deer; one brother, Rex
Coon of Clarksville; one sister, Grace Ashlock of Clarksville; 12 grandchildren;
33 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services and burial will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23,
at the Hickory Grove Cemetery at Nail with Joe Sain officiating. Arrangements
are under the direction of Coffman Funeral Home of Jasper.
Pallbearers will be grandsons.
Eddie VanScoy, 49, of Hartman died Saturday, Sept. 19, 1998, at his
He was born in Camden and a son of the late Charles Edward VanScoy.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Barbara VanScoy; mother, Gertie VanScoy
of Enid, Okla.; one sister, Theresa Rieger of Enid, Okla.; and two brothers,
George VanScoy of Tucson, Ariz., and Roger VanScoy of Enid, Okla.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at the
Union Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Vernon Long officiating. Arrangements
are under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
The body was cremated.
Mrs. Gertrude Kreipke
Mrs. Gertrude S. Kreipke, 92, of Lamar died Sunday, Sept. 20, 1998,
at Countryside Manor Nursing Home.
A native of Lutherville, she was a daughter of the late Emil and Emma
Moser Senger, widow of Adolph Kreipke, member of the Grace Lutheran Church
and Lutheran Women's Missioary League and a church organist for several
She is survived by two nephews, Marvin Cook of Ellisville, Mo., and
Robert Cook of Elgin, Ill.; and two nieces, Jeanette Baker of Florissant,
Mo., and Lucille Hedge of Madison Heights, Mich.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at Grace Lutheran Church
with Rev. Loren Famuliner officiating. Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery
Pallbearers will be Arnold Ahrens, Gerald Van Landingham, Leo Knoernschild,
Edmund Drittler, Jimmy Goodin, and Lloyd Reynolds.
Greer V. Lingle
Greer V. Lingle, 80, of Rogers died Thursday, Sept. 10, 1998, at St.
Mary's Rogers Memorials Hospital.
He was a native of Coal Hill, son of the late Virgil and Clyde Hill
Lingle, preceded in death by a brother, Hill Lingle of Coal Hill, former
resident of Ozark, retired educator, former Rogers School superintendent,
and played an instrumental role in founding the Northwest Arkansas Community
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Rogers, Lions Club,
United Auto Workers Union, Chamber of Commerce, and American Legion and
served on the Rogers Museum Board and as a sergeant in the Army Air Corps.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Claudia Prim Lingle; one son, Jim
Lingle of Rogers; one daughter, Myra Earls of Glendale, Calif.; four grandchildren;
and one great-grandchild.
Funeral was at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, at First Presbyterian Church
of Rogers with Rev. Dr. Jimmy Hopper and Rev. Dr. Katie Kelly Hopper officiating.
Burial was at Benton County Memorial Park under the direction of Callison-Lough
Funeral Home of Rogers.
Memorials may be made to the Greer Lingle Scholarship Fund, c/o Rogers
School Administration Building, 212 South 3rd, Rogers, AR 72756. Attn:
Mrs. Janet B. Curb
Mrs. Janet B. Curb, 55, of Clarksville died Sept. 16, 1998, at her home.
She was a native of Iowa, member of the Lutheran Church, 1960 high school
graduate, received an associate of arts degree from St. John's College
in 1962, a bachelor of arts degree from Wayne State College in 1967, and
a master of arts degree in English from the University of Arkansas in 1972.
She was a former employee of Trinity Lutheran Church, the Fremont Guide
and Tribune, and the Production Credit Association, all of Fremont, Neb.,
former assistant to the dean of students at the University of Arkansas,
and former head of the federally-funded student services program at the
University of the Ozarks, where she later became the director of student
services. In the 1970s she traveled as an educational consultant in the
United States and Canada, where she was awarded an honorary degree by St.
Claire College in Windsor, Ontario, and later traveled as an antique dealer
Survivors include her husband, Charles Spencer Curb; parents, Lawrence
and Marie Bettin of Lake View, Iowa; one stepdaughter, Elisabeth Curb DeVore
of Orlando, Fla.; one brother, Charles Bettin; one granddaughter, Cheyenne
DeVore; two nephews, Dr. Todd Bettin of Lake View, Iowa, and Christopher
Bettin of Dallas, Texas; one niece, Lorri Bettin of Swea City, Iowa; and
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, at Raymond
Munger Memorial Chapel on the campus of the University of the Ozarks in
Clarksville. Local arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral
Memorials may be made to the library at the University of the Ozarks
or the Johnson County Humane Society.
James R. Head
James R. Head, 81, of Russellville died Sunday, Sept. 20, 1998, at Arkansas
Heart Hospital at Little Rock.
A native of Lamar, he was a son of the late Robert Bedford and Lillie
Hackett Head, graduate of the University of the Ozarks and U. S. Army Air
Force veteran of World War II. He was a retired claims supervisor with
the Employment Security Division in Russellville where he was employed
for 35 years, volunteer math tutor at Center Valley Elementary School for
the past seven years, and a member of the Second Baptist Church where he
served as a deacon for the past 40 years and was a Sunday school teacher.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Juanita Wright Head; one daughter
and son-in-law, Martha and Rick Eidson of Russellville; one grandson, Eric
James Clay Eidson of Russellville; two sisters, Hilda Russell of North
Little Rock and Lilly Jean Heller of Germantown, Tenn.; and a number of
nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the Second Baptist
Church with Rev. David McLemore officiating.
Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park at Russellville under the
direction of Humphrey Funeral Service.
Memorials may be made to Center Valley Elementary School, 5401 SR 124,
Russellville, AR 72802.
Mrs. Maggie Kueffner
Mrs. Maggie Beth Kueffner, 41, of Route 2, Ozark died Wednesday, Sept.
9, 1998, at Mercy Hospital/Turner Memorial in Ozark.
She was a registered nurse with Johnson Regional Medical Center and
Mercy Hospital/Turner Memorial, a native of Wadsworth, Ohio, and daughter
of Jack and Mollie Miller Dean.
Among the survivors are her husband, Michael Kueffner; four sons, Shawn
Michael Boesiger, Christopher Floyd Kerr, Andrew Robert Kerr and Steven
Kyle Kerr, all of Ozark; two daughters, Kelly and Julie Kueffner, both
of Russellville; mother, Mollie Davis of Barberton, Ohio; three sisters,
Pamela Langley of Ozark, DeeDee Helko of Cleveland, Ohio, and Debbie Toth
of Charlotte, N. C.; and three brothers, Chris and Chuckie Dean and Chuck
Easterling, all of Ohio.
Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at
Rankin Cemetery in Ozark with Sister Frances Baker officiating. Arrangements
were under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Mercy Hospital/Turner Memorial, 801 W. River,
Ozark, AR 72949.
Michael Allen Pruitt
Michael Allen Pruitt, infant son of Kyle and Melissa Pruitt of Clarksville,
died Friday, Sept. 18, 1998, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.
Other survivors include one sister, Kayla Lynn Pruitt of Clarksville;
grandparents, Brenda Walters of Clarksville, Phillip Tate of Pine Bluff,
and Charles and Wilma Pruitt of Clarksville; great-grandparents, Floy Massey,
Issac Tate, and Faye and Darrell Beavers, all of Clarksville, and Fred
and Ruth Pruitt of Bradford; great-great-grandmother, Beulah Patton of
Clarksville; and numerous aunts and uncles.
Graveside services and burial were at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at
the Lone Pine Cemetery with Rev. Leo Villines officiating. Arrangements
were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Mrs. Velma I. Jordan
Mrs. Velma Irene Jordan, 70, of Lamar died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998,
at Countryside Manor Nursing Home.
She was a native of Alma, daughter of the late Henry and Georgia Gregory
Bennett, and member of Branch Freewill Baptist Church.
She is survived by one daughter, Bennie Ross of Knoxville; one son,
James Danny Walker of Stilwell, Okla.; five sisters, Carnet Christian of
Fort Smith, Constance Moore of Van Buren, Ruth Smith of Greenwood, Louise
Brown of Joplin, Mo., and Donna Stabb of Alma; and three grandchildren,
Jenniefer Jordan and Dustin Campbell, both of Knoxville, and Justin Walker
of Stillwater, Okla.
Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at
Rankin Cemetery with Rev. Jimmy Pigg officiating. Arrangements were under
the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.