February 24, 2018

2/10/1999

Obituaries

Condrey B. Swindell


Condrey B. Swindell, 81, of Rogers, father of Benny Swindell of Centerton, formerly of Clarksville, died Friday, Feb. 6, 1999, at St. Mary Hospital in Rogers.

He was a native of Granby, Mo., son of the late Walter and Rhoda Bradbury Swindell, and a member of Temple Baptist Church in Rogers where he served as a deacon. He owned and operated the Swindell Feed Mill in Centerton during the 1950s-60s, the Gravette Western Auto Store during the 1960s-70s, and the Benton County Real Estate of Gravette during the 1970s-80s.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Leota Mason Swindell; one other son, Dr. William G. Swindell of Rogers; two sisters, Mildred Wasson of Tulsa, Okla., and Lou Ann Carver of Adair, Okla.; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; one niece; and one nephew.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, at Temple Baptist Church in Rogers with Rev. Ron Fields officiating.

Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Ceme-
tery in Hiawassi under the direction of Callison-Lough Funeral Service of Bentonville.

Memorials may be made to the Temple Baptist Church in Rogers or the Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church in Hiawassi.

Mrs. Golda Faye Vire


Mrs. Golda Faye Vire, 62, of Ozark died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999, at her home.

She was a Baptist and daughter of the late Theodore Roosevelt and Otha Emaline Pipkins Wyers.

Survivors include her husband, Vernon H. Vire; two daughters and one son-in-law, Kara and Bill Dye of Pipe Creek, Texas, and Judy Goekler of Southlake, Texas; one son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Ellen Vire of Water Valley, Miss.; two sisters, Betty Jo Miller of Little Rock and Patty Wyers of Ozark; three brothers, Daniel Wyers of Jasper, Arnold Wyers of Akron, Ohio, and Ralph Wyers of Ozark; and two sisters-in-law, Aileen Terry of Clarksville and Jewell Pack of Springdale.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial was in Patterson Springs Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Earl Wyers, Clifford Wyers, Billy Wyers, Gene Vire, Dallas Vire, and Charles Lee Reed.

Honorary pallbearers were Leon Boen, Raymond Wyers, Denton Vire, Charles Clyde Hammonds, and Delmer Hignite.

Gary I. Whitten


Gary I. Whitten, 48, of Clarksville died Monday, Feb. 8, 1999, at his home.

He was a native of Roby, Texas, former resident of Crossett, son of the late Iva Whitten, and retired Georgia Pacific Paper Company employee.

He is survived by three daughters, Lara Shook of Little Rock, Nikki Kelley of Russellville, and Samantha Whitten of Clarksville; mother, Dovie Carter of Crossett; one sister, Ann Bonnette of Monroe, La.; two brothers, Jerry Whitten of Bastrop, La., and Jimi Whitten of Leavenworth, Kan.; and one grandchild, Hannah Kelley of Russellville.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Jones Funeral Home Chapel in Crossett. Burial will be in
Crossroads Cemetery at Crossett with local arrangements under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.


Mrs. Inez N. Willey


Mrs. Inez N. Willey, 84, of Waterford, Mich., formerly of Johnson County, died Friday, Feb. 5, 1999, at her home.

She was a member of the Church of Christ, daughter of the late Frank T. and Mary E. Breedlove Moore, and widow of Walter Bean and Suel E. Willey.

She is survived by one daughter, Mary Ann Morris of Waterford, Mich.; two sons, Norman F. Bean of Mountain Home and Jimmy W. Bean of Fayetteville; one sister, Ila Mae Selby of Richmond, Calif.; one brother, Ancil Moore of Crockett, Calif.; ten grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Mitchel Bean officiating. Burial was in Mt. Airy Cemetery.

Grandsons served as pallbearers.


Lee B. Brooks


Lee B. Brooks, 81, of Fort Smith, father of Bernadine England of Clarksville, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999.

He was a retired welder for ESCO in Portland, Ore., member of the Methodist Church and a veteran of World War II where he received the Purple Heart for wounds sustained on July 4, 1994, in St. Clair France during the Normany Campaign. He also received the EAME Theatre ribbon, Good Conduct ribbon, World War II Victory ribbon and the American Theatre ribbon. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Eula Stanford.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Lennie O. Brooks; three other daughters, Cheryl Borts of Beaverton, Ore., Chris Sandblast of Woodland, Wash., and Shirley Benning of Fort Smith; two sons, Lee B. Brooks Jr. of LaCenter, Wash., and Dennis Breeling of Portland, Ore.; 14 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Smith with burial at Deschutes Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Bend, Ore.

Mrs. Lois L. Catlett


Mrs. Lois Louise Catlett, 61, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999, at Alva Share Medical Center in Alva, Okla.

She was a native of Burlington, Okla., daughter of the late Cleo (Houch) and Phil Albert Corr, and attended Burlington and Alva (Oklahoma) School systems. She was a former resident of Cherokee, Okla., the widow of Glenn Cellan, Charlie Clinton (Chalk) Sanders, and Lee Catlett, and was preceded in death by a son, David Justin Cellan, and a sister, Phyllis Cleta Wood of Clarksville.

She is survived by one son, Jimmy Dean Cellan of Wichita, Kan.; one sister and brother-in-law, Norma Jean and Bill Dotterer of Cherokee, Okla.; one brother and sister-in-law, Ralph and Romona Corr of Freedom, Okla.; three half-sisters and spouses, LyCinda and Glendale Clark of Lake Dallas, Texas, Merry Carol and Jim Reneau of Caldwell, Kan., and Vicki and Louie Neely of Arapaho, Okla.; three half-brothers and spouses, Phillip and Debbie Corr of Perry, Okla., Delmar and Robin Corr of Bryan, Texas, and Forrest and Linda Corr of Alva, Okla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Wharton Funeral Chapel with Rev. Mel Brown, pastor of Alva Bible Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be at Alva Municipal Cemetery in Alva, Okla.

Active pallbearers will be Glendale Clark, Delmar Corr, Forrest Corr, Larry Corr, Phillip Corr, and Rocky Gibson.

Honorary pallbearer will be Ralph Corr.

Roma Ross McGinty


Funeral for Roma Ross McGinty, 77, of Rose Bud, formerly of Clarksville, who died Feb. 5, 1999, at Searcy Hospital, was at 9:30 a.m Tuesday, Feb. 9, at the First Baptist Church of Rose Bud with Rev. Bruce Brown officiating.

Burial was in the Stillwell Cemetery north of Clarksville under the direction of Roller-Daniel Funeral Home of Searcy.

Pallbearers were Darryl Adams, Lee Young, Scott Wilson, Charlie Horrine, Lynn Clendon, and Rudy Porter.

He was a Navy veteran of World War II, forestry equipment operator for the state of California, and was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Mildred McGinty, and one son, David Ross McGinty.

Survivors include one daughter, Mildred Ann; one son, Gerald R. of Shirley; one sister, Carrie Bratcher of Porterville, Calif.; and three grandchildren.

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