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Charles H. Lee

Charles Harlin Lee, 84, of Wagoner, Okla., died Monday, Dec. 18, 2000, in a Muskogee, Okla., hospital.

A native of Hunt, he was a son of the late Charlie and Essie Shamblin Lee, a retired truck driver, Army veteran of World War II, recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star awards, and was preceded in death by his widow, Mattie Knight Lee, and one grandson, Charles Newton Lee.

He is survived by two sons, Charles Don and Terry Wayne Lee, both of Tulsa, Okla.; one sister, Avis Bohannon of Tulsa, Okla.; one brother, Coy Lee of Ozark; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with Rev. Stanley Farmer officiating. Burial was in Liberty Hill Cemetery at Hunt.

Joyce Marie Wilson

Joyce Marie Wilson, 70, of Coal Hill died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000, at her home.

She was retired, a Catholic, daughter of the late Fred and Genavieve Lawson Jaynes, widow of Luke A. Wilson, and was preceded in death by one grandson, Michael Kevin Wano Jr.

Survivors include five daughters, Gina Lynn Archer of Deer Park, Texas, Lou Ann Pitts of Clarksville, Mary Morgan and Kathy Wilson, both of Coal Hill, and Laurie Jaynes of Houston, Texas; one son, Larry Jaynes of La Porte, Texas; one sister, Armalene Franks of Pearland, Texas; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Rosary was at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, at Roller-Cox Chapel. Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Altus with Father Hilary Filiatreau officiating. Burial was in Coal Hill Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Mike Fultz, William Pullen, Lee Tilley, Chris Lanphear, Luke Morgan, and Wes Hardin.

Honorary pallbearers were John Wayne Satterfield and Beau Morgan.

Oren Yates

Oren Yates, 53, of Russellville, son of Oren and Lorene Yates of Hartman, died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000, at his home.

He was a native of Wasco, Calif., a 1971 cum laude graduate of the University of the Ozarks, a civil service employee for the U. S. Army and the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, recipient of the Meritorious Service Award, a hospice administrator with Area Agency on Aging, a "corner man" with Goodnight Fightnight, Women’s Professional Boxing with Stacy Goodson, and a member of House of Praise.

Other survivors include eight children, Kevin Yates of Montana, Charles Yates of Jacksonville, Joseph Yates of Mount Vernon, Patsy McConnell of Casa, and Jessica Yates, Magen Yates, Lance Yates, and Miranda Yates, all of Sulphur, La.; one brother, Orlan Teddy Yates of Hartman; two grandchildren; former wife, Patsy Yates Guillory of Sulphur, La.; two daughters-in-law; and one son-in-law.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, at Humphrey Funeral Service Chapel in Russellville with Rick Smith officiating. The body was cremated.

Memorials may be made to Area Agency on Aging Hospice, 103 West Parkway Drive, Russellville, AR 72801.

William G. Ross

Bishop William George Ross, 57, of Ozark, father of Virginia Webb of Clarksville, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, in Ozark.

He was a native of St. Louis, Mo., veteran of the U. S. Air Force, minister of the Seventh Day Pentecostal Church of Christ, and a radio announcer for KLYR Radio on the "King George Show."

He is survived by one other daughter, Neva Britton of Ozark; two sons, Kenneth and Harry Britton; mother, Geneva Hurley Ross of St. Louis, Mo.; grandmother, Alice Bell of St. Louis, Mo.; two brothers, Andrew James Salazar and Larry Lee Salazar, both of St. Louis, Mo.; and eight grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at Roller Chapel in Paris with Rev. Roy Cox officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery at Paris.

Honorary pallbearers were Stephanie, Bruce and Allen Ray, Warren Kaston, James Hice, and Wayne Thacker.

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