April 07, 2021

6/26/2002

Gloria Faye Shields


Gloria Faye Shields, 71, of Owasso, Okla., died Thursday, June 20, 2002, in Tulsa, Okla.

A native of the Harmony Community, she was a daughter of the late George Monroe and Lucy Cornelia Rhea Cowan, 1947 graduate of Clarksville High School, and widow of Wayne Hollis Shields. She was preceded in death by one brother, Alvin Cowan; and three sisters, Robbie Woodrow Weatherton, Juanita Biazo and Jetty King.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Ron Traywick of Choctaw, Okla.; two granddaughters, Sara Marisa Coker of Yukon, Okla., and Meagen Leigh Strahan of Columbus, Ohio; two grandsons, Walter Benson Traywick II of Midwest City, Okla., and Jeffery Adam Traywick of Canyon City, Colo.; one great-grandson, Dalton Wayne Coker; one brother and sister-in-law, Audra and Margaret Cowan of Fort Smith; and one sister, Avis Day of Columbus, Ohio.

Funeral was Monday, June 24, at the Mowery Funeral Service Chapel in Owasso, Okla., with Dr. Wana Archer officiating. Burial was at Graceland Memorial Park in Owasso, Okla.

John B. Andrepont


John Burlick Andrepont, 77, of Scranton died Saturday, June 22, 2002, at the home of a son in Beaufort, S. C.

He was a native of Eunice, La., son of the late Bernard and Lorena LeBleu Andrepont, member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Scranton where he was an Eucharist minister and served in the Catchist ministry, and had a crayfish bait business prior to retiring.

He was an aerial gunner in the U. S. Army during World War II and served in the following battles and campaigns: New Guniea, Mandated Island Campaigns, Bismark Archipelago and Philippine Liberation. He was awarded the Bronze Star, the Battle Star, the Good Conduct Medal, the Purple Heart and the Philippines Liberation Ribbon.

Survivors include his widow, Rose Lopez Candanoza Andrepont; three sons, Timothy Andrepont of Beaufort, S. C., Martin Andrepont of Greenwood and Blaise Andrepont of Scranton; six daughters, Monica Steele of Van Buren, Angela Foster of Fayetteville, Ga., Martha Hughes of Pocola, Okla., Barbara Banning of Fort Smith, Mary Andrepont of Bellingham, Wash., and Benita Rodriguez of Springdale; two brothers, Burton Andrepont of Eunica, La., and Berchman Andrepont of Church Point, La.; three sisters, Margaret Simon of Cincinnati, Ohio, Madeline Terracina of Opelousas, La., and Gloria Fontenot of Lake Charles, La.; 19 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Rosary was at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at Sisco Funeral Chapel in Springdale. Mass of Christiam Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church with Rev. Hilary Filiatreau officiating. Burial will be in the Bluff Cemetery under the direction of Sisco Funeral Home of Springdale.

Loyd Vernon Terry


Loyd Vernon Terry, 82, of Clarksville died Tuesday, June 18, 2002, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was retired from the board of education in Wichita, Kan., member of Spadra Baptist Church, son of the late James David and Nora Adams Terry, and was preceded in death by one daughter, Barbara M. Terry; one son, Donald H. Terry; three sisters, Sarah, Lanora and Captola; and three brothers, Ben, Jim and Arlie.

Survivors include his widow, Helen May Johnson Terry; one daughter, Janis Joann Rowan of Missouri; two sons, Vernon H. Terry of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and Randy Loyd Terry of Clarksville; two brothers, Harvey Terry of Clarksville and Arvil Terry of Missouri; 11 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Bob Oden officiating. Burial was in Knoxville Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Randy L. Terry, Donnie Terry, Kenny Rowen, Jeff Whitson, Randy D. Terry, Charlie Davis, Dale Edward Cole II, Brandon Terry, and Darren Terry.

Maudie Tilley


Maudie Tilley, 88, of Ozark died Friday, June 14, 2002, in Fort Smith.

A native of Lamar, she was a daughter of the late Julius and Melissa Shipman Cowan, widow of Thurman Tilley, and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Survivors are four daughters, Robbie Black and Wanda Sanford, both of Ozark, Chris Sooter of Possum Kingdom, Texas, and Gay Turner of San Angelo, Texas; one son, Marshall Tilley of Amarillo, Texas; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, June 17, at Calvary Baptist Church with Jim Young officiating.

Burial was at Dyer Cemetery under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.

Grandsons and sons-in-law served as pallbearers.

Violet L. Matthews


Violet Langston Matthews, 79, of El Paso, Texas, died Sunday, June 23, 2002.

A native of Hartman and daughter of the late William Langston and Clara Mae Chrisman, she graduated as a registered nurse from the St. Edward School of Nursing in Fort Smith in 1944, served in the United States Army as a First Lieutenant from 1945-47 and as a Captain from 1948-53, was a veteran of the Korean War and World War II during which she received the United Nations Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal with three Bronze Stars, the Army of Occupation Medal (Japan), the World War II Victory Medal, and the American Theater Ribbon, was a head nurse in the maternal and child health nursing section at William Beaumont General Hospital in El Paso, Texas, and in 1980 retired from civil service after 30 years. She was preceded in death by one son, Bobby G. Matthews.

Survivors include one daughter, Cheryl Lynne Hoobler; four grandchildren, Tiffany Ruiz, William Hoobler Jr., Mandilyn Matthews, and Jacquilyn Matthews; three great-grandchildren, Adrian Ruiz, Azsa Ruiz, and Anthony Ruiz; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be private.

Memorials may be made to Hospice.

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