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Elgie May Watson

Elgie May Watson, 77, of Oark died Monday, Oct. 6, 2003, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home.

She was a daughter of the late George Tommy and Ethel Simmons Young, widow of Clay Watson, Baptist, and was preceded in death by one son, Hartsel Watson.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Ruby and Joe Wood of Oark and Lorene and Joe Clark of Winslow; one brother and sister-in-law, Olen and Grace Young of Deer; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Mossville Church with Rev. George Farquhar officiating.

Burial will be in Mossville Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers will be Gary Clark, Kelly Tenison, Gary Young, Travis Wood, Eddie Skaggs, and Joe Wood.

Honorary pallbearers will be Joel Wood, Doug Pelfrey, Tracy Jones, Joe Clark, Bart Ledgerwood, Don Smith, and Tommy Young.

Visitation will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Larry James Smith

Larry James Smith, 28, of Lamar died Monday, Sept. 29, 2003, from injuries sustained in a shooting incident near Knoxville.

He was an iron worker and was preceded in death by one sister, Lisa Shepherd.

Survivors include his widow, Angel Smith; two sons, Jamie Smith and Jaxon Smith, both of the home; mother and stepfather, Linda and Mike Shepherd of the Flat Rock Community; father, A. V. Smith of Lutherville; one sister, Tammy Shepherd of the Flat Rock Community; two brothers, Jody Smith of the Flat Rock Community and Michael Shepherd of Crested Butte, Colo.; and grandparents, Harvey and Faye Severn of London.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Mike Payne officiating. Burial was in Hess Cemetery near Coal Hill.

Active pallbearers were Jody Smith, Michael Shepherd, Tammy Shepherd, Jimmy Butler, Andy Butler, Daniel Dunlap, James Callahan, and Rowdy Hodges.

Honorary pallbearers were David Lee Dunlap, Ronald Dee Dunlap, Bruce Dunlap, Wade Dunlap, Charles Dunlap, Leslie Dunlap, Michael Leeds, and Robert Morales.

Lois Gross

Lois Gross, 80, of Conway, grandmother of Rhonda Hampton of London, died Friday, Oct. 3, 2003, at Heritage Living Center.

She was a native of Hector, former resident of Russellville, daughter of the late William Cody and Maudie Loutilda Shuffield Heathcock, widow of Boyce E. Gross, a Free Will Baptist, and was preceded in death by one daughter, Donna Duvall; and two brothers, Glen and James Heathcock.

Survivors are one son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Esther Gross of Conway; two other grandchildren, Ronnie Duvall of Dardanelle and Jason Gross of Conway; and six great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, at Rest Haven Memorial Park in Russellville with Rev. Freddie Goates officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service.

Memorials may be made to Faulkner County Senior Citizens, 1620 N. Donaghey, Conway, AR 72034 or Southern Christian Home, 100 West Harding, Morrilton, AR 72110.

Thelma J. Jenkins

Thelma Jones Jenkins, 93, of Clarksville died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2003, at Clarksville Convalescent Home.

She was a native of Plainview, daughter of the late William Marion and Sarah Myrtle Darter Jones, widow of I. W. Jenkins, graduate of Ola High School, retired co-owner of Nu Frocke Shoppe, member and Sunday school teacher at First Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by two sisters, Mable Randall and Ruby Nell Dennis; and one niece, Susan Randall.

She is survived by one niece, Patti Davis of Clarksville; one great-niece, Amber Davis of North Little Rock; one great-nephew, Ashley Davis of Clarksville; and one great-great-nephew, Ashton Davis of Clarksville.

Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, at Oakland Cemetery with Rev. Billy Usery officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Varnelle C. Smedley

Varnelle Carter Smedley, 98, of Clarksville died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2003, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a member of Second Baptist Church in Clarksville, daughter of the late Frank C. and Etta Ray Carter, widow of Leo Smedley Sr., and was preceded in death by one son, Leo Smedley Jr.

Survivors include one daughter-in-law, Anna Smedley of Clarksville; two brothers, Joe Carter of Clarksville and Roy Carter of Ridgecrest, Calif.; two grandchildren and spouses, Beverly and Clyde Eubanks of Fayetteville and Gary and Linda Smedley of Rogers; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 6, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Bill Coats, Jim Rogers, Glen Hickey, Carl Williams, Edd Young, and Calvin Warren.

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