June 16, 2021

10/15/2003

Annie Quinton

Annie Neal White Quinton, 84, of Eufaula, Okla., died Monday, Oct. 13, 2003.

She was a native of Hagarville, former resident of Johnson County, widow of William P. White and Calvin (Dude) Quinton, and was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Annie Gertrude Neal and Verna Neal; one son, Jackie Joe Hicks; four brothers, Nathan, Hugh and James Neal and Champ Clark; and two sisters, Norma Bramlett and Kate Hodges.

She is survived by six sons and daughters-in-law, Ray and Mary Hanshew of San Diego, Calif., Billy and Vivian White of Gladstone, Mo., Bobby and Galena White of Kansas City, Mo., James and Patt White of Greenwood, Larry and Barbara White of Lamar, and Ed (Gabe) and Carla White of Hagarville; four daughters and sons-in-law, Emma Jean and Glen Beatty of Merriam, Kan., Coleta and Chris Christmas of Eufaula, Okla., Teresa and Steve Larrison of Clarksville and Debbie and Bill Holt of Quinton, Okla.; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Gertrude Neal Barr of Clarksville, Irene Wiley of Conway and Jessie Mae and Charles Brown of Clarksville; 20 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Second Baptist Church in Clarksville with Rev. Jim Wiley and Rev. Matt Weaver officiating. The funeral will be preceded by visitation from 1-2 p.m. at the church.

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

Pallbearers will be Ronnie White, Kevin Don McKinney, James Larrison, Mike White, Josh White and Shawn Rigdon.

Earl W. Doss

Earl W. Doss, 81, of Coal Hill died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003, at Mercy Hospital/Turner Memorial in Ozark.

He was a retired coal miner, member of the Coal Hill Methodist Church, former mayor of Coal Hill with 15 years of service, past school board member, and was preceded in death by two daughters, Brenda Doss and Linda Pyron.

Survivors include his widow, Clara Doss; two daughters, Donna Raible of Coal Hill and Debbie Witherspoon of Bryant; one son, Jerry Brown of Bluffton, S. C.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with burial in Houston Cemetery at Altus.

Pallbearers were Don Doss, Jimmy Doss, Tommy Doss, Robert Hurst, Johnny Jackson, and Hartsell Zolliecoffer.

Elmer W. Bly

Elmer Wesley (Sonny) Bly, 64, of Rock Springs, Wyo., son of Eula Bly of Lamar, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2003, at his home.

A native of Clarksville, he was a son of the late Elmer Bly, former resident of Buena Vista, Calif., former coal miner, retired employee of General Chemical after 30 years, member of the United Steel Workers of America where he spent several years as a steward officer and member of the negotiating team, United States Army veteran having served in the Vietnam War, and was preceded in death by one sister, Flo Bly.

Survivors include his widow, Dar Bly; two daughters and sons-in-law, LaDawn and Ben Kidd and Stacey and Mike Court; one grandson, Taylor Court; two brothers, Michael Bly and David Bly, both of Florida; and one adopted son, Travis Schwanebeck.

Memorial services were at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 10, at Vase Funeral Chapel in Rock Springs, Wyo. Cremation was by Vase White Mountain Crematory.

Memorials may be made to the American Legion Archie Hay Post #24, 543 Broadway Avenue, Rock Springs, WY 82901.

Emmett E. Gray

Emmett E. Gray, 72, of Knoxville died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2003, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a native of Knoxville, son of the late Leonard W. and Mary Lois Clubb Gray, attended the Assembly of God Church, and was preceded in death by two sisters, Jean Gray and Mary Aust.

Survivors include his widow, Christine Case Gray; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jay and Peggy Gray of Oakley, Calif., and William B. (Bill) and Charlene Gray of Lamar; one sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Brice Freeman of Russellville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, at Shinn Funeral Service Chapel in Russellville with burial in the Knoxville Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Shane Gray, Ralph Graves, Charlie Boone, Clyde Patterson, Jerry Hicks, and Jerry Breedlove.

Honorary pallbearers were Harmon Jackson, Paul Ray Parker, Arvel Lee Parker, and Claude Parker.

Edward Wheeler Jr.

Edward Wheeler Jr., 74, of Hagarville died Monday, Oct. 13, 2003, at his home.

He was retired from the U. S. Army, lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, and American Legion, and son of the late Columbus E. and Ruby E. Mooney Wheeler.

Survivors include his widow, Helen M. Jensen Wheeler; seven daughters, Marietta Smith and Celena Harris, both of Marina, Calif., Nora Jean Hegerty and Betty Jean Lessies, both of Colorado, Cora Ann Malony of Oregon, Ruth Ann Tucker of California, and Jean Ann Farley of Indiana; one sister, Floy Stewart of Rich Hill, Mo.; 18 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete but will be announced later by Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Freda E. Redding

Freda E. Redding, 97, of Paris, grandmother of Mona Rinke of Clarksville, died Friday, Oct. 10, 2003, at Paris.

She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church of Paris where she was a member of the Women’s Ministries, quilter, crafter, widow of Lawrence A. Redding, and was preceded in death by three sons, Lawrence Harold Redding, Garner Neil Redding and Joey Jack Redding; two daughters, Edna June Winn and Emma Jean Redding; and three granddaughters, Janice Carrol Winn, Joey Jacqueline Redding and Rhonda Jo Forst.

She is survived by one daughter, Willa Dean Coleman of Bealton, Texas; one sister, Floy Cook of Portage, Ind.; seven other grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, including Connor Rinke and Caitlin Bauer of Clarksville; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, at the First Assembly of God Church at Paris.

Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery at Paris under the direction of Roller Funeral Home of Paris.

Pallbearers were Jim Maddox, Larry Redding, Robert Redding, Alan Redding, Casey Bauer, Corey Bauer, Craig Brightwell, and Jerry Linville.

Jo Ann Marvel

Jo Ann Marvel, 45, of Little Rock died Friday, Oct. 10, 2003, at Baptist Medical Center.

She was an employee of Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Insurance, Baptist, and was preceded in death by grandparents, Albert and Hazel Marvel and Florine Green.

Survivors include her parents, Bruce and Pat Marvel of Conway; grandparents, Iona and Henry Slankard of El Dorado, two brothers, Thomas Marvel of Russellville and Craig Marvel of Conway.

Graveside services and burial were at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 13, at the Hartman Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Pulaski County Humane Society.

Kella Marie McBee

Kella Marie McBee, 96, of Fort Smith died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003, at Sparks Regional Medical Center.

She was a native of Fallsville, daughter of the late William Butler and Florence Ledbetter Brown, widow of Graves McBee, former resident of Clarksville, and member of Calvary Baptist Church in Fort Smith.

Survivors include three daughters, Lois Brasher of Fort Smith, Betty Stumbaugh of Lubbock, Texas, and Dianna Foster of North Richmond Hills, Texas; one son, Dorlon Snow of Bentonville; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Doug Hixson officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Gary Brown, Ben Foster, Marty Snow, Hank Snow, Jesse Snow and Tyler Fields.

Mona F. Allen

Mona Faye Kilburn Allen, 71, of Sheridan died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003, at her home.

She was a daughter of the late John Henry and Liza Bethalen Hunt Kilburn, widow of Billy Earl Allen, member of New Life Fellowship Church at Sheridan, and was preceded in death by one daughter, Dianne Allen; and two brothers, Edsel Floyd Kilburn and J. E. Kilburn.

She is survived by two sons, Charley Allen of Ozone and Robert Allen of Clarksville; seven daughters, Billie Stone, Mary Brown and Remona Green, all of Sheridan, Nina Tolleson of Malvern, Carolyn Owens of Grapevine, Chris McKinney of Russellville and Kathy Bean of Alexander; two brothers, Jim Kilburn of North Las Vegas, Nev., and Jerry Kilburn of Houghton Lake, Mich.; 17 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at Memorial Gardens Funeral Home Chapel in Sheridan with Rev. Tommy Cypert and Rev. Steve Cypert officiating. Burial will be in the Leola Cemetery at Leola.

Active pallbearers will be Derek Green, Aaron Owens, Preston Owens, Ray Owens, Ritchie Kindrex and James Case.

Honorary pallbearers will be David Jones and James Hester.

Martha M. Rice

Martha Morrow Rice, 99, of Fayetteville died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003, at Butterfield Trail Village Health Care Center.

She was a native of Fort Smith, daughter of the late Arthur Hugh and Okla Payne Morrow, widow of Prentice Roe Rice, attended Goucher College in Baltimore, Md., where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta, former Latin teacher at Fort Smith High School, member of the PEO and First United Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville, Fort Smith and Clarksville, and was preceded in death by one brother, Arthur Payne Morrow.

She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Martha and Hugh H. Brewer of Fayetteville; three grandchildren and spouses, Rice and Ruth Brewer of Fort Smith, and Payne and Tina Brewer and Dr. Martha and Craig Sharkey, all of Fayetteville; and six great-grandchildren, Leigh Allison, Hugh R. Brewer Jr., Andrew Brewer, Blake Brewer, Caroline Sharkey and Christine Sharkey.

Graveside services and burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at Forest Park Cemetery in Fort Smith followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m. at First United Presbyterian Church with Rev. Norwood V. Brown III officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Moore’s Chapel in Fayetteville.

Memorials may be made to the Prentice and Martha Rice Endowed Scholarship Fund, University of the Ozarks, 415 North College Avenue, Clarksville, AR 72830, First United Presbyterian Church, 695 Calvin Street, Fayetteville, AR 72701, or First Presbyterian Church, 12th and B Streets, Fort Smith, AR 72901.

Magdalene Sparks

Magdalene (Polly) Garner Sparks, 81, of Lamar died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003, at her home.

She was a native of Lamar, daughter of the late Oliver and Ruth North Garner, widow of Kermit C. Sparks, retired employee of Clarksville Footwear, lifetime member and past worthy matron of Lamar Chapter No. 514 Order of the Eastern Star, former secretary-treasurer of the Lamar Cemetery Association, and a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and the Lamar United Methodist Church.

Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and John Lee of West Helena, Rosanna and John Collins of Sapulpa, Okla., and Susan and Phillip Sturdy of Lamar; two grandchildren, Robert Collins and wife, Linda, of Sand Springs, Okla., and DeAnna Collins of Tulsa, Okla.; four great-grandchildren, Chastity and Chelsea Hardage of Sapulpa, Okla., and Kyle and Ashley Collins of Sand Springs, Okla.; and two nephews, Earl Garner of Flint, Texas, and Donny Garner of Richmond, Va.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Lamar United Methodist Church with Rev. J. Michael Thurman officiating.

Burial will be in Lamar Cemetery under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.

Memorials may be made to the Lamar United Methodist Church.

Pauline Page Ramsey

Pauline Page Ramsey, 73, of Dover died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003, at AMI St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville.

She was a native of Treat, attended Hatley Missionary Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by her father, Elmer Page; one son, Robert Thomas Ramsey; two brothers, James and Harvey (Jake) Page; and four sisters, Hazel Ledford, Ruby Phillips, Katie Ragsdale, and Joyce Loyd.

Survivors include her husband, Cecil J. Ramsey; one son, Carl James Ramsey of Washington; two daughters, Connie Elaine Ramsey Brazier of Michigan and Brenda Marie Ramsey Foust of Pennsylvania; mother, Sinda Lou Ross Page of Russellville; one sister, Juanita Wilson of Dover; five grandchildren, Kimberly McAlister, Kristin Moore, Thomas Matthew Brazier, Jason Foust, and Meggan Swisher; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, at Shinn Funeral Service Chapel in Russellville with Rev. George Boyd and Rev. Lester Barnes officiating. Burial was in Rest Haven Memorial Park at Russellville.

Active pallbearers were Eric Wilson, Steve Howell, Wayne Loyd, Verne Moore, Aubry McAlister, and Thomas Matthew Brazier.

Honorary pallbearer was Steve Wilson.

Memorials may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Arkansas Division, Evergreen Place 1100 North, University, Suite 255, Little Rock, AR 72207 or American Diabetes Association, Arkansas Affiliate, Inc., 212 Natural Resources Drive, Little Rock AR 72205-1573.

Ruby J. Fowler

Ruby J. Fowler, 80, of Knoxville died Friday, Oct. 10, 2003, at her home.

She was a Baptist, church pianist, daughter of the late A. E. and Ruby Lizie Blankenship McDaniel, and widow of William H. Fowler.

She is survived by two daughters, Cindy Denton of Tulsa, Okla., and Debbie Hensley of Harrison; two sons, Denny Fowler of Conway and Don Fowler of Russellville; one sister, Ruth Compton of Greenwood, Miss.; one brother, Cecil McDaniel of Mississippi; and one granddaughter, Cheryl Skiles.

Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, at the Knoxville Cemetery with Rev. Jimmy Milloway officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

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