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Almeda F. Umholtz

Almeda Flossie Umholtz, 92, of Ozark, mother of Curtis Umholtz of Clarksville, died Saturday, July 2, 2005, in Clarksville.

A native of Fort Smith, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Harriet Allsat Dobson, widow of George W. Umholtz, Pentecostal, and was preceded in death by two grandsons, Charles Darter and Jerry Patton; and two granddaughters, Nancy Bookout and Melody Prachyl.

She is survived by four daughters and two sons-in-law, Barbara J. Sanders and Bertha and Paul Williams, all of Ozark, Eva E. Patton of Altus, and Geneva and Fred Stover of Fort Smith; one other son and daughter-in-law, Ernest and Dorothy Umholtz of Springtown, Texas; one sister and brother-in-law, Dolly Dee and Kenneth Newman of California; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Hurbert and Betty Lou Dobson of Arkoma, Okla., and Clifford and Estelle Dobson of Fort Smith; numerous grandchildren including three granddaughters and spouses, Marie and Scott Salisbury of Altus, Rebecca and Earl Collins of Alix, and Teresa and Robert Dana of Ozark; and numerous great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, at Smith Mortuary Chapel in Charleston with burial to follow in the Hickory Ridge Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Kenny, Alan and Jerry Umholtz, Shawn Kirkpatrick, Bobby and Todd Sanders, and Burt and Mark Stover.

Bill H. Sullivan

Funeral for Bill H. Sullivan, 87, of Fort Smith was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, at Lewis Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith with Rev. George Crowden officiating.

Burial was in Coal Hill Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Chris Sullivan, Brad Sullivan, Marshall Fender and Wade Fender.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Sullivan died Friday, July 1, 2005, at Fort Smith Health and Rehabilitation Nursing Home. He was a son of the late John and Ella McGuire Sullivan, candy deliverer and was known as “The Candyman,” a salesman, World War II Navy veteran, member of Trinity Baptist Church of Fort Smith, and was preceded in death by his wife, Weda Sullivan; one daughter, Judy Fender; and one grandson, Brian Sullivan.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Debra Sullivan of Fort Smith; and four grandchildren, Chris Sullivan and wife, Kira, of Van Buren, Brad Sullivan of Dallas, Texas, Marshall Fender of Tahlequah, Okla., and Wade Fender of Florida.

Iva Mae Pyron

Iva Mae Pyron, 74, of Paris died Sunday, July 3, 2005, in Paris.

She was a gas station owner/operator, Pentecostal, widow of Loy Glen Pyron, daughter of the late Ted C. Columbus Penland, and was preceded in death by one son, Gary Glen Pyron.

Survivors include one daughter, Shirlene Ricketts of Altus; two sons, Ray Pyron and Ronnie Pyron, both of Altus; mother, Nettie Sampley Penland of Idaho; two sisters, Wanda Sharpton of Idaho and Sue Hurt of Van Buren; one brother, Bobby Penland of Ozark; and six grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday, July 8, at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Sammy Alverson and Rev. Ronnie Lee officiating. Burial will be in Nichols Chapel Cemetery at Altus.

Active pallbearers will be Don Phillips, Raymond Becker, Donald Hurst, Lynn Day, Jack McCormick, and Jimmy Cline.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dale Pyron, Hershal Pyron, Rick Pyron, Jim Gowing, Robert Ferguson, Kevin Hurt, and Mike Jones.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 7, at Shaffer Funeral Home in Ozark.

Patty B. Sheppard

Patty Boen Sheppard, 55, of Fayetteville died Friday, June 24, 2005, in Fayetteville.

She was a native of Deer, a Pentecostal, and was preceded in death by her mother, Lucille Peoples.

Survivors include her husband, Ronnie Sheppard; one daughter, Melissa Cady of Siloam Springs; one son, Ronnie Joe Sheppard of Booneville; father and stepmother, James and Shirley Boen of Clarksville; three sisters, Janet McGinnis of Alma and Yvonne Williams and Karen Cagle, both of Ozark; one brother, LeRoy Boen of Paris; and four grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, June 27, at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with Rev. Timothy Gray officiating. Burial was in Belt Cemetery at Ozark.

Pallbearers were Lanny and Heath McGinnis, LeRoy Boen, David Williams, Greg Cady, and Michael Sirratt.

William Hickman Jr.

William Lee (Bill) Hickman Jr., 14, of London died Monday, July 4, 2005, at the home of his parents, Cindy and Rev. William Lee Hickman Sr.

He was a native of Russellville, member of the seventh grade class of Russellville Middle School, where he played trumpet in the band and was a participant in the 2004 Christmas concert of the band, was a licensed minister and an active member of the Lighthouse Christian Center in Clarksville where he played the bass guitar.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by one brother, Stephen Hickman of London; one sister, Rebekah Hickman of London; paternal grandparents, John D. Hickman Sr. of Russellville and Wilma Walker of Russellville; maternal grandparents, Reba Holt of Russellville and Roger Upton of the Piney Community; two great-grandmothers, Hazel Stutts and Ruby Upton, both of Russellville; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 7, at the First Assembly of God Church in Russellville with Rev. Glen McGuire and Rev. Jerry Schlinker officiating.

Burial will be in Pisgah Cemetery at Pottsville under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.

Uncles and cousins will serve as active pallbearers while the Russellville Middle School seventh grade class, the Gales, will be honorary pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, at Shinn Funeral Service in Russellville.

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