Ada Lou King
Memorial services for Ada Lou King, 71, of Roswell, N. M., who died Friday, Jan. 19, 2007, at her home, was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory in Roswell, N. M.
She was a native of Clarksville, daughter of the late James Monroe (Mon) and Ruby Leona Blackburn King, received a bachelor’s degree in biology at the University of the Ozarks, did graduate work at the University of Arkansas and Eastern New Mexico University, taught six years outside of RISD and 29 years in the RISD at Pecos and Edgewood Elementaries, Roswell High in the Vocational Core for Potential Dropouts, retired at Del Norte Elementary, and was named an “Outstanding Educator for 1977-78” by the Roswell Optimist Club. She was a supporter of the Roswell Humane Society and CASA.
Survivors include one sister, Sandra L. Morris; nieces, Leslie Guise and Misty Morris, all of North Little Rock; great-nieces, Kristin Morris of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Maya and Sabrina Johnson of Little Rock; great-nephews, James Lattin and Armando Hernandez of North Little Rock; and numerous cousins.
Brandy Lynne Martin
Brandy Lynne Martin, 21, of Knoxville died Monday, Jan. 22, 2007, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.
She was a certified nurses aide, daughter of the late Sherry Lynne Mason Boen, and granddaughter of the late Charles Mason Jr., the late W. T. Boen, and the late Effie Boen.
Survivors include her husband, Billy Martin; one daughter, Haven Shay Martin of Knoxville; one son, Dawson Lee Boen of Knoxville; father, Odell Boen of Clarksville; one brother, Christopher Lee Boen of Clarksville; and grandmother, Nora Mason of Oark.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Salus Free Holiness Church with Rev. Robert Boen and Rev. David Willis officiating.
Burial will be in Oark Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Active pallbearers will be Brandon Charles Snider, Duston Edward Suggs, Ronnie Darrel Turner, Justin Allen Edwards, Anthony Michael Mason, and James Howard Hamilton.
Honorary pallbearers will be John Edward Mason, James Davis and Joe Knuckles.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Billy W. Qualls
Billy Wayne Qualls, 46, of Clarksville died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2007, at his home.
He was a driller.
Survivors include his wife, Julia Ann Clair Qualls; two daughters, Casey Leigh Qualls and Leslie Dawn Qualls, both of Clarksville; one son, Jacob Homer Qualls of Clarksville; parents, Homer Lester Qualls and Margaret Ruth Rhett Qualls of Clarksville; one brother, Larry Don Qualls of Clarksville; and one sister, Janet Lynne Bazyk of Clarksville.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at Roller-Cox Funeral Chapel with Rev. Leo Villines, Rev. Amos Pledger and Dennis Daniel officiating. Burial was in Houston Cemetery at Alix.
Active pallbearers were Dennis Daniel, Larry Qualls, Tony Bazyk, Wendell Woodard, Brian Clinton, Brandon Felkins, J. R. Peterson, Don Sampley and Ray Qualls.
Honorary pallbearers were Bruce Ailstock, Dale Dikeman and Bobby Crynes.
Chester C. Garrett
Chester C. Garrett, 88, of Malvern died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007, at St. Joseph’s Mercy Health Center in Hot Springs.
A native of Clarksville, he was a son of the late Dee A. and Effie M. Garrett, 1938 graduate of Clarksville High School, and veteran of the United States Army stationed at Aberdeen, Md., and served in World War II. He moved to Malvern in 1952, where he was owner/operator of Garrett’s Service Station for many years prior to being employed by Reynolds Cable Plant Maintenance Department until retirement in 1985.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Daniel Garrett; and one niece, Danella Garrett.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Kay Wurm and husband, Mike, and Dee Ann Scott and husband, Rusty, all of Hot Springs; three grandchildren, Julie M. Wurm of Bryant, Keith Eifert of Conway, and Laura E. Wurm of Hot Springs; one sister, Wilma Mincher of Clarksville; one sister-in-law, Joanne Garrett of Conway; two nephews, Gary McGee and Dickey Garrett; and companion, Nellie Milburn of Hot Springs.
The body will be cremated with a committal to be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Atkinson Funeral Home of Malvern.
Memorials may be made to the National Park Community College Foundation Scholarship Fund for Automotive Student Scholarships or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Glenna Jo Scott
Glenna Jo Scott, 66, of Dover died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007, at AMI St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville.
She was a native of Russellville, daughter of the late Charles Joe and Irene Williams Elliott, valedictorian of the 1958 Dover High School graduating class, member of the All Saints Episcopal Church, widow of James A. Scott, and retired after 23 years with K-Mart having assisted in opening the Russellville store as its personnel manager in addition to holding various other managerial positions.
She is survived by her husband, Doyle Cobb; two sons, Allen Scott of Bryant and Richard Cobb of Pensacola, Fla.; two daughters, Roberta Jo Burghardt of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Jana Reidy of Palm Harbor, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Andrew Scott and Jonathan Scott of Bryant, Amber Burghardt and Billy Burghardt of Colorado Springs, Colo., Megan Reidy Ferrar of Tampa, Fla., Phillip Michael Cobb and Sara E. Cobb of Pensacola, Fla.; one great-grandchild, Nathaniel Burghardt of Colorado Springs, Colo.; five sisters, Mary Nell Cotton of Marshall, Nadine Ramsey of Clarksville, Thelma Irene Buky of Virginia Beach, Va., Suzie Wetzel of Dover, and Charlene Wyatt of Sherwood; and one brother, Charles Leonard (Bill) Elliott of Clarksville.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, at All Saints Episcopal Church with Rev. Evelyn Hornaday officiating.
Burial will be in Linker Mountain Cemetery at Dover under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service.
Memorials may be made to the All Saints Episcopal Church, 501 S. Phoenix, Russellville, AR 72801.
Allie Kathleen Williams, 76, of Mulberry, grandmother of Brittany Willis of Hartman, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007, at her home.
A native of Cecil, she was a member of the Mulberry First Assembly of God Church and the Women’s Ministries and the Alma Camp of the Gideons Ladies Auxiliary, and retired employee of Pradco (Mulberry plant) after 18 years of service.
Survivors include her husband of 53 1/2 years, Travis Williams; one daughter, Judy Weese of Alma; two sons, Ricky and Carl Williams, both of Mulberry; two sisters, Helen Bean and Katie Nicklas, both of Van Buren; three other grandchildren, Myranda Weese of Alma, Brandon Comer of Branch, and Tasha Meinardus of Mulberry; three great-grandchildren, Brayden Meinardus, and Lochlan and Blaine Comer; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral was at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Mulberry First Assembly of God Church with Rev. Dade Kindrix officiating.
Burial was in New Cemetery at Mulberry under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home.
Active pallbearers were David Willis, Brandon Comer, Dewayne Jones, Jackie Williams, Maurice Inge and Melton Carter.
Honorary pallbearers were the Mulberry First Assembly of God Church Women’s Ministries and the Alma Camp of the Gideons Ladies Auxiliary.
Memorials may be made to the Mulberry First Assembly of God Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 252, Mulberry, AR 72947.
Lucille V. Weishaupt Beumer, 92, of Las Vegas, Nev., widow of Thomas Beumer of Coal Hill, died Dec. 17, 2006.
A native of Alix, she was a 1932 graduate of Ozark High School, former resident of Chicago, Ill, where she was a hairdresser, and was preceded in death by one son, Terrence; one granddaughter, Leslie Beumer; and four sisters, Lillian Watkins, Helen Gean, Jack Faye Hardy, and Dorothy Fuqua.
Survivors include one daughter, Madonna Kempa; one son, Tommy; eight grandchildren, James Dilbeck, Debra Jennings, Stan Kempa Jr., Laura Newbrow, and Matt, Loni, Michael and Scott Beumer; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mildred F. Carter
Mildred F. Carter, 79, of Ozark died Friday, Jan. 19, 2007, in the Ozark Nursing Home.
A native of Hartman, she was a daughter of the late Rev. Jack and Myrtle Stepp Johnson, and member of the Assembly of God Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Debbie Gibson and husband, Terry, of Fort Smith and Sheila Carter Smith and husband, Bobby, of Ozark; two sons, Harold Thomas and Jerry Thomas, both of Booneville; one sister, Emilee Smith of California; two grandchildren, Brittany Smith of Ozark and Heather Jones of Magazine; and four great-grandchildren, Jordan Jones, Taylor Walker, Hayden Walker, and Braedon Walker.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. John Hamby officiating. Burial was in Hays Chapel Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Dennis Permann, Chris Hunt, Maxie Rofkahr, Josh Gilbert, Leo Stepp, and Tim Jackson.
Marie Cline, 84, of Ozark, mother of Travis Cline of Clarksville, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2007, at Ozark.
She was born in Oklahoma, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Woodson Eastep, widow of Thelbert T. Cline, and preceded in death by one son.
She is survived by six daughters, Lois Covert of Oskaloosa, Kan., Ruby Sheppard of Bidville, Ruth McCartney, Flois McDonner and Ester Pledger of Ozark, and Betty Richard of Altus; three other sons, Jimmy Cline of Altus, and Rick Cline and Timmy Cline of Ozark; one sister, Veta Mae Williams of Thackerville, Okla.; and numerous grandchildren.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at Shaffer Funeral Home in Ozark with Rev. Jan Akins officiating. Burial was at Porter Cemetery in Johnson County.
Grandchildren served as active and honorary pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to Peachtree Hospice, 4300 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72903 or the American Cancer Society, 901 N. University, Little Rock, AR 72207.
Margaret Terrill, 85, of Hartman died Friday, Jan. 19, 2007, at Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock.
She was a native of Fernwood, daughter of the late Issac and Thelma Goodin Tipton, widow of Wallace Terrill, and was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Silas Tipton.
Survivors are two sons, Darrell Terrill and Ray Terrill and wife, Andrea, all of Hartman; three sisters, Nadean Bradley of Clarksville, Laverne Kerr of Hartman, and Louise Mills of Atkins; one brother, J. D. Tipton and wife, Carolyn, of Clarksville; one grandchild, Steven Ray Terrill of Palco, Kan.; and one great-grandchild, Whitney Terrill of Clarksville.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 22, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. David Zeiler officiating. Burial was in Hays Chapel Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jim Terrill, Greg Rainey, Dustin Rainey, Richard Lee Mills, Brian Tipton and Randy Cowell.
Orlee L. Currier
Orlee L. Currier, 95, of Cave Junction, Ore., died Dec. 15, 2006, at Rogue Valley Medical Center in Medford, Ore. Interment was at Laurel Cemetery in Cave Junction, Ore. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at Valley Evangelical Free Church in Cave Junction, Ore., where he attended.
He was a former resident of Lamar where he was instrumental in starting the development called Currier Acres.
He was born in Lansing, Mich., to Orlando and Eugena Currier, was on the high school track team and became a state champion. At 14, he went to work for Michigan Airways, was a stunt pilot and became the 874th licensed aircraft mechanic in the United States at the age of 16. He worked in the aircraft industry in Washington and in a missile site in Roswell, N. M.
He served in World War II in the Army Air Corps as a belly gunner in a B-17 bomber flying missions over Europe. He worked on the aircrafts of Amelia Earhart, Charles Lindberg and Howard Hughes. He was also a building contractor and real estate developer and was preceded in death in 1999 by his wife, Dorothy Surine Currier.
He is survived by two stepdaughters.
Memorials and/or comments may be sent to Barbara Hicks, P. O. Box 395, Cave Junction, OR 97523.
Ruth B. Whitted
Ruth B. Whitted, 79, of Palestine, Texas, died Jan. 19, 2007, at Palestine Regional Hospital.
She was a native of Hagarville, daughter of the late Ira and Elsie Birkhead, Baptist, member of the Order of the Eastern Star Crosby Chapter No. 261 in Highlands, Texas, registered nurse for 44 years, former director of nurses at Buffalo Hospital, and owner of Dilly Dally Boutique in Jewett, Texas, for several years.
Survivors include her husband, E. W. Whitted; two sons, Dennis Whitted and wife, Susan, of Highlands, Texas, and Tommy Whitted of Farrar, Texas; one grandson, Dennis Wayne Whitted of Atascocita, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 22, at Ricks-Bowers Funeral Home Chapel in Jewett, Texas, with Rev. Barron Harris officiating. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Elden (Smitty) Smith, Jerry Duke, Rudy Hibbeler, Ken Phillips, Billy Bob Evans, and Harold Sumrall.
Honorary pallbearers were Charlie Johnson, Cleve Walker, Buck Gillenwater, and Joe Berreth.
Theodore L. Cooley
Theodore Lee Cooley, 87, of Mountain Grove, Mo., formerly of London, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007, at St. John’s Regional Health Center in Springfield, Mo.
He was a native of Dewey, Okla., son of the late William Frederick and Elsie Mable Doane Cooley, and former resident of California and Douglas County in the Drury, Mo., area. He joined the CCC prior to graduating from Mountain Grove (Missouri) High School in 1941. He also joined the United States Horse Cavalry Division which later became the United States 9th Armored Division and served in the European Theater, Battle of The Bulge, and spearheaded crossing the Rhine River en route to Berlin before being honorably discharged in 1945. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Norwood, Mo., and of the American Legion Post 30 in Mountain Grove, Mo.
He was preceded in death by one son, Lt. William (Bill) Lee Cooley; three brothers, Orville Cooley, Landon Cooley and Frederick Cooley; and four sisters, Janice Wade, Hazel Schumann, Ida Cooley, and Joan McGinnis.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Margaret Burge Cooley; one son, Patrick Cooley and wife, Cindy, of North Little Rock; one daughter, Shirley Smith and husband, Joe, of Mountain Grove, Mo.; two sisters, Frances Sutherland and Janie Hicks, both of Mountain Grove, Mo.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home in Mountain Grove, Mo., with Rev. John Luther officiating. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jason Cooley, Bob Cope, Ronnie Dobbs, Larland Mayfield, Tom Cooley, Rick Allen, Charles Lambert, Joshua Poore, Darrell Cooley, Dain Lambert, Wayne Sutherland, and Wes Lambert.
Roy Wood, 77, of Clarksville died Friday, Jan. 19, 2007, at Paris Health and Rehabilitation Center.
He was a son of the late Charles Mack and Dovie Jane Smith Wood, grandson of the late Hillard and Rodie Wood, farmer, Baptist, Veteran of Foreign Wars, served in the Korean War, and was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Wood.
He is survived by one brother, Floyd Lawson Wood and wife, Dena, of Salem, Ore.; four sisters, Dorothy Frogue and Willa Mae Taylor, both of Clarksville, Bonnie Taylor and husband, Jack, of Santa Maria, Calif., and Easter Earnest and husband, Mark, of Harrison; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The body was cremated.
Local arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.