Conway Watson, age 90, of Buckner, Arkansas died Sunday, September 3, 2006 at his residence. He was born June 8, 1916 in Lafayette County, Arkansas. Mr. Watson was retired from Bio State oil Company, member of The First Baptist Church in Stamps, member of the American Legion, a Mason, a fifty year member of The Chapter of York Rite and a member of The Scottish Rite. He was preceded in death by: his parents; a son, Robert Garner Watson; a sister, Nell Elledge; brother, J.T. "Jack" Watson; and by a nephew, Kenneth Wade Elledge.
He is survived by: a brother, Marvin E. Watson of Big Springs, TX; sister, Martiel Thomas of Buckner; two nieces, Joyce Robbins and Paulette Kerr; nephew, Marvin E. Watson, Jr.; a host of grand nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, September 6, 2006 at Smith Funeral Home in Stamps with burial in Sardis Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Stamps.
Geneva B. McKamie
Geneva B. McKamie, age 87, of Stamps, Arkansas died Saturday, September 2, 2006 in the Vivian Health Care Center in Vivian, Louisiana. She was born September 6, 1918 in Lewisville, Arkansas. Mrs. McKamie was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Stamps where she taught The Mary Hart Sunday School Class for many years. She was also the co-owner of The Two Sisters Store in Stamps for many years and was preceded in death by her parents, Otho and Flossie Turner and by her husband, Herman McKamie.
She is survived by: a daughter and son-in-law, Naomi and Frank Carroll of Vivian, LA; brother and sister-in-law, Lavern and Erlene Vines of Hope, AR; two sisters, Corrine Brockman of Magnolia, AR and Elvidean Madlock of Hope; special brother-in-law, Wayne McKamie and his wife Velna of Oklahoma City, OK; a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, September 5, 2006 at Smith Funeral Home with Rev. Joe Dickey and Rev. Wayne Johnson officiating and burial in Lakeside Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Stamps.
W.H. (Woody) Waters
W.H. (Woody) Waters, age 87, of Goliad, Texas, formerly of Beaumont, Texas and El Dorado, Arkansas passed away Friday, September 1, 2006. He was born December 18, 1918 in Rosston, Arkansas to the late Thomas Christopher and Rachel Camp Waters of Rosston. Mr. Waters retired from PPG Industries of Beaumont. He also served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of the Stamps Masonic Lodge. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Russell Waters and sisters marion Riddick, Pauline Martin and Lettie Martin.
Survivors include: one son, Larry Waters of Goliad; two daughters, mary A. McLauclin of Beaumont; Judith J. Sunderland of Osterville, MA; one brother, David Waters of Shreveport, LA; nine grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at 10:00 am on Monday, September 4, 2006 at the Columbia Cemetery in Waldo, Arkansas.
Rosie M. Stewart
Rosie M. Stewart, age 83, of Montain Pine, Arkansas died Tuesday, August 29, 2006 at National Park Medical Center in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was born September 9, 1922 in Shongaloo, Louisiana to Talton F. Webb and Candy Strong. She was a member of Immanuel Christian Fellowship Church and a retired nursing assistant from St. Joseph's Hospital and Ouachita Job Corp. She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, L.J. Stewart; a daughter, Louvenia Williamson; a son, W.C. Ellis; a grandson, Richard Ellis; and one great grandson, Chris Sargent.
Survivors include: her children, Roy Ellis of Wytheville, VA, Steve Ellis of Hot Springs, AR, Jessie L. Stewart of Mtn. Pine, Luerene Burris, Cathleen Walker & Rose Blevins, all of Mtn. Pine; sisters, Ola Johnson of Buckner, AR, Annie L. Watson of Pine Bluff, AR, Christine Carter of Muskegon, MI, and Christell Anderson of Shreveport, LA; brothers, Floyd Webb of Waldo, AR and Sammy Webb of Hot Springs; twenty-four grandchildren, fifty six great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.
Services were held at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 2, 2006 at Immanuel Christian Fellowship Church in Hot Springs with Pastor Fred Nicholson officiating and burial at Buckner Community Cemetery in Buckner, Arkansas.
John Alfred Ross, Jr
John Alfred Ross, Jr., age 73, of Lewisville, Arkansas died Tuesday, August 29, 2006 at his residence. He was born April 8, 1933 in Forrest City, Arkansas. Mr. Ross was a Navy-Marines veteran, member of the American Legion Post #1000, member of First United Methodist Church of Lewisville, and a retired painting contractor. He was preceded in death by his parents, John A. Ross, Sr. and Bessie Huges Ross, and by a sister, Ann Hamilton.
He is survived by: his wife, Gloria Ross of Lewisville; his son, John A Ross, III of Orange, TX; three daughters, Kelly & husband Lester Bill of Cyprus, CA, Michelle McLaughlin of Lewisville, and Christine & husband David Franks of Lewisville; brother, Charles William Ross of West Helena, AR; sister, Christine Triplett of Lewisville; six grandchildren, two great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Willie Eva Adams
Willie Eva Adams, age 94, of Bradley, Arkansas died Monday, August 28, 2006 at her residence. She was born June 7, 1912 in Columbia County, Arkansas to the late Robert and Martha Eva Adams. Ms. Adams was a farmer and dairy owner who loved her animals. She had a deep and abiding love for her church. She was preceded in death by: her parents; two sisters, Clara Sneed and Thelma Cheatham; and by four brothers, Sid Adams, R.T. Adams, Pierce Adams, and Carl Adams, Sr.
She is survived by: a number of nieces and nephews; very special friends: Roger Smith of Runnels, IA and Audrey Estes of Bradley; and a host of other friends.
Memorial services were held at The Bradley Methodist Church in Bradley at 2:00 pm on Friday, September 1, 2006 with Rev. Spencer Plumley officiating.
Thurman Teague, age 84, of Stamps, Arkansas died Thursday, August 17, 2006 at the Homestead Manor Nursing Home in Stamps. He was born November 6, 1921 in Buckner, Arkansas to the late Carl and Mary Teague.
Mr. Teague was a member of the First Baptist Church in Stamps, Masonic Lodge #121, Order of The Eastern Star #415, former Stamps City Councilman and retired from Stamps School District. He was preceded in death by: his wife, Dorothy Teague; son, Donnie Teague; twin brother, Herman Teague; and several brothers and sisters.
He is survived by: daughter & son-in-law, Nancy & Thomas Nix of Stamps; son & daughter-in-law, Lonnie & Sandy Teague of Buckner, AR; brother, Carl Teague, Jr., of Hot Springs, AR; sisters, Lynda Knighton, Clara Festervan, and Betty Allen, all of Texarkana, Shirley Steadman of Shreveport, LA, and Marguerite Harbour of Magnolia, AR; grandchildren, John Nix, Jake Nix, Lonnie Teague, Jr., Jason Teague, Christy Husted and Trisha Munoz; seven great grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 19, 2006 at Lakeside Cemetery with Rev. Mike Turner officiating under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Stamps.
Barbara Joyce Bobo
Barbara Joyce Bobo, age 50, of Hope, Arkansas died Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at the Medical Park Hospital in Hope. She was born March 13, 1956 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Mrs. Bobo was a nurse and a member of the Anderson Baptist Church at Springhill, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Goodwin, Jr., a son, James Marvin Russell, and a granddaughter, Courtney Goodwin.
She is survived by: her husband, Mike Bobo of Hope; mother, Mary Jo Gregory of Bodcaw, AR; son, Jason Goodwin of Springhill, AR; step-son, Charlie Bobo of Springhill, AR; step-daughter, Melissa martin of Laneburg, AR; brother, Gary Goodwin of Magnolia, AR; four step-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm on Friday, August 4, 2006 at Smith Funeral Home in Stamps, Arkansas with Rev. Gary Goodwin and Rev. Jerry Evans officiating and burial in Union Cemetery at Bodcaw, Arkansas under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Stamps.
Dr. Robert H. Harrison
Dr. Robert H. Harrison, age 84, of Houston, Texas died Saturday, July 29, 2006. He was born April 28, 1922 in Lockesburg, Arkansas. He was a graduate of Lockesburg High School, the then henderson State Teachers' College, and the University of Arkansas School of Medicine. He practiced Family Medicine in Lewisville, Arkansas from 1948 until 1962; then, after a residency at UAMS, he practiced Psychiatry in Texarkana and Little Rock. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Roy and Lucy Hull Harrison, and by his sister, Ruth Harrison Bales.
He is survived by: a son, David H. Harrison and his wife Inez; two daughters, Katherine Harrison and her husband Clyde Watkins, and Jane Harrison Lowy and her husband David Lowy; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.