Jeannie Burrow, 50, of Batesville died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1998, in a local hospital.
Born March 14, 1947, in Guymon, Okla., she was the daughter of Burnis Alfred Arnold and Faye Ellen Nash Ramsey.
Survivors include her mother of Mississippi; two brothers, Jerry Arnold of Mississippi and David Arnold of Heber Springs; and two sisters, Susan Bennett of Cushman and Janice Holloway of Mississippi.
She was preceded in death by her father.
A private burial was Wednesday in Kyler Cemetery under the direction of Willis Funeral Service of Batesville.
Wilma J. Heron, 52, of Batesville died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1998, in a Little Rock hospital.
Born July 1, 1945, in Golden Meadow, La., she was the daughter of the late Dida and Louise Trahan Guidry. She was a homemaker and of the Catholic faith.
Survivors include her husband, Leonard Heron of Batesville; a son, Byron Heron of Batesville; a stepson, John Heron of Fort Worth, Texas; three brothers, Paul Guidry and Ervin Guidry, both of Mississippi, and Junior Guidry of Louisiana; two step-brothers, Eddie Guidry and Louis Guidry, both of Louisiana; a stepsister, Ida Guidry of Louisiana; two grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister and two brothers.
The memorial Mass will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Batesville. Arrangements are by Willis Funeral Service of Batesville.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
Paul Pitts, 51, of Batesville died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1998, at his home.
Born in Sikeston, Mo., on Dec. 30, 1946, he was the son of the late Owen and Mertle Pitts.
Survivors include a son, Waylon Pitts of Batesville; a daughter, Jennifer Pitts of Batesville; two brothers, Doyle Pitts of Texas and Charles Pitts of Batesville; and a sister, Mertyle Alice Newton of Newark.
The graveside service will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant Valley Cemetery with pastor Mark Evants officiating. Arrangements are by Batesville Funeral Service.
Pallbearers will be Johnny Kelley, Ronnie Brown, Bob Francis, Glen Melton, Tommy Jones and Jerry Barnes.
Verna C. Clem, 92, of Strawberry died Monday, April 13, 1998, in a Batesville hospital.
Born in Cave City, she was the daughter of Jim Clark and Nora Rutledge Clark. She was a homemaker and a member of Rosebud Assembly of God in Saffell.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Leroy and Mildred Clem of Strawberry and Willie and Ethel Clem of Trumann; a daughter, Ruby Tippett of Strawberry; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Y.L. Clem; a son, L.J. Clem; a daughter, Lillie Mae Crouch; a brother, Lloyd Clark; and three sisters.
The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday at Rosebud Assembly of God in Saffell with the Rev. Leonard Smith and Rick Poole officiating. Burial will be in Ward Cemetery in Strawberry under the direction of Crouch-McGee Funeral Home of Cave City.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Dean Wilson, Denver Wilson, Ricky Clem, Ernest Clem, Leroy Clem, Carl Clem and George Gray.
Honorary pallbearers will be Paul David Huskey, James L. Wilson, Wandon Wilson, Dr. Andy Davidson, A.L. Moore and A.L. Bennett.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Dotson, Eddie Mae
TIFTON, Ga. - Eddie Mae Wyers Dotson, 71, of Tifton, Ga., died Wednesday, April 8, 1998, at her home.
Born Sept. 22, 1926, in Fayette County, Ala., she was the daughter of the late James Edgar and Elsie Wyers. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Tifton.
Survivors include her husband, Jessie A. Dotson; a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Debbie Dotson of Tifton; two daughters, Martha Ann Dotson and Pam Dotson, both of Tifton; three brothers, Lee Wyers of New Port Richie, Fla., James Wyers of Iowa and Edward Wyers of Batesville; a sister, Bobbie Paustian of Moline, Ill.; three grandchildren, Suzanne Hyde, Chris Dotson and Chad Dotson; and one great-grandchild, Lauren Dotson.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by a son and a sister.
The funeral began at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Elmer Carter and the Rev. Thomas Rash officiating. Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery under the direction of Bowen-Donaldson Funeral Home of Tifton.
Pallbearers were James Gardner, Jim Betts, Phillip Hamby, William Dotson, Dalon Dotson and Gary Hyde.
Myrtle Catherine Milligan Hynes, 101, of Jonesboro, formerly of Batesville, died Saturday, April 11, 1998, in a Jonesboro hospital.
Born April 7, 1897, in Batesville, she was the daughter of John and Lucinda Goforth Milligan. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church of Jonesboro.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Ruth H. and William W. Leonard of Jonesboro; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Coy Otto Hynes; two sons, Lloyd Hynes and Harry Wayne Hynes; her parents; three brothers; and three sisters.
The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. today at Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville with the Rev. Tim Morgan and the Rev. J.W. Blanks officiating. Burial will be in Lee's Chapel Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Vernon Cummings, Paul Cummings, Dick Milligan, Karry Phillips, Jimmy Romines and Jeff Roberts. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Fringer, Boyce Stroud and Harry Milligan.
J.B. "Buster" Nieman, 80, of Batesville died Monday, April 13, 1998, in a local hospital.
Born in Batesville, he was the son of Robert Benjamin Nieman and Fannie Lee Cummings Nieman. He was a retired maintenance supervisor with ConAgra.
Survivors include his wife, Jane Roach Nieman; two brothers, Charles Nieman of Oil Trough and Arthur Nieman of Cave City; two half-sisters, Mary Thomas of Greers Ferry and Judy Wood; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother; and three sisters.
The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday at Crouch-McGee Funeral Home of Cave City with Hoover Lewis, Bobby Shepherd and L.J. Gay officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery of Batesville.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Rhea Dean Smith Cooley, 62, of Batesville died Monday, April 13, 1998, in Batesville.
Born May 14, 1935, in Guion, she was the daughter of Hugh P. and Mary Lola Shelton Smith. She was a retired employee of McDonnell Douglas Corp. in Tulsa, Okla., and was a member of Corner Stone United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a son, Kelly McCance of Broken Arrow, Okla.; her parents, Hugh and Lola Smith of Oil Trough; a brother, Vaughn Smith of Oil Trough; three sisters, Nadine Warman of Columbia, Md., Virginia Sullivan of Oil Trough and Velma Van Meter of Huntington; and three grandchildren.
The graveside service will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday. Location will be announced later by Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.