Larry Don Bishop, 50, of Batesville died Friday, March 11, 2011, in a Jonesboro hospital.
Born Jan. 15, 1961, in Wichita, Kan., he was the son of Tommy and Ann Hall Bishop. He was a self-employed construction worker and was of the Pentecost faith.
Survivors include his parents of Batesville; a son, Dustin Bishop of Batesville; and a sister, Kathy Milligan of Cave City.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Willis Funeral Service Chapel in Batesville with the Rev. M.D. Parmley officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Batesville.
HARDY — Mildred Murphy Andrews, 93, of Hardy died Saturday, March 12, 2011, in an Ash Flat nursing home.
She was a homemaker and a retired secretary.
Survivors include two sons, William Andrews of Little Rock and Allan Andrews of Blytheville; and a grandson, Stephen Andrews.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hardy First United Methodist Church with Brian Nix Hall officiating. Arrangements are by Heath Funeral Home Oak Hill Chapel in Highland.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorials may be made to Hardy United Methodist Church.
SANDTOWN — Mary Ann Reynolds, 83, of Sandtown died Wednesday, March 9, 2011, in a Batesville hospital.
Born June 26, 1927, at Trenton, Conn., she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Buckler. She was a homemaker, worked at a cannery in California and was a licensed practical nurse. She was of the Catholic faith.
Survivors include her husband of 60 years, John R. Reynolds; two daughters, Jackie Sullivan of Antioch, Calif., and Debra Reynolds of Forrest City; a grandson, John Sullivan of Cave City; and several nephews and nieces.
SIDNEY — Robert Lynn Weston, 57, of Sidney died Wednesday, March 9, 2011, in Batesville.
Born Feb. 14, 1954, in Pocahontas, he was the son of James and Lorna Adams Weston. He was employed at Blue Bird Sand Company in Mount Pleasant.
Survivors include a brother, Jim Weston of Sidney; a sister, Jean Lines of Fredericktown, Mo.; two nephews, John Weston of Sidney and Donald Lines of Fredericktown; a niece, Becky Edwards of Sidney; and seven great-nephews, Wendell Edwards, Weston Edwards, Jonathon Weston, Micah Weston, Jerico Weston, Dakota Weston and Josiah Weston.
Guyneth Dolores "Dee" Tyree, age 78, of Cherokee Village, died Sunday, February 3, 2008, in Salem, Ark.
Dee held a Masters Degree in nursing and was a nurse for the Decatur School District. After moving to Arkansas Dee opened a flower shop in Cherokee Village, and also worked for White River Home Health. She worked with the historical society of Cherokee Village, was community oriented and enjoyed reading.
She was the daughter of the late Guy Purdue and the late Fleta (Shively) Purdue.
She is survived by Two Daughters: Rebecca Thurman of Cherokee Village and Lois J Burt of Canton, GA; and One Son, Mark Doss of Boon, IA .
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 10:30, at the Cherokee Village United Methodist Church, with Mark Doss and Jimmy Anderson officiating.
Dorothy Lorene (Beavers) Greenlee
Dorothy Lorene (Beavers) Greenlee, age 98, of Ash Flat, AR, died Monday, February 4, 2008, in Mountain Home, AR. She was a retired Salesclerk.
She was the daughter of the late Jay Beavers and the late Carrie (Street) Beavers.
She is survived by her Three Daughters: Betty McCarty of Republic, MO, Nina deMontmollin of Hot Springs ,Mary Benham of Cherokee Village; and one Son Robert Greenlee of Hannibal, MO. She is also survived by five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Friday, February 8, 2008. Funeral service will be at Heath Oak Hill Chapel at 2:00 PM Friday, Dr. Larry White officiating. Interment will be at Baker Cemetery in Ozark Acres, Ark.
Those wishing to leave an everlasting memorial might consider: Hospice House, 774 Long St. Mountain Home, AR 72653.
Norma E. Hall
Mrs. Norma E. Hall, age 80, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Thursday, February 14, 2008.
Norma was born in Equality IL to the late Allie and Thelma (Mondy) Cummins.
Norma worked as an insurance underwriter, and was a member of Beta Sigma Phi.
She is survived by her husband Linsey "Popo" Hall of Hardy; Two Daughters: Janice McPeak and Nancy Wedemeyer both of St Charles, IL; Four grandchildren and One great-grandchild.
Funeral service will be at Heath Oak Hill Chapel at 1:00 AM Saturday, February 16, 2008 with Floyd Rikard and Johnny Carter officiating.
Interment will follow in the Hardy Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 11:00AM until service time.
Those wishing to leave an everlasting memorial might consider Legacy Hospice, 106 Locust St, Salem, AR 72576 or Alzheimer's Association,225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17Chicago, Ill. 60601.
Lois W. Brader
Mrs. Lois W. Brader, age 84, of Cherokee Village., died Saturday, at Eaglecrest Nursing & Rehab in Ash Flat, Ark. .
She was in the Navy during WWII as a Wave and served in Washington D.C.
Survived by her sister Carol and Leonard Judickas her nieces, Julie Decker, Jill Elliot and Jennie Kirchwehm.
No services are scheduled.
Memorials can be made to the Cherokee Village United Methodist Church. P.O. Box 420 , 72525.
Ruth Cora Sanders
Ruth Cora Sanders, 93, died Saturday, February 16, 2008 at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem .
She was born in Sitka on May 19, 1914 to Jodi and Della Higginbottom. She was married to the late Eulman (E.W.) Sanders.
Mrs. Sanders was a homemaker and was a member of the Sitka Church of Christ. She enjoyed being with family, gardening, crocheting and cooking.
Survivors include her three sons, Ralph Sanders and his wife, Margaret, of New Palestine, Indiana; Benny Sanders of Williford and Charles Sanders of Williford. She is also survived by one sister, Pauline Payne of Caraway and one brother, Marvin Higginbottom; seven grandchildren, Gary Sanders, Greg Sanders, Connie (Sanders) Moore, Clark Sanders, Jody Sanders, Ruth Ann Sanders, and Lisa (Sanders) Young, plus 15 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Eulman (E.W.) Sanders, one sister Geneva Sanders, and one brother Jay Higginbottom.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Heath Funeral Home in Highland. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at Heath Funeral Home with Jack Richardson officiating. Interment will follow in Hopewell Cemetery near Sitka.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Paragould Children’s Home, 5515 Old Walcott Road, Paragould, AR 72450.
Robert E. Zeck
Robert Edmund Joseph Szczech born July 2, 1913, in Minneapolis, MN died February 21, 2008 in Salem AR.
Bob, as he was known, was a retired lawyer, he was a graduate of De La Salle High School, Minneapolis, MN and a graduate of William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN. Bob practiced law in Minnesota until his retirement in 1978, when he moved to Cherokee Village, Arkansas. He also practiced for a short time while in AR.
He married Mary M. Bachler on July 3 1933, in Minneapolis. She died on Dec. 20, 1991. There were born unto this marriage 4 daughters and 3 sons: Barbara Ann Murphy (Russell) of Chaska, MN; Janice Carol McCarthy of Green Bay, WI; Gerald Anthony Zeck (Pamela) of Sarasota, FL; Gregory Robert Zeck (Jennifer) of Richfield, MN; Kathleen Mary Corey of St. Paul, MN; Jeanne Marie Zeck (partner Mark Vincent) of Jacksonville, IL and Robert Michael Zeck, who died in June 1995.
Robert is also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
On April 8, 1995 he married Louise R. Nichols of Cherokee Village, they moved to Horseshoe Bend one month later.
Bob was always involved in Church activities wherever he lived. In Minneapolis, he was also active in the Lyn – Lake Lions Club for ten years. In Cherokee Village and Horseshoe Bend he belonged to the Kiwanis Club. In addition, he and Mary were actively involved in the Pro-Life movement for many years. They both worked with Fran Hayes when she started the Alpha Pregnancy Problem Center of Batesville. Bob joined the Knights of Columbus in 1952 and held many offices in local councils and in the Fourth Degree Assembly.
A Mass for Bob will be held on Wednesday February 27, 2008 at 9:00Am, at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Horseshoe Bend with Father Venantius Preske officiating. A memorial service will be held at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Cherokee Village at a later date.
In lieu of flowers please send donation to the local chapter of the Knights of Columbus, or the Alpha Pregnancy Problem Center of Batesville, 141 W. Main St. Box 3745, Batesville, AR. 72503
Wilburn Allen Wortham
Mr. Wilburn Allen Wortham, age 71, of Paragould, Ark., died Friday, February 22, 2008, at his residence in Paragould, Ark.
He is survived by Four Sons: Randy Allen Wortham, Tony Dewayne Wortham, Jeffery Scott Wortham all of Paragould and Doug Wortham of Cherokee Village; Two Daughters: Donna Sue Howard and Tabatha Sweeney both of Paragould. He is also survived by Two Brothers: Edward Wortham of Paragould and Ewell Wortham of Murray, KY; Several Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held Sunday, February 24, 2008 at Woodland Heights Cemetery in Rector.
Richard F. Brittingham
Mr. Richard Frank Brittingham, age 89, of Hardy, died Sunday, February 24, 2008, at Eaglecrest Nursing & Rehab in Ash Flat, Ark. Before retiring Mr. Brittingham was a Supervisor at the St. Louis County Health Unit, before moving to Missouri Richard worked as a Funeral Director and Embalmer in Little Rock AR.
He was the son of the late Richard Brittingham and the late Willie (Reid) Brittingham.
He is survived by a daughter Judy Ann Lane of Hardy. He is also survived by a grand-daughter Carrie Bourdow and Husband Tony of Lansdale, PA; and three grandchildren Jenna, Emily and Nicholas Bourdow all of lansdale, PA.
Funeral service will be at Heath Oak Hill Chapel at 11:00 AM Friday, February 29, 2008, with Rev Thomas Rhoades
officiating. Interment will follow in Baker Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Friday, before the service.
William W. Black
Mr. William Warren Black, age 83, of Mammoth Spring, AR, died Tuesday, February 26, 2008, at his Residence in Mammoth Spring, AR.
Mr. Black served in the Army during WWII.
He is survived by, Three Sons: Mr. Tim Black of Mammoth Spring, AR, Richard Black of Peel, AR, and Pat Black of Shrevport, LA; Thirteen grandchildren and Ninteen great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Oaklawn Cemetery in Jonesboro, AR, at 2:00 Pm Saturday, March 1, 2008. Flowers can be sent to 1102 Vine St. Jonesboro, AR 72401.
Kenneth Franklin King
Kenneth Franklin King, age 77, of Cherokee Village, died Tuesday, March 4, 2008, at the Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat, Arkansas surrounded by the love of his family.
Kenneth was born on January 12, 1931 Rector Arkansas to Jewell King and Marie (Duffel) King. Kenneth graduated from Rector High School in 1949 and Later that year married Mary Virginia Morris on August 6, 1949 in Detroit, Michigan, while Kenneth was working at the Cadillac Motor Company. Kenneth entered into the U.S. Army in 1952and was stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri where he served as a Drill Instructor/Drill Sergeant. After finishing his service in the Army Kenneth returned to Arkansas and earned his accounting degree from Arkansas State University in May of 1959.
Kenneth moved his family to Hardy, Arkansas in 1959 and worked as an accountant for Ralph Johnson in the Hidden Valley Development Company. Kenneth served as the General Manager for the Woodland Hills Development Company until 1962. In 1963 Kenneth established the King Agency Real Estate which provided real estate, insurance and accounting services. King Agency Real Estate remained in business in the same location for 31 years from 1963 until 1992, when Kenneth entered into business with Ron Rhodes and started the King Rhodes Real Estate business. Kenneth continued with the business until he retired in 1996.
Kenneth was a well known figure in both business and civic affairs in Sharp County as well as the surrounding region. He served as a Director on the Board of First National Bank in Batesville, Arkansas; a Director of the area Boy Scouts of America and was one of the original members of the Board of Directors for the Eastern Ozarks Hospital in Cherokee Village. Kenneth was active in helping establish the Chamber of Commerce in the Spring River area. He served on the Finance Committee at the First Baptist Church of Hardy, where he and his family were members. Kenneth was also very involved in the activities of the Highland School system, where he worked for many years with the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and served on the Highland School Board.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Virginia (Morris) King of Cherokee Village; his mother, Marie (Duffel) Blan and step-father, Fred Blan; and a brother, Miles King.
He is survived by his three children: Kevin King and wife Lita; Deanna (King) Strobbe and husband Greg; and Joel King and wife Kim, all of Highland; Six grandchildren, including Kara (King) McEntire and husband Jeff, Brett Strobbe, Erika King, Kolby King, Preston King and Landon Strobbe; great-grandchildren Kenzie McEntire and Mallory McEntire (and a third great-grandchild due in April).
Kenneth is also survived by a step-sister Martha Dean Wilson of Paragould and a sister-in-law Reba (Morris) Nolen of Marmaduke.
Pallbearers are Brett Strobbe, Kolby King, Preston King, Jeff McEntire and Kerry Evans.
Honorary Pallbearers are Linn Garner, Max Hill, Ronnie Qualls, Allie McBride, Donna Kelly, Dana Murphy, Paul Stovall, Jim Counts, Henry Gschwend, Karen Taylor and the Staff of Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Services will take place at the First Baptist Church of Hardy at 1:00 PM Friday, March 7, 2008, with Bro. Ferrell Duffel of Manila officiating. Interment will be in the Oaklawn Cemetery in Highland.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM Thursday at First Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: Sharp County Community Foundation at either FNBC, P.O. Box 8 Ash Flat, AR 72513 or Liberty Bank, 1927 US Hwy 62-412, Hardy, AR 72542
The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for their compassionate and loving care.