Josie Ellen Johnson, 73, of Russellville died Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include three sons and their families, Robby “Dee” Rodgers and wife Sharon, son Cole and daughter Kristy Ball, her husband, Marvin, and children of Alma; Britt Rodgers and wife, Rhonda, and daughters, Lezlee, Sarah and Amanda, all of Russellville; and Rick Rodgers and daughter, Kyra, of Del Ray Beach, Fla., daughter, Courtney Stewart and husband, Dustin, and Austin Rodgers and wife, Lindsey, and children of Wellington, Okla.
Services will be Monday at Sevier Funeral Home of Chickasha, Okla.
DANVILLE — Opal Jewel Scott, 85, of Danville died Thursday, March 31, 2005, at her home.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Cornwell Chapel. Burial will be in Upper Spring Creek Cemetery at Belleville by Cornwell Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Al Thomas, 85, a resident of Russellville, died Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center.
He was born Nov. 22, 1919, at Vanderbilt, Texas, to George Winfield and Alta Grace Leonard Thomas. He was an automobile mechanic, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and was a member of the Disabled American Veterans. He was preceded in death by his parents; and three sons, John Edward, Roy Douglas, and Troy Wayne Thomas.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Theresa E. Thomas; a son and daughter-in-law, Al and Shirley Thomas of Crow Mountain; two daughters and sons-in-law, Gail and Hollis Shadden of Dardanelle and Virginia and John Couch of Dover; a sister, Pearl Linker of Russellville; and four grandchildren, Kimberly Dobbs, Chanda Shadden, Jason Masters and Tyler Robbins.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Shinn Chapel with the Rev. Norman Chenowith officiating. Burial with military honors provided by the Rogers-Rye Post 2283 of V.F.W. will be in Old Baptist Cemetery at Russellville under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service.
Pallbearers will be Tyler Robbins, Jason Masters, John Couch, Brent Linker, Mark Linker and Russell Thomas.
Bernice “Mom” Chapman, 65, of Atkins, died Thursday, March 31, 2005, at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center.
She was born Sept. 3, 1939, at Morgan City, Louisiana to James and Nettie Verett Stinson. She was a devoted housewife who was very talented at arts and crafts and was a Mormon. She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Gary S. Chapman and Johnny Edmond Johnson; a daughter, Renae Lee Johnson; and two brothers, Floyd and Douglas Stinson.
Survivors include her son, Gary Stow Chapman II of Atkins; two daughters and sons-in-law, Denice R. and Ronnie Cross of Atkins and Sheri and Geoff Bingham of La Mesa, Calif.; a brother, Vernon Stinson of Safford, Ariz.; two sisters, Eva Damron of Duncan, Ariz., and Anna Walters of Mesa, Ariz.; and six grandchildren, Chenoa Johnson, Melissa Lebel, Gary Stow Chapman III, Kyle Cross, Kayleea Cross and James Cross.
The family will receive friends at Shinn Funeral Service from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The body was cremated, all other arrangements are private.
DANVILLE — Ruby Nell Pledger, 81, of Ola died Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at Chambers Memorial Hospital.
Born Nov. 10, 1923, at Waltreak, she was the daughter of the late Oscar and Mary Martin Wigley, and owner of Nell’s Beauty Shop in Mabelvale for 18 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Artemes Pledger; and a son, Hoyt Pledger.
Survivors include a son, Gerald Pledger of Ola; a daughter, Ann Abernathy of Ola; a brother, Buddy Wigley of Ola; grandchildren, Rhonda Anderson and Matthew Pledger of Russellville and Melissa Watts, Rachel Pledger and Nikki Pledger of Ola; and great-grandchildren, Mason Anderson, Julia Mills and Alex Mills of Russellville, and Elijah Pledger and Leandrea Pledger of Russellville.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cornwell Chapel. Burial will be in Sandlin Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home.
Dale G. Farmer, 76, a resident of Dover, died Friday, July 22, 2005, at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center.
He was born Sept. 1, 1928, at Lake City, Iowa, to Roy O. and Grace Schwitters Farmer. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Shriners for 50 years and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a master electrician, a former mechanic for Chevrolet, and was a truck driver for American Van Lines and Global Van Lines for more than 20 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Larry D. Farmer; two sisters, June Schug and Peggy Hughes Mason; and two brothers, Dean and Lee Roy Farmer.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Lois L. Wilson Farmer; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael B. and Donna C. Standridge Farmer of Dover; two granddaughters, Rachelle B. and Brandi L. Farmer, both of Dover; and numerous nephews and nieces.
The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Monday at Shinn Funeral Service.
Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Baird, Rod Mehaffy, Bud Mathers, Charlie Warnox, Randy Crow and Leon Reed.
Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Heart Hospital; 1701 South Shackleford Road; Little Rock, Ark. 72211.
Arrangements are under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service.
Kaylee Ann Scarborough, infant daughter of Luke R. and Amanda L. Schwitters Scarborough, was born and died Friday, July 22, 2005, at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include her parents, both of Russellville; a maternal grandmother, Paula Leamon of Russellville; a paternal grandmother, Edna Scarborough of Rose Bud; and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.
Arrangements are private by Shinn Funeral Service.
Ruby Lee Rodgers, 85, of Ola died Friday, July 22, 2005, at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville.
She was born May 20, 1920, in Ozark to the late Arch Waldo Sr. and the late Sallie Nordin Waldo. She was preceded in death by her parents; three husbands, Ellis Ketcherside, Armon Wade, and Fred Rodgers; two daughters, Caralee Ketcherside and Linda Ketcherside; one brother, Arch Waldo Jr.; and one sister, Jackie Robertson.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Evelyn Ketcherside of Ola; two daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Charles Lynch of Ola, and Anna and Randy Noe of Plainview; one sister, Wilma Nickles of North Little Rock; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Birta with Ron Whittle and Bobby Moore officiating. Burial will be in Birta Cemetery with arrangements by Bishop-Griffin Funeral Home in Greenbrier.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Cornwell Funeral Home at Danville.
John Walker Ailstock, 64, of Clarksville died Saturday, July 23, 2005, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.
Son of the late Alfred Edward and Melvina Persinger Ailstock, he was born Dec. 1, 1940, at Washington, D.C. He was retired from the U.S. Navy after 20 years of service. He was a graduate of Covington High School in Virginia and had a bachelor’s degree from Triden Tech in Charleston, S.C. He was a member of the Men’s Golf Association at Clarksville Country Club and a Vietnam War Veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Anna; sons, Alfred Edward Ailstock of Laughlin, Nev., Tim Ailstock of Naples, N.C., Mike Ailstock of Spartenburg, S.C., and Bruce Ailstock of Coal Hill; sister, Cheryl Holland of Clarksville; brother, Davis Ailstock of Jacksonville, N.C.; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with burial at Mount Vernon Cemetery in Clarksville.
Visitation will be 6-7 p.m. Monday at Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Wanetta Maxine “Peggy” Turner, 83, of Russellville died Saturday, July 23, 2005, at her home.
She was born July 6, 1922, at Green City, Mo., to Frank Leslie and Leona Scobee. She was a former as a nurse’s aide at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center and at local nursing homes. She was a member of The Journey in Russellville and enjoyed crocheting and sewing. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lonnie “Leon” Turner; two brothers, Bill and Less Scobee; and a daughter-in-law, Kimberly Anne Turner.
Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Bill Bailer of Springdale and James Leon and Carolyn Baggett Turner of Russellville; two stepdaughters, Billie Jo Sotto of London and Ada Sue of Los Angeles, Calif.; and three grandchildren, Susan Turner of Conway, Kelly Turner of Russellville, and Emmett of Russellville.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Shinn Chapel with Mark Evants and Steve Pyle officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service.
Pallbearers will be Leonard Krout, Fred Teague, Joe Hottinger, Bryan Bond, Danny Taylor and Tony Lee.
Visitation will be 6-7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.