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ARKANSAS - Sebastian County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 2

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Wednesday, 4 February 2009, at 8:16 p.m.

Thalbert McCurtain
HEAVENER — Thalbert “Dude” McCurtain, 61, of Heavener died Saturday, Aug. 21, 1999, in Fort Smith. He was a member of the Loving Baptist Church, a Vietnam veteran and a member of the LeFlore County Wolf Hunters Association.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. today at Loving Baptist Church in Heavener, with burial at Loving Cemetery in Heavener under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener.
He is survived by his wife, Judy; one daughter, Candi Maiden of Heavener; his mother, Gladys McCurtain of Heavener; two sisters, Irene Davis of Hodgen, Okla., and Jimmie Kirby of Sulphur, Okla.; and one grandchild, Matthew Hudson.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Kathryn Smith
MENA — Kathryn R. Smith, 59, of Mena died Thursday, Aug. 19, 1999, at her home. She was a homemaker and the owner of Acorn Collectables. She was a member of the Yocana Baptist Church.
Funeral was held at 10 a.m. Aug. 23, 1999, in the Hall Memorial Chapel with burial at Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of Hall Funeral Service of Mena.
She is survived by her husband, Joe D. Smith; one daughter, Kimberly Perry of Plainview, Texas; two sons, J.D. Smith of Plainview and Rodney Smith of Lockney, Texas; three sisters, Retha Chapman of Lubbock, Texas Rachael Summers of Marion, Ill. and Ruby McElroy of Tulia, Texas; one brother, Howard Huneycutt of Gainesville, Texas; and nine grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Howard, and Ernest Smith, Frank Harper, Bill McCalley, Don Hall and Mike Logan.

Robert Etzkorn
SUBIACO — Robert Joseph Etzkorn, 73, of Subiaco died Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999, in Subiaco. He was a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church of Subiaco, an Air Force veteran of World War II, Korean War and Vietnam and a stone Mason.
Rosary will be recited 7:45 p.m. today and Mass will be celebrated 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Benedict Catholic Church of Subiaco. Burial will be at St. Benedict Cemetery in Subiaco under the direction of Roller Funeral Home of Paris.
He is survived by his wife, Dolores Furstenberg Etzkorn of Subiaco; and one brother, Richard of Subiaco.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Scholastica Monastery, 1301 S. Albert Pike Ave. Fort Smith, AR 72901.

Jess Hunter
Jess W. Hunter, 81, of Fort Smith died Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999, in Fort Smith. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a teacher at Ramsey Junior High School and retired as principal after 29 years of service in the Fort Smith Public School System.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in Roebuck Chapel of First United Methodist Church with burial at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Fort Smith under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith.
He is survived by his wife, Ernestine; two sons, Jerry W. Hunter and Galen Don Hunter, both of Fort Smith; two brothers, Bobby D. Hunter of Parumph, Nev. and Jerry B. Hunter of Van Buren; and four grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Preston, John, and Justin Hunter, Victor Stewart, Cecil Geter and Audra Cowan.
Honorary pallbearers will be Gleaners Sunday School class of First United Methodist Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Phillips Cancer Support House, 2510 Dodson Ave., Fort Smith, AR 72901 or First United Methodist Church, 200 N. 15th St., Fort Smith, AR 72901.

Sandra Thomas
GORE — Sandra Kay Cook Thomas, 55, of Gore died Friday, Aug. 20, 1999, in Fort Smith. She was a homemaker and attended the Corner Stone Church of Gore.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in Agent Funeral Home Chapel of Gore with burial at White Cemetery of Gore.
She is survived by her husband, James (Buzz) Thomas; four daughters, Jamie Samon of Red Bluff, Calif., Tina Leal of Colorado Springs, Colo., Deanna Cruz of Gore and Dorrenda Thomas of Clovis, Calif.; five sons, John of Novato, Calif., Glendon of Fresno, Calif., Brian of Nipoma, Calif., Bill of Webbers Falls, Okla. and James Thomas Jr. of Gore; one sister, Mona Cook of Santa Maria, Calif.; two brothers, Troy Cook of Beebe and Ronnie Smith of Santa Maria, Calif.; and 23 grandchildren.
The body may be viewed from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home in Gore.

James Burcham
ALMA — James Grady Burcham, 83, of Alma died Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999, in a local hospital. He retired from General Motors after 27 years. He was a Baptist.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday in Ocker Funeral Home Chapel of Alma with burial at New Cemetery of Mulberry.
He is survived by his wife, Tinnie; two daughters, Alta Wren of Alabama and Valma Belanger of Post Hote, Mich.; one son, Alvin J. Burcham of California; three sisters, Hazel Rafala of Indianapolis, Ind., Velma Colchin of Irving, Texas and Jettie White of Altus; three brothers, Seldon Nordin of Alma, Evert Nordin of Berryville and Theron Nordin of Houston; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Lonnie, Roger and Junior Burcham, Jim Moses, Dale and Allen Nordin.
The family will visit with friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Henry Howard
Henry Don Howard, 55, of Van Buren died Monday, Aug. 23, 1999, at his home. He was a Pentecostal.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Ocker Funeral Home Memorial Chapel of Van Buren.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda; four sons, Eric and Haley Johnson and David and Michael Fines, all of Van Buren; his mother, Gracie Howard of Van Buren; two sisters, Dorothy Mitchell of Haskell, Okla. and Jo Key of Van Buren; and one brother, Billy Howard of Greenwood.
The family will visit with friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Angela Daugherty
Angela Woodard Daugherty, 37, of Fort Smith died Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999, in Van Buren. She was a graduate of Westside High School in Coal Hill and an employee of Tyson Foods in Van Buren.
Cremation is under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home of Clarksville.
She is survived by one daughter, Tara Daugherty of Van Buren; one son, Ezekiel Woodard of Van Buren; her parents, Charles and Charlos Woodard of Clarksville; and one sister, Tiffany Woodard of Clarksville.

Fred Kasper
HARTMAN — Fred G. Kasper, 25, of Hartman died Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999, in a Little Rock hospital. He was a member of the Union Grove Baptist Church, a graduate of Westside High School in Coal Hill and an automobile mechanic.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Union Grove Baptist Church with burial at Union Grove Cemetery in Clarksville under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home of Clarksville.
He is survived by his wife, Pam; one daughter, Kimberly; two sons, Nathan and John; his parents, Ray and Debbie Kasper of Hartman; his grandmothers, Beverly Cook of Hartman and Luella Kasper of Clarksville; one sister, Tanya; and two brothers, Chad and Matthew.
Pallbearers Travis and Nicholas Kasper, Gary Lust, Dwight and Wesley Warren and Keith Morrow.

Mitchel Head
ARKOMA — Mitchel head, 47, of Arkoma died Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999, in a local hospital.
Graveside service will be 10 a.m. today at Leard Cemetery of Fort smith under the direction of Fentress Mortuary of Fort Smith.
He is survived by four sisters, Billie Beene of Spiro, Daphne Moore of Fort Smith and Laura Pryor and Rita Cusick, both of Arkoma; and one brother, Orville of Midland.

Louise Hogue
HARTMAN — Louise “Peg” Hogue, 83, of Hartman died Saturday, Aug. 21, 1999, at her home. She was a member of AARP and a Baptist.
Funeral will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Broussard’s Funeral Chapel of Kountze, Texas with burial at Guedry Cemetery in Batson, Texas. Local arrangements are under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home of Clarksville.
She is survived by her husband, Charlie L. Hogue; and one sister, Faye Flowers of Saratoga, Texas.

Kenneth Reynolds
Kenneth Ray Reynolds, 46, of Fort Smith died Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999, in a local hospital. He was a flea market shopkeeper and a graduate of Northside High School. He was a member of First Baptist Church.
Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Putman Funeral Home Chapel of Fort Smith with cremation under the direction of Putman Funeral Home.
He is survived by one daughter, Kimberly Sue Reynolds of Fort Smith; two sons, Kenneth Paul Reynolds of Fort Smith and Charles Reynolds of Little Rock; his mother and step-father, Randolph and Anita Walters of Fort Smith; two brothers, Ricky of Springdale and Danny of Fort Smith; and one grandchild, Tyler Reynolds of Fort Smith.

J. Clarence Chancellor
LOVELOCK, Nev. — J. Clarence Chancellor, 94, of Lovelock, formerly of Mulberry, died Thursday, Aug. 19, 1999, in a Nevada nursing home. He was a retired auto mechanic and the widower of Willie Ruth Chancellor.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at New Cemetery in Mulberry with local arrangements under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren. Funeral was also held Aug. 21, 1999, in Lovelock.
He is survived by two sons, the Rev. Jack Chancellor of Lovelock and Don Chancellor of Tucson, Ariz.; one sister, Maggie Hoover of Indiana; one brother, Tommie of Amagosa, Nev.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Muril Tackett
BOKOSHE — Muril “Wayne” Tackett, 64, of Bokoshe died Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999, in a Little Rock hospital. He was retired from Arkla Gas and a rancher.
Funeral will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Assembly of God of Bokoshe with burial at Old Bokoshe Cemetery under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home of Poteau.
He is survived by his wife, Betty; three daughters, Vicki Hettinger, Shirley Swindle and Carolyn Rees, all of Bokoshe; his parents, Roy and Matha Tackett; 11 grandchildren, Tabitha, Jessie and Nick Swindle, Jonathan Watson, Stephanie Hettinger, Christy and Chris Richmond, Ashley and R.C. Rees, all of Bokoshe and Lisa and Tony Sizemore of Pocola; and one great-grandson.
Pallbearers will be R.C. Culwell, Joe Henderson, Ed Abernathy, Mike Bell, Donald Horton and Larry Culwell.

Bettie Bell
Bettie Lou Bell, 79, of Fort Smith died Monday, Aug. 23, 1999, in a local hospital. She was a member of First Methodist Church, a homemaker and the widow of Marion Bell.
Arrangements are under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith.
She is survived by two daughters, Rebecca Yerton of Fort Smith and Sunny Bell of Boulder, Colo.; two sons, Rusty Bell of Boulder and Randy Bell of Boston, Mass.; one brother, Bryson McKee of Tucson, Ariz.; and eight grandchildren.

Robert Pruitt
SNELLVILLE, Ga. — Robert Dale Pruitt, 75, of Snellville, formerly of Raytown, Mo. and Fort Smith, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999, at his home. He was a veteran of World War II, a member of Raytown Christian Church and had been employed by A&P Food Stores.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Greenlawn Cemetery in Kansas City, Mo.
He is survived by his wife, Tania; one son, Michael of Atlanta, Ga.; a daughter, Cathy Simpson of Chillicothe, Mo.; one sister, Waneta Spear of Parsons, Kan.; and two grandchildren, Matthew and Erin Simpson.
The family will visit with friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Park Lawn Chapel in Kansas City, Mo.

Nellie Bearden
GREENWOOD — Nellie M. Bearden, 95, of Greenwood died Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999, in a local hospital. She was a homemaker and member of the Armour Freewill Baptist Church. She was the widow of Roy Bearden.
Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Huntington City Cemetery under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel of Fort Smith.
She is survived by two daughters, Christina McBride of Huntington and Fayren Etchison of Fort Smith; two sons, Clifford of Fort Smith and Lonnie of Barling; 14 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Mitchell, Anthony and Michael McBride, Brian Melton, Shawn Bearden and Joey Dagagliardi.
The body may be viewed from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. today.
The family will visit with friends from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral chapel.

Paul Garner Jr.
Paul LaRue Garner, Jr., 47, of Fort Smith died Saturday, Aug. 21, 1999, at his home. He was a Baptist.
Memorial service will be 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the U.S. National Cemetery of Fort Smith under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel of Fort Smith. The body was cremated.
He is survived by three daughters, Robyn Witcher of Van Buren and Jessica and Christina Garner, both of Lavaca; one son, Paul Jeremiah Garner of Van Buren; his parents, Paul “Bud” L. Garner Sr. and Ruth Garner of Fort Smith; one sister, Rhoda Sisk of Russellville; two brothers, James Patrick Garner and Allan Shane Garner, both of Fort Smith; and one grandchild, Kirsteen Witcher.

William Grimes
ALTUS — William “Bill” Eugene Grimes, 65, of Altus died Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999, in Van Buren. He retired as an Army Sergeant and was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was the recipient of several commendation medals, was a member of the VFW and was a Pentecostal.
Funeral will be 4 p.m. Wednesday in Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel of Ozark with burial at Liberty Cemetery of Altus.
He is survived by two stepsons, Bo Holder and Marlen Holder, both of Altus; two sisters, Ruby Spencer of Ratcliff and Jane Gourley of Fort Smith; and two brothers, Ray and Jessie, both of Fort Smith.
Pallbearers will be Tim, Chris and Kevin Grimes, Terry Masingale and David and Jerry Howe.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Nurses of Crawford Healthcare and Rehab Center.
The family will visit with friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Norma Sossamon
OZARK — Norma Sossamon, 75, of Ozark died Monday, Aug. 23, 1999, in Fort Smith. She retired from Arkansas Western Gas Company. She was a member of Ozark First United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women’s Group, EH Club, Garden Club, Tri-T and Eastern Star. She was the widow of Lester Sossamon.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Ozark United Methodist Church with burial at Highland Cemetery of Ozark under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.
She is survived by one daughter; Billie Kay Warrick of Greenwood; one stepdaughter, Gwen Perron of Lake Charles, La.; three stepsons, Bhurle of Joplin, Mo., Bruce of Conway and Dennis of Muldrow; 18 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
The family will visit with friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ozark First United Methodist Church, 503 W. Commercial, Ozark, AR 72949.

Ozora Embry
Ozora “Little Sister” Embry, 92, of New Town, near Alma, died Thursday, Aug. 19, 1999, in a local nursing home. She was a member of St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church where she was superintendent of the Sunday school and communion steward. She was a member of Queen Esther Chapter No. 265, Order of the Eastern Star.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church with burial at Beal Cemetery of New Town under the direction of Rowell-Parish Mortuary of Fort Smith.
She is survived by two nieces, Myrtle Gilliam of Fort Smith and Mable Love of Compton, Calif.; sisters-in-law, great nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Michael Releford and David Releford.

Lillian Peevyhouse
STIGLER — Lillian Mae Peevyhouse, 71, of Stigler died Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999, in a local hospital. She was a nurses aid for several years.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. today at Antioch Cemetery of Stigler under the direction of King & Shearwood Funeral Home of Stigler.
She is survived by two daughters, Glenda of Tulsa and Mary Frances Watts of Chattanooga, Tenn.; her mother, Alta Warford of Stigler; two sisters, Evelyn Harrell of Stigler and Freda Vandergriff of Tishamingo, Okla.; three grandchildren, Teresa and Joe Davis of Tulsa and Brian Ballard of Chattannoga, Tenn.; and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Kenneth Brown, Don Hinkle, Bernard Brazeal, Willie Peevyhouse, Winford Brown and Carroll Browning.

Avious Ballard
PARIS — Avious Marie Ballard, 64, of Paris died Dec. 20, 1999, in a Paris nursing home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Full Gospel Mission Church.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. today at the Full Gospel Mission Church, with burial at Prairie View Cemetery in the Prairie View Community under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville.
She is survived by two sons, Stacey Edquist of Conway and Dennis Wayne Edquist of Grand Rapids, Mich.; her mother, Geneva Lucille Pearson of Paris; one sister, Daisy Pearson of Paris; one brother, Charles Thomas Pearson of Paris; and five grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Caldwell, Wade, Arthur, Larry and Bruce Pearson and Chris Edquist.

Edward Pace
Edward C. Pace, 75, of Van Buren died Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, in a local hospital. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He worked as a salesman in heating and air conditioning. He was a member of the American Legion in New York, the VFW and the AARP.
Funeral will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Ocker Funeral Home Memorial Chapel of Van Buren, with burial at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith.
He is survived by his wife, Jeannette; one son, Leslie of Wagoner, Okla.; two sisters, Nancy Hauhe of California and Florence Spinoso of New York City; two granddaughters, Laurie Oswalt of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Lynn Pace of Tulsa; and one great-granddaughter.
Pallbearers will be Monroe Spencer, Marshall McGee, Harold Robbins, Jack Jones, Dudley Henderson, Al Winders and Pete Rogers.
The family will visit with friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Roger Smith Sr.
CLARKSVILLE — Roger Dale Smith Sr., 37, of Clarksville died Sunday, Dec. 19, 1999, in a local hospital. He was the owner/operator of Smith Towing and Recovery. He was a member of the Arkansas Towing and Recovery Board.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, with burial at West Mount Zion Cemetery in Hartman under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home of Clarksville.
He is survived by his wife, Sissy; one daughter, Trinity Smith of Clarksville; one son, Roger Jr. of Clarksville; his father, Earnest “Buck” Smith of Clarksville; his mother, Arlene Vanover of Clarksville; his grandparents, Oma Jaggers of Clarksville and Ishmal and Maggie Smith of Lamar; two sisters, Leah Bridgewater of Clarksville and Marsha Smith of Conway; one half-sister, Elizabeth Smith of Knoxville, Ark.; one brother, Michael of Clarksville; and three half-brothers, Joshua and Jamie Smith, both of Knoxville, and Phil Vanover of Clarksville.
Pallbearers will be Cecil Bean, Ricky Dollar, Richard Bryant, Billy Kimbrough, Dale Nelson, Mark Granger, Ray Baar and Winston May.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Clarksville Police Department, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department, the Arkansas State Police, Troop J and the Towing Association.

Hermina Seiter
Hermina Leding Seiter, 85, of Fort Smith died Sunday, Dec. 19, 1999. She was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters and Catholic Knights of America. She was a graduate of St. Edward School of Nursing and a retired Registered Nurse. She was the widow of Louis Herman Seiter Sr.
Rosary will be 7:30 p.m. today at St. Boniface Catholic Church, with burial at St. Joseph Cemetery in Paris under the direction of Fentress Mortuary of Fort Smith.
She is survived by five sons, Louis Herman Seiter Jr. of College Station, Texas, Anthony Julian Seiter of Dallas, Thomas James Seiter of Houston, Dr. Kenneth Paul Seiter of Fort Smith and James Joseph Seiter of Broken Arrow, Okla.; 12 grandchildren, Geralyn Seiter and Maria Seiter, both of Bryan, Texas, Jeanne Frasier of Katy, Texas, Telisa Conlin of Dallas, John, Caroline, Becky and T.J. Seiter, all of Houston, Jason and Kenneth Seiter Jr., both of Miami, Fla., Melissa and Laura Seiter, both of Broken Arrow; and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be John Leding, Raymond, Jason, John and Kenneth Seiter Jr., T.J. Seiter and Coy and David Rush.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Boniface Catholic Church, 1820 N. B St. Fort Smith, AR 72901 or Subiaco Abbey, 405 N. Subiaco Ave., Subiaco, AR 72865.

Norma Watson
Norma “Granny” Watson, 74, of Alma died Sunday, Dec. 19, 1999, at her home. She was a homemaker, a member of Maple Shade Church of the Nazarene in Alma and taught Sunday School for 11 years. She was the widow of Billy E. Watson.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. today in Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home Chapel of Van Buren, with burial at Newberry Cemetery in Alma.
She is survived by one daughter, Pat Secrest of Rudy; two sons, Edwin and Donnie, both of Rudy; four sisters, Fern Taylor of Fort Smith, Mary Gilliam of Moffett, Betty Sue Robinson of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Dorcie Lee Runyon of Mount Pleasant, Iowa; two brothers, Turner and Burrell Stallings, both of Oklahoma City; seven grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Billy Don Watson Jr., David Stogsdill, Stacy Sangster, Eb Shepherd, David Albers and Randy Graper.
Honorary pallbearers will be her granddaughters.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Foundation.

Mildred Kaczyk
RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Mildred Lorene Kaczyk, 73, of Riverside, Calif., died Saturday, Dec. 18, 1999. She was a homemaker.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Lewis Funeral Chapel of Fort Smith, with burial at Shady Point Cemetery in Shady Point.
She is survived by two daughters, Mildred Farris of Riverside and Merry Ogletree of Poteau; two sons, John of San Angelo, Texas, and Mark of Winters, Texas; four sisters, Betty L. Miskelly of Choctaw, Okla., Susie Jones of Eufaula, Okla., Melba Jo Coyle of Tehachati, Calif., and Billie Jean Lewis of Tulsa; four brothers, Harold Stephens of Del City, Okla., John and Joe Stephens, both of Shady Point, and Stanford Stephens of Choctaw; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Charles Holcombe
Charles E. Holcombe, 71, of Fort smith died Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, in Fort Smith. He was a member of Midland Heights United Methodist Church, a retired Army veteran after 22 years of service and a retired ROTC instructor with the Van Buren and Fort Smith public school systems after 10 years.
Graveside service will be 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith with full military honors. Arrangements are under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; two daughters, Debra Bailes of Oklahoma City and Sheila Brady of Shell Knob, Mo.; four sons, Chuck of Fort Smith, Alan of Oklahoma City, Bill of Memphis, Tenn., and Dennis Meeks of Eureka Springs; three sisters, Patsy McNew and Patty Hudson, both of Little Rock, and Doris Neihouse of Fort Smith; one brother, Pete of Santa Rosa, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Bill Murphy, Buzz Sawyer, Bill Barton, Cory and Aaron Brady and Gary Stipsky.
The family will visit with friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts of America Alumni Association, 1401 S. 31st St., Fort Smith, AR 72903.

Bertha Goss
CEDARVILLE — Bertha Goss, 78, of Cedarville died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999, in a local hospital. She was a member of the Cedarville Assembly of God and a homemaker. She was the widow of Dennis Goss.
Funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Cedarville Assembly of God, with burial at Macedonia Cemetery, near Uniontown, under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.
She is survived by three daughters, Mary Ramsey of Van Buren, Linda Stockton of Cedarville and Ruth Wise of Barling; one son, William of New Blaine; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Dennis and Steven Goss, David Stockton, Tom Kracker, Calvin Hamilton, Joshua Altstatt and Martin Mankins.
The family will visit with friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

James Smith
HACKETT— James T. “Jake” Smith, 78, of Hackett died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999, in Fort Smith. He retired from Whirlpool and was an Army veteran of World War II.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday in McConnell Funeral Home Chapel of Greenwood, with burial at Old Union Cemetery in Hackett.
He is survived by his wife, Leta Mae Smith; three daughters, Judy Moran of Greenwood, Ann Beubauer of Fort Smith and Sharon Matlock of Hackett; one son, Charles of Hackett; one sister, Dorothy McLaughlin of Fort Smith; 15 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons.
The body may be viewed from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family will visit with friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

John Blythe
John Homer Blythe, 81, of Fort Smith died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999, in a local hospital. He retired as a factory worker. He was a member of East Side Baptist Church, the Friendship Club in Van Buren, RSVP and the Ray Baker Center.
Funeral will be 1 p.m. Thursday in Putman Funeral Home Chapel of Fort Smith, with burial at Gracelawn Cemetery in Van Buren.
He is survived by his wife, Lorene; one daughter, Sherry Russell of Van Buren; two grandchildren, Katrina and Kerry Russell; and three great-grandchildren, Andrew, Tyler and Cody Russell.
Pallbearers will be Wally Portman, Kerry and Andrew Russell, Shawn Abshere, Steven Goldman and Pete Ramsey.

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