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ARKANSAS - Faulkner County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 5

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Saturday, 7 February 2009, at 4:41 a.m.

Christopher Thomason
Christopher Crawford Thomason, 19, of Amity (Clark County) died Friday (Sept. 24, 1999) in an automobile accident.
Born Jan. 25, 1980, in Arkadelphia, son of Larry "Tink" and Pam Wilson Thomason, he was a 1997 graduate of Centerpoint High School, a student at the University of Central Arkansas, where he was a member of Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity, and a member of Blessed on the Rock Church in Amity.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Sam Curtis Thomason.
Other survivors are a brother, Scott Thomason of Amity; his paternal grandmother, Jean Thomason of Amity; and his maternal grandparents Crawford and Mary Wilson of Amity.
Funeral services were Sunday at Blessed on the Rock Church with Billy Thomason and Scott Thomason officiating. Burial was in Jones Cemetery by Davis-Smith Funeral Home of Glenwood.
Pallbearers were Ryan Tidwell, Carl Jones, Zack Mack, Jeff Stephens, Blake Cook and Josh Angel. Members of UCA Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity and the 1997 class of Centerpoint High School were honorary pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to the Christopher C. Thomason Scholarship Fund, c/o Bank of Amity or First National Bank of Glenwood.

Flossie C. Harrison
Mrs. Flossie C. Harrison, 85, of Damascus died Saturday (Sept. 25, 1999) at Conway Regional Medical Center.
Born Aug. 21, 1914, in Faulkner County, a daughter of Acie and Pearl Autry Herring, she was a member of First Baptist Church of Damascus, an employee of the Conway Human Development Center and an Avon representative.
She was the widow of Willard Harrison.
Survivors are three sons, Richard Harrison of Greers Ferry, James Harrison of Damascus and Alan Harrison of Greenbrier; two daughters, Barbara Weaver of North Little Rock and Linda Benton of Greenbrier; a sister, Helen Ayers of North Little Rock; a brother, Robert Herring of Cape Girardeau, Mo; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Damascus with the Rev. Tim Boatright and Dr. Robert Lewis Herring officiating. Burial will be in Martinville Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Chuck Weaver, Brent Harrison, Joey Benton, Brad Doney, Kevin Newton and Brian Harvison.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home.

Lawrence E. Tate Jr.
Lawrence E. Tate Jr., 75, of Fort Smith, formerly of Conway, died Sunday (Sept. 26, 1999) in Forth Smith.
Born April 26, 1924 in Galatia, Ill., son of the late Lawrence E. and Myrtle Johnson Tate, he was the former owner of Tate Containers in Conway, a Navy veteran and a former member of the Sparks Foundation Board and the board of directors of City National Bank. He was a founding member of the Associated Independent Corrugated Converters and Corrugated Insurers Associated Ltd. and a former finance chairman of the Republican Party of Arkansas. He served on the Governor's Task Force for Small Businesses and was a member of the Manufacturer's Executive Association.
Survivors are his wife, Lorraine Olsson Tate; three daughters, Suzanne Poe of Fort Smith, Janet Rice of Galveston, Texas, and Laura Crow of Russellville; a son, Lawrence J. Tate of Fort Smith; a sister, Monette Gisy of Belleville, Ill.; a brother, Hanley Tate of Attica, Mich.; and 11 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Edwards Funeral Home in Fort Smith. Burial will be in Fort Smith National Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Elmer Kralicek, Leo Faulkner, Dick Boyett, Don Pfeifer, Norb Schwartz, Joe Sanford and Roger Bachemin.
Visitation will be 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Catholic Education Endowment Fund, 10413 Seven Oaks Road, Fort Smith, Ark. 72908.

Clint Eugene Cruise
Clint Eugene Cruise, 18, of Beebe, brother of Amy Cruise of Conway, died Monday (Sept. 27, 1999) of injuries suffered in a car accident.
Born Oct. 2, 1980, in Little Rock, son of Ricky and Lorrie Cruise of Beebe, he was an employee of the Lonoke County Road Department.
Other survivors are two other sisters, Brandy Wardwell of Des Arc and Tracy Norman of Hickory Plains (Prairie County).
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at W.L. Westbrook Funeral Home. Burial will be in Grissard Cemetery.

Mildred Marie Turney
Mrs. Mildred Marie Turney, 68, of Greenbrier died Tuesday (Sept. 28, 1999) at St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center in Little Rock.
Born Sept. 26, 1931, in Cainsville, Mo., a daughter of the late Hubert and Glendola Booth Still, she was an employee at Barney's Bookstore No. 2, a homemaker and a member of Soda Valley Free Will Baptist Church, where she served as secretary.
She was the widow of John O. Turney.
Survivors are a son, Greg Turney of Greenbrier; two daughters, Mary Short of Greenbrier and Glenda Aitchison of Appleton, Wis.; a brother, Charles Still of Missouri; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home with the Rev. Sidney Sawrie officiating. Burial will be in East Shady Grove Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Chris Allen, Shawn Allen, Terry Hall, Randall Hall, Justin Turney and Billy Turney.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Amos Franklin Hamilton
Amos Franklin Hamilton, 80, of Clinton, died Wednesday (Sept. 29, 1999) at his residence.
Born Jan. 25, 1919, at Barney, son of the late P. M. and Hester Harrison Hamilton, he was a retired cattle farmer, a 32nd-degree Mason and a member of the Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Norma Melton Hamilton.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. today at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home with Dr. John R. Shell officiating. Burial will be in Brown Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Presley Melton, Bill Avery, Ronny Brown, Bob Walker, Brian Brown and Chuck Sontag.

Helen Messner
Mrs. Helen Messner, 61, of Conway died Monday (Sept. 27, 1999) at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock.
Born Feb. 17, 1938, in Suffield, Ohio, a daughter of Phillip and Mary Paulas Huber, she was a homemaker and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Survivors are her husband, Gilbert Messner; four sons, Michael Messner of Ravenna, Ohio, Edward Messner of Conway, Steven Messner of Garland, Texas, and Scott Messner of Guam; a daughter, Debra Stickel of Anchorage, Alaska; a sister, Mary Lou Rollins of Akron, Ohio; three brothers, Leonard Huber of Copley, Ohio, Lee Huber of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and Jim Huber of Akron, Ohio; and 11 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. Joseph Deniger officiating. The body will be cremated. Arrangements are by Griffin Leggett-Conway.
Pallbearers will be her sons, Michael, Edward, Steven and Scott Messner, and her grandsons, Ryan and Adam Messner.
Christian Ladies Rosary will be 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel. Visitation will be 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, with a Rosary beginning at 7 p.m. in the chapel.
Memorials may be made to External Word Television Network (EWTN), 5817 Old Leeds Road, Irondale, Ala. 35210, or to St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Mrs. Myrtle Loveless
Mrs. Myrtle Loveless, 94, of North Little Rock, sister of Ola Cato and Tom Mabry, both of Conway, died Wednesday (Sept. 29, 1999).
Born Aug. 4, 1905, a daughter of the late A. L. and Nancy Addelin Jackson Mabry, she was a homemaker and a member of Victory Baptist Church in North Little Rock.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Foy Loveless; five brothers, Ronald H. Mabry, Russell Mabry, Earl Mabry, Jim Mabry and Leo Mabry; and two sisters, Lois Yennie and Erma Bowman.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Victory Baptist Church in North Little Rock. Burial will be in Crestlawn Memorial Park in Conway.
Visitation will be 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Griffin Leggett-Rest Hills in North Little Rock.

Earl Barrett McKnight
Earl Barrett McKnight, 88, of Bee Branch died Wednesday (Sept. 29, 1999) at his home.
Born Dec. 17, 1910, in Bee Branch, son of James Edward and Frances Rebecca Ward McKnight, he retired from Banquet Food, farming and the Van Buren County Road Department and was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by two children, James Arthur McKnight and Esther Jo McKnight; three brothers and three sisters.
Survivors are his wife, Gladys French McKnight; three sons, Freddie Zane McKnight of Alexandria, La., Haroldean McKnight of Damascus and Roger Dale McKnight of Fox (Stone County); three daughters, Carolyn Rose Hall of Damascus, Anna Jean Thomas of Nashville, Tenn., and Judith Marie Thornton of Cherokee Village; 25 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday in Pleasant Valley General Baptist Church with Billy Henderson and Randall Byrd officiating. Burial will be in Blackwell Cemetery by Roller-McNutt Funeral Home of Clinton.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Bruce Wayne Hall, Henry Earl Hall, James Arthur McKnight, Jonathan Andrew McKnight, Jefferson Allen McKnight, William Scott McKnight, Brett Anthony McKnight, Bart Zane McKnight, Mark Matthew McKnight, Michael Regan McKnight and David Westin McKnight.

Rosa Marie Olles
Rosa Marie Olles, 76, of Bigelow died Wednesday (Sept. 29, 1999).
Born Aug. 30, 1923, in Bigelow, daughter of Paul H. Olles Sr. and Rosa Siefker Olles, she was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church.
Survivors are two brothers, Paul Olles of Conway and John Olles of Bigelow; and two sisters, Joann Mayo of Bigelow and Agnes Gunther of Houston (Perry County).
Funeral mass will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Boniface Catholic Church with the Rev. Richard Davis officiating. Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton.
Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Infant Bryant
Samuel Dois Bryant III, infant son of Samuel and Jennifer Bryant of Hattieville (Conway County) and grandson of Jerry and Janice Jones of Greenbrier, died Wednesday (Sept. 29, 1999) at Conway Regional Medical Center.
Other survivors are his other grandparents, Dennis and Joann Gardenhire of Hattieville and Samuel and Nedia Bryant of Lanty (Conway County); and great-grandparents, Kathy Blackshire of Morrilton and Leona Bryant of Beebe.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. today at Forte Reach Church near Hattieville by Bob Neal and Sons Funeral Home. Burial will be in Lanty Cemetery with Don Hillis and William Cherry officiating.
Pallbearers will be Jason McKnight, Mark Burkheart and Jason Bryant.

Mary Frances Walker
Mrs. Mary Frances Koonce Walker, 69, of Hill Creek (Conway County), who was retired from Kimberly-Clark Corp. in Conway, died Thursday (Sept. 30, 1999) in Russellville.
Born July 28, 1930, in Solgohachia (Conway County), daughter of the late William Elmer and Tommye Sutton Koonce, she was a member of Portland Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors are her husband, Asbury Walker; two daughters, Ann Hall and Anita Karen Moore, both of Hill Creek; two brothers, William D. Konica of Plumerville and James D. Koonce of Morrilton; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Bob Neal and Sons Funeral Home in Morrilton. Burial will be in Wilder Cemetery near Hill Creek.
Visitation will be 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mrs. Greta T. Guthrie
Mrs. Greta T. Guthrie, 60, of Beverly Hills, Fla., died Friday (Oct. 1, 1999) at Conway Regional Medical Center.
Born Jan. 8, 1939, in New Amsterdam, Berbice, Guyana, daughter of Walter Allen and Muriel Ursula DeFrietas Luckham, she was a retired social worker for the state of Florida and Arkansas and a charter member of the Church of God in Inverness, Fla.
Survivors are her husband, William L. Guthrie; a daughter, Donna Lewis of Enola; two sons, Mark Xavier of New York and John Brock of Bushnell, Fla.; two sisters, Elva Lado of Satellite Beach, Fla., and Sheila Warren of Plymouth, England; three brothers, Oswald Lockham of Suriname, South America, Allen Lockham of Woodstock, Ga., and Walter Lockham of New Amsterdam; three stepdaughters, Ellen Reeves of Conway, Robbin Land of Holland and Dawn Lewis of Enola; three stepsons, James Lewis of Enola, Denny Lewis of Greenbrier and William J. Guthrie of Carpinteria, Calif.; six grandchildren; 13 stepgrandchildren; and one great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. today at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home. Burial will be in Brown Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be James Lewis Jr., William J. Guthrie, Rodney Kelly, Randy Kelly, Michael Wilson and Jessie Pearce.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

C. H. Bolding Sr.
Conley Hensley Bolding Sr., 78, of Searcy, father of Conley Hensley "Buzz" Bolding of Conway, died Sunday (Oct. 3, 1999).
Born Jan. 3, 1921, in Judsonia, son of the late Arthur and Bessie Dawson Bolding, he was a member of First Baptist Church and was named to the All-State football team as a guard three times at Searcy High School.
He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Junior Bolding, Claude Bolding and James Bolding, and a granddaughter.
Other survivors are his wife, Jeanette Frick Bolding; a daughter, Janet Ruth Bolding of Heber Springs; another son, Lamonte Frick Bolding of Germantown, Tenn.; two brothers, Bob Bolding of Heber Springs and Wayne Bolding of Searcy; four sisters, Irene Scarbrough of Judsonia, Ruth Palmer of New Castle, Del., Darlene Medford of Portland, Ore., and Ann Phillips of Clarksville; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Searcy. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Judsonia by Roller-Daniel Funeral Home in Searcy.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the building fund at First Baptist Church in Searcy.

Howard Leslie Barr
Howard Leslie Barr, 86, of Conway died Sunday (Oct. 3, 1999) at St. Andrews Place.
Born Feb. 19, 1913, in Clay County, Mo., son of the late Buford and Lizzie Pearson Barr, he was a peanut farmer and a member of First Baptist Church of Conway.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Alva D. Barr.
Survivors are his wife, Ruby Van Huss Barr; a son, James Barr of Conway; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Oak Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Dale Wicker officiating. Burial will be by Griffin Leggett-Conway.
Memorials may be made to the National Parkinson Disease Foundation, P. O. Box 450, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., 19006, or Crossroads Hospice of Arkansas, The Conway Building, Suite 203, 10816 Executive Center, Little Rock, Ark., 72211.

James B. Cook
James B. Cook, 72, of Fort Smith, father of Linda Smith of Conway, died Friday (Oct. 1, 1999) at a Fort Smith hospital.
Born May 20, 1927, in Fort Smith, son of Homer Franklin Cook, he was the retired owner/operator of Green Valley Landscaping, a member of Midland Boulevard Church of Christ, a former member of the Fort Smith Jaycees and the Barling Senior Citizen Center and a World War II Army veteran.
Survivors are his wife, Irene Willett Cook; another daughter, Jimmie Bynum of Oklahoma City; a brother, Robert Hoggsett of Ponca City, Okla.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Edwards Funeral Home in Fort Smith. Burial will be in Gill Cemetery in Van Buren.
Visitation will be 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Barling Senior Citizen Center, 1605 M St., Barling, Ark., 72923.

E. B. 'Junior' Balch
E. B. "Junior" Balch, 75, of Newport, father of Rhonda Sipes of Conway, died Saturday (Oct. 2, 1999) at Central Arkansas Hospital in Searcy.
He was a self-employed carpenter and electrician, a World War II and Korean War Army veteran, a past member of Collier Massey Post 4683 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Newport and a member of Northside Church of Christ, where he taught the Adult Bible Class.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph Balch, and a sister, Ruth Murphree.
Other survivors are his wife, Virginia Balch; another daughter, Sheila Grady of Searcy; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Jackson's Newport Funeral Home with Mr. Edgar J. Dye officiating. Burial will be in Balch-Johnston Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Steve Wilson, Tommy Young, David Howard, David Churchman, Jerry Mann and Charles Honey.
Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Loyce M. Montgomery
Mrs. Loyce M. Montgomery, 98, of Conway died Sunday (Oct. 3, 1999) at Conway Regional Medical Center.
Born March 5, 1901, in Corsicana, Texas, daughter of the late John Samuel and Nancy Elizabeth Adkisson Munns, she was a homemaker, a member of Grace Baptist Church and a Foster Grandparent at the Conway Human Development Center.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Herald Dillaha, and a stepdaughter, Virginia Bell.
Survivors are a son, Gerald Dillaha of Marianna; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin Leggett-Conway with the Rev. Eddie Flowers and the Rev. Frank Fason officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Conway.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Interfaith Volunteer Care Givers of Faulkner County.

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