Donald Ray Greear, 51, of Beech Grove died Sept. 15, 2001, at Bono.
Born Nov. 29, 1949, in Paragould, he was the son of Charlie and Ella Mae Johnson Greear. He was a Smurfit-Stone forklift driver and a member of Lorado Baptist Church.
Survivors include his parents; a son, Charles Greear of Pocahontas; a daughter, Sonya Davis of Hardy; a granddaughter, Brittnee Greear of Pocahontas; and a sister, Peggy Taylor of Bono.
The funeral was Sept. 18 at Heath Colonial Chapel with the Rev. Kenny Johnson officiating. Burial followed in Morrow Cemetery at Stanford.
Pallbearers were Tom Robertson, Robbie Needham, Scott Marriott, Larry Dale Markum, Brad Morrow and Ronnie Young.
Honorary pallbearer was Herbert Lane.
Memorials may be made to St. Bernard’s Hospice, P. O. Box 9320, Jonesboro, AR 72401, or American Cancer Society, 1204 Robinwood, Paragould, AR 72450.
Arrangements were under the direction of Heath Funeral Home of Paragould.
Elvina Greenwood, 94, formerly of Cherokee Village, died Dec. 5, 2000 in Joliet, Ill.
She is survived by a sister, and nieces and nephews from Joliet.
She was preceded in death by her husband.
Frederick "Fred" Greer, 53, of Hardy died Feb. 9, 2001, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village.
He was born July 19, 1947, in Pontiac, Mich. After high school he was certified as an HVA technician.
Survivors include his wife, Gwen; four sons Chris Greer of Hardy, Steve Greer and Kevin Smith, both of Ash Flat, and Shawn Smith of Batesville; three daughters Holly Greer of Fayetteville, Sherri Margraves of Bath, Mich., and Jill Tipton of Hardy; a sister, Sue Alexander of Hornersville, Mo.; and 10 grandchildren.
The funeral was Feb. 11 at Eagles Banquet Room in Horseshoe Bend. Burial followed at Fairview Cemetery.
Dorothy Campbell Gruenewald, 89, of Ash Flat died Oct. 30, 2000, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System.
Born March 8, 1911, in Detroit, Mich., she was the daughter of Minnie Hoffman and Fredrick Brown. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include a daughter, Beverly Rawling of Ash Flat; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild.
The funeral was Nov. 4 at Howe-Peterson Funeral Home in Dearborn. Burial was at Northview in Dearborn.
Memorials may be made to Myrtle Grove Baptist Church in Pensacola, Fla.
Local arrangements were under the direction of Heath Oak Hill Chapel of Hardy.
Nelson Haag, 84, of Cherokee Village died Feb. 12, 2001, at his home.
Born in Pleasant Valley, he had lived in Caraway since 1947 and moved to Cherokee Village in 1981. He was past president of the Lions Club in Caraway and was a member of Cherokee Village United Methodist Church. He served in the United States Navy during World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Hazel; two sons Preston Haag of Knoxville, Tenn., and Lynn Haag of Caraway; a daughter, Sharon Stair of Clinton, Tenn.; two brothers Curt Haag of Pleasant Valley and Jerry Haag of Las Vegas; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sisters Opal and Johnny Mae; a brother, Gene Douglas; and a grandson, Matthew.
The funeral was Feb. 15 at Cherokee Village United Methodist Church with Jim West officiating.
Burial was in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Preston Haag Jr., Stephen Haag, Greg Haag, Josh Roberts, David DeBord and Mike Stair.
Kathryn L. Hall
Kathryn Lucille Hall, 82, of Wichita, Kan., died Dec. 28, 2000. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include two sons - Robert W. Hall of Wichita, and Steven C. Hall of Udell, Kan.; a daughter, Linda Holder, of Wichita; two brothers - L.B. Rodgers and R.H. Rodgers, both of Hardy; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
A graveside service was Jan. 5 at Oaklawn Cemetery in Cherokee Village.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice Care of Kansas.
Arrangements were under the direction of Broadway Mortuary in Wichita.
Trey Austen Haney, 2, of Hardy died June 10, 2001, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village.
Born Feb. 9, 1999, in Batesville, he was the son of Tracy and Stacy Alexander Haney.
Survivors include his parents; two sisters Chelsey Haney and Bayley Haney; six grandparents Bill and Joan Haney of Hardy, Mike and Kaye Minton of Bono and Terry and Karen Sanders of Jonesboro; three great-grandmothers Glenna Holloway of Hardy, Mary Minton of Bono and Iwanda Layne of Jonesboro; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
The funeral was June 13 at First Baptist Church in Cherokee Village with the Rev. Bob Fielding officiating. Burial followed in Baker Cemetery near Ozark Acres.
Pallbearers were Clint Shackelford, Joey Sample, Joel King and Chandler Daggett.
Memorials may be made to Arkansas Children's Hospital.
John C. Harding
John C. Harding, 85, of Horseshoe Bend, died March 19, 2001, at his home.
Born in Garrett, Ind., he had lived in the Horseshoe Bend area for the past 35 years. He worked as an ironworker for Local 380 in Champaign, Ill. He was a member of the Horseshoe Bend Eagles and Moose clubs.
Survivors include a son, Russell Romine of Illinois; two daughters Deanna Leach of Cherokee Village, and Virginia Dunn of Illinois; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a sister of Belflower, Ill.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. March 31 at the Horseshoe Bend Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Johnny Williams officiating.
Leonard Anton Harman, 80, of Cherokee Village died April 6, 2001, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro.
Born March 6, 1921, in Parnell, Iowa, he was the son of Edward Frank Harman and Mary Langr Harman. He was a retired aircraft mechanic and was a Christian.
Survivors include his wife, Doris Maxine Harman; two sons Antone Harman of Palm Dale, Calif., and Timothy Harman of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was April 14 at Oxford, Iowa.
Ruth Mae Phelps Holden, 67, of Hardy died May 1, 2001, at her home.
Born Feb. 16, 1934, in Hardy, she was the daughter of Jim and Lizzie Phelps of Hardy. She married Charles Holden Aug. 20, 1955. She was an elementary teacher at Mammoth Spring and Hardy for many years. She also was office manager and co-owner of Holden & Son Building Supply for 25 years.
She was a member of Spring River Baptist Church of Hardy, Ruby Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star and Ozark, National and Arkansas 600 Bowling Club. She was also active in Girl Scouts for many years.
She enjoyed children, gardening, flowers, sewing and bowling.
Survivors include her husband of Hardy; a daughter and son-in-law Misty and Ty Casey of Hardy; a son and daughter-in-law Jeffery and LaNetta Holden of Hardy; a "daughter of the heart" and her husband Debbie and Jimmy Getson of Hardy; two granddaughters Madalyn Holden and Alexis Casey, both of Hardy; a "granddaughter of the heart," Misty Curtis of Hardy; a "grandson of the heart," Matt Getson of Hardy; a "great-granddaughter of the heart," Felicia Getson of Hardy; two sisters Lois Russell of Hardy and Betty Parker of Walnut Ridge; and a brother, Jack Phelps of Mammoth Spring.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
A graveside service was May 2 at Baker Cemetery near Ozark Acres with the Rev. Floyd Rikard officiating.
LaVerne H. Horton
LaVerne H. Horton, 85, of Horseshoe Bend, died Dec. 3, 2000, at his home.
Born July 15, 1915, in Milwaukee, Wis., he was a veteran of World War II, Vietnam and Korean Conflict.
Survivors include his wife, Erna Horton; a son, Vern W. Horton of Ash Flat; a daughter, Jill Boyer of Horseshoe Bend; a sister, Dorothy Simmons of Wisconsin Dells, Wis.; and one grandchild.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Horton.
He was very active in many clubs throughout the area, including American Legion, Horseshoe Bend Lions, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Horseshoe Bend Police Department and also held office as alderman of Horseshoe Bend.
Military services and honors will be held at a later date.
Arrangements were under the direction of Horseshoe Bend Memorial Chapel.
Harold E. Hutchison, 76, of Evening Shade, died Jan. 28, 2002, at his home.
Born Nov. 23, 1925, at Poughkeepsie, he was the son of Jasper Lee and Junie Hulett Hutchison. He was retired from the National Weather Service, served on the Grange Calamine Water Association Board for several years, and was a member of First Baptist Church at Evening Shade.
Survivors include his wife, Fay Stroud Hutchison; a daughter, Linda Ann Braatz of Appleton, Wis.; a brother, J.L. Hutchison of Cherokee Village; two granddaughters – Lynette Michaels of Menasha, Wis., and Lorie Downs of Oshkosh, Wis.; three great-grandchildren – Remington Greely of Menasha, Bryce Downs and Tyler Downs, both of Oshkosh; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Mary Patricia Hutchison; two brothers – Hale Hutchison and Edward Hutchison; and two sisters – Mable Hutchison and Peggy Goodman.
The funeral was Jan. 30 at First Baptist Church at Evening Shade with Robert Hutchison officiating. Burial followed in Evening Shade Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Ed Farris, Tony Farris, Larry Snuffer, Frank Arnold, Ray Runsick, Paschal Spurlock and Paul Schmidtbauer.
Arrangements were under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.
R. Paul Jackson
R. Paul Jackson, 90, of Sour Lake, Texas, formerly of Poughkeepsie, died Sept. 21, 2001, at Harvest Care Center in Lumberton, Texas.
Born March 19, 1911, in Driftwood, Okla., he was the son of Ray E. Jackson and Myrtle Rather Jackson. He was a retired parts handler with the Coleman Corporation with 25 years service.
He was an Army veteran of Word War II where he stormed Omaha Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944. He earned the Bronze
Service Arrowhead awarded for the initial invasion of Normandy, France,on D-Day. He was a member of Poughkeepsie Church of Christ, a third Degree Mason in the Masonic Lodge 611 in Pough-keepsie and was a worthy patron in the Order of the Eastern Star Lodge 511 in Cave City.
Survivors include a brother, Bob Jackson of Santa Clara, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Louise Crafton of Sour Lake, Texas; three nieces and their husbands ? Olivia and Jim Zinn of Pinewood, Texas, Sharon and Greg Hinds of Pinewood, Texas, and Sue Adams of Waverly, Tenn.; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Smith Jackson; three brothers ? Bufford Jackson, Ervan Jackson and Don Jackson; and his parents.
The funeral was Sept. 26 at Roller-Crouch-McGee Funeral Home Chapel with Troy Henley officiating. Burial followed in Evening Shade Cemetery. Pallbearers were members of the Masonic Lodge 611 and friends from Poughkeepsie.
Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Crouch-McGee Funeral Home of Cave City.
Jennie Lucille Jones, 78, of Imboden died May 30, 2001, in Jonesboro.
Born Aug. 7, 1922, in Hampshire, Ill., she was the daughter of James and Clara Kearns Cox. She was a former assembly worker and a member of Ravenden Methodist Church.
Survivors include two sons Tony Jones and Ernie Jones, both of Ravenden; two daughters Ethel Ratliff and Mattie Middleton, both of Ravenden; a brother, Carl Cox of Iowa; and three sisters Ruth Tooley of Aurora, Ill., Susie Kessler of Yorkville, Ill., and Myrtie Vargo of Oregon.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Elson Jones; a son, Alfred Jones; a grandson, Raymond; and several brothers and sisters.
The funeral was June 1 at Higginbotham Chapel in Hardy with Dr. Maurice Willis officiating. Burial followed at Bradford Cemetery in Ravenden Springs.
Van Aden McDonald
Van Aden McDonald, 50, of Ash Flat died June 27, 2001, at the University of Arkansas Medical Center in Little Rock.
Born April 11, 1951, in Salem, he was the son of Bennie and Dairl McDonald. He was retired from Cherokee Village Water Works.
Survivors include his mother of Ash Flat; a son, Eric McDonald of Ash Flat; and two brothers Loyd McDonald and Rickey McDonald, both of Ash Flat.
The funeral was July 1 at Agnos Church of Christ with Jack Richardson officiating. Burial followed at Agnos Cemetery.
Kerry Lynn Kelley, 51, of Cherokee Village died Feb. 16, 2001, at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock.
She was the daughter of John Brumitt and Nancy Mae Dyer. She worked at Econo-Med Pharmacy as a pharmacist technician. She and her husband are the former owners of Hardy Ready Mix. She was an avid golfer and of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include her husband, Ron; a son, Zack Kelley of Cherokee Village; a brother, John M. Brumitt of Mountain Home; three sisters Nancy Decker of Bentonville, Betty Moyer of Albequerque, N.M., and Judy Borland of New Mexico.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Dale Brumitt.
The funeral was Feb. 19 at Heath Oak Hill Chapel in Hardy with Jack Richardson officiating. Burial followed in Baker Cemetery in Ozark Acres.
Pallbearers were Larry Duncan, Pepper Martin, Jimmy Jones, Roy Lowe, Charlie Johnson and Doug Cooper.
Memorials may be made to the Kerry Kelley Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 303, Cherokee Village, AR 72525.
Karl Andrew Koch
Karl Andrew Koch, 80, of Hardy died Dec. 13, 2000, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat.
Born Sept. 22, 1920, in Indianapolis, he was the son of William C. Koch and Laura Jones Koch. He was a veteran of the United States Navy having served during World War II. He was a retired machinist and attended the Foothills Baptist Church in Hardy.
Survivors include two daughters - Madeline Sesslar of San Diego, Calif., and Millie Nolting of Needham, Ind.; one sister, Mildred H. Bair of Indianapolis; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
The funeral was Dec. 16 at Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel with burial following in Oaklawn Cemetery. Rev. Norvin Jones of Foothills Baptist Church in Hardy officiated.
George M. Koker, 85, of Racine, Wis., died Nov. 24, 2001, in Wisconsin.
Born Sept. 15, 1916, in Batavia, Ill., he was the son of Walter H. and Jessie Partlow Koker.
He married Alyce J. Davis Dec. 30, 1957. He was employed by Knox Motors for many years until his retirement in 1977. He was a member of the Teamster Local 200, and the Cherokee Village Indians Lions Club.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Leland Blain; his daughters, Sherry (Glenn) Hubrich, Audrey Blain, Carol (William) Schukow, Jacque-line (Bernard) Nemoure; his wife’s sons – Clark (Mary) Gable, William (Karen) Forss, Robert (Margi) Forss; 57 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers – Earl Koker and Robert Koker; a sister, Hazel De Michael; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and many friends.
A memorial service with interment was held at West Lawn Memorial Park in Racine, with the Rev. Bill Dietzler officiating.
Arrangements were under the direction of Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home of Racine.
Harvey F. Kreusch, 78, of Cherokee Village died Feb. 4, 2001, at Regional Medical Center of Northeast Arkansas.
Born Jan. 20, 1923, in Wilmette, Ill., he was the son of Agnes Warner and Harry B. Kreuscsh. After graduating high school he worked as a stone mason. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Cherokee Village.
Survivors include his wife, Alice; a son, Michael Kreusch of Madison, Wis.; a daughter, Crystal Lake of Illinois; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
The funeral was Feb. 9 at St. Michael's Catholic Church with Father James Mancini officiating.
Martha M. Kutsch
Martha Maria Kutsch, 88, of Horseshoe Bend died Jan. 9. 2001, at her residence in Horseshoe Bend.
Born May 4, 1912, in Essen, Germany, she was the daughter of Adam Jankus and Magdalena Waspa Jankus. She married Heinrich F. Kutsch on Nov. 6, 1937, in Essen. She was a homemaker. and was a charter member of the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Horseshoe Bend. She was also a member of the Women's Guild at the church.
Survivors include her husband, Heinrich F. Kutsch; a son, Heinz Franz Kutsch of Henderson, Nev.; a daughter, Erica Kutsch Sommer of Horseshoe Bend; a sister, Elizabeth White of Oceanside, Calif.; five grandsons; a great-granddaughter; and a great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Manfred Otto Kutsch; and other family members.
The funeral was Jan. 13 at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church with Rev. John Reimold officiating. Burial followed in Evening Shadows Memorial park in Horseshoe Bend.
Arrangements were under the direction of Horseshoe Bend Memorial Chapel.
Jean O’Meara Land, 80, of Cherokee Village died Dec. 3, 2001, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home.
Born Aug. 4, 1921, in Ogallala, Neb., she was the daughter of Dr. E.C. and Louise Bernard Robacker.
Jean attended school in Ogallala and then Colorado State University. At 20 years of age she married E.V. O’Meara who was contracted to work on the Kingsley Dam near Ogallala.
When World War II broke out, Jean worked in San Francisco as a welder and then in Denver as an air traffic controller where she also obtained her pilot’s license. After the war, E.V. and Jean raised four children. Jean returned to work after her children were mostly grown at Yankton South Dakota State Hospital. She loved her job as a psychiatric counselor where she was a successful advocate for helping give her patients a degree of living outside the hospital.
After her husband’s death in 1978, Jean moved to Texas. In 1981 she married Phillip Land who worked for the Education Service Center. After retirement Phil and jean traveled nationwide in their RV.
They made their last big trip to China in 1998. They made their home in Cherokee Village for the last two years.
She was a homemaker, gardener, a member of the Cherokee Village Kiwanis Club, and a member of the Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include her husband, Phillip, of Cherokee Village; three sons and daughters-in-law – Larry and Becky Land of Georgetown, Texas, Kelly and Susan O’Meara of Fayetteville, and William and Jade O’Meara of Denver; three daughters and two sons-in-law – Tracy and Marshal Goodwin of Patagonia, Ariz., Robin Land of Fayetteville, and Shelly and Larry Motes of Kalispell, Mont.; and six grandchildren, Brett O’Meara, Molly O’Meara, William O’Meara, Katy O’Meara, Richie Land and Kelley Land. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Eugene O’Meara; a brother; a sister; and her parents.
The funeral was Dec. 6, at Heath Oak Hill Chapel with the Rev. Vern Forsberg officiating.
Arrangements were under the direction of Heath Funeral Home of Hardy.
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