Reba Elizabeth Petry, 60, of Fort Smith died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004, in her home. Born at Mountain Top, she was a homemaker. Local survivors include a half sister, Doris Earp, and a half brother, Don Gresham, both of Ozark. Cremation was under the direction of Lewis Funeral Home of Fort Smith.
Jackie Andrews, 76, of Cecil died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004, in her home, after an extended illness. She was a homemaker and a member of the Cecil Methodist Church. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cecil Methodist Church, with burial at Cecil Cemetery, under the direction of Smith Mortuary of Charleston.
Louise Westover Rigsby, 85, of Clarksville died Friday, Jan. 23, 2004, in a Clarksville nursing home. Born at Alix, she was preceded in death by a son, Tommy Rigsby, and two brothers, Bill and Albert Westover. Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Monday at Mount Vernon Cemetery, Clarksville, under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home of Clarksville.
Clayton Bonner, 82, of Charleston died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004, in his home. He was a World War II Navy veteran and a retired cattle farmer. Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Monday at Garden of Memories Cemetery, Charleston, under the direction of Smith Mortuary of Charleston.
Dorothy Jane Gresham, 65, of Ozark died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004, at Ozark Nursing Home. She was a retired cook and waitress and a member of Calvary Baptist Church and the Franklin County Senior Citizens Center. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at Highland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 1504 W. School St., Ozark, AR 72949.
Kathryn Willoughby Lee, 89, of Van Buren, the widow of Virgil Lee, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, in a nursing home. She graduated from California State College in Northridge, Calif., taught school for 25 years in Ventura County, Calif., prior to retirement, and was a member of Foster Road Church of Christ in Santa Maria, Calif. Memorial services were at 2 p.m. Friday at Caulksville Cumberland Presbyterian Church, with burial at Caulksville City Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Smith Mortuary of Charleston.
Zenbia Oleana `Bea' Wilson, 77, of McFall, Mo., formerly of Altus, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, at her home after an extended illness. She was a homemaker and the widow of George Wilson. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at Belt Cemetery, Ozark.
CWO Paul Barclift, 74, of Olympia, Wash., died Dec. 17, 2003, at Capitol Medical Center after a lengthy illness from cancer. He joined the Army at age 18 and was a veteran of the Korean War. Following 22 years of military service, he became a deputy with the Thurston County Sheriff's Office, where he served for 21 years before retiring as a detective sergeant. He was a member of the Fort Lewis Main Chapel, a community and veterans organization volunteer, a member of Olympia American Legion Post No. 3, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 318, Olympia Elks Lodge No. 186, Military Officers of America and the Olympia Genealogy Society. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Sylvia Barclift. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Delpha Barclift, formerly of the Ozark/Altus area. A private family graveside service was held. Memorial services were Dec. 30 at the Masonic Lodge, Tumwater, Wash. Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview N., Seattle, WA 98109.
Danielle Rae Hunter, 14, of Ozark died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004, at Mercy Hospital/Turner Memorial. The daughter of Danny and Tammy Hall Hunter, she was a student at Ozark Junior High School and a member of Altus United Pentecostal Church. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel, with burial at Highland Cemetery. The family will visit with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Richard E. "Dick" Shumate, 63 of Fort Smith died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004. He was a retired manager and salesman, a deacon and a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. He is the father of Cindy Shumate of Ozark and brother of Frances Carson of Charleston. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Smith, with burial at Parks Cemetery in Charleston. Memorial contributions may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church, 2201 S. Dallas, Ft. Smith, AR 72901.
Lula Mae Nixon Davis, 89, of DeSoto, Kan., formerly of Ozark, died Sunday, July 31, 2004, in her home. She was a retired factory worker, mother of 11, a homemaker and a Baptist. Local survivors include two sons, Bill Nixon of Jethro and Richard Davis of Altus. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Jethro.
Leonard Henry Mosier, 74, of Mountainburg died Sunday, August 1, 2004, in the Van Buren hospital. He was retired from Franklin Electric Company. He has a brother, Robert Mosier of the Locke community. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Locke Faith Assembly of God, with burial at Locke Cemetery, under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Mulberry.
Betty Lou Harris, 79, of Alvin, Texas, died July 25, 2004, in League City, Texas. She was born in Ozark and was married in Fayetteville on April 30, 1944, to Nelson Robert Harris, who preceded her in death on Nov. 6, 1997. Burial was July 29 in Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, Texas.
John A. Branham, 89, of Midland, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004, at Pink Bud Nursing Home in Greenwood. He was retired after 40 years as a minister of the Pentecostal Church of God, having pastored churches in Y City, Ozark and Midland. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Full Gospel Temple Church in Ozark, with burial at Mountain View Cemetery, under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark. The family will visit with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Jeanne Gray. A memorial service for Jeanne D. Gray will be held at 12 noon Saturday, Aug. 7, at the First Presbyterian Church of Ozark, 204 North 4th Street. Attendance is open to all.
Otto Lienhart, Sr., 83, of Morrilton, widely-known Busch wholesale beer distributor, died Sunday, July 25, 2004. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, emeritus board member of Petit Jean State Bank and a member of West Central Arkansas Planning and Development District, Inc. He was elected board member emeritus to the Conway County Industrial Commission in recognition of his years of service in industrial development and community improvement programs. A World War II Navy veteran, he was former justice of the peace, a charter member and past president of Morrilton Lions Club, a past district governor and recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellowship award. Funeral mass was Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Morrilton, with burial at Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Carrie June Smith, 89, of Ozark died Thursday, July 29, 2004, in a Fort Smith nursing home. She was a homemaker, a retired assistant manager for Hunts Department Store and member of a founding family and lifelong resident of Franklin County. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and Esther Circle. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at Cecil Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Arkansas Children's Hospital or Cecil Cemetery Fund.
Lois Myra Andrews, 81, of Ozone died Friday, July 30, 2004, at Johnson Regional Medical Center. She was a nurse for over 40 years and a member of Ozone Baptist Church. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday at Ozone Baptist Church. Burial was in Russellville Cemetery, under the direction of Roller Cox Funeral Home of Clarksville.
Teresa Jean Howard, 50, of Van Buren died Wednesday, July 28, 2004, in the Van Buren hospital. She was a case worker for the Department of Human Services. Survivors include a daughter, Leah Waters of Ozark and a brother, Stewart Webb of Ozark. Graveside services were at 10 a.m. Friday at Rankin Cemetery. Burial was under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home.
Mona M. Townsend, 66, of Redfield died Tuesday, July 27, 2004, at Baptist Health Medical Center. She was a retired registered nurse and a Baptist. She is the daughter of Alma Morris of Hartman. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday at Hartman Baptist Church, with burial at Hartman Cemetery, under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Charlotte Sue Michaud, 59, died Friday, July 30, 2004, in Fort Smith. She held a business degree and was a job placement officer and CAI lab instructor. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church at Paris and was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice "Moe" Michaud, and her parents, Adam David and Geneva Messek Yother. Survivors include a son, Thomas Levite Michaud of Ratcliff. Funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Paris, with burial at St. Joseph Cemetery, under the direction of Roller Cox Funeral Home.
Jerry L. Varnell, 54, of Paris died Saturday, July 31, 2004, in Clarksville. He was a car salesman and was of the Assembly of God faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Nettie Varnell. Local survivors include a son, Jerald Varnell of Charleston, and four brothers, Curtis, Darrell, Larry and Danny Varnell, all of Subiaco. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Midway Assembly of God Church, with burial at Hickory Grove Cemetery, Midway, under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel of Lavaca.