Linda McCormick Rhinehart, 57, of Central City died Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, in her home. She was a cafeteria worker at St. Edward Mercy Medical Center and a homemaker. She was the mother of Teresa Jones of Branch, Kellie Stewart of Paris, James Fisher of Charleston and Shane Rhinehart of Greenwood. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home Chapel in Van Buren, with burial at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Charleston. The family will visit with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Online tributes may be placed at http://web.archive.org/web/20041010023810/http://www.edwardsfuneral.home.com/
Margaret Bumpers Ware Kahliff, 88, of Rocky River, Ohio, formerly of Charleston, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004, in a Cleveland hospital. Born in the Oak Grove community, she was the daughter of the late Bill and Lattie Bumpers. In 1947, she and her then husband, Earl E. Ware, moved to Elyria and started the first Dr. Pepper franchise north of the Mason-Dixon Line. She founded Ware Vending Co. in 1950 and later was one of the founders of Servomation, Inc. In 1970, she retired from Servomation and became CEO of Majestic Molding Co. in Elyria following the death of her husband, William T. Kahliff, whom she had married in 1959. She was appointed by President Gerald Ford in 1976 to serve on the board of directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States in Washington, D.C., retiring in 1982 after being re-appointed by Presidents Carter and Reagan. She was the sister of Senator Dale Bumpers of Washington, D.C. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Elyria, with burial at Ridgelawn Cemetery.
Bobby Joe Hawkins, 74, died Sept. 23, 2004, in Olathe, Kan. Born in the White Rock community, he served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict and retired from the Delco Battery plant after 32 years of service. He was a member of the Gardner Masonic Lodge No. 65 and American Legion Post 153 and had attended Olathe View Baptist Church for several years. He was the brother of Carol O'Neal of Coal Hill and Jerry Hawkins of Ozark. Funeral services were held Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home in Olathe, with intermenty in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Olathe Medical Center Hospice, 20333 W. 151st, Doctors Bldg. 2, Ste. 301, Olathe, KS 66061.
Wanda Clark, 71, of Fort Smith died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004, in the Van Buren hospital. She was a retired certified nursing assistant for Medi-Home Nursing Home in Fort Smith. Local survivors include two daughters, Mary Boisvert and Stacie Wyninger, both of Mulberry. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Liberty Cemetery near Altus. Online tributes may be place at http://web.archive.org/web/20041010023810/http://www.edwardsfuneralhome.com/
John O. Kumpe, Sr., 96, of Bentonville, formerly of Ozark, died Friday, Oct. 1, 2004, at Bentonville Manor. He joined the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1934 and was county agent in Franklin County for eight years and was instrumental in helping bring electricity to the farmers in the county. He moved to Bentonville in 1946 to help establish the Arkansas Poultry Cooperative, managing it for 14 years. He later worked for Bill Simons, Siloam Springs, and for the National Broiler Council before rejoining the Extension Service. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Callison-Lough Funeral Service Chapel in Bentonville. Burial will be at the Bentonville Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Bentonville Endowment Fund or a charity of the donor's choice.
William "Bill" Baskin, 81, of Ozark died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004, at Mercy Hospital/Turner Memorial. He was a retired district supervisor for Arkansas Western Gas Company, a Navy veteran of World War II and a member and deacon of Ozark First Baptist Church. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Ozark First Baptist Church, with burial at Highland Cemetery, under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Ozark First Baptist Church, 304 West Market, Ozark, AR 72949.
Leonard Antone Wilhelm, Jr., 60, of Fort Smith died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004, in his home. He was an insurance adjuster for Shelter Insurance Co., a private pilot and a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Rosary was at 7 p.m. Friday at Fentress Mortuary Chapel. Funeral Mass was recited at 1 p.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial was at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Charleston by Fentress Mortuary.
Mary Curtiss, 97, of Stockton, Calif., died Sept. 10, 2004, which was the 79th anniversary of her marriage to the late Orville Curtiss. She has lived in Stockton for 60 years, making frequent visits to the Ozark area. Mrs. Curtiss was a long-time member of Calvary First Assembly of God Church, a former Sunday school teacher and a Women's Ministry worker. She was the sister of Virginia Coffey of Ozark. Other area survivors include a niece, Corina Buckner of Ratcliff; and nephews, Manuel Dicks, Sid O'Bar and Elmo O'Bar, all of Ozark. Burial was at Cherokee Memorial Park in Lodi, Calif.
Frederick Earl Rinke, 73, of Stuart, Fla., the father of Chris Rink of Mulberry, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2004, in Stuart. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War, owned and operated a construction company and formerly resided in Idaho. He was a member of New Hope Fellowship Church of the Nazarene in Palm City. Memorial services were Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Stuart, Fla.
Clemmie Irene Wyers, 99, of Ozark died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2004, at the Ozark Nursing Home. She was a homemaker and the widow of Oscar Wyers. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday at Bethel Chapel, with burial at Williams Cemetery, Mountain Top, under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home.
Ronnie W. Fisher, 57, of Mulberry died Friday, Oct. 1, 2004, in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a member of Mulberry First Baptist Church and an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Mulberry. Burial was at Hight Cemetery.
Vere Carty, 88, of Mulberry died Monday, Nov. 22, 2004, in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Vine Prairie Baptist Church in Mulberry and was preceded in death by her husband, James Ray Carty. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Shaffer Funeral Home Mulberry Chapel, with burial at New Cemetery in Mulberry. The family will visit with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Mulberry Chapel.
Alta Mae Hyman, of Charleston died Friday, Nov. 19, 2004, in her home. Born at Ratcliff, she was a retired line worker for Cargill Foods, a caregiver and a past member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Hope, south of Ozark, with burial under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home.
Sanh Van Luong, 75, of Charleston died Monday, Nov. 15, 2004, in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a line worker for Simmons Food. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday at West Ark Church of Christ, Fort Smith. Burial was at Forest Park Cemetery, under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel of Fort Smith.
Euna B. Turner Loyd, 42, of Springdale and Siloam Springs died Nov. 16, 2004, at The Cancer Treatment Center of America in Tulsa, Okla. The sister of Martha Crumpacker of Ozark, she was executive secretary of Alternative Design Mfg. Company which grew out of a family chicken and cattle operation. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Springdale and a square dancer. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Springdale. Burial was at Friendship Cemetery.
Dorothy Bess Perry, 77, of Greenwood, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004, in her home. She and her husband of 58 years, Leonard "Curley" Perry, owned and operated Perry's Trailer Sales for many years, and she later retried as a J.C. Penney associate. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Fort Smith. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday at Wesley United Methodist Church in Fort Smith. Burial was at Liberty Cemetery, under the direction of Smith Mortuary of Charleston.
Randy Dean Collins, 44, of Caulksville died Friday, Nov. 12, 2004, in a Fort Smith hospital. He bred and raised English bulldogs, was a volunteer at the Charleston Animal Shelter, was a volunteer teacher with the Literacy Council in Fort Smith and served in the Air Force. A private family memorial services was held Friday at Brotherton Brothers Funeral Home in Paris, with burial of the cremains at Clark's Chapel Cemetery, southeast of Caulksville.
Beverly Rollins Carpenter, 48, of Calhoun Ga., formerly of Fort Smith, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004, at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, after a short illness. She was the daughter of the former Sylvia Rofkahr of Altus. She was a Catholic and was employed by Mohawk-Home Industries for 28 years as a supervisor in the sample department. Funeral services were Nov. 14 at Thomas Funeral Home in Calhoun, Ga., with burial service at Gordon Memorial Gardens.
Lucy Lloyd, 61, of Van Buren died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2004, in an area hospital. She was a longtime resident of Crawford County, a homemaker and a member of Oak Bower Church at Mulberry. She has a son, Justin Lee Lloyd, and a sister, Audie Diane Ritter, that reside in Mulberry. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday at Ocker Funeral Home Chapel in Alma, with burial at New Cemetery, Mulberry. Memorial contributions may be made to the Oak Bower Church Building Fund, Mulberry, AR 72947.
Beulah "Boo" Jones, 79, of Arkoma, Okla., the mother of Tom Jones of Ozark, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004, in Fort Smith. She was a retired housekeeper at Sparks Regional Medical Center and was preceded in death by her husband, Arley, after 58 years of marriage. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m Saturday at Living Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Fort Smith. Burial will be at New Hope Cemetery in Spiro, Okla., by Fentress Mortuary of Fort Smith.
Michael Holloway, 42, of Altus died unexpectedly Sunday Nov. 28, 2004, in Altus. He was a Methodist and was preceded in death by his father, James Holloway, on July 21, 2004. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel, with burial at Houston Cemetery, Alix.
Jerry Kerr, 61, of Barling, the brother of Dixie Hill of Ozark, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004. A native of Creston, Iowa, he was a retired journeyman for Jan Taylor Plumbing and Heating. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Barling City Cemetery, under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel of Fort Smith.