Jesse Wilson Gray, 59, of Clarksville, the father of Mace Gray of Ozark, died Monday, Nov. 29, 2004, in Clarksville. He was a retired auto mechanic and a Baptist. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel, Clarksville, with burial at Holman Cemetery in Lamar.
Pauline Farmer, 69, of Fort Smith died Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, in Fort Smith. Born in Ozark, she was a retired licensed practical nurse for St. Edward Mercy Medical Center and a member of Oak Cliff Baptist Church and ESA Sorority. She served as a Mary Kay beauty consultant for 23 years. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Oak Cliff Baptist Church, Fort Smith. Burial will be at U.S. National Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith. Memorial contributions may be made to Oak Cliff Baptist Church, 3701 Gary St., Fort Smith, AR 72903.
Carrol E. "Gene" Root, 78, of Van Buren died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2004, in a Fort Smith hospital. Born at Cravens, he was a retired truck driver for T.J. Smith Box Company and a Baptist. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Lewis Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith. Burial was at Gill Cemetery, Van Buren. Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Sheriff's Youth Ranch.
Velma Christine Fox Black, 82, of Roseville died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004, at Roseville. She was a homemaker and was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Bessie Streat Fox, and two sons, Michael Glen Black and Travis Lee Black. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Roller Funeral Home Chapel in Paris, with burial at Carpenter Cemetery at Roseville.
Edith Pointer Simmons, 92, of Mulberry died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004, in a Van Buren nursing home. She was a homemaker, had attended Oak Bower Baptist Church and was the last living member of Piney Regular Baptist Church in Mulberry. She was the widow of Robert Pointer and Roy Simmons. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home Chapel in Van Buren. Burial will be at Piney Cemetery near Mulberry.
Mary L. Finney, 59, of Paris died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004, in Paris. She was a home health aide with the Logan County Health Department. Local survivors include three sons, Stanley Bates of Fayetteville, formerly of Ozark, Leon Cummins of Atkins and Anthony Cummins of Charleston. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Sunday at Lighthouse Worship Center in Paris. Burial was at Gray Rock Cemetery, under the direction of Roller Funeral Home of Paris.
David LeRoy Lowe, 61, of Charleston died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2004. A retired sheet metal worker, he had been a resident of Charleston for the past 10 years and was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Memorial services were Tuesday at Evangel Temple in Fort Smith.
Clarice L. Davis, 91, of Lavaca died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004, at Charleston. She was a member of the Cecil United Methodist Church and had worked as a nursing aide at Greenhurst. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter, and a son, Joe Davis Sr. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday at Smith Mortuary Chapel, Charleston, with burial at Garden of Memories Cemetery.
Margaret Schmitz, 92, of Charleston died Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, in Charleston. She was a homemaker and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Charleston and St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Scranton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo Schmitz, and a son, James Leo. Rosary was at 7 p.m. Monday at Roller Funeral Home in Paris. Funeral mass was at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Scranton, with burial at St. Igatius Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Greenhurst Family Council, Greenhurst Nursing Home, P.O. Box 458, Charleston, AR 72933.
Bessie L. Kuykendall, 98, of Paris died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2004, at Charleston. She was a homemaker and a longtime member of Paris Church of Christ and Paris Senior Citizens. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Roller Funeral Home Chapel in Paris, with burial at Cemetery Ridge Cemetery, Etna.
Raymond R. Yeager, 77, of Mulberry died Monday, Jan. 31, 2005, in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a Navy veteran, a supervisor for Ayers Furniture and a member of the American Legion of Mulberry and Mulberry Free Will Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Shaffer Funeral Home Mulberry Chapel, with burial at Hight Cemetery in Mulberry. The family will visit with friends from 6 to 8 Wednesday evening at the Shaffer Funeral Home Mulberry Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Hight Cemetery, c/o Bill and Betty Cole, 3602 East Highway 64, Alma, AR 72921.
Joe B. Covington, 66, of Ozark died Monday, Jan. 31, 2005, in his home. He was an Air Force veteran and a foreman for the City of Richmond, Calif., street department. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m Thursday at Murry Cemetery in Binger, Okla. Burial will be under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home.
Wayne Jacobs, 78, of Hartman, a retired La-Z-Boy manufacturing representative, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2005. He was a graduate of Hartman High School and the College of the Ozarks. An Army veteran of World War II, he received two Overseas Service Bars, an Asiatic Pacific Campaign Ribbon with two Bronze Stars, a Good Conduct Medal, a Philippine Liberation Theater Campaign Ribbon with two Bronze Stars and a Victory Ribbon. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association, Arkansas Birdhunting Association, Western Arkansas Coonhunters Association, Arkansas Furniture Association, the First United Methodist Church and the Masonic Lodge. Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, with burial at Kendall Cemetery, under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Kenneth Larry King Sr., 52, of Mulberry died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005, in his home. A native of Fort Smith, he worked for Riverside Furniture and other plants in the Fort Smith area. He was a graduate of Northside High School, a member of the Army National Guard and a charter member of Windsor Park Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gwen. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Tuesday at South Pointe Baptist Church in Fort Smith, under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith. Private family burial arrangements are pending.
Glyndora "Dora" Brooks, 61, of Paris, formerly of Charleston, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005, in Paris. She was a nurses aide and cook at Greenhurst Nursing Home in Charleston and was a Baptist. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m Wednesday at Roller Funeral Home Chapel in Paris, with burial at Parks Cemetery, Charleston.
Alfred R. Gordon, 78, of Brownsville, Tenn., died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005, at Haywood Park Community Hospital in Brownsville. He served in the Navy during World Ward II, retired from the Air Force with 20 years service, was a postal clerk for 20 years before retiring from the Brownsville Post Office and was adjunct of the American Legion. He was a member of the Church of Christ, and was the brother of Marion Bell of Mulberry. Funeral services were held Friday at Brownsville Memorial Gardens with full military honors conducted by the U.S. Air Force and bag pipes played by Dennis Dudley.
Carla Dawn Williams, 45, of Coal Hill died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, in Albuquerque, N.M. She was a native of San Francisco, Calif., and a nurse. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Jamestown Assembly of God Church, with burial at Hess Cemetery, Coal Hill, under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home. The family will visit with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Arval L. Barnett, 82, of Mountainburg died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, in an area hospital. He was a member of the Fern Assembly of God Church and was retired from the Burlington Railroad. He was preceded in death by his wife, Brunette Lowe Barnett. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday at Ocker Memorial Chapel, Van Buren, with burial at Locke Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to an organization of the donor's choice.
Raymond Ellingburg, 73, of Fort Smith died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, in his home. He was a retired custodian at Christ the King School. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Tuesday at First Church of God at Gray Rock. Burial was at Gray Rock Cemetery by Rowell-Parrish Mortuary of Fort Smith.
Richard Adam Rowlett, Sr., 50, of Hot Springs, formerly of Ozark, died unexpectedly Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005, in his home. He served in the Marine Corps and the Army National Guard. Patrolman for the Ozark Police Department before joining the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, he retired on Dec. 1 after 21 years as a wildlife officer. Funeral services were Wednesday, Jan. 26, at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home Chapel in Hot Springs. Burial was at Baine Cemetery, Hot Springs, with Arkansas Game & Fish and Marine Corps honors.
William David Meiklejohn, 77, of Scranton died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005. He was retired from Southern California Gas Co. as a division manager for 30 years. He had been a cattleman for 10 years and was a member of the Logan County Cattlemen's Association, Knights of Columbus and St. Scholastica Catholic Church at Shoal Creek. Memorial mass was at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Scholastica Catholic Church at Shoal Creek. Cremation was under the direction of Roller Funeral Home of Paris. Memorial contributions may be made to the Arkansas Chapter of Alzheimer's Association, #1 St. Vincent Circle, Suite 140, Little Rock, AR 72205.
Audrey McClain, 83, of Ozark died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005, at the Ozark Nursing Home. She was retired from Southern Steel and Wire and was a member of Fort Smith Eagles Club and Webb City Baptist Church. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at Morgan Hill Cemetery.
Alice Catherine Norton Walleck, 60, of Kansas City, Mo., passed away Jan. 22, 2005. Mass of Christian burial was Wednesday, Jan. 26, at Holy Spirit Church, followed by burial in Resurrection North Cemetery. Arrangements were by McGilley Midtown Chapel. Born in Coal Hill, she was raised in Kansas Cityand graduated from Hogan High School. She battled many years with kidney disease and lupus. A member of Holy Spirit Church, she was active in St. Agnes PTO and Nativity Circle at St. Agnes.