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ARKANSAS - Franklin County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 10

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Date: Wednesday, 4 February 2009, at 7:03 p.m.

Gwen Franklin Terry, 78, of Charleston died Wednesday, June 21, 2006, at Paris. Born at Roseville, he was a self-employed furniture upholsterer and a member of Northside Baptist Church in Charleston. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday at Smith Mortuary Chapel, Charleston, with burial at Garden of Memories Cemetery.

Delores "Dee" Lerner Scott, 75, of Bella Vista, formerly of Ozark, died Saturday, June 24, 2006, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rogers. She was a registered nurse and for six years was director of public relations and admissions coordinator at Innisfree Care Center. A 10-year resident of Ozark, she managed the Maytag Laundry and worked at Ozark Flower & Gift. A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Bella Vista Funeral Home Chapel. Memorials may be made to charities supporting lupus or cancer research.

Daisy Ferrol Kirby Cox, 94, of Smackover died Wednesday, June 21, 2006, at her home. Born in Ozark, she was a retired elementary and Home Economics teacher, she attended Arkansas Polytechnic College in Russellville for two years and graduated with a BSE degree from Arkansas State Teachers College in Conway. She was a member of the Smackover Garden Club and Lone Oak Home Extension Club, a member of the First United Methodist Church and the UMW. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church of Smackover. Burial as at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, El Dorado. Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources Foundation, Box 556, Smackover, AR 71762, or First United Methodist Church, 500 W. 7th St., Smackover, AR 71762.

Doris Jean Foster Bryson, 58, of Fort Smith, formerly of Altus, died Wednesday, June 21, 2006, in Fort Smith. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Altus. Funeral services were Monday at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel, Fort Smith, with burial in the U.S. National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Peachtree Hospice, 4300 Rogers, Fort Smith, AR 72901.

Bert Bryan Thompson Jr., 83, of Midland, Texas, died Saturday, June 24, 2006. He received his engineering degree from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and was a member of Phi Beta Pi. He was a first lieutenant in the Army Engineers, serving in the South Pacific building air strips and later air fields in the Philippines, Leyte and Guadalcanal. He spent his entire career with Exxon, was a colonel in the CAF and a member of First United Methodist Church. Local survivors include a brother, Warren Thompson of Ozark. A memorial service was held Tuesday at First United Methodist Church of Midland, under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church for the Silvia Dillard Nursing Scholarship, 305 N. Baird, Midland, TX 79701.

Joyce Elaine Morris, 56, of Elm Springs died Sunday, June 25, 2006, in Springdale. born at Mountain Top, she attended New Life Tabernacle Church in Baldwin and was a retired office manager. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at New Life Tabernacle Church. Burial will follow in Elm Springs Cemetery, under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home of Springdale.

G. Wanda Barnett, 82, of Killeen, Texas, died Wednesday, June 21, 2006, in Killeen. Born at Roseville, she was married to Homer Barnett and attended the College of the Ozarks in Clarksville. In 1951, military service took the Barnetts to Killeen, where they owned a gift and trophy shop and she later opened Barnett Real Estate. She was still managing her rental properties at the time of her death, was a member of the Texas Apartment Association, Eastern Star and Rainbow Girls and was a Baptist. A private memorial service was held June 23 at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen in accordance with her wishes. Her cremains were interred at Cemetery Ridge Cemetery, south of Ozark.

Hugh E. Adams, 85, of Fort Smith, formerly of Charleston, died Monday, June 26, 2006, in Fort Smith. He was a World War II veteran, a member of the D.A.V. and an ordained Baptist minister. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at U.S. National Cemetery, Fort Smith, under the direction of Smith Mortuary of Charleston.

Levi Alan Shearburn, 24, of Mulberry died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2006, in the Van Buren hospital. A native of Van Buren, he was the son of Dale and Robin Goodwin Shearburn. He was a derrick hand for Key Energy in Van Buren. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Shibley Baptist Church in Mulberry. Burial was at Gill Cemetery in Van Buren, under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.

T.J. Belt, 74, of Alma died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2006, in a Van Buren nursing home. He was a resident of Kibler, a lifelong resident of Crawford County and a retired employee of Van Buren School System for over 20 years. He was a member of Pleasant Valley Church of Christ, and was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel, in 2004. Local survivors include a son, Darrell Belt of Mulberry. Graveside services were at 10 a.m. Saturday at Gill Cemetery in Van Buren. Burial was under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.

John Paul "JP" Elder, 37, of Kansas City, Mo., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2006, at Barnett, Mo., as a result of a lake accident. He was the grandson of Paul Elder, and the late Vida Elder, of Ozark. A 1987 graduate of De Soto High School, he participated in Thespians and cross country, attended Ottawa University, worked at the Renaissance Festival for many years and was a member of the Front Runners organization.Funeral services were Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, Kan.

Marion Lee Butler, 70, of Branch died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2006, at Paris. An Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was a retired truck driver for OK Industries in Fort Smith and a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Charleston. Funeral mass was at 10 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with burial at Sacred Heart Cemetery under the direction of Brotherton Brothers Funeral Home of Charleston.

Floyd Brewton, 90, of Lavaca died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2006, in a Clarksville nursing home. He was a retired roofer and a member of the Church of Christ. Local survivors include a son, Benny Brewton, of Charleston. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Smith Mortuary Chapel, Charleston, with burial at Tate Cemetery, northeast of Charleston.

Homer Kello Shaw, 65, of Branch died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006, in Fort Smith. He was a member of Oak Bend Missionary Baptist Church, lifelong farmer in dairy, poultry and beef, past 4-H leader, served in the National Guard Ozark Unit during the late 1950s and 1960s, was a member of the NRA and was currently serving on the board of the Franklin County Farm Bureau. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday at Oak Bend Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was at Cemetery Ridge, south of Ozark, under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Oak Bend Missionary Baptist Church, 5507 Oak Bend Road, Ozark, AR 72949, or the Patrick W. Cox Memorial Scholarship Fund at Farmers Bank of Greenwood.

DeLouis G. Passmore, 79, of Cecil died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006, in Fort Smith. Born in Ozark, she was a retired machine operator for Dixie Cup after 38 years, a member of Union Baptist Church and the widow of Gerald Passmore. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Lavaca. Burial was at Island Cemetery, under the direction of Lewis Funeral Home of Lavaca. Memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church Lavaca TV Ministry.

Judy "Granny" Arnold, 63, of Ozark died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006, in Bossier City, La. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel, Ozark. Burial was at Hickory Grove Cemetery.

James Meeker, 81, of Charleston died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006, in a Fort Smith hospital. An Army veteran of World War II, he was retired from Toledo, Ohio, was a member of the American Legion and attended the First Assembly of God in Charleston. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Assembly of God in Charleston. Burial, with military honors, was in Garden of Memories Cemetery, under the direction of Brotherton Brothers Funeral Home.

Donald Ray Curtis, 59, of Clarksville died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006, at his home. He was a pawn broker, a musician and a Baptist. Local survivors include a daughter, Tonya Hawkins of Coal Hill. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel, Clarksville, with burial at Kendall Cemetery in Hartman.

Karl Ray Noble Sr., 47, of Delaware, formerly of Ozark, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006, at his home. The son of Jewell Dean Wurst Noble Hill, and the late Deward Ralph Noble Sr., he was a member of the Myrtle Springs Baptist Church in Hooks, Texas. A family graveside memorial service was held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Graves Cemetery in Delaware. Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle.

Michael T. Reed, 48, of Mulberry died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006, in an area hospital. He was a 1976 graduate of Van Buren High School, a former truck driver and of the Assembly of God faith. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ocker Chapel of Alma, with burial at Yoestown Cemetery in Alma.

Randy Don Davis, 49, of Fort Smith died there Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006. He graduated from Charleston High School and received a bachelor's degree in journalism from Arkansas Tech University in 1985 and a master's in theological studies from Harvard Divinity School in 1989. During his early college years, he was a roving reporter for the Times-Record and a disc jockey (Rawhide Randy) for KTCS. He had served as an intern with Sen. Dale Bumpers, an intern and legislative assistant to Gov. Michael Dukakis, a policy analyst in the Governor's Office of Human Resources in Massachusetts, assistant to the faculty coordinator for the Harvard Divinity School and member of the alumni board. A victim of muscular dystrophy, he worked with Sen. Bob Dole on grant programs for persons with disabilities and provided congressional committee testimony in support of ADA legislation. Memorial services were at 2 p.m. Friday at Lewis Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith, with private family intermenty prior to the service at Mt. Hope, north of Charleston. Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Hope Memorial Fund, 5901 Arkansas 215 South, Charleston, AR 72933.

Orville Marvel, 97, of Hartman died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006, in his home. He was a member of Hartman United Methodist Church, a retired coal miner and farmer and a member of the United Mine Workers Association. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorene Conway Marvel; a son, Billy Orville Marvel, and a grandson, Carl Dean Chrisman. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Hartman United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Kendall Cemetery, Hartman, under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home of Clarksville. The family will visit with friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

James A. Ferguson, 69, of Fort Smith died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006, in Fort Smith. Born at Charleston, he was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and was retired after 25 years as a forklift driver for Whirlpool Corporation in Fort Smith. Rosary will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Smith Mortuary, Charleston, followed by visitation. Funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Charleston, with burial in Nixon Cemetery.

John Harlan Burns, 85, of Ozark died Friday, Oct. 20, 2006, in Fort Smith. A retired pharmacist after over 40 years, he served as pharmacist mate with the Pacific Fleet during World War II and was owner of Burns Drug in Ozark, a member of First United Methodist Church, Ozark, and a charter member of the Ozark Recreation Club. Memorial services were at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Ozark First United Methodist Church. Cremation was under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home, with burial at Highland Cemetery, Ozark. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mike Gibbons Scholarship Fund, 1606 Waldon Dr., Ozark, AR 72949; or the Kathy Shaffer Memorial G.E.D. Completers Fund, Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus, 1700 Helberg Lane, Ozark, AR 72949.

Roy Lee Smith, 76, of Hartman died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006, at his home. He was a retired truck driver, an Army veteran and a member of First Baptist Church at Hartman. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Roller Cox Funeral Home Chapel, Clarksville. Burial was at Lamar Cemetery, with military honors.

Maudalene Patterson, 84, of Charleston, formerly of Booneville, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006, in Charleston. She held a master's degree in home economics education from the University of Arkansas, was a teacher at Booneville High School and owned Style Setter ladies clothing store in Booneville. A member of First United Methodist Church in Booneville, she was a also a member of the Booneville Chamber of Commerce and received the Outstanding Citizen Award in 1986. Graveside services were at 9 a.m. Saturday at Hartford Memorial Park, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville. A memorial service followed at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Booneville.

Jack Lee Hunter, 75, of Fort Smith died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006, in Fort Smith. He was self-employed and was a member of Grand Avenue Baptist Church, Fort Smith. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Smith Mortuary Chapel, Charleston, with burial at Hickory Ridge Cemetery, east of Lavaca.

William H. "Willie" Kleck, 83, of Branch died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006, in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a part-time rancher, a retired bus mechanic and school bus driver for County Line School District, a member of the Catholic Knights, St. Anthony's Catholic Church at Ratcliff and the Arkansas Cattlemen's Association and an avid St. Louis Cardinals' baseball team fan. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kay. Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Sunday at Brotherton Brothers Funeral Home of Charleston. Funeral mass was at 2 p.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Charleston. Burial was at St. Anthony's Cemetery, north of Caulksville. Memorials may be made to St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 497 North Wilson Ave., Ratcliff, AR 72951.

Ed Hutton, 81, of Rogers died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2006. Born in Ozark, he was an U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a retired rural mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service and a member of Grace Baptist Church in Rogers. Funeral services were Friday at 10 a.m. at Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home in Bentonville. Burial with military honors was at Fayetteville National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 92 W. Sunbridge St., Fayetteville, AR 72703, or to the American Lung Association, 211 Natural Resources Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205.

Eva Wilkinson, 96, of Mulberry died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006, in Alma. Born in Ozark, she was a homemaker and was preceded in death by her husband, Thurman, a son, Doyle, and a grandson, Mike. Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Pope Cemetery, in the Graphic community, under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel of Fort Smith.

Matthew David Thibodeaux, 25, of Coal Hill died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006, in Coal Hill. He was an oil tech for Clarksville Lube Express and a Pentecostal. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Lewis Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith, with burial at Gill Cemetery, Van Buren. The family will visit with friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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