Clifford I. Jobe, 77, of Ozark died Friday, March 8, 2002, in a Paris nursing home. He was a retired roofer for Coast Roof, a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the V.F.W. and roofers union. Graveside services were March 12 at National Cemetery in Fort Smith, under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home.
A memorial service for Rosa `Sollie' Sutliff will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Jackson Cemetery, near Grenade's Chapel. Born in Franklin County, she and her husband were cattle and crop farmers and she also did furniture upholstery for many years. The body was cremated shortly after her death under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home.
Montie Gilbreth, 91, ofOzark, the widow of Emit Gilbreth, died Friday, March 29, 2002, at Ozark Nursing Home. She was a former line worker for Cargill, a homemaker and a member of the Webb City Baptist Church and the adult Sunday school class. Funeral services were held Monday at 11 a.m. at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel, with burial at Highland Cemetery.
Cecil Elmo McBride, 89, of Booneville died Thursday, March 28, 2002, in a Fort Smith hospital. He was an Army veteran of World War II, a retired employee of Bob Miller Drilling Company in Fort Smith, a lifetime member of the DAV, a member of the National Masonic Lodge in Ratcliff, a past patron of the Eastern Star at Paris No. 411, and a member of the First Baptist Church at Branch. Among his survivors are a daughter, Sandra Whittington, and two grandsons, Barry and Wade Whittington, all of Charleston. Funeral services were Monday at 10 a.m. at Branch First Baptist Church, with burial at U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith with Masonic rites. Burial was under the direction of Smith Mortuary of Charleston. Memorial donations may be made to the Branch First Baptist Church Building Fund.
Stanley Francis Olson, 60, of Cecil died Friday, March 29, 2002, in a Fort Smith hospital. Formerly of Fresno, Calif., he was a truck driver for M.S. Carriers and a Catholic. Memorial services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Cecil Methodist Church, under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home. Interment will be at a later date in Fresno, Calif. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Preferred Choice, 2910 Jenny Lind Road, No. 6 Boston Square, Fort Smith, AR 72901.
Lavawn Parsons, 90, of Paris, the mother of Judy Berry of Ozark, died Thursday, March 29, 2002, in Paris. She was a homemaker and a member of the Paris Christian Center. Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. at Paris Christian Center. Burial was in the Caulksville Cemetery, under the direction of Roller Funeral Home of Paris.
Georgia Lois Mayes, 89, of St. Paul died Thursday, March 28, 2002, at Meadowview Healthcare and Rehab. She was a homemaker, a member of the St. Paul Bible Church and the widow of Sammie Mayes, who died on Jan. 16, 1972. She was the mother of Freddy Francis Mayes of Ozark. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Saint Paul Bible Church. Burial was in the Riverside Cemetery at St. Paul, under the direction of Brashears Funeral Home of Huntsville.
Hermina Rinke Koerdt, 62, of Altus, the widow of Jerome Koerdt, died Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at her home, after an extended illness. She was a 1957 graduate of Altus-Denning High School, a graduate of St. Edward School of Nursing, a registered nurse and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Rosary service was held Sunday at 7 p.m. at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel in Clarksville. Funeral mass was recited at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Robert `Bob' Loaskie, 58, of Altus died Tuesday, March 2, 2004, in Altus. He was a retired self-employed used auto dealer. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home Chapel in Van Buren. Cremation will follow the services. The family will visit with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Monte Claud Brown, 69, of Covina, Calif., died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004, in Covina. Born in Ozark, he was the son of Wallace Claude and Iva Jane Williamson Brown. He was a businessman in the Glendora area for 50 years and a deacon and 43-year member at Covina Assembly of God Church. Funeral services were at Covina Assembly of God with burial at Oakdale Cemetery in Glendora.
Arlene Luckenbaugh, 66, of Fort Smith died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004, in a Fort Smith hospital. She was the daughter of the late Fred and Cleo Tompkins White of Ozark. She was a registered nurse and a member of the Faith Outreach Church. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Lewis Funeral Chapel, with burial at Oak Cemetery in Fort Smith.
Jesse Dave Littlepage, 50, of Camp Verde, Ariz., died Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004, due to complications following a heart attack. Born at Mulberry, he was the 10th of 12 children of James Green and Lucille Wallace Littlepage. A 1971 graduate of Ozark High School, where he played football for the Hillbillies, he was retired from the transportation industry and enjoyed hunting, fishing and golf. He was preceded in death by his father and two brothers, Bill and Alan Littlepage. A memorial service is being planned in Camp Verde.
Verda Lou Littlepage Miller, 71, of Portland, Ore., died Jan. 17, 2004. Born at Barnes, he was the daughter of the late R.E. (Rufus) and Clemmie Littlepage. Survivors include a brother, Everett Littlepage of Ozark.
Elma Hazel Walker Mills Cox, 87, of Fayetteville died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, in a Fayetteville nursing home. Born in Ozark, she was a retired waitress and a member of First Christian Church in Fayetteville. Survivors include a sister, Gussie Haberer of Ozark. Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Highland Cemetery, Ozark, under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home.
Dale Nichols, 59, of Ratcliff died Friday, Feb. 27, 2004, at Ozone of an apparent heart attack. Born at Hartman, he was a retired truck driver and a member of the Pentecostal Church. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel, Clarksville. Burial was at Hartman Cemetery.
Buel Dean `Mac' McFadden, 71, of Hartman died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, in his home. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War and a trustee of Free Jesus Name Church. He was a production manger ofVan DeCamp in Los Angeles, Calif., for several years, at Kim's Products for 18 years and at Stillwell Furniture for five years. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday at Free Jesus Name Church in Coal Hill, with burial at Cassville Cemetery.
Margaret Ann `Pud' Gattis, 66, of Barling died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004, in Little Rock. Born at Branch, she was a homemaker and a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Fort Smith. A celebration service was held at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Paul United Methodist Church, Fort Smith. Burial was at Garden of Memories, Charleston, under the direction of Smith Mortuary of Charleston. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 4100 Grand, Fort Smith, AR 72901.
Bill Hampton, 75, of El Centro, Calif., died Feb. 18, 2004, after an extended illness. Son of the late Holman and Anna Hampton, he was born July 17, 1928, at Alix and reared there. His body was donated to medical science.