Johnnie J. Flathers
Johnnie J. Flathers, 88, of Cecil died Friday, Aug. 24, 2007, in Ozark.
Born April 19, 1919, in Jerome, Idaho, he was the son of Elmer Arthur and Gladys Darling Flathers. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II and a retired barber with the U.S. Marine Corps Exchange.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Regina Evans Flathers.
Survivors include a daughter, Alice Franklin of Cecil; a son, Johnnie J. Flathers of Fort Mohave, Ariz.; a grandson, Jeff Franklin of Cecil; and three great-grandchildren, Anisa, Alee and Austin Franklin.
Graveside services were at 10 a.m. Monday at Cecil Cemetery, with Rev. Vern Wilson officiating. Burial was under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.
Beatrice L. White, 91, of Charleston died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007, at Charleston.
She was born Nov. 15, 1915, at Alma to Walter and Ila Gray Means. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.
Survivors include a daughter, Zoe Ann Hallford of Fort Worth, Texas; two sons, Harold White of Fort Smith and Bob White of Charleston; two brothers, Floyd Means of Porterville, Calif., and Leroy Means of Pine Flat, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were at 2 p.m. Friday at Smith Mortuary Chapel, Charleston. The body was cremated.
Oscar Stockton Sr.
Oscar Lee Stockton Sr., 64, of Mulberry died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2007, in an area hospital.
Born May 3, 1943, in Mulberry, he was a carpenter for Farm Land in Van Buren and attended Revis Hill Assembly of God.
Survivors include his wife, Thelma; two daughters, Lynelle Huff and Shelia Willhite, both of Alma; three sons, Rodney Barker of Mulberry, and Oscar Stockton Jr. and Glendell Bark-er, both of Van Buren; his mother, Velma Stockton of Alma; a brother, Leon Stockton of Alma; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Revis Hill Assembly of God. Burial was at Bolton Cemetery in Alma, under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Alma.
Pallbearers were Colby and Brent Barker, Jeremy Bowles, Randy Huff, Robert Willhite, Ronald Morse, Brad Boster and Brandon Stockton.
Raymond Joseph Anthony Sindelar Sr., 73, of Ozark died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2007, at Baptist Health Center, Little Rock.
He was a retired Los Angeles Rapid Transit bus driver, a Navy veteran and a Catholic. He was preceded in death by a brother, James Sindelar.
Survivors include his wife, Lucille Angela Sindelar; three daughters, Michelle Langhurst of Cypress, Calif., Melanie Sindelar of Rosemead, Calif., and Debra Hultquist of Beckley, W.Va.; three sons, Raymond Sindelar Jr. of Covington, Wash., James Sindelar of Yorba Linda, Calif., and Jeff Olson of Arizona City, Ariz.; a brother, Donald Sindelar of Bellevue, Neb.; a sister, Kathryn Stacey of Bellevue, Neb.; and 13 grandchildren.
Memorial services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Roller-Cox Chapel, Clarksville, with Dr. Jack Glaze officiating.
Harley Domerese, 85, of Clarksville died Friday, Aug. 24, 2007, in Clarksville.
Born July 30, 1922, in Clarksville, he was the son of the late Harley Clarence and Eva Edna Elkins Domerese. He was formerly in the service station and motel business and was a member of Hedgeway Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary; a daughter, Joye Tackett; two brothers, Roy and Hoyt Domerese; and two sisters Virgie Rannals and Una Mae Laneer.
Survivors include a daughter, Kathy Standridge of Clarksville; three stepchildren, Janice Deckard, Larry and Mike Thornton; a sister, Jolene Wall of Branson, Mo.; four brothers, George Domerese of Clarksville, Clarence Domerese of Van Buren, Dane Domerese of Coal Hill and Arthur Dean Domerese of Branson; four grandchildren, William “Butch” Tackett, Karen Limbocker, Mark and Amber Standridge; seven stepgrandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday at Cherry Street Baptist Church, Clarksville, with Rev. Don Alexander officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Clarksville, under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were T.H. “Red” Domerese, Russell Wall, Dondi Elkins, J.C. Wheeler, Wendell Limbocker and Bill Tackett.
Edna J. Brown
Edna Jean Brown, 86, of Pekin, Ill., died Oct. 2, 2007, at Hallmark Nursing Home.
Born April 9, 1921, in Mulberry, to Galvin and Rhoda Turner Edwards, she marriedJames K. Brown in 1946 in Arkansas. She worked for Peoria Plastics, retiring in 1980, and was a member of Issaac Walton Campground in Astoria, Ill.
Survivors include her husband; a son, Ray Edwards of Pekin; two daughters, Peggy Haynes of Lake Placid, Fla., and Sue Graber of Pekin; a brother, Agee Edwards of Oregon; two sisters, Marie Thompson of Washington and Josephine Davis of Mulberry; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, G.D. Edwards.
Graveside services were Oct. 5 at Glendale Memorial Gardens inGlendale,under the direction of Abts Mortuary
Curtis E. Clevenger, 79, of Mulberry died Friday, Oct. 19, 2007, in the Van Buren hospital.
Born Jan. 30, 1928, in Wilson, Okla., he was the son of the late William and EdnaFullingham Clevenger. He was retired owner of Curt’s Burger Run and was a World War II Army veteran.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Arthur Clevenger.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Hilburn Clevenger; two sons, Curtis Eugene Clevenger of Alma and Alan Leon Clevenger of Mulberry; a daughter, Donna Fletcher of Alma; a brother, Joe Clevenger of New Blaine; a sister, Wanda Smith of Oklahoma City; four grandchildren, Jodi Clevenger, Krystan Jenkins, Chelsey Clevenger and Aaron Fletcher; and two great-grandchildren, Noah Hicks and Kai Jenkins.
Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Lewis Funeral Chapel, Fort Smith, with burial at Forest Park Cemetery in Fort Smith.
Janet Renee Gage, 42, of Ozark died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007, in Ozark.
Born Sept. 8, 1965, at Booneville, she was a registered ICU nurse for 12 years and was Franklin County health nurse for the past several years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Ozark.
Survivors include her husband, Steven; two sons, Aaron and Alex Smith, both of the home; two stepsons, Jeremiah and Justin Gage, both of Fayetteville; a stepdaughter, Amanda Smith of Fayetteville; her parents, Freddie and Nina Lee Zeiler of Paris; a sister, Lori Holt of Ozark; and two brothers, Freddie Zeiler of Ozark and Eddie (Deano) Zeiler of Fort Smith.
Funeral services were today (Wednesday) at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Ozark, with Rev. Ted Darling officiating. Burial was at Highland Cemetery, under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Randall Bullington, Steve Reano, Randy Hillard, Doyle Bowman, Mac Bornmann and Bill Timmerman.
Honorary pallbearers were Sid O’Bar, Bill Sullivan, Pete Mann, Wayne Yarnell and Richard Armstrong.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Library Fund, 400 W. Market Street, Ozark, AR 72949.
Helen Nadine Hill
Helen Nadine Skidgel Hill, 86, of Ozark died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007, in Ozark.
Born Sept. 4, 1921, at Spadra, she was the daughter of the late John and Helen Gardner. She was a homemaker, a member of the Goose Camp Assembly of God Church and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Coal Hill VFW Post 8532.
Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Pannell of Ozark; five sons, Robert S. Skidgel Jr., Paul, Larry and Mark Skidgel, all of Ozark, and Stanley Skidgel of Sacramento, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and the father of her six children, Robert S. Skidgel Sr. of Hartman.
Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Saturday at Union Grove Cemetery in Johnson County, with her grandson, Gaylan Williams officiating. Burial was under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.
Pallbearers were Dale Skidgel, Robert S. Skidgel III, Michael Gardner, Joshua Tadlock, Jettie Marvel and Derrick McCartney.
Honorary pallbearers were Mike Helton, Robby Roberts, Steve Mathews and Bill Pannell.
Curtis Lee Medlock, 82, of Branson, Mo., formerly of the Cravens community, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2007, in Branson.
Born Aug. 14, 1925, at Cravens, he was a Navy veteran and was retired from the oil fields in Kansas.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; his parents, Leonard and Julie White Medlock; two infant daughters; a son, David; three brothers, Harold, Wayne and Clifton; and a sister, Teresa Tucker.
Survivors include a son, Kenneth of Branson, Mo.; two sisters, Gelene Canady of Joplin, Mo., and Reba Horn of Ozark; three brothers, Dennis Medlock of Lions, Kan., Fred Medlock of Howe, Okla., and Frank Medlock of Ozark; two grandsons, Chris and Daniel; and a granddaughter, Stacey.
Funeral services were Sunday at 2 p.m., at Snopp-Bearden Funeral Home, with burial at Shipman Cemetery, Sparta, Mo.
Pallbearers and military rites were provided by Korean War Veterans Association Harry S. Truman Chapter No. 5.
Carrie B. Morgan, 97, of Ozark died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007, in Ozark.
Born March 4, 1910, in the Lone Elm community, she was the daughter of Jim and Alice Kendrick Ward. She was a homemaker and a member of the Ozark Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Bryan Jordan; her second husband, Travis Morgan; a sister, Grace Rankin; two brothers, Bud and Cliff Ward; and a stepson, Doyle Morgan.
Survivors include a step-daughter, Velda Sinkular of Ozark; eight stepgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews, Sandra White of Ozark, Brenda Blain of Mountainburg, Kay Overbey, Judy Henson and C.B. Ward, all of Mulberry, Eunice Markaway of San Jose, Calif., Allene Saulsbery of Drumwright, Okla., Geraldine Bodkin of Maude, Okla., Howard Rankin of Seminole, Okla., and Bill Ward of Bay City, Texas.
Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Thursday at Rankin Cemetery, Ozark, with John Brasseaux officiating. Burial was under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home.
Leon H. Stearns, 97, of Kentwood, Mich., the father of Pat Allen of Ozark, died Oct. 11, 2007.
Born in 1910 in Galien, Mich., he moved to Lake Odessa, Mich., in 1935 and worked as a bulk agent for the Standard Oil Co. (B.P. Amoco) for 36 years. He was a member of the Cornerstone United Methodist Church in Dutton, Mich., a lifelong member and past district governor of the Lions Club, a life member and past master of the Masons, a volunteer firefighter, an emergency responder and a member of the Standard Oil Annuitants Club.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Betty, in 1999; a daughter, Margaret “Peg” Feeman in 1995; and a grandson, Jeffrey A. Potts, in 2006. His son-in-law, Howard Allen of Ozark, died in 2000.
Survivors include another daughter, Mrs. Zeke (Susan) Schnicke of Kentwood, Mich.; a sister, Marjorie English of Ukrichsville, Ohio; six grandchildren, including Greg Allen of Colorado, formerly of Ozark; 13 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
The body was cremated. Memorial service was Oct. 16 at Stroo Funeral Home, Grand Rapids, Mich., with Rev. Lee Ausema officiating. Interment was in Dutton cemetery.
Donations may be made to the Lions Club or a charity of choice.
Helen M. “Granny” Edwards, 91, of Charleston died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007, in Charleston.
She was born Feb. 15, 1916, in Primghar, Iowa, to Herman H. Boyens and Anna M. Anderson. She was a member of First Baptist Church in LeMars, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Edwards, and a daughter, Bobette Mabry.
Survivors include five daughters, Sandra Poor of Pocola, Okla., Mona Meyers of Charleston, Madge Neissl of Walla Walla, Wash., Jean Weaver of Lavaca and Eddie Lou Neuberg of Akron, Iowa; a son, Tommy A. Edwards of Charleston; a sister, Freda Reeves of Sebring, Ohio; 28 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday at Smith Mortuary Chapel, Charleston, with burial at Garden of Memories in Charleston.
Pallbearers were John Miesner, Marvin Holland Jr., Larry Holland, Ernest Neissl Jr., Randy Smith and Don Buckner.
George E. Evans, 88, of Ozark died Friday, Nov. 16, 2007, in his home.
Born Feb. 21, 1919, at Altus, he was the son of the late Matt and Elizabeth Leding Evans. He was a retired truck mechanic for Gateway Transportation of Chicago, Ill., a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Altus, the St. Joseph’s Society and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include his wife, Veronica “Fronie” Post Evans; two daughters, Linda Rowe of Garland, Texas, and Sandy Miner of Ozark; a son, Michael Evans of Ozark; a brother, Leo Evans of Chicago, Ill.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Rosary service was Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at Shaffer Funeral Home, Ozark.
Funeral mass was recited at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church by Father Hilary Filiatreau. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Robert Taylor, grandsons Michael Evans, Adam Evans and Jake Miner and nephews Ronald Evans and David Myers.
Charles Edward Hoing, 65, of Coal Hill died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, in a Fort Smith hospital.
He was chief engineer for Fox Television, Channel 24, employed at AETN, an Army National Guard veteran and a graduate of Coal Hill High School, class of 1959, and Draughon’s Business College.
Survivors include his companion, Diane Dyer of Muldrow, Okla.; his parents, Leon and Marie Hoing of Coal Hill; and two sisters, Lynda Harrington of Ozark and Mary Links of Irving, Texas.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday (today) at Shaffer Funeral Home in Ozark. Burial will be at Coal Hill Cemetery.
Gary Lee Kuykendall, 60, of Heber Springs, formerly of Branch, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007, in Heber Springs.
Born Aug. 28, 1947, in Paris, he was a carpenter, painter and member of the American Legion.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Lee and Oma Kuykendall, and maternal grandparents, Claude and Corene Lamar.
Survivors include two daughters, Tonya Nonnweiler of Centennial, Colo., and Tosha Riggs of Byers, Colo.; his parents, L.J. and Myrtle Lamar Kuykendall of Branch; two sisters, Vickie Kuykendall of Branch and Janice Dahlen of Medford, Ore.; two brothers, Larry and Terry Kuykendall, both of Branch; and four grandchildren.
Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hampton Cemetery, north of Branch, under the direction of Smith Mortuary of Charleston.
Pallbearers were Mike Hayes, Bruce Jameson, Ray, Terry and Bobby Kuykendall and John Robert Lamar.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion, Heber Springs, AR 72543.
Jimmie Eugene Nolan, 59, of Ozark died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007, in Ozark.
Born Dec. 13, 1947, at Monette, he was a retired furniture factory employee and a U.S. Navy veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Letha Williams Nolan, and three brothers, Lonnie, Jerry and Danny Landrum.
Survivors include his wife, Lorretta Battisto of Ozark; three sisters, Elizabeth English of Van Buren, Sarah Sheppard of Cedarville and Gale Jones of Alma; four brothers, Johnny Landrum of Fort Smith, Arthur Landrum of Van Buren, Larry Landrum of Pine Bluff and Terry Landrum of Fayetteville.
Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Monday at Fort Smith National Cemetery, with burial under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.
Pallbearers were Steven and Joe English, Jimmy and AllanSheppard and Chris and Ryan Landrum.
Raymond Reed “Ray” Putman, 57, of Altus died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007, in Ozark.
Born Nov. 17, 1949, in Glendale, Calif., he was a diesel mechanic, a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Ozark VFW Post 405.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Raymond Putam and Frances Rakestraw Putman.
Survivors include his wife, Donna; a son, John Raymond Putman of Las Vegas, Nev.; a brother, John Paul Putman of Chowchilla, Calif.; and three grandchildren.
The body was cremated under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home, Ozark.
Edward H. Sharp, 49, of Hartman died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, at Johnson Regional Medical Center, Clarksville.
A technician at Hanes Brand Inc. of Clarksville, he was born May 29, 1958.
Survivors include his fiance, Tonya Siegeler of Hartman; a daughter, Spc. Holly Sharp of the U.S. Army; two sons, Adam Sharp of Clarksville and Brian Sharp of Hartman; a stepdaughter, Jessica Sparks of Clarksville; his parents, Howard and Carmen Sharp of Hartman; and a sister, Debbie Brown of Hartman.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Roller-Cox Funeral Home, Clarksville, with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Clarksville.
Pallbearers will be Lonnie Miner, John Brown, Greg En-gland, David Jeffords, Louis and Bobby Thompson, active; and Gary and Zach Wood and Bob Olson, honorary.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Lenora Littlepage Stidham, 64, of Columbia, Mo., died there unexpectedly Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007.
Born Oct. 12, 1943, in Ozark, she was a cook for the Springdale School System before recently moving to Columbia. She had been a Jehovah’s Witness for the past 45 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Rufus E. and Glatha Clemmons Brisco Littlepage; and four siblings, Oscar, James Green and Raymond Littlepage and Verda Dickerson Miller.
Survivors include a son, Shannon Earl Stidham of Columbia, Mo.; a brother, Everett Littlepage of Ozark; two sisters, Janie Cassiano of Moses Lake, Wash., and Anna Mooney Stuart of Fayetteville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services and burial were Saturday in Columbia, Mo., with Ken Johannesosn officiating.