Family Files Submitted By
Rita Stepp Ficht
Eugene D. ( Biggin) Barber, 77, died March 27, 2000, at the John J. Pershing Veterans Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, MO.
A native of Clarksville, he was a son of the late Charles Issac and Stella Mae Stepp Barber, retired employee of Paul Montgomery Construction Company, a Baptist, an Army veteran of the Korean War where he received a Purple Heart, Korean Service Medal and an Oak Leaf Cluster, lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans, and was preceded in death by two brothers, Louis Barber and Clinton Barber.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Alva Asher Barber; two sons and one daughter-in-law, David Neal and Jeanie Barber of Poplar Bluff, MO, and Donnie Barber of Poplar Bluff, MO; one daughter, Charlotte Toben of Poplar Bluff, MO; four brothers, J.C. Barber of Essex, MO., Seaborn Barber of Sikeston, MO., Bob Barber of Morehouse, MO., and Jerry Barber of Dexter, MO.; one sister, Avis Hupp of Sikeston, MO.; and four grandchildren, Danielle Barber, Rachel Barber, Stephanie Barber, and Katherine Barber, all of Poplar Bluff, MO.
Funeral was at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30, at Cotrell Funeral Chapel in Poplar Bluff, MO., with burial in the Cochran Cemetery.
Louis H. Barber, 75, of Essex, MO., died Wednesday, May 29, 1996, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, MO.
He was a native of Clarksville, son of the late Ike and Stella Mae Stepp Barber, former resident of Charter Oak, MO., affiliated with the Pentecostal faith, and was a World War II Army veteran.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Juanita Peppers Barber; one son James L. Barber of Gray Ridge, MO., two daughters, Carolyn Wastbusky of Sikeston, Mo., and Sharon Benthal of Portageville, MO.,; six brothers: Gerald Barber of Dexter, MO., Eugene Barber of Poplar Bluff, Mo., James C. Barber of Essex, MO., Seaborn Barber of Sikeston, MO., Bob Barber of Morehouse, MO., and Clinton Barber of Charter Oak, MO.,; one sister Avis Hupp of Sikeston, MO.; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, May 31, at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Service Chapel in Dexter, MO., with Rev. Wayne Tribble of Portageville, MO., officiating. Burial was in Essex Cemetery, Essex, MO.
Mrs. Stella Barber
Mrs. Stella Mae Barber, aged 90, sister of Alda Mullins of Oark, died Nov. 3, 1990, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, MO.
A native of Fallsville, she was the daughter of the late James and Rebecca Merrill Stepp, the widow of C.I. ( Ike ) Barber, and an Arkansas resident until 1936 when she moved to the Charter Oak community where she resided until her death.
Survivors include seven sons, Louie Barber and J.C. Barber, both of Essex, MO., Eugene Barber of Poplar Bluff, MO, Seaborn Jack Barber of Sikeston, MO., Clinton E. Barber of Catron, MO., Bobby J. Barber of Morehouse, MO., and Gerald L. Barber of Dexter, MO; one daughter, Avis Hupp of Sikeston, Mo., one other sister, Odessa Kennedy of Fort Worth, Texas; 19 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2:p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Dexter, MO., with Rev. Nathan Green of Sikeston, MO, officiating. Burial was in Essex cemetery at Essex, MO.
Morgan Brandenburg, 82, of Pettigrew, Arkansas, died August 6, 2000 at Elkins, Arkansas. He was born November 21, 1917 at Pettigrew, the son of Wilgus and Lillie Messer Brandenburg. He was a retired farmer and had been an equipment operator for the Madison County Road and Bridge Department for many years. He was a Baptist and a veteran of World War Two, serving in the United States Army. He was a member of Hayes-Smith Post #137, American Legion at Huntsville. He was preceded in death by one brother, Bert Brandenburg, two sisters, Mrs. Threcy Haught and Mrs. Alta Vire, and one grandson, Rod Judy.
Survivors include: his wife of 54 years, Mrs. Ola Stepp Brandenburg of the home, two sons, Troy Brandenburg of Pettigrew, Arkansas, and Billy Brandenburg of Fayetteville, Arkansas; three daughters, Mrs. Carolyn Edgmon of Elkins, Arkansas, Mrs. Jo Ann Laubach of Fayetteville, Arkansas, and Mrs. Shirley Huffman of Springdale, Arkansas; two sisters, Mrs. Pearlie Spears of Prairie Grove, Arkansas and Mrs. Flora Evans of Pettigrew, Arkansas; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 2:p.m. Wednesday, August 9, at the Pine Grove Cemetery near Pettigrew with Rev. Sam Judd officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Brashears Funeral Home of Huntsville . Pallbearers will be: David Laubach, Lance Laubach, Devon Bivens, Virgil Edgmon, Dewayne Edgmon, and Rex Brandenburg. Honorary pallbearers will be: Larry Finn, Gene Vire, Carson Brandenburg, and C.N. Watson.
Ola Brandenburg, 84, of Pettigrew, died January 21, 2007, at the Fayetteville City Hospital. She was born May 24, 1922, at Spoke Plant, Arkansas, the daughter of W. A. and Martha Stepp. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She was the widow of Morgan Brandenburg, whom she married on March 3, 1946, and preceded her in death on August 6, 2000. She was also preceded in death by a brother, James Hoyt Stepp, an infant brother, an infant sister, one brother-in-law, Gene Williams, and one sister-in-law, Jean Stepp, and a grandson, Rod Judy.
Survivors include two sons and a special friend, Troy Brandenburg, and Roberta Johnson of Pettigrew, and Billy Brandenburg of Fayetteville; three daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Virgil Edgmon of Elkins, Jo Ann and David Laubach and Shirley and Dennis Singleton, all of Fayetteville; one brother, William B. Stepp of Huntsville, Al., two sisters and one brother-in-law, Opal Williams of Hagarville, and Rita and Curtis Ficht of Kingston; one sister-in-law, Lillie Mae Stepp of Bucyrus, Ohio; eight grandchildren; two step-grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and four step-great-grandchildren.
services were held on Jan. 24 at the Pine Grove Cemetery with Brother Mickey
Evans officiating. Pallbearers were: Sean Taft, Curtis Hannah, Carson
Brandenburg, Devon Bivens, Dennis Singleton, David Laubach, Lance Laubach and Virgil
Edgmon. Arrangements were under the direction of Brashears Funeral Home of
Huntsville. The family received friends on Tuesday at the funeral
Survivors include a son, Vernon Eaton of Reno, Nev., a brother, Daniel Eaton of Chicago; a sister, Mrs. Dollie Gaskins of New Bern, N.C.; four half brothers, Sam Eaton of Vero Beach, Fla., Austin Eaton of Bithlow, Fla., Clifton Eaton of Temple, Tex., and Bennie Eaton of East Flat Rock, N.C.; a half sister, Mrs. Anne Renn of Williamston, N.C.; and six grandchildren.
Graveside services were at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Piney Grove Cemetery under the direction of Brashears Funeral Home, Huntsville.
(Robert (Bob) Eaton was a long time resident of Spoke Plant." Piney" Grove is actually Pine Grove. The year of his death was 1981.)
Kate Holland of Davenport, Oklahoma passed this life on Sunday, July 27, 2008 at the age of 85. She was born November 9, 1922 in Spoke Plant, Arkansas to Wilson and Garnet Clark Holland. She was a telephone operator in Davenport and also worked at the drugstore.
She is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her brother, Thomas Holland and his wife Donna, of Davenport, and her sister Ruth Strong and her husband, Vern, also of Davenport, as well as a host of other family and friends.
Service was by Browns Funeral Parlor and Undertaking, Luther and Welston, Oklahoma, with Elder Johnny Miller officiating.
Burial was in Davenport Cemetery, Davenport, Oklahoma.
were: Hank Strong, Lucky Miller, Rock Holland, David Holland, Mark Holland and
Jeff Holland. Honorary Pallbearers
were: John Holland and Jason Landren.
Mrs. Dolly Holland, aged 80, of Clarksville died Thursday, Aug. 31, 1989, at Clarksville Convalescent Home. She was a Baptist.
She is survived by four sons, L.D. Holland of Hunt, Mouse Holland of Clarksville, Lonnie Holland of Ozone, and Opal Holland of Hopkinsville, KY; one daughter, Jenny Melson of Ozone; three sisters, Tommie Mooney of Clarksville, Nancy Jackson of Oark, and Geneva Thacker of Napa, Idaho; 17 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2:p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at Ozone Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Holland officiating.
Burial was in Oark Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were David Melson, Kent Carey, Dale Holland, Johney Holland, Ronnie Holland, and Kevin Holland.
(Dolly Holland was the daughter of Albert B. Hoskins and Addie Brandenburg Hoskins. She was the widow of Delmar Holland.)
Mrs. Odessa Kennedy, 95, of Rogers, died March 19, 2000 at the Eureka Springs Convalescent Center. She was born January 10, 1905 at Red Star, the daughter of James Jonathan and Rebecca Merrill Stepp. She was retired from General Dynamics Corporation in Fort Worth, Texas and was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include: her daughter and son-in-law, Edna B. and James McDonald of Rogers, one sister, Mrs. Alda Mullins of Clarksville, three grandsons, Mike McDonald of Brownfield, Texas, Dennis C. McDonald of Rogers, and Mark McDonald of Lowell; one granddaughter, Mrs. Patricia McKee of Brussels, Belgium; eight great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 1:p.m Thursday, March 23 at Radford-Free Will cemetery near Red Star with Rev. Odell Davis officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Brashears Funeral Home in Huntsville. Pallbearers will be Mike McDonald, Dennis McDonald, Mark McDonald, Nathan McDonald, Andrew McDonald, Lester Stuckmeyer, Dwight Stepp and Jim Gudger.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday.
Minerva Elizabeth Mooney, 90, of Clarksville died Sunday, July 2, 2006, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.
She was a member of Cornerstone Full Gospel Church, widow of James H. Mooney, daughter of the late Wilson Moses and Rachel Holland Wages, and was preceded in death by one daughter, Shirley Cowan; two sons, Wendell Cowan and Jimmy Cowan; five brothers; Britt Wages, Albert Wages, John Wages, Charlie Wages, and Spence Wages; and one sister, Mary Lyons.
Survivors are one son; Lawrence Mooney and wife, Anita, of Knoxville; three grandchildren, James W. Mooney and wife, Amanda, of Clarksville, Anetta Mooney of London, and LaDonna Maul and husband, David, of Springdale; and one great-grandchild, Cassandra Elizabeth Maul.
Funeral will be at 10: a.m. Wednesday, July 5, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home with burial in Oakland Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be: Everett Turner, Jeff Hunter, Dean Holman, Roger Ost, Calvin Warren and Don Langdon. Honary pallbearers will be nephews.
Memorials may be made to Cornerstone Full Gospel Church.
Alda Mullins, 97, of the Patterson Springs community near Oark died Sunday, May 13, 2001, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home.
She was a daughter of the late James and Rebecca Merrill Stepp, a Baptist, and was preceded in death by 13 brothers and sisters. *
Survivors include her husband, Clero Mullins; two daughters, Dew Yates of Oark and Wilma Tate of Wichita, Kansas; three sons, Herla Mullins of Ozone, Loren Mullins of Clarksville, and Darious Mullins of Winslow; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great grandchildren.
Graveside services and burial were at 10:a.m. Tuesday, May 15, at the Pine Grove Cemetery near Pettigrew with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were GaryYates, Herla Mullins Jr., Matt Yates, Mark Yates, Darrell Yates, and Gerald Sanders.
*( submitter's note--She was preceded in death by 14 brothers and sisters.)
Mullins, 103, of Patterson Springs, died Tuesday, Aug. 29,( 2006 ) at Johnson
Regional Medical Center. He was born
July 27, 1903, in Spoke Plant to the late William and Onnie( Leona ) Acord Mullins. He lived on a farm near Oark and was a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Alda Stepp Mullins; one daughter, Dew Yates; and one grandson, Dr. David Mullins.
He is survived by one daughter, Wilma Tate of Wichita; three sons: Herla Mullins of Ozone, Loren Mullins of Clarksville, and Darious Mullins of Winslow; ten grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great grandchildren.
Services were held at Pine Grove Cemetery near Pettigrew with Rev.Amos Pledger officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Junior Mullins, Gerald Sanders, Gary Yates, Darrell Tate, David Heng, and Josh Freeman.
(Items in parenthesis were inserted by Submitter.)
Lloyd L. Newman
Newman, 73, of Dutton, died January 23, 1999 at his home. He was born October
2, 1925 at Boston, the son of John Robert and Rosa Patrick Newman. He was a
retired heavy equipment operator for the Madison County Road and Bridge
Department and a Baptist. He was a member of Mulberry Lodge #272, Free and
Accepted Masons at Oark, a member of Huntsville Chapter #154, Royal Arch Masons
at Huntsville and a member of Kingston Lodge #116, Independent Order of
Oddfellows at Kingston. He was preceeded in death by two sons.
Survivors include: his wife of 53 years, Mrs. Bessie Mason Newman of the home; one son, Roger L. Newman of Pettigrew; three daughters, Mrs. Janie J. Braswell of Prairie Grove, Mrs. Wanda L. Underwood of Fresno, California and Mrs. Brenda K. Patterson of Springdale; one brother, Cleadies Newman of Crescent City, California; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Lee Hankins of Oregon House, California, Mrs. Lois Cox of Neosho, Missouri and Mrs. Ruth Perry of Joplin, Missouri; ten grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 27, at the Pine Grove Cemetery with Rev. Dean Baker officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Brashears Funeral Home of Huntsville. Masonic graveside rites were by Mulberry Lodge #272, Free and Accepted Masons of Oark. Pallbearers were Alan Newman, Daniel Engel, Mike Turner, Rex Brandenburg, Chad Dickey and Randy Burnett.
Amelia Holland Phillips
Amelia Holland Phillips, 91, died June 7, 1983, at her home in Oark. She was the daughter of Squire Holland and Minerva Napier Holland. She was born in Clay County, Kentucky, March 24, 1892 and came to Ark. as a small child. Except for a few harvest seasons of working in Calif., she lived in Madison and Johnson counties all her life. Her husband, Frank Phillips, preceded her in death in 1980.
She had no children and is survived by the following nieces and nephews: Wesley Phillips, Oark, Opal Williams, Hagerville, Ola Brandenburg, Pettigrew, Hoyt Stepp, Bucyrus, Ohio, William Stepp, Huntsville, Ala., Rita Ficht, Kingston, Eddie Jean Phillips, Cherry Valley, Calif., Lorene Waters, Calif., Art Holland, La., Ester Lamb, Ohio, Ermil McGuire, Ohio, Edward McGuire, Ohio, Ollie Byrd, Dayton, Ohio, Amelia McGuire, Ohio, and Martha McGuire, Ohio.
Funeral arrangements were by Hardwicke Funeral Home. The service was conducted by the Rev. L. W. Massengill.
Pallbearers were Bruce Williams, Billy Higgins, Kendall Dixon, Doug Strubel, Clarence Higgins and Bill Shaffer. Burial was in Oark cemetery on June 11, 1983.
Cloma Jean Snodgrass
Cloma Jean Snodgrass, 66, of Springdale, died July 19, 2001 at her home. She was a daughter of the late John and Elzada Griffith Acord, long- time needle craft exhibitor, member of the Extension Homakers club, and Sonora Baptist Church, Sunday school teacher, and supporter of Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock.
Survivors include her husband, Elmer Snodgrass; two sons and daughters-in-law: Tom and Victoria Ellis and Bob and Roberta Ellis; all of Reno, Nevada; one sister and brother-in-law, Johnnie and Olen Yarbrough of Clarksville, Arkansas; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Benny and Maudie Acord of Oark, Arkansas, and Bob and Shirley Acord of Farmington, Arkansas; and three grandchildren: Rolando Ellis, Amanda Jean Ellis, and Ashley Marie Ellis.
Funeral was at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 21, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Danny Williams officiating. Burial was in Oark cemetery.
Pallbearers were: Tom Ellis, Alan Acord, Gary Yarbrough, Richard Yarbrough, Bob Ellis and David Yarbrough.
( Cloma Jean was a native of Spoke Plant.)
Charles Stepp, 66, of Elkins, AR died Jan. 3, 2001 at his home.He was born Jan. 13, 1934, in Spoke Plant to Jubal and Rachel Bohannon Stepp. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife, Connie Stepp, of the home; two sisters, Fawn Newton of California, and Fern Williams of Lincoln; his mother of Pettigrew.
Services will be 1: p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at Beard's Funeral Chapel in Fayetteville with Lacy Randall officiating. Burial will be in Ledbetter Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Beard's.
(Pallbearers were Ray Lacy, Bryan Williams, Joe Simco, Michael Williams, Kenny Reed and Tom McBroom. Honarary pallbearers were Kenneth Harriman, Glen Harriman, and Paul Williams.)
Most people knew Charles by the nickname " Joe".
E. W. Stepp Dies Here
Eustus Worth Stepp, 64 year old Adair County farmer, died Wednesday, March 8 in the Stilwell Memorial Hospital.
Stepp, born October 18, 1913, is survived by his wife, Mrs. Luvicy Stepp of the home on Route 1 Stilwell; two brothers, N. M. Stepp and Jubal Stepp, both of Pettigrew, Ark.; six sisters: Stella Barber, Catron, Mo., Pearl Newman and Odessa ( Kennedy), both of Arkansas, Alda Mullins, Clarksville, Ark., Ora, California, and Cora Clark, Fayetteville, Ark, and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Saturday in the Roberts Funeral Chapel with Bro. Danny Buzzard officiating. Interment was in the Stilwell cemetery.
James J. Stepp
James J. Stepp, 93, of the Pettigrew community died at his home Sunday (July 22, 1963). He was born May 28, 1870 in Henderson county, North Carolina, the son of William Stepp and Arminta Newman Stepp.
He is survived by three sons, Newell Stepp and Jubal Stepp of Pettigrew and Eustus Stepp of Stilwell, Ok; six daughters, Pearl Newman of Nashville, Ark., Stella Barber of Catron, Mo., Ora Dubak of Fresno, Calif., Cora Clark of Springdale, Ark., Alda Mullins of Oark, Ark., and Odessa Medlen of Ft. Worth, Texas, and several grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2:p.m. at the Free Will cemetery with Rev. Harrison Collins conducting. Arrangements were by Brashears Funeral Home.
(He was preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca M. Merrill Stepp, and two sons, William Abner Stepp and Robert Edgar Stepp.)
Items in parenthesis added by submitter.
Jubal Early Stepp
Jubal Early Stepp, 80, of Pettigrew, died Wednesday, March 23, 1988 in a Huntsville hospital. Born December 28, 1907, at Spoke Plant, the son of James J. and Rebecca Merrill Stepp, he was a farmer and member of The Church Of Christ.
Survivors are his wife, Rachel Bohannon Stepp of the home, a son Charles L. Stepp of Elkins; two daughters, Fern Williams of Lincoln, and Fawn Newton of Torrance, Calif; four sisters, Stella Barber of Sikeston, Mo, Cora Clark of Fayetteville, Alda Mullins of Oark and Odessa Kennedy of Fort Worth, Texas; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. March 26, at the Freewill Cemetery near Red Star, under the direction of Brashears Funeral Home.
( Pallbearers were:Kenny Haught, Arthur Haught, Kenny Reed, Art Stepp, Newell Stepp, Jr., and Dwight Stepp. Rev. Otto Bennett conducted the service.)
Julie Nell Stepp NEW 02/05/10
Julie Nell Stepp, 30, of Dardanelle, died Tuesday, July 22, 2008 in Fayetteville.
She was preceded in death by grandparents, Roger Adamson and Newell and Zula Stepp.
include her parents, Adelaide Adamson of Fayetteville and Artist Stepp of Pettigrew;
Debra Conard of Cabot and Alyson Thornton of Sun Prairie, Wis; three brothers, Danny Stepp of Conway, David Stepp
of Little Rock, and Adam Brown of Fort Worth, Texas; and grandmother, Billie Adamson of Brenham, Texas.
services and burial were at 10:A.M. Friday, July 25, at Evans Cemetery on
Little Mulberry Creek with
Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Honorary pallbearers were Haven Home friends, Lucas Williams, Randy Stevenson, Ray Easley, Ron Price, and
Mrs. Martha Stepp, age 76, of Pettigrew, Arkansas, died August 15 ( 1971) in the Ozark Nursing Home, after a lengthy illness. She was the widow of the late W.A. Stepp.
Mrs. Stepp is survived by her three daughters: Mrs. Opal Williams of Hagerville, Ark., Mrs. Ola Brandenburg of Pettigrew, Ark., and Mrs. Rita Hawkins of Hindsville, Ark.; and two sons, Hoyt, of Bucyrus, Ohio, and William, of Huntsville, Alabama; nine grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and her sister, Mrs. Amelia Phillips of Pettigrew, Ark.
Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery August 17 under the direction of Cox Funeral Home. Services were conducted by Rev. C.W. Melson of Clarksville.
Pallbearers were her grandsons: Donald Williams, Bruce Williams, Troy Brandenburg, and Bill Brandenburg, and her nephews: Art Stepp and N.M. Stepp, Jr.
Rachel Stepp NEW 02/05/10
Stepp, 93, of Pettigrew, Arkansas, died September 9, 2009 at the Fayetteville
Health and Rehabilitation
Center. She was born October 26, 1915 at Tecumseh, Oklahoma, the daughter of Jobe and Lizza Brison Bohannon.
She was a
homemaker and a member of the New Home Church of Christ. She was the widow of
Jubal Stepp and
was preceded in death by one son, Charles "Joe" Stepp, one son-in-law, Ivan Williams, two brothers, Henry Bohannon
and Robert Bohannon, one sister, Annie Bohannon and one grandson, Ronnie Stepp. She loved gardening and sharing
her " Rachel bean" seeds with family and friends. She liked quilting and making her great apple pies to share. She is
loved by family and many friends and will be greatly missed.
include: two daughters and one son-in-law, Fern Williams of Lincoln, Arkansas
and Fawn and Troy Newton
of Torrance, California; one daughter-in-law, Connie Williams Stepp of Elkins, Arkansas, five grandchildren; eight
great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, September 12 at the Radford-Freewill Cemetery near Red Star
William A. Stepp
William A. Stepp, 63, died Tuesday morning, March 5, ( 1957) at his home near Pettigrew after an extended illness. He was a resident of the Spoke Plant community for 30 years and was a retired postmaster and merchant. He was born Jan. 14, 1894 near Fallsville, Ark., the son of James J. and the late Rebecca Stepp. He is survived by his wife, Martha Holland Stepp; three daughters, Mrs. Opal Williams, Mrs. Ola Brandenburg, and Mrs. Rita Eaton, all of Pettigrew: two sons, Hoyt Stepp of Bucyrus, Ohio, and William B. Stepp of Pettigrew; three brothers, Newell and Jubal of Pettigrew, and Eustus, of Stilwell, Okla.; his father, J.J. Stepp of Pettigrew; six sisters, Mrs. Pearl Newman of Mineral Springs, Ark., Mrs. Stella Barber of Catron, Mo., Mrs. Ora Wilson of Calif., Mrs. Cora Clark of Springdale, Ark., Mrs. Alda Mullins of Oark, Ark., and Mrs. Odessa Cobb of Fort Worth, Tex. and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. W. Melson of Oark, Ark., at Tassey ( now known as Pine Grove ) cemetery at 2:30 p.m. March 7. Arrangements were by Cox Funeral Home of Clarksville.
Pallbearers were: Art Hunter, R. L. ( Rufe) Reed, Joe Anderson, Banner Stepp, Clero Mullins and Dinky Vaught.
Dew Yates, 82, of Oark died Thursday, March 4, 2004, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.
She was a daughter of the late Alda Stepp Mullins, a Baptist, and was preceded in death by one son, Brian Yates.
Survivors include her husband, Herla Yates; one son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Carolyn Yates of Oark; father, Clero Mullins of Clarksville; one sister, Wilma Tate of Wichita, Kansas; three brothers, Loren Mullins of Clarksville, Herla Mullins of Ozone, and Darious Mullins of Winslow; and two grandchildren, Mark Yates of Pine Bluff and Matt Yates of Russelville.
Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at the Yale Cemetery with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
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