Marion County, AR - 2003 Obituaries

 

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PROVINE posted by Mountaineer Echo Newspaper on Tuesday, June 3, 2003

Mountaineer Echo Newspaper Week of June 12, 2003 issue: Services were held Wednesday, June 11, 2003 for George Homer PROVINE of Flippin, Arkansas. Mr. PROVINE died Tuesday, June 3, 2003. He was 85. A graveside service was held at 10:00 a.m. at Kirby's Tucker Memorial Cemetery in Mountain Home, AR. Mr. PROVINE had no local survivors. Arrangements were under the direction of Kirby-Boaz Funeral Directors.

ALEXANDER, BROOM, DAVIS, FOSTER, HAVNER, HODGES, HOWARD, LACKEY, MCFALL, PARNELL, PFALSER, SALLEE, SISK, SKIVER, SMITH, WHITEAKER posted by Mountaineer Echo Newspaper on Tuesday, June 3, 2003

Mountaineer Echo Newspaper Week of June 12, 2003 issue: Funeral services for Louis Bennett ALEXANDER, 78, of Norfork, Arkansas were at 3:00 P.M. Friday, June 6, 2003 at Galatia Assembly of God with Reverend Jerry SMITH officiating. Louis ALEXANDER died Tuesday, June 3, 2003 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. Visitation was from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, June 5, 2003 at Kirby-Boaz Funeral Home. He was born March 5, 1925, at McPherson, Arkansas, to George Bennett ALEXANDER and Mary Beulah HAVNER. He married Rachel Elizabeth SMITH on October 30, 1947 at Salesville, Arkansas. He worked in Construction and Maintenance for the Corps of Engineers. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He lived in Norfork, Arkansas all his life. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and repairing motors. He was a Galatia Assembly of God member. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth ALEXANDER of the home; two sons, Trent Dale (Louise) ALEXANDER and Brent Kevin (Mary) ALEXANDER both of Mountain Home; two daughters, Freda (James) HOWARD of Howard Ridge, Missouri and Ginger (Curt) LACKEY of Mountain Home; eight grandchildren; one brother, Ross ALEXANDER of Flippin and two sisters, Ilene WHITEAKER of Arkana and Viola SISK of Norfork; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters. Burial was in the Galatia Cemetery with Harold Dean ALEXANDER, Donnie SISK, Gene MCFALL, James BROOM, Ronnie SALLEE, and Keith PARNELL as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Charles WHITEAKER, David DAVIS, Don PFALSER, Marvin HODGES, Larry SKIVER, and Alvin FOSTER. Military honors are by North Central Arkansas Veterans Council, Honor Guard by Ozark V.F.W. Post #3246. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Arrangements are by Kirby-Boaz Funeral Directors. Online obituary and guestbook at kirbyboaz.com.

ASHCRAFT, COX, HURST, SMITH posted by Mountaineer Echo Newspaper on Wednesday, June 4, 2003

Mountaineer Echo Newspaper Week of June 12, 2003 issue: Landis R. SMITH of Flippin died Wednesday, June 4 at the Twin Lakes Nursing Center in Flippin, Arkansas. He was 88. Mr. SMITH was born on February 4, 1915 in Marion County, Arkansas to Jim and Florence COX SMITH. He was a retired schoolteacher. He taught science, piano, and violin at Paragould, Oak Grove and Knobel Schools. He was a member of the Boydsville Masonic Lodge #75 Knob Chapel 533 having held several offices in the lodge. Survivors include many cousins who live in Marion County. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation was Friday, June 6, from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. at Burns Funeral Home in Yellville. Funeral services were Friday, June 6 at 9:00 a.m. at Burns Chapel in Yellville, Arkansas with Reverend Charles ASHCRAFT officiating. Graveside services were at 2:30 p.m., Friday, June 6, 2003 at the Bond Cemetery in Knobel, Arkansas by Burns Funeral Home with Walt COX, Burl COX, Garland HURST, Gerald SMITH and members from the Boydsville Masonic Lodge serving as pallbearers. Arrangements were under the direction of Burns Funeral Home in Yellville, Arkansas (870) 449-6621.

BATTIN, DINCAU, PARKER, RECORDS, THOMPSON, ZACK posted by Mountaineer Echo Newspaper on Friday, June 6, 2003

Mountaineer Echo Newspaper Week of June 12, 2003 issue: Services will be private for Laurance Parker THOMPSON of Cotter, Arkansas. Mr. THOMPSON died Friday, June 6, 2003 at his residence. He was 79. He was born August 22, 1923 at Vernon, Indiana to Edgar Laurance and Mae Marie PARKER THOMPSON. He married Marian RECORDS at Columbus, Indiana on November 4, 1948. He was a pilot with the US Navy during World War II and Korean War then Reserves for 30 years. He worked as a B47 Test Pilot for Boeing Aircraft for 20 years. He had a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from St. Louis University and was a member of Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association and Fleet Reserve Association. He was a member of United Congregational Church in Huntsville, Alabama. He is survived by his wife Marian; daughters, Catherine ZACK and husband Alan of Woodland Hills, California and Dorine DINCAU and husband Michael of Sylmer, California; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Joyce BATTIN. Memorials may be made to St. Judes or Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. Arrangements are by Kirby-Boaz Funeral Home. Online obituary and guestbook at kirbyboaz.com.

BLASDEL, CADWELL, GILLMAR, KELLEY, KOESTER, MYERS, ROGERS posted by Mountaineer Echo Newspaper on Friday, June 6, 2003

Mountaineer Echo Newspaper Week of June 19, 2003 issue: Arnold Dean KOESTER age 73, of Jacksonville, Arkansas passed away in his home Friday, June 6, 2003. Mr. KOESTER was born April 1, 1930 in Canton, South Dakota the son of the late Wilhelm and Elsie (GILLMAR) KOESTER. Mr. KOESTER moved to Yellville in 1938 where he lived until he joined the US Air Force. He saw duty in Korea, Okinawa and Thailand, retiring on December 31, 1970 after 20 years of service. He worked 13 years in Saudi Arabia for Aramco Oil Company, returning to the U.S. in April of 1986 where he went to College and became a Cosmetologist in the State of Arkansas, opening a shop in Jacksonville in 1989. He was preceded in death by five brothers, Dale, C.D., Hobert, Rex Paul, and Victor KOESTER; one sister, Jean KELLEY. Mr. KOESTER is survived by his wife, Lidya KOESTER; two daughters, Sheryl ROGERS and her husband, Kyle of Grandville, Texas and Vinolya MYERS and her husband, Keith of Jacksonville; two sisters, Thelma CADWELL of Hoyt Lakes, Minn. and Alvena BLASDEL of Yellville, Arkansas; and three grandsons, Calib and Bryce ROGERS and James Ethan MYERS. Military Honors and entombment was at Chapel Oaks Mausoleum, Chapel Hill Memorial Park, Jacksonville, AR under the directions of Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home.

COOPER, MCGAUGHEY, RAND, SHIPPEE, WALKER posted by Mountaineer Echo Newspaper on Monday, June 9, 2003

Mountaineer Echo Newspaper Week of June 12, 2003 issue: Mary C. SHIPPEE of Lakeview, Arkansas died Monday, June 9, 2003 at her residence in Lakeview, Arkansas. She was 88. Mrs. SHIPPEE was born on March 10, 1915 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Charles and Elizabeth RAND WALKER. She married Delbert SHIPPEE. Mrs. SHIPPEE was an accredited Medical Records Technician for the Boone County Hospital and Bull Shoals Community Hospital. She moved to the area in 1961 from Little Rock, Arkansas. Survivors include a son, Ronald Lee MCGAUGHEY of Lakeview, Arkansas; a daughter, Susan COOPER of Little Rock, Arkansas; a step-son, Larry SHIPPEE of Lakeview, Arkansas; three step-daughters; several grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and many friends. There will be no visitation or service and burial will be private. Arrangements are under the directions Burns Funeral Home in Yellville, Arkansas, (870) 449-6621.

ACKLIN, BILYEU, CARTER, COLLINS, DELLAMONICA, GOEN, MACKEY, STEWART posted by Mountaineer Echo Newspaper on Tuesday, June 10, 2003

Mountaineer Echo Newspaper Week of June 19, 2003 issue: Memorial service for Robert Dellamonica MACKEY of Mountain Home were at Kirby-Boaz Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, June 13, 2003 at 6:00 P.M. with Reverend Jamie BILYEU officiating. Family received friends from 5:00 - 6:00 P.M. He died Tuesday, June 10, 2003 at Mountain Home, Arkansas at the age of 32. He was born October 8, 1970 at Tacoma, Washington and had resided in the Mountain Home area since moving from Stockton, California in 1978. He served with the US Navy in the Persian Gulf and was a Telecommunications Engineer. He was a member of Herbology Society, Ozark V.F.W. Post #3246 and a V.F.W. Honor Guard. He is survived by his fancÚ, Susan COLLINS of Mountain Home; mother, Joyce (Dick) STEWART of Mountain Home; father, Dudley (Sandra) MACKEY of Mountain Home; grandmothers, Jean Farris (Jack) ACKLIN of Cotter, Jean DELLAMONICA of Valley Springs, California, Dion Asta of Davis, California; brother Jake MACKEY of Mountain Home; two sisters, Courtney GOEN of San Francisco, California and Annie GOEN of Davis, California; the step-brothers, Brandon CARTER of Mountain Home, Curtis (Cathy) STEWART of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Chris (Angie) STEWART of Nixa, Missouri; two step-sisters, Amanda CARTER of Jonesboro, Arkansas and Stacy BILYEU of Nixa, Missouri; and a host of special friends. Memorials may be made to the Robert MACKEY Memorial Fund for Disadvantaged Animals at Arvest Bank. Arrangements were by Kirby-Boaz Funeral Home. Online obituary and guestbook at kirbyboaz.com.

BURLESON, DUFFY, FORD, GOODSON, INGRAM, KELLEY, LOU, POUNCY, ROGERS, SAYLORS, YOCHAM posted by Mountaineer Echo Newspaper on Thursday, June 12, 2003

Mountaineer Echo Newspaper Week of June 19, 2003 issue: Karen Lea FORD of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma died Thursday, June 12, 2003 at her residence in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She was 46. Mrs. FORD was born on March 23, 1957 in Fullerton, California to Berry E. BURLESON and Ruby Elizabeth ROGERS. Mrs. FORD worked as a secretary for Hertz Rent-A-Car in Oklahoma. Mrs. FORD is survived by her father Berry E. BURLESON and his wife Lola of Yellville, Arkansas; four brothers, Olen Glen INGRAM of Yellville, Arkansas, Connis INGRAM of Mountain Home, Arkansas, Michael BURLESON of Fayetteville, Arkansas and Bryan BURLESON of Biloxi, Mississippi; four sisters, Anna LOU of Washington, Brenda DUFFY of Yellville, Arkansas, Marcia POUNCY of Harrison, Arkansas, and Debbie GOODSON of Springfield, Missouri; several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her mother, Ruby Elizabeth ROGERS. Visitation was Monday, June 16 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Burns Funeral Home in Yellville, Arkansas. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 17, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at Kessee Church in Monarch, Arkansas with minister Gene SAYLORS officiating and her nephews, Dennis YOCHAM, Kenny KELLEY, Ben KELLEY, Mike BURLESON and Bryan BURLESON serving as pallbearers. Arrangements were under the direction of Burns Funeral Home in Yellville Arkansas, 870-449-6621.

BUSH, LEE, SIMMONS posted by Mountaineer Echo Newspaper on Friday, June 13, 2003

Mountaineer Echo Newspaper Week of June 19, 2003 issue: Ruth A. SIMMONS, 84, of Yellville, Arkansas passed away Friday, June 13 at Baxter Regional Medical Center. She was born on City Island in New York City on October 12, 1918 to Norman and Bertha LEE. Mrs. SIMMONS was the widow of Hall of Fame thoroughbred trainer and official, Harold O. SIMMONS. She worked in the insurance industry for many years. She came to Arkansas last year after living in Miami and Jupiter, Florida. She loved to write and spearheaded a successful campaign to save her home and that of others on Jupiter Inlet in Florida from commercial and high-rise development. She loved Arkansas and made many new friends during the last year of her life here. Her son, Doyle E. BUSH, predeceased her. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law Jeanne and Gary SIMMONS of Yellville; her daughter-in-law Judith BUSH of South Bend, Indiana; two grandsons, Doyle A. BUSH of Salem, Oregon and David E. BUSH of Kissimmee, Florida. A memorial service will be held in her honor at the home of her daughter in Yellville on Sunday, June 22 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Horseman's Benevolent and Protective Association Foundation (NHBPA) at 4063 Ironworks Parkway, Lexington, Kentucky, 40511.

BENNINGTON posted by Mountaineer Echo Newspaper on Sunday, June 15, 2003

Mountaineer Echo Newspaper Week of June 19, 2003 issue: Helenmary A. BENNINGTON, 78, of Bull Shoals, Arkansas died Sunday, June 15, 2003. Visitation was held Wednesday, June 18, 2003 from 9:00 a.m. until time of service. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 18, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at Kirby-Boaz Funeral Home in Bull Shoals, Arkansas. She is survived locally by her husband, Russell BENNINGTON. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of the Ozarks. Arrangements were under the direction of Kirby-Boaz Funeral Home.

ANDERSON, EINSPAHR, HUMPHRIES, JOHNSON, RUSSELL, SIMONSEN posted by Mountaineer Echo Newspaper on Monday, June 16, 2003

Mountaineer Echo Newspaper Week of June 19, 2003 issue: Memorial services for William T. ANDERSON, 75, of Bull Shoals were held Wednesday, June 18, 2003 at 1:30 P.M. at Kirby-Boaz Funeral Home, Bull Shoals Chapel with Reverend RUSSELL Officiating and the Hoevel-Barnett VFW Post #1341 of Bull Shoals providing Military Honors. Mr. ANDERSON died Monday, June 16, 2003 at Mountain Home, Arkansas. William T. ANDERSON was born September 29, 1927 at Chicago, Illinois to Seth and Betty SIMONSEN ANDERSON. He married Betty EINSPAHR in Indiana on December 6, 1952. A painter for Reliable Calumet Decorations for 25 years, he was resident of Bull Shoals since moving from Calumet City, Illinois in 1990. He was a Coast Guard veteran of World War II and a member of Hoevel-Barnett VFW Post #1341 of Bull Shoals; the Arcadia Masonic Lodge #1138 of Lansing, Illinois; the Retired Fisherman's Club of Bull Shoals; Mountain Home Order of Eastern Star #277; Bull Shoals Fire Department Auxiliary; and past Commander of Kenneth E. Brady Post #7660 of Lansing, Illinois. He is survived by his wife, Betty ANDERSON, of the home; three sons, Roger ANDERSON of Warren, Ohio, Richard (Kimberly) JOHNSON of Peoria, Illinois, and John (Joyce) ANDERSON of Portage, Indiana; one daughter, Sue (Mark) HUMPHRIES of League City, Texas; one brother; Robert ANDERSON of Hammond, Indiana; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, two sisters, and one granddaughter. Interment was in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens in Schererville, Indiana. Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Ozarks. Arrangements are by Kirby-Boaz Funeral Directors of Bull Shoals. Online obituary and guestbook at kirbyboaz.com.

COCKRUM, CRAWFORD, FANNING, GILLILAND, KISOR, KNAPP, LACK, REASONS, SMITH, TACKITT, TANNER, TRIVITT, UCHTMAN, WEBSTER, WOOD posted by Mountaineer Echo Newspaper on Monday, June 16, 2003

Mountaineer Echo Newspaper Week of June 19, 2003 issue: Donald Gene CRAWFORD of Flippin, Arkansas died Monday, June 16, 2003 at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas. He was 57. Mr. CRAWFORD was born May 8, 1946 in Gamaliel, Arkansas to Austin Grant and Mattie Mae TRIVITT CRAWFORD. He married Lyla WOOD on November 12, 1987. Mr. CRAWFORD worked as a carpenter for A.G. Lack Construction. He was a resident of Marion County for the past five years. He was a previous resident of Mountain Home, Arkansas and Bakersfield, Missouri. Mr. CRAWFORD was a member of the Rea Valley Baptist Church and was a sponsor to many people in AA. Survivors include his wife, Lila CRAWFORD of Flippin; three sons, Timothy Scott CRAWFORD of Claramore, Oklahoma, Toby Allen CRAWFORD and wife, Angel of Fayetteville, Arkansas, and Jamie Christopher CRAWFORD of Mountain Home, Arkansas; five daughters, Carol Jean TANNER and husband, Cliff of Grove, Oklahoma, Sharon CRAWFORD and husband, Joe of Southwest City, Missouri, Audrey Frances FANNING and husband, Brandon of Grove, Oklahoma, Mattie Lee CRAWFORD and husband, Josh of Flippin, Arkansas and Jodi COCKRUM of West Plains, Missouri; one brother, Bill CRAWFORD of Bakersfield, Missouri; three sisters, Audrey KNAPP of Norman, Arkansas, Reva WEBSTER of Mountain Home, Arkansas and Emma Lou TACKITT of Bakersfield, Missouri; and ten grandchildren. His parents and one brother, Bobby, preceded him in death. Visitation will be held Thursday, June 19, 2003 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Burns Funeral Home in Yellville, Arkansas. Funeral services will be Friday, June 20, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at Rea Valley Baptist Church with Brother Jack GILLILAND officiating. Tom SMITH, A.G. LACK, Dean REASONS, Everett UCHTMAN, Billy UCHTMAN and Leslie KISOR will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are all his AA friends. Memorials may be made to Arvest Bank as donations to family for expenses. Arrangements are under the direction of Burns Funeral Home in Yellville, Arkansas 870-449-6621.

BONA, CARLSON, GREGORY, HUBBARD, HUDSPETH, MCLAUGHLIN, MULANAX, REYES, WADE posted by Mountaineer Echo Newspaper on Tuesday, June 17, 2003

Mountaineer Echo Newspaper Week of June 26, 2003 issue: Pauline E. WADE GREGORY passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2003, at her residence in Ellensburg, Washington. Pauline was born May 30, 1912, in Yellville, Arkansas, to Ernest and Euna WADE. She was raised in Yellville and graduated Yellville Summit High School in 1932. Following high school, Pauline attended and graduated St. Joseph School of Nursing in Hot Springs, Arkansas, to become a registered nurse. In 1942, she moved to Washington State to be near her sister and continue her nursing career. During World War II, she joined the U.S. Army as a lieutenant and served as a nurse. After discharge from the service in 1946, Pauline resided in Ellensburg where she worked at Ellensburg General Hospital, Valley General Hospital, and Kittitas County Community Hospital. Pauline retired from nursing in 1973. Pauline's greatest enjoyments were her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved gardening, canning and watching all of God's creatures. Survivors include daughters Mari (Jerry) HUBBARD of Ellensburg and Madelyn (Duane) CARLSON of Yakima; grandchildren, Tracy MULANAX of Selah, Dawn (Christopher) MCLAUGHLIN and David HUBBARD of Ellensburg, and Ryan CARLSON and Melanie CARLSON of Yakima; and great-grandchildren, Brianne HUBBARD and Andres REYES of Selah. Pauline is also survived by her sister, Ruth HUDSPETH of Yakima; sister-in-law, Dorothy WADE of Yellville, Arkansas; nieces, Jane HUDSPETH of Naches Heights and Diane WADE of Yellville, AR; nephew, Richard BONA of Yakima; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. Pauline was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Euna WADE, a sister Thelma WADE and a brother Claude WADE. Graveside services for the family and friends were at 3 p.m., Tuesday, June 24, at West Hills Memorial Park, Yakima, Washington. Arrangements were by Affordable Funeral Care, Ellensburg, Washington 98926. Memorials may be directed to Children's Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 5371 MS CL-04, Seattle, Washington 98105.

CAREY, HINKLE, JONES, MCCRACKEN posted by Mountaineer Echo Newspaper on Wednesday, June 18, 2003

Mountaineer Echo Newspaper Week of June 26, 2003 issue: Erna MCCRACKEN of Flippin, Arkansas died Wednesday, June 18, 2003 at Twin Lakes Nursing Center in Flippin. She was 97. Mrs. MCCRACKEN was born August 13, 1905 in Missouri to Sheid and Amanda HINKLE JONES. She married Ed MCCRACKEN. Mrs. MCCRACKEN was a homemaker and a member of the Flippin Church of Christ. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Her husband, Ed MCCRACKEN preceded her in death on April 21, 1980. Visitation was Friday, June 20, 2003 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Burns Funeral Home in Yellville, Arkansas. A graveside service was held Saturday, June 21, 2003 at the Flippin Cemetery in Flippin, Arkansas with minister John CAREY officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Burns Funeral Home in Yellville, Arkansas, 449-6621.

BARNEY, COLE, FRANKO, KEEBLE posted by Mountaineer Echo Newspaper on Thursday, June 19, 2003

Mountaineer Echo Newspaper Week of June 26, 2003 issue: Gary Gordon COLE of Flippin, Arkansas died Thursday, June 19, 2002 at his residence. He was 56. Mr. COLE was born September 18, 1946 at Rochester, New York to Bob COLE and Madaline KEEBLE. He was employed has a consultant for IBM. Survivors include his mother, Madaline KEEBLE of Tunkhannock, PA; and two sisters, Diane BARNEY of Austin, Texas and Dawn FRANKO, Tunkhannock, PA. His father, Bob COLE; wife, Cynthia; and two sons, Timothy and Gary, Jr., preceded him in death. No visitation has been scheduled. Funeral services and burial will be private. Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Burns Funeral Home in Yellville, Arkansas (870) 449-6621.

BARTON, FRAME, KWAK, MACHARG, MADSEN, WHEELER, WWII posted by Mountaineer Echo Newspaper on Friday, June 20, 2003

Mountaineer Echo Newspaper Week of July 3, 2003 issue: A memorial service for William Thomson MACHARG, 89, of Lakeview, was held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, June 28, 2003 at Bull Shoals United Methodist Church with Reverend James BARTON officiating. William MACHARG died Friday, June 20, 2003 at Care Manor Nursing Home. He was born March 14, 1914, at Toronto, Ontario, Canada to William Thomson and Kathleen WHEELER MACHARG. He married Genevieve MADSEN on April 16, 1960 at Chicago, Illinois. A resident of Lakeview since moving from Chicago in 1977, he was a WWII Marine Corps veteran and worked as an independent food broker. He was a member of the Ozark VFW Post #3246, the Masonic Lodge of Highland Park, Illinois and the Bull Shoals Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Genevieve MACHARG, of the home; two sons, William MACHARG, Jr. and Dennis MACHARG both of Chicago, Illinois; two daughters, Kathleen (Michael) KWAK of Honolulu, Hawaii and Kathy FRAME of Bath, Maine; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandsons. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, George. Memorials may be made to Hospice or church. Arrangements are by Kirby-Boaz Funeral Directors. Online obituary and guestbook at kirbyboaz.com.

FORD, HONEYCUTT, MORROW, ROBINSON, SHOOP, THOMAS, WESTBROOK posted by Mountaineer Echo Newspaper on Saturday, June 21, 2003

Mountaineer Echo Newspaper Week of June 26, 2003 issue: Elwood L. SHOOP, age 90, passed away June 22, 2003, after a long battle with liver disease. Mr. SHOOP was born March 28, 1913 in Chicago, Illinois, the oldest of four siblings. He moved as a young man to reside in Kalamazoo, Michigan for over forty years. In Kalamazoo, he met and married Mae HONEYCUTT SHOOP. They were married for sixty-one years, and he is survived by her. Mr. SHOOP gave thirty-four years dedicated service to the sate of Michigan working at the state hospital in Kalamazoo. He has two daughters, and moved recently from Mountain Home, Arkansas to Edmond, Oklahoma to live closer to his oldest daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Rob FORD. He is also survived by his youngest daughter, Gloria SHOOP MORROW formerly of Germantown, Tennessee who recently moved to Edmond. He was active in many civic affairs in Mountain Home, Arkansas. He lost his sight to glaucoma in 1993. He has been a long-standing member of the Church of Christ. He is also survived by five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. His grandchildren include, Kristin FORD ROBINSON of Tyler, Texas; Jennifer FORD THOMAS of Longview, Texas; Rebecca FORD WESTBROOK of Florence, Alabama; Grant MORROW attending college in Carbondale, Illinois and Trent MORROW of Little Rock, Arkansas. Visitation for Mr. SHOOP will be from 5:00 - 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, June 25, 2003 and funeral services will be at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, June 26, 2003 at Kirby-Boaz Funeral Home Chapel. A graveside service will follow at the Jeff Family Cemetery outside Thayer, Missouri. Arrangements by Kirby-Boaz Funeral Directors. Online obituary and guest book at kirbyboaz.com.

CALL, DAVIS, GARDNER, NOVAK, PORTER, RATHSACK, SCHULTZ, SWALLOW posted by Mountaineer Echo Newspaper on Monday, June 23, 2003

Mountaineer Echo Newspaper Week of June 26, 2003 issue: Services for Carolyn PORTER, 73, of Flippin, Arkansas will be private. Carolyn PORTER died Monday, June 23, 2003 at her residence. She was born December 28, 1928 at Wonewoc, Wisconsin, to Vernon and Florence GARDNER DAVIS. She married Thomas A. PORTER on July 14, 1983 at Las Vegas, Nevada. A resident of Flippin, since moving from Berlin, Wisconsin in 1990, she worked in manufacturing for Sunbeam Corporation. She is survived by her husband, Thomas A. PORTER, of the home; three stepsons, Thomas A. PORTER, Jr. of Illinois, Michael PORTER, of Falls Church, Virginia, and Ronald PORTER of Illinois, one stepdaughter, Julie (Edward) SWALLOW, of Ashland, Oregon; eleven step-grandchildren; one brother, Lawrence DAVIS of Florence, Oregon; four sisters, Rosemary (Joseph) RATHSACK of Junction City, Oregon, Dolores (Aloysius) NOVAK of Princeton, Wisconsin, Margaret (Jim) CALL of Brigham City, Utah, and Sharon (Ed) SCHULTZ of Florence Oregon. She was preceded in death by her parents. Arrangements are by Kirby-Boaz Funeral Directors of Bull Shoals. Online obituary and guestbook at kirbyboaz.com.

ANTONACCI, BOYD, COLOMBO, COLUMBO, DEBOLD, FOX, SPINA, TAYLOR, WILLIAMS posted by Mountaineer Echo Newspaper on Wednesday, June 25, 2003

Mountaineer Echo Newspaper Week of June 26, 2003 issue: Funeral service for Gildo F. "Grandpa" SPINA, 93, of Bull Shoals, will be at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, June 26, 2003 at Kirby-Boaz Funeral Home, Bull Shoals Chapel with Dr. Fred TAYLOR officiating. Visitation was from 4:00 - 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, June 25, 2003. Gildo SPINA died Monday, June 23, 2003 at Baxter Regional Medical Center. He was born February 13, 1910 at Mark, Illinois to Armando and Maria ANTONACCI SPINA. He married Genevieve BOYD on February 29, 1936 at Joliet, Illinois. A resident of Bull Shoals since moving from Plainfield, Illinois in 1979, he was of the Catholic faith. He was a retired UA Civil Engineer from Joliet Ammunition Plant, Joliet, Illinois and was a daytime bartender at the 178 Club since 1980. He is survived by one daughter, Deanna (Robert) FOX of Bull Shoals; two sons, James (Susan) SPINA of Plainfield, Illinois and David (Kathleen) SPINA of Fairview, Arkansas; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Nilda COLOMBO of Joliet, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, one nephew and one grandson. Burial will be in Newton Flat Cemetery with Wade FOX, Chris FOX, Alan DEBOLD, Roger WILLIAMS, James R. SPINA, and Jimmy COLUMBO as pallbearers. Arrangements are by Kirby-Boaz Funeral Directors. Online obituary and guestbook at kirbyboaz.com.

CSOKA, CUNNINGHAM, GUDERIAN, HOOPER, KUMLI posted by Mountaineer Echo Newspaper on Wednesday, June 25, 2003

Mountaineer Echo Newspaper Week of July 3, 2003 issue: Services for Margaret Elizabeth Hooper of Bull Shoals will be private. Mrs. HOOPER died Wednesday, June 25, 2003 at the age of 87. She was born at Middlesboro, Kentucky to George H. and Elizabeth KUMLI GUDERIAN on December 29, 1915. She married Eugene Everette HOOPER on May 10, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois. A resident of Bull Shoals since moving from Elmhurst, Illinois in 1992, she had worked in public relations for Loyola University in Chicago. She is survived by three nieces, Margaret GUDERIAN CUNNINGHAM of Syracuse, New York; Barbara J. CSOKA of Palatine, Illinois, and Eleanor GUDERIAN of Louisville, Kentucky; and one great-niece, Kathy CUNNINGHAM of New York. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and three brothers. Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Ozarks. Arrangements by Kirby-Boaz Funeral Directors of Bull Shoals. Online obituary and guestbook at kirbyboaz.com.

ALLEN, BURKE, CASTEEL, DAVID, GODAT, HARMON, HOLT, KING, KITCH, MOSER, NEWBERRY, PARLET, PAXTON, PLY, RITTER, ROGERS, SPEEGLE, WARREN posted by Mountaineer Echo Newspaper on Saturday, June 28, 2003

Mountaineer Echo Newspaper Week of July 3, 2003 issue: Funeral services for Cecil Carl "Jack" KITCH of Yellville, Arkansas were at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2003 at the Church on the Rock in Yellville with Pastor Randy MOSER officiating. Mr. KITCH died Saturday, June 28, 2003 at his home. He was 60. He was born March 11, 1943, at Yellville, Arkansas to Cecil Hershall and Velma Charlotte WARREN KITCH. He married Gwen HARMON on July 1, 1988 at Bainbridge, Georgia. He was a carpenter by trade but spent the last ten years in Customer Service for Ranger Boats. He lived most of his life in Yellville. He was an avid hunter and NASCAR fan. He is survived by his wife, Gwen KITCH of the home; three daughters, Joy KITCH of Midway, AR, Leslie GODAT and Rhonda RITTER of Summit, AR; five sons, Kenny KITCH of Summit, AR, Cecil KITCH of the home, Lester and Keith BURKE of Yellville, AR , and Robert BURKE of New Jersey; two sisters, Syble KING of Summit, AR and Velma NEWBERRY of Jay, OK; three brothers, Darl KITCH of Summit, AR, Elmer "Pete" SPEEGLE of Guymon, OK, and William "Bill" SPEEGLE of Abiliene, TX; and twenty grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Dewight SPEEGLE. Visitation was from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2003 at Baxter County Funeral Home and Cremation Society. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery in Flippin with Bob CASTEEL, Wayne WARREN, Richard PARLET, E.G. PLY, Ronald PLY and Robert DAVID as pallbearers and Larry ROGERS, Darl KITCH, Charlie ALLEN, Jimmy PAXTON and Steve HOLT as honorary pallbearers. Arrangements by Baxter County Funeral Home and Cremation Society.

FEAZELL, JOHNSON, KOESTER, MEWS, MORRIS, PARRA posted by Mountaineer Echo Newspaper on Saturday, June 28, 2003

Mountaineer Echo Newspaper Week of July 3, 2003 issue: Theodore "Ted" Marsh KOESTER of Yellville, Arkansas died Saturday, June 28, 2003 in Yellville, Arkansas. He was 64. Mr. KOESTER was born December 29, 1938 in Buffalo, New York to Marsh S. and Janet (Kern) KOESTER. He married Mary C. MORRIS on September 5, 1999. Mr. KOESTER was a retired realtor. He resided here for the past 17 years moving here from Ohio. He was a member of the Peel Full Gospel Church, National Rifle Association and the International Gideons. He was also a veteran of the United States Navy. Survivors include his wife, Mary KOESTER of Yellville, Arkansas; a son, Doug KOESTER of Eastlake, Ohio; four daughters, Tracy KOESTER of Willowick, Ohio, Robbi KOESTER of Willowick, Ohio, Angela PARRA of Green Forest, Arkansas and Rebeca FEAZELL of Harrison, Arkansas; a sister Barbara MEWS of Cleveland, Ohio; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. There will be a memorial service held Saturday, July 12, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at the Peel Full Gospel Church in Peel, Arkansas with Pastor Carroll JOHNSON officiating. Burial will be private and no visitation is scheduled. Memorials may be made to the International Gideons, 2900 Lebanon Road, Nashville, Tennessee 37214. Arrangements are under the direction of Burns Funeral Home in Yellville, Arkansas, 870-449-6621.

COLLELA, CONSIGLIO, FRISINA, FRISINO, HOGBIN, HUSKEY, PHILLIPS posted by Mountaineer Echo Newspaper on Saturday, June 28, 2003

Mountaineer Echo Newspaper Week of July 10, 2003 issue: Joseph Anthony FRISINA Jr. of Lancaster, California died Saturday, June 28, 2003 in Lancaster, California. He was 61. Mr. FRISINA was born August 28, 1941 in Meadville, Pennsylvania to Joseph Anthony and Ida Marie CONSIGLIO FRISINA. He later married Jewell Dean PHILLIPS. Mr. FRISINA was a photographer/photo journalist. He worked as a Photo Journalist with the Fresno Bee for 13 years. He also served as Photo Editor at the Antelope Valley Press from 1988 to 1990. He loved the outdoors, landscaping, fishing and being with his family. He won numerous awards for his photos. Mr. FRISINO was also a veteran. Survivors include his wife Jewell FRISINA of Lancaster, California; son, Mark FRISINA and wife, Robin of Carson City, Nevada; two daughters, Angela FRISINA of Carson City, Nevada and Kristie HOGBIN and husband Mike of Rosamond, California; brother, Pat FRISINA and wife Chris of San Antonio, Texas; one sister, Teresa COLLELA and husband, Aldo of Saegertown, Pennsylvania; three grandchildren, Leanne, Dylan and Dartanyan; and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held Monday, July 14, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at Anderson Flat Cemetery with Reverend Paul HUSKEY officiating. Burial will follow at Anderson Flat Cemetery. No visitation is scheduled. Arrangements are under the direction of Burns Funeral Home in Yellville, Arkansas, (870) 449-6621.

STEWART posted by Mountaineer Echo Newspaper on Sunday, June 29, 2003

Mountaineer Echo Newspaper Week of July 3, 2003 issue: Services will be private for Ernest STEWART, 80, of Bull Shoals. Mr. STEWART died Sunday, June 29, 2003. He was born October 31, 1922 at Winnipeg, Canada and married Eileen Smales on December 6, 1946. A Bull Shoals resident sine moving from San Jose, California in 1990, he was a Royal Canadian Air Medical Corps veteran of WWII. He is survived by his wife, Eileen STEWART of the home; sons, Gordon Randall (Ann) STEWART of Munford, Tennessee and Gregory Robert (Geri) STEWART of Marlborough, Massachusetts; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Ozarks. Arrangements are by Kirby-Boaz Funeral Directors of Bull Shoals.

ANGEL, CALLAHAN, CYPERT, MCCARTY, MCVEY, SOMMERHAUSER, TIPTON, TOGNIETTI, WICKERSHAM, WOOD posted by Mountaineer Echo Newspaper on Monday, June 30, 2003

Mountaineer Echo Newspaper Week of July 3, 2003 issue: Fern ANGEL TIPTON of Salinas, California and formerly of Yellville, Arkansas died Monday, June 30, 2003 at the Ridge Rehabilitation Center in Salinas, CA. She was 94. Mrs. TIPTON was born June 16, 1909 at Bruno, Arkansas the daughter of Thomas Granville and Donna MCCARTY ANGEL. On October 25, 1931, she married Vin TIPTON. Mrs. TIPTON was a retired schoolteacher, who taught school at Bitterwater in southern San Benito Co., California from 1950 to 1966 along with her husband, Vin TIPTON. She continued teaching at Yellville-Summit School for several years after returning to Arkansas. After her retirement, she enjoyed oil and watercolor painting, gardening and volunteering at the Thrift Shop. She was a prolific reader and crossword puzzle solver. She was a very faithful and active member of the Yellville First Baptist Church from 1966 to 1996. Survivors include her daughters, Donna TOGNIETTI of Salinas, CA and Linda SOMMERHAUSER of Auburn, CA; son, James T. TIPTON of Olympia, WA; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Her husband, Vin TIPTON; brother, John ANGEL; and sister, Clyde MCVEY proceeded her in death. Visitation will be Friday, July 4, 2003 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Burns Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 5, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at Burns Funeral Home Chapel in Yellville with Brother Tim CYPERT officiating. Burial will follow in Layton Cemetery with David CALLAHAN, Robert "Marty" TIPTON, Travis TIPTON, Mike WICKERSHAM, Earl WOOD and Mike WOOD serving as pallbearers. Arrangements are under the direction of Burns Funeral Home in Yellville, Arkansas (870) 449-6621.


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