MISCELLANEOUS SCOTT COUNTY OBITUARIES
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Last Updated 5 January 2014
EAST MOLINE — Funeral services for Michael J. Campagna, 87, formerly of East Moline, are 10 a.m.
Thursday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Silvis. Burial is in Greenview Memorial Gardens,
East Moline, where the East Moline American Legion Post 227 will conduct military honors. Visitation
is 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Van Hoe Funeral Home Ltd., East Moline. Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s
Children’s Hospital. Mike died Sunday, April 4, 2010, at Illini Restorative Care, Silvis. He was born
January 3, 1923, in East Moline, the son of Joseph and Maria Sparcio Campagna. He served in the U.S.
Army during World War II. He married Melba Hawkins on June 29, 1969, in East Moline. She died December
14, 1998. He had worked for 28 years as an engineer for the former Rock Island Lines. Mike enjoyed playing
golf, gardening and had many fond memories from when he ran Mike’s Ice Cream Parlor in East Moline. Survivors
include his children and spouses, Rose and David Durham, Rock Island, Harold and Lottie Scott, Waldron, Ark.,
and Bernie Schrieber, Muskegon, Michigan; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers, Joseph
Campagna, Silvis, Tony Campagna, Silvis, and Frank Campagna, of Arkansas; and a sister, Catherine Spies,
Buffalo, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his wife Melba and a grandson Keith Tumosa.
Quad City Times (on line edition)
Tuesday, 06 April 2010
Cumile Campbell, 75, of Cameron, died Sunday, November 30, 2003 in Poteau. She was
a member of the First Assembly of God Church, bornin Big Laurel, Kentucky and was a
homemaker. Graveside service was Wednesday, December 3, 2003, at Greenhill Cemetery
in Cameron, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home. She is survived by
her husband Elvin Campbell of the home; four sons and daughters-in-law, Alfred Campbell,
Waldron, Arkansas, Stoney and Carol Campbell of Longview, Texas, Winston and Melinda
Cagle of Poteau, Harvey Cagle of Poteau; 10 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren;
three sisters, Grace Huff of Russell Springs, Kansas, Belva Bayles of Fairborn, Ohio,
Pauline Edington of Fairborn, Ohio; two brothers, Henry and Will Miniard of Big
Laurel, Kentucky; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and loved ones. She was
preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Nancy (Turner) Miniard; a son, Albert L.
Campbell; a daughter, Wilma Cagle; two granddaughters, Miranda Campbell and Elizabeth
Campbell; three sisters, Grace, Opal and Rosie; and a brother, Denver Miniard.
The Heavener (OK) Ledger
Thursday, December 4, 2003, p. 10
Elvin L. Campbell, 80, passed away October 31, 2004 at Select Specialty Hospital, Fort
Smith, Arkansas. He was born June 30, 1924 in Bates, Arkansas and worked in a sawmill.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, November 3, 2004 at Greenhill Cemetery in Cameron,
under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home, Poteau. He is survived by four sons and
daughters-in-law, Alfred Campbell of Waldron, Ark., Stoncy & Carol Campbell of Longview Texas,
Winston & Melinda Cagle and Harvey Cagle all of Poteau, three daughters-in-law, Benna Campbell
& Joetta Campbell of Poteau, and Annie Campbell of Sallisaw; 10 grandchildren and 25 great
grandchildren; one sister, Stella Pomeroy of Little Rock, Ark. He was preceded in death by his
wife, Cumile, two brothers, Jessie Campbell and Acey Campbell, two sisters, Laura Parker and Ina
Dale Willingam; a son, Albert Campbell; a daughter, Wilma Cagle; and 2 granddaughters, Marinda G.
and Elizabeth Campbell.
Thursday, November 4, 2004, p. 9
Barbara Samantha Cano, born October 3, 1988, went to be with God on Sunday, January 30, 2011. She is survived
by her loving parents, Nicolas J. Cano from Los Lunas, NM and Julie A. Reger from San Diego, California;
brother, Brennan Barbieur; sister, Jilyssa Reger; loving paternal grandparents, Armando and Dolores Cano; maternal
grandmother, Ruth Bostworth-Sosebee and her husband, Tommy Sosebee, from Waldron, Arkansas; paternal great-grandmother,
Rosita Gabaldon; aunt and nina, Rosita Olmstead and her husband, Jeff; aunt, Jenni Craig, and her husband, Phillip;
her God daughter, Melissa; cousins, Yvette, Stephanie, Justin, Jessica, Joel, Samuel, Ella, and Lucy; and many cousins,
uncles, and aunts too numerous to name. She was preceded in death by maternal grandmother (namesake), Barbara
Ann Bosworth; maternal grandfather, Thomas H. Bosworth; loving godfather, Jaime R. Gonzales; and paternal great-
grandfather, (Tata) Rafael Gabaldon. Barbara was a pre-med student at the University of California San Diego
(UCSD), attending her final year of study in Physiology and Neuroscience with a minor in social health care
issues. She planned on attending medical school thereafter in pursuit of becoming a neurosurgeon. She was a member
of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She was also a volunteer for Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, CA. Barbara
was a 2007 Los Lunas High School graduate and a member of the National Honor Society. Barbara was a young and
passionate girl. She had high aspirations and believed that she could make a difference in this world, one step
at time, as a doctor and as a loving compassionate person. Barbara brought so much joy into this world, especially
with her infectious smile and loving spirit. She will be missed beyond time itself but will rest in the arms of God's
love forever. Rosary / Prayer Service will be held on Wednesday, February 9, 2011, 7:30 p.m., at San Clemente
Catholic Church, 244 Luna Avenue, Los Lunas, NM 87031. Funeral Service will be on Thursday, February 10, 2011,
10:00 a.m., at San Clemente Catholic Church. A celebration of Barbara's life will take place in San Diego in
the near future. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Barbara S. Cano Memorial Fund, Wells Fargo,
1027 Main Street, Los Lunas, NM 87031. Information will follow at a later date. Please visit our online guestbook
for Barbara at www.RememberTheirStory.com. FRENCH 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
Thursday, 10 February 2011 (online edition)
BARBARA SAMANTHA CANO
Floyd R. Carlton, 69, of Fort Smith entered into rest Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, in Fort Smith. He was born
May 24, 1940, in Mansfield, the son of the late Samuel and Daisy Carlton. He was a retired brokerage manager
for Acme Brick, a member of New Heights Baptist Church in Alma and was a local gospel and country musician.
He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Pat of the home; daughter, Tane Cox and husband Pete of Charleston;
son, Todd R. Carlton and wife Laurie of Lavaca; brother, Mick Carlton and wife Mary of Mansfield; and grandchildren,
Bethaney Bonewell and husband Rowdy of Huntersville, N.C., and Shane Guzman and Cade Carlton, both of Lavaca. He was
preceded in death by a sister, Arlene Litchford, and a brother William J. (Billy Joe) Carlton. Funeral service will be
held 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, at Lewis Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith with interment at Hartford Memorial Park
officiated by Brother Jimmy Morrison and the Rev. Carl Cheshier. Pallbearers will be Tommy Wilson, J.W. Thompson, Bill
Randolph, Bob Garrett, Jamie Flurry and Bobby Burkhart. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Whisenhunt, Harold Stallings,
Ray Pittman, Frank Payton, James Owens, D.J. Lincks, Wayne Redden and John Rissinger. Family will receive friends 6 until
7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lewis Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 3291 S.
Thompson, Suite D-104, Springdale, AR 72764
Ft. Smith Times Record (online edition)
Tuesday, 19 January 2010
FLOYD R. CARLTON
Cecil Carney, 55, of Fort Smith died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, in Fort Smith. He was born Aug. 27, 1953, in Harrah,
Okla. He was a substituTe teacher for the Fort Smith Public School System and a member of Christ the King Catholic
Church. He is survived by two sons, Christopher Carl Carney of Mansfield and Jeffery Paul Carney of Mansfield; his
parents, Paul and Naoma Carney of Rudy; one sister, Pauletta Purvis of Van Buren; and one brother, Gary Don Carney
of Van Buren. Funeral was Oct. 3 Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home Chapel. The body was cremated.
Crawford County Press Argus-Courier, online edition
Monday, 06 October 2008
Joe Kent Carr Sr., 78, of Mansfield passed away Thursday, June 5, 2008, in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a
born-again Christian, cattle farmer and an Army veteran of the Korean War. Graveside service was Thursday,
June 5, 2008, at Pine Log Cemetery under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. He is survived
by his wife, Ruth Carr of the home; one son, Joe Kent Carr Jr. of Lucas; three daughters, Nancy Basham of
Lucas, Yvonne Witcher of Witcherville and Kris Burgett of Mansfield; one brother, Johnny Carr of Ellijay,
Ga.; nine grandchildren, Andrea Edwards, Amy King, Andrew Efurd, Kellie Witcher, Kevin Witcher, Rachel Burgett,
Lauren Lee, Cordell Carr and Jordan Carr; and two great-grandchildren, Allyson Edwards and Landon Lee.
Ft. Smith Times-Record, Friday, 06 June 2008
JOE KENT CARR, SR.
ROLAND — Fred N. Carter, 82, of Roland died Tuesday, July 4, 2006, in Roland. He was born Feb. 27,
1924, in Blackfork. He was a retired civil service employee at Camp Pendleton, Calif., a Baptist,
served in the Army Air Corps and veteran of World War II and a lifetime member of VFW Post No. 3795
in San Marcos, Calif. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Agent Funeral Home Chapel in Muldrow with
burial and military honors by VFW Post No. 4446 of Stigler at Milton Cemetery west of Bokoshe. He is
survived by his wife, Elwanda; two daughters, Deborah Carter of Roland and Norma Quinalty of Muldrow;
a son, Daniel Carter of Oceanside, Calif.; a sister, Ruby Robison of Stilwell, Okla.; and three
grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Daniel and Jordan Carter, Clayton Quinalty, W.T. Powell, Paul
Leflore and Bryan Harms. The body may be viewed 1 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Ft. Smith Times Record (online edition)
Sunday, 9 July 2006
October 4: Funeral services for Christopher C. Caughern, 59 year old resident of the Hodgen
community, was held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hodgen Baptist Church with Rev. C.W. Blaylock
officiating. Burial was at Hodgen Cemetery under direction of Hall Funeral Home. Survivors
include his wife; three sons, Billy Dwain, Zelvert Ray and Charles Dwight Caughern, all of
the home; six daughters, Mrs. Gladys McCurtain, Mrs. Paralee Keeney; both of Hodgen, Mrs. M.A.
Sims, Conser, Mrs Freda Mae Stewart of Hon, Ark., and Evelyn and Janette both of the home; one
brother, Grover Caughern, Conser; and one sister, Mollie Queen of Petros.
Heavener Legend - 1949
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS CAUGHERN
Francis Viola "Vi" (Doyle) Caughern was the firstborn child of Samuel Lafayette and
Martha Francis Hughes-Doyle. Vi was born in Blackfork, Arkansas, Indian Territory on December 2,
1897. Vi married Christopher Columbus "CC" Caughern on December 24, 1916 in Petros, Oklahoma.
Nine children were born to Vi and CC: Gladys Louree, Ilene Paralee, M.A. Imogene, Freda Mae,
Billy Dwain, Martha Evelyn, Zelvert Ray, Doris Janette and Charles Dwight. CC died in 1949
leaving Vi with three children still at home. Vi a wonderful Christian woman, lived and walked
the life of a Christian. One son, Charles would become a Baptist Minister. Vi loved to garden,
quilt, cook and her grandchildren. Vi always had a large flower and vegetable garden. Vi was
also known to be a midwife delivering many babies in the Hodgen area. Vi died on January 3,
1985 in Poteau, Oklahoma.
FRANCIS VIOLA "VI" (DOYLE) CAUGHERN
Zelvert Ray Caughern was born February 1, 1932 in Hodgen, and died June 2, in Ft. Smith, at
the age of 54. Zeb was a life long resident of the Hodgen area, a trucker, and a member of
the Hodgen First Baptist Church. He was a veteran, serving in Germany where he met his wife. He
is survived by wife Elisabeth; two daughters, Denise Bynum of Poteau, Sabrina Caughern of the
home; one son Dwight of Vivian, La.; 6 sisters, Paralee Keeney, Plainview, Ark.; Gladys
McCurtain, M.A. Sims, Janette Wickware all of Hodgen; Freda McWilliams of Oklahoma City;
Evelyn Widmar, Liberal, Kan.; one brother, Charles of Hodgen; grandson Adam. Services were
4:00 p.m. Tuesday at Hodgen Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Wells officiating. Burial was in
Hodgen Cemetery under direction of Dowden Funeral Home.
ZELVERT RAY CAUGHERN
Contributed by Debbie Johnson
Funeral service for Mrs. Flora Mae Cauthen, 81, Summerfield, who died Friday at a Poteau hospital was held at
2 p.m. Monday at Summerfield Baptist Church. Burial was at Heavener Memoria Park by Dowden Funeral Home. Mrs.
Cauthen was born May 23, 1885 at Hon, Ark. Rev. Herman Highfill of Hugo officiated at funeral services. Mrs.
Cauthen was a lifetime area resident and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include six sons,
Jim Ollar, Holdgen, Linnie Cauthen of Mulberry, Duvall Cauthen of Edmond, and Estel, Edmond and John all of the
home; four daughters, Mrs. George Bourne, Concordia, Kan., Mrs. Lee Elwood, Wister, and Chlorene and Irene, both
of the home; one brother, Elmer Himes, Oklahoma City; 19 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.
The Heavener Ledger, page 6
11 April 1968
Billie Faye Cencarik, born 5/3/36 in Sardis, OK to the late Claude & Nona (McCormack) Wilkins, departed this life
7/21/09 in Oklahoma City, OK. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband Michael J. Cencarik; daughter and
son-in-law Kay & Greg Gilbreath of Tuttle, OK; son & daughter-in-law Tim & Robin Cencarik of Arlington, TX; grandsons
Michael A. & Matthew N. Cencarik of Arlington, TX; brother Raymond Wilkins of Newalla, OK; & many extended family
members and friends. As a youth she attended University Heights Baptist Church in OKC where she met many lifelong
friends. She was baptized in Our Lady's Catholic Church, OKC in 1958. Billie's career began as a bookkeeper for banks
in OKC and her career as a bookkeeper ended with furriers in Dallas. Her loving and generous spirit will be missed.
Her memories will live in all our hearts. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 25, 2009 at Bill Eisenhour
Southeast Chapel with interment at Sunny Lane Cemetery.
23 July 2009
BILLIE FAYE CENCARIK
Contributed by Debbie Johnson
Funeral service for J.T.Chadwick, 64, employee of the Kansas City Southern Lines, was conducted Sunday
afternoon in the Church of the Nazarene here. Active in work of the Church of the Nazarene, Mr. Chadwick had
held several offices, and been a member for 43 years. He worked here with the track crews of the KCS. Mr.
Chadwick died August 21 in the LeFlore County Memorial Hospital, Poteau. Rev. Clyde Tankersley, pastor of the
church, officiated at funeral rites. Burial was in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery at Cove, Ark. Survivors include his
wife, of the home; two brothers and one sister. Bill Holliday of Chico, Calif. was a step-son and grew up in the
The Heavener Ledger, page 4
28 August 1969
Georgia Emma Chappelle, 85, of The Dalles, and formerly of La Grande, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007. She
was born July 31, 1922, the daughter of James W. and Myrtle Lafatame (Wale) Vickers, in Searcy, Ark. She
was raised and educated in Arkansas and on Dec. 10, 1945, she married Jasper Chappelle in Waldron, Ark. They
came to Oregon in the early 1950s. She had a fun-loving spirit, loved dancing, singing and yodeling. She won
many ribbons in sprinting events and enjoyed family, friends, photography, music and watching horse races. Survivors
include her children, Robert Chappelle and his fiancé, Diane Harrison, La Grande; Vickie Bruins and her husband,
James, Hermiston; and Shirley Powell and her husband, Stephen, The Dalles; siblings, James Vickers, Orlando, Fla.;
and Hugh Vickers and Melva Adair, both of Boonevile, Ark.; grandchildren, Michael and Robbie Chappelle, Shawn
Bruins and Michele Puentes, Melonie Reno, Terri Hove, Stephen, Chad, Brandon and Melonie Powell; 16 great-grandchildren
and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1978 and siblings, Opal Meher, Johnny
Vickers, Charles Vickers, Little Francis Vickers and Melvin Vickers. A funeral will be held on Friday, Nov. 23, at
2 p.m. at Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center, 1502 7th Street in La Grande. Those who wish
may make contributions in her memory to the Heart of Hope Hospice-Hood River or the charity of their choice.
Goldendale (WA) Sentinel (online edition)
Thursday, 22 November 2007
GEORGIA EMMA CHAPPELLE
Services for Eugene Chastain, 66, of Chula Vista, were April 12, 1990 at the family's
residence. California Cremation Services in Tustin was in charge, with the ashes to go to
the family. He died April 5, 1990. Mr. Chastain was born in Oklahoma, lived in the county
50 years and had been a production manager for 38 years with H.G. Fenton Material Co.
Survivors include his wife, Mamie; two sons, Glenn, of Chula Vista, and Carl, of Escondido;
two sisters, Betty Bishop of San Diego and Vera Singleton of Texas; and seven grandchildren.
San Diego Bee
Funeral services for Mrs. H.A. Chastain, 34 years old of Hodgens, who was killed instantly
in an automobile accident south of Heavener Monday afternoon, were held at 2 p.m. Burial was
in Hodgens. Mrs. Chastain suffered a broken neck and internal injuries when the car in which
she was riding overturned on highway 270, one and one-half miles south of Heavener. Sam Doyle,
her brother, who was driving, said he lost control of the machine on the gravel road. Doyle
suffered minor injuries and his wife, who was also in the car, was cut on the head. They
were treated at Heavener. Besides her brother, Mrs. Chastain is survived by her husband,
two sons and two daughters, her mother and three sisters.
Heavener Legend - 1939
MARY ETHEL (DOYLE) CHASTAIN
Contributed by Delaine Edwards
Malcolm B. Cheek, 65, of 109 Turnron Place in East Peoria died at
6:35 a.m. Monday in St. Francis Medical Center. Born Sept. 1, 1922, in Arkansas to
Will and Etha Blackburn Cheek, he married Ruby A. Plum Oct. 4, 1944, in Waldron,
Ark. She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Randy B. of Arlington, Va., and
Melvin Ray of Washington; one daughter, Mrs. James (Brenda) Mullins of East Peoria;
two brothers, Wilton of Heavener, Okla., and Theil in California; one sister, Fern
Piles of Waldron; and three grandchildren. He was employed as a machine operator at
the Caterpillar Inc. Mossville plant for 32 years, retiring in March 1980. An Army
veteran of World War II, he attended the Oakwood Avenue Baptist Church of East
Peoria and was a member of the Izaak Walton League. Services will be at 10:30 a.m.
Thursday in his church, the Rev. Greg Gatewood officiating. Visitation will be from
6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at LeRoy Schmidt Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Fon
Du Lac Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
The Waldron News
14 January 1988
MALCOLM B. CHEEK
Thomas Arthur Cherry, 97, passed away on Friday, November 20, 2009, in Poteau. He was born July 5, 1912,
in Huntington, Arkansas, the only child of Thomas Arthur Cherry and Rhoda Pearl Hodges Cherry. He graduated
Mansfield High School in 1930 and attended the University of Arkansas where he was a member of Theta Kappa
Nu fraternity. In 1933, he left the University to go into retail business. Later he worked for Reynolds
Davis Wholesale Grocery in Ft. Smith, Ark., managed Ouachita Grocery in Camden. Ark., then moved to Poteau
in 1959. His business he operated with his son Steve, Cherry Wholesale Grocery, closed in 1986. He was a
member of Kiwanis Club for over 50 years, and a long-time member and worker of the United Methodist Circle
and the Methodist Men’s organization. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm. On Friday, November 27th at
the United Methodist Church in Poteau, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home of Poteau.
Visitation will be held Thursday, November 26th between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., at Evans and Miller Funeral
Home in Poteau. He is survived by two sons, Tom Cherry and his wife Norma, of St. Simon’s Island, Georgia,
Steve Cherry and wife Gloria, of Poteau; one son-in-law, Robert Landfair, of Tillar, Ark.; 11 grandchildren
and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Mary Neal Jones Cherry, two
daughters, Carol Landfair and Linda Roseman.
Heavener (OK) Ledger
Thursday, 26 November 2009 p. 10
John "Sherman" Chitwood, 91, passed away June 25. He was born Aug. 18, 1914, in Boothe,
Ark. He was a retired coal miner and rancher. He was preceded in death by his wife Margaret
Gould Chitwood; his parents Sherman and Leora Chitwood; four brothers Omer, Emmett, Byers and
Arvel Chitwood; two sisters Reba Taylor and Wilma Bryant and one great-grandson Jason Dilbeck.
He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, John and Kay Chitwood, Don and Terri Chitwood
and Phil and Sue Chitwood, all of Poteau; two daughters, Judy Doshier of Tulsa and Linda Chitwood
of Oxford, Miss.; one brother Harold Chitwood of Bennington; 11 grandchildren, Mark Chitwood, Len
Chitwood, Julie Martin, Scott Doshier, Ashlea Chitwood-Kilburn, Michael Doshier, Terry Chitwood,
Tarrah Nichols, Minon Frye, Cole Gordon and Tyler Gardenhire; 11 great-grandchildren and a host of
other family members and friends. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the
First Baptist Church, Poteau. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery, Poteau. Pallbearers will be
his sons, John, Don and Phil and grandsons Mark, Len Scott, Michael, Terry and Cole. Evans and Miller
Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Poteau Daily News (online edition)
Friday, 30 June 2006
JOHN "SHERMAN" CHITWOOD
Fred “Bub” Cristee, 72, of Alma died Wednesday, June 27, 2007, at a local hospital. He was a retired
supervisor for Dixie Cup and a member of the Van Buren Masonic Lodge. He was preceded in death by a
wife, Doris; and a stepson, Bill Brown. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn of the home; five stepdaughters,
Sharon White of Alma, Janie Runnells of Fayetteville, Julie Wilson of Alma, Jennifer Mertell of Memphis and
Jill Ware of Van Buren; three sons, Theo Cristee of Boles, Doug Cristee of Van Buren and Russell Webb Cristee
of Alma; two sisters, Virginia Holleman of Tulsa and Mary Elizabeth Morrison of Van Buren; one brother, Don
Cristee of Van Buren; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family will hold a memorial service
at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 30, 2007 at Newberry Cemetery in Alma. Mr. Cristee will be cremated under the direction
of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home. The family will visit with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Mr. Cristee’s
home, 6021 U.S. 71 North in Alma.
Ft. Smith Times Record (online edition)
Saturday 30 June 2007
FRED "BUB" CHRISTEE
Juanita M. Churchwell, 49, of Heavener, passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2005. She
was born May 10, 1956 in Waldron, Arkansas. Juanita attended the Assembly of God Church
in Howe. She was a CMA/Healthcare worker. Funeral services were held Saturday, October
22, 2005 at Howe Assembly of God Church with burial in Howe Cemetery. Survivors include
a daughter, Angela Jameson of Heavener; son, Jason Churchwell of Oklahoma City; three
sisters, Margie Tolleson of Oklahoma City, Wanda Robison of Howe, Ruthie Churchwell of
Bowlegs; three brothers, Troy Dunigan, Jimmy Dunigan, both of Heavener, Johnny Dunigan
of Bristow; two grandchildren, Stormy Jameson and Dawson Jameson, both of Heavener;
numerous other relatives, loved ones and beloved friends. Arrangements were under the
direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home of Poteau.
Thursday, October 27, 2005, Page 8
Note: Sue was one of my half first-cousins once-removed. Her father (Cheedle Oresta Millard) and
my grandmother (Barbara Ellen Millard) were half brother and sister. Their father was James William
Millard. My grandmother's mother was Alice Denton; "Uncle Cheed's" mother was Nancy Prucia Farnsworth.
Sue's parents were Cheedle Oresta Millard, b. 08 December 1907 - d. 19 July 1969, and Ocie Evelyn Ollar,
b. 18 October 1915 - 25 July 2003. Her paternal grandparents were James William Millard, b. April 1859 -
d. 1935, and Nancy Prucia Farnsworth, b. 02 February 1879 - 1911. Her maternal grandparents were John William
Ollar, b. 28 March 1870 - d. 23 October 1927, and Edna Maybelle Garner, b. 10 February 1877 - 12 April 1958.
Susan Millard Cia, 65, of Fort Smith died Friday, March 2, 2007, in Fort Smith. She was of the Jewish faith
and a mental health counselor for the Arkansas Probation and Parole Board. There will be no services; she will
be cremated. Local arrangements are under the direction of Fentress Mortuary of Fort Smith. She is survived
by three daughters, Jill Weinstein of Bellevue, Wash., Gena Cia of Cameron, Okla., and Julie McClendon of Fort
Smith; two sons, Shawn Cook of Bonanza and Kevin Ketterman of Portland, Ore.; a sister, Julia Mitchell of Fort
Smith and a brother, Dr. C.W. Millard of Billings, Mont.; and nine grandchildren. Family will visit with friends
from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at 1116 N. 34th St., in Fort Smith. Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy
Hospice, P.O. Box 17000, Fort Smith, AR 72917.
Ft. Smith Times Record (online edition)
Monday, 05 March 2007
Contributed by Sandi Suggs
Note: Bertha was the daughter of Fount S. Blackwell and Annie Green Blackwell of Scott County.
Bertha Clark left this life as she lived each day, quietly. Deepest expressions of sympathy
have been extended her sister and brother-in-law Ollie and Hershel Malone, also residents at
Fisher's. Mrs. Clark's daughter, Doris Brown, lives in Anaheim. Bertha and Ollie's mother,
Mrs. Annie Blackwell of Texas, and a brother in Kentucky were unable to come to California
for funeral services. Coming from Texas were sister and her husband and a brother and his
wife. Other survivors are three step-daughters, one step-son, five grandchildren and 12
BERTHA BLACKWELL KOONTZ CLARK
Mahala Jane (Janie) Clark, 93, of Duncan, formerly of Poteau, passed away March 14, 2009, in Duncan. She was
born Dec. 15, 1915, in Jean, Texas, to John David and Cordia Mae (Newman) Doyle. She married Marion Ashby Clark
on March 14, 1938. She gave birth to ten children, one of whom died in infancy. Although she had little formal
education she was gifted by her God with wisdom, strength and joy of spirit. Her life always revolved around her
God who filled her with joy and her family with whom she shared that joy generously and tirelessly. She was greatly
admired by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband Marion Ashby Clark; a son Johnny; a
granddaughter Shannon (Clark) Cloar; brothers and sisters. She is survived by her nine children, Marion David Clark
and wife Sheryl, Vincy Mae Hannaman and husband Roderick, Deta Jane Freeman and husband Carroll, Edith Marie Turner,
Alana Ruth Stinson and husband Edward, Jonathan Roy Clark and wife Zula, Brenda Joy Keller and husband Michael,
Harold Glen Clark and wife Bobbie, Dennis Cody Clark; a brother Jesse Doyle; 35 grandchildren; 58 great-
grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous other relatives, friends and loved ones. Services will
be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church of Poteau, with Elders Cal Kennedy, Steve Jackson and Dennis
Kreie officiating. Pallbearers will be Marion David Clark, Jonathan Roy Clark, Harold Glen Clark, Dennis Cody Clark,
Roderick Hannaman, Carroll Freeman, Edward Stinson and Michael Keller. Interment will follow service at Lamb
Cemetery, Waldron, Ark. Services are under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home, Poteau.
Poteau Daily News (online edition)
Tuesday, 17 March 2009
MAHALA JANE CLARK
Contributed by Marcene Ammons Blatt
M.A. Cleaver was well known in the southern part of the county, died at his home in Greenwood Thursday afternoon. Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon and
interment was made in the Liberty Cemetery. Rev. A.L. Lark, pastor of the Greenwood Methodist church officiated. The deceased was born in Illinois and came to Arkansas with his
parents when a young boy. His marriage to Miss Dora Davis took place in Burnville, Arkansas in 1876. Besides his wife, Mr. Cleaver has five sons, Tom, Grand Junction, Colo.; Norman,
Omaha, Nebr.; Ed, Muskogee, Okla.; Ben, Fort Smith; Jesse Cleaver of Greenwood and two daughters, Mrs. Leita Ratteree of Muskogee and Mrs. Stell Oldham of Fort Smith. The special
music for the funeral service was in charge of Dan Stewart, Pierce Bassett and Lee Dean of Greenwood, a final request of Mr. Cleaver.
Unknown Fort Smith Arkansas Newspaper
Sunday, April 1, 1922
Contributed by Debbie Johnson
Funeral service for Mary Geneva Cogburn, 80, was conducted Saturday afternoon in the Heart O' Hills Baptist
Church near Summerfield. She died March 12 in the Poteau hospital. Rev. O.J. Looper officiated at services with
burial in the Summerfield Cemetery under direction of Dowden Funeral Home. Born October 27, 1888 in Arkansas, Mrs.
Cogburn had been a resident of Summerfield for some 55 years. Survivors include four sons, Dewey of Summerfield,
Oather of Spiro, Prentiss of Oxnard, Calif., Marshall of New Hall, Calif.; three daughters, Lona Robinson of
Summerfield, Opal Hemphill and Bonnie Newton, both of Kansas City; three brothers, Dave McGee of Wilburton,
George McGee of Albion, and Tom of Clayton; two sisters, Ida Booth of Hugo and Bessie Dixon of Ardmore; 18
grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren.
Heavener Ledger, page 5
20 March 1969
ALMA — Ruth Marie Corbell, 75, of Alma died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008, in Alma. She was born July 11, 1933, in
Acorn. She was a housewife and a Baptist. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Chant Cemetery near Y
City, with cremation under the direction of Smith Mortuary of Charleston. She is survived by two daughters,
Eva Metcalf of Bluffton and Patricia Dimarco of Mulberry; three sons, Tommy Thompson of Mulberry, Harold
Thompson of Van Buren and Billy Thompson of Alma; two sisters, Bonnie Smelly of Longview, Texas, and Thelma
Hall of Boles; one brother, J.T. Rogers of Boles; 16 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers
will be Kevin Cogner, Billy Thompson Jr., Roger Kuykendall, David Thompson, Michael Thompson, Justin Thompson,
Shawn Polly and Tommy Thompson Jr.
Fort Smith Times-Record (online edition)
Friday, 02 January 2009
A.L. Corbin Jr., 77, of Fort Smith went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Friday, Feb. 3, 2006,
in Fort Smith. He was born on Sept. 11, 1928, in Cedar Creek near Havana to Lucille Payne Corbin and Arley Lester
Corbin Sr. He preceded in death by only one day the love of his life and best friend for over 50 years, Maxine
Corbin. He is survived his daughter and her husband, Brenda and Steve Kesner, and his son and his wife, Ronnie
and Sabrina Corbin, all of Fort Smith. He is survived by four sisters, Billie White and Jo Spears, both of
Grenada, Miss., Thelma Sullivant and her husband Billie of Alexander, and Mary Ann Moudy and her husband Phil
of Danville; three brothers, Don Corbin and his wife Joyce of Dardenelle, Jim Corbin of Russellville and Bob
Corbin and his wife Claudia of Danville. He is also survived by four beautiful granddaughters who loved their
“Papa” dearly, Sarah and Rebecca Kesner and Emily and Caroline Corbin, all of Fort Smith; and many wonderful
nieces, nephews and friends. A.L. was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, John “Babe” Corbin and
a brother-in-law Hubert “Pop” Spears. A.L. Corbin was retired from the Navy, was a retired businessman and a
retired volunteer firefighter for the Barling Fire Department. He was a member of East Side Baptist Church
where he served as a deacon and also was a member of the Lions Club and Gideons International. Growing up during
the Depression, A.L. learned what hard work was very early in life. His earliest work experience was as a
teenager driving spikes for the Rock Island Railroad. Being the oldest son in a very large family, A.L.
joined the Navy at the age of 16 in order to help provide for his family and also to fight for his country
during World War II. He worked diligently to improve himself in the Navy and during his 22-year career he earned
his GED, made all of his military promotions on time and attained the rank of master chief petty officer. When he
achieved that rank he was believed to be the youngest MCPO in the Navy at the time. At the time of his retirement
from the Navy in 1967 he was the senior noncommissioned officer in logistics and support for the Navy’s Polaris
program and had received many awards and citations for his outstanding leadership and contributions to the
efficiency of that program. Upon his retirement from the Navy, A.L. moved his family to Barling where he bought
a small grocery store. A.L. and Maxine turned Corbin’s Thrifty Cash into a successful business as they served the
people of Barling and the surrounding area for 15 years before selling the store and retiring in 1982. In 1983, after
a brief retirement, A.L. and Maxine started a small medical equipment business out of their home in Barling. The
business grew from a small garage operation to a large medical business with stores in Arkansas, Oklahoma and
Missouri. They owned and operate HOME Medical Inc., in Fort Smith until their retirement in 1998. During this
time, A.L. was also active as a lobbyist in Washington for home medical equipment where he positively impacted
the rights of patients to be able to continue quality health care at home without having to be limited to hospital
facilities. A.L. was considered an expert in the industry and was in demand as a consultant even after his
retirement. A.L. Corbin loved the Lord with all his heart, soul, mind and strength and he lived as a testament of
his faith. He also loved and had a deep devotion for his family and many friends that he had made over the years
and maintained lasting friendships with his many Navy friends and their families. A.L. and Maxine served as an
example of what a marriage should be. They were partners in everything and committed their love to each other
for over 50 years. A.L. was a loving dad and “Papa.” He would tell you that with all of the success that he had
in life, he placed his family above it all. The funeral service will be 12:30 p.m. today at East Side Baptist Church
with burial at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith with full military honors under the direction of Edwards
Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be his nephews, Bob White, Dr. Hubert Spears, Billy Gene Sullivant, Johnny Corbin,
Jimmy Sullivant, Russ Corbin, Mark Corbin, Jim Corbin, Jake Corbin and Kurt Corbin. Honorary pallbearers will be
Jay Gasaway, Rollins Hoge, Gary Kuykendall, Lee Moore, Tommy Parker, Jeff Pressley, Dennis Robertson and Dr. Michael
Wolfe. Memorial contributions may be made to the East Side Baptist Church, 2710 Massard Road, Fort Smith, AR 72903.
Southwest Times Record (online edition)
Tuesday, 07 February 2006
A.L. CORBIN, JR.
Maxine Foster Corbin, 77, of Fort Smith went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006,
in Fort Smith. She was born Sept. 15, 1928, in Havana to Bill and Grace Foster. She was the widow of her lifelong
friend and husband of 50 years, A.L. Corbin, for one day. She is survived by a daughter and her husband, Brenda and
Steve Kesner, and a son and his wife, Ronnie and Sabrina Corbin, all of Fort Smith. She is survived by four sisters-
in-law, Billie White and Jo Spears, both of Grenada, Miss., Thelma Sullivant and her husband Billie of Alexander,
and Mary Ann Moudy and her husband Phil of Danville; three brothers-in-law, Don Corbin and his wife Joyce of
Dardenelle, Jim Corbin of Russellville and Bob Corbin and his wife Claudia of Danville. She is also survived by
four beautiful granddaughters who loved their “Nana” dearly, Sarah and Rebecca Kesner and Emily and Caroline Corbin,
all of Fort Smith; and many wonderful nieces, nephews and friends. Maxine was preceded in death by her parents and
brothers-in-law, John “Babe” Corbin and Hubert “Pop” Spears. Maxine was a homemaker, a Navy wife, a retired business
owner and a member of East Side Baptist Church. Although Maxine grew up in Havana as an only child, she developed very
close relationships with her cousins and many close friends from Yell County. She was a stand-out basketball player
for Havana High School where she graduated in 1945 and was also Yell County Fair Queen. Upon graduation from high
school she moved to Little Rock where she worked as a telephone operator for several years. She married A.L. Corbin
in 1956 and began a life as a Navy wife and mom as they moved to duty stations in Las Vegas, San Diego, Charleston
and Gourock, Scotland. During this time of A.L.’s military service, they made many close Navy friends and maintained
those friendships over the years. Upon his retirement from the Navy, A.L. and Maxine moved their family to Barling
where they bought a small grocery store. A.L. and Maxine turned Corbin’s Thrifty Cash into a successful business as
they served the people of Barling and the surrounding area for 15 years before selling the store and retiring in 1982.
In 1983, after a brief retirement, A.L. and Maxine started a small medical equipment business out of their home in
Barling. The business grew from a small garage operation to a large medical business with stores in Arkansas,
Oklahoma and Missouri. They owned and operated HOME Medical Inc. in Fort Smith until their retirement in 1998. Maxine
loved the Lord with all of her heart, soul, mind and strength, and she lived her life as a testament of her faith.
She also loved and had a deep devotion for her family and many friends. To Maxine, her many cousins were her brothers
and sisters. She nurtured these close relationships and always kept in touch with her many Yell County and Navy
friends. Maxine was a wonderful example to her family with a spirit of service and concern for others and was a
loving wife, mom and “Nana.” She loved being “Nana” to her granddaughters and would probably say that was her
special accomplishment in life. A.L. and Maxine were true soul mates, and their life together was the picture
of a marriage as God intended. In 50 years of marriage they never had a cross word with each other. They loved
each other dearly, raised a family, were best friends and were never apart. They have now begun on their wonderful
eternal life of unspeakable joy together. The funeral service will be 12:30 p.m. today at East Side Baptist Church
with burial at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. Pallbearers
will be Larry Brisco, Jim, Paul and David Martindale, Mike and Steve Foster, Rick, Brad and Mark Breen and Russell
Rogers. Honorary pallbearers will be Jay Gasaway, Rollins Hoge, Gary Kuykendall, Lee Moore, Tommy Parker, Jeff
Pressley, Dennis Robertson and Dr. Michael Wolfe. Memorial contributions may be made to the East Side Baptist
Church, 2710 Massard Road, Fort Smith, AR 72903.
Ft. Smith Times Record (online edition)
Tuesday, 07 February 2008
MAXINE FOSTER CORBIN
MILLTOWN — Sharron “Kathy” Cothran, 51, of Milltown died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2003, in a local hospital. She was a
retired customer service manager at Wal-mart and a member of Midland First Assembly of God. Funeral will be 2 p.m.
today at Midland First Assembly of God with burial at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Boothe under the direction of McConnell
Funeral Home of Greenwood. She is survived by her husband, Tom; a daughter, Amanda Cothran of the home; a son, Tim
Cothran of Mansfield; her mother, Ruth Williams of Mansfield; two sisters, Violet Williams of Mansfield and Charlene
Sudbury of Abbott; a brother, Dewey Williams of Huntington; and three grandchildren. Pallbearers will be the men of
Midland First Assembly of God. Stateroom hours will be 9 a.m. to noon today at the funeral home.
Press Argus-Courier (online ediition)
Wednesday 26 November 2003
Joe Bill Cotner, 72, of Huntington passed away on Thursday, March 11, 2010, at a Fort Smith hospital. He was
born Feb. 21, 1938, and was preceded in death by his parents, G.D. and Helen Cotner; and nephews, Robert Neal
Bucella and Joshua Kimbrell. Joe was a retired diesel mechanic for Ryder Trucking Co. in Fort Smith and had
also worked for McDonald Douglas in Tulsa. He was multiskilled and talented, and he was very much an entrepreneur,
operating a TV repair shop in Drummond, Okla., Cotner Laundry in Mansfield, and JoCo’s Fast Food, JoCo’s Pizza
and Discount Video, all in Huntington. He was much loved by his family and friends. He is survived by his beloved
wife of 49 years, Evelyn; his son, Joe W. Cotner and wife Joyce of Tulsa; and two daughters, Karen Jones and
husband Mark of Van Buren and Carmen Oxford and husband Jeff of Witcherville. He also leaves six grandchildren
and one great-grandchild, all very much loved by their grandpa. Joe is also mourned by one sister, Betty Bucella
of Witcherville; and two brothers, Tom Cotner of Mansfield and Jim Cotner of Fort Smith. Funeral service will be
held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 15, 2010, at Fellowship Baptist Church in Witcherville with the Rev. Gary Martin
and the Rev. John M. Maxwell officiating. Cremation will follow the service under the direction of Martin Funeral
Home of Mansfield. Visitation will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Mansfield.
Ft. Smith Times Record (online edition)
Sunday, 14 March 2010
JOE BILL COTNER
MANSFIELD — Charlie “C.D.” Cox, 89, of Mansfield died Friday, June 12, 2009, in Greenwood. He was a retired
truck driver with the Sebastian County Road Department. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at McConnell
Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood with burial at Oaklawn Cemetery in Sulphur, Okla. He is survived by his
wife, Vina; three daughters, Shirley Bell of Oklahoma City, Flossie Cox of the home and Lucy Goodrich of
San Manuel, Ariz.; two sons, Jimmy Cox of Indio, Calif., and Johnny Cox of New Castle, Ind.; 11
grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. The body may be viewed from 1
to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Ft. Smith Times-Record (online edition)
Wednesday, 17 June 2009
WALDRON — The Rev. Lemuel Crabtree, 79, of Waldron, formerly of Mena, died Friday, Oct. 1,
2004. He was a Pentecostal minister. Funeral will be 10 a.m. today at the Salem Baptist Church
in Nunley with burial at Nunley Cemetery under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
He is survived by seven daughters, Mona Terrell of Danville, Dorothy Staley of Potter, Bonnie
Gillean of Ronoake, Texas, Judy Hanselman of Mena, Betsy Ceja of Arlington, Texas, Josephine
Weeks of Acorn and Julie Broch of Hatton; three sons, Theodore Crabtree of Wickes, Billy Crabtree
of Springdale and Emmanuel Crabtree of Colorado; two sisters, Opal Strother of Ink and Maria Crabtree;
30 grandchildren and 21 great-granchildren.
Ft. Smith Times Record
Monday, October 4, 2004
HEAVENER — Ronald Cranfield, 67, of Heavener died Friday, Sept. 1, 2006, in Iowa City, Iowa. He was
a lifelong resident of Heavener, a disabled veteran and member of Forrester Baptist Church. Funeral will
be at 2 p.m. today at Forrester Baptist Church with burial at Memorial Park Cemetery in Heavener under the
direction of Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener. He is survived by his wife, Frances; two daughters, Melinda
Reynolds of College Station, Texas, and Melissa Cranfield of Heavener; three sons, David of Goosecreek, S.C.,
Douglas of Heavener and Dale of Benton, Mo.; two sisters, Jean Davis of Ceres, Calif., and Helen Anderson of
Oklahoma City; a brother, Olen of Howe; 17 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Ft. Smith Times Record (online edition)
Wednesday, 6 September 2006
Contributed by Allen Syler
Paris: Mrs. Rebecca Crawford, aged 59 of Paris died Thursday. She was a
member of Paris First Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Jamie
Crawford of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Carolyn Davis and Mrs.
Joanne Hatcher, both of Paris, and Mrs. Linda Simon of West Helena; a
stepson, Dr. John Crawford, of Arkadelphia; three brothers, Wendell
Henderson of Waldron, Curtis Henderson of Indiana and Leming Henderson
of California; three sisters, Mrs. Luretha Pinnell and Mrs. Ayline
Sturdevant, both of Paris, and Mrs. Edgar Johnson of Hackett, and six
grandchildren. Funeral was Saturday by Cox Funeral Service. (1974)
Gazette State News Service
WALDRON — Bobby Albert Crump, 66, of Waldron died Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, in a Fort Smith
hospital. He was a member of the Elks and Eagle Lodge and was a constable for Mountain Township.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial at Chant Cemetery
in Y-City. He is survived by his wife, Alma; two sons, Albert of Okmulgee, Okla., and Robert of Henryetta,
Okla.; two stepdaughters, Lavone McDonald and Madge Vann, both of Furlow; stepmother, Jewell Crump; five
grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Doug Sims, Matt Meismer, Pete Calvert,
Preston Ison, Wayne Langley and Butch Perry. The body may be viewed 3 to 9 p.m. today.
Ft. Smith Times Record (online edition)
Wednesday, 18 January 2006
West Monroe, LA--Funeral services for Mr. Bryce Euvene Crump, 74, of West Monroe, will be at 2:00 PM on Monday,
May 7, 2007, at Pentecostals of the Twin Cities with Pastor Mark Foster and Pastor Emeritus, Fred Foster officiating.
Interment will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Calhoun under the direction of the Kilpatrick Funeral Home of
West Monroe. Mr. Crump was born July 7, 1932, in Boles, Arkansas, and went home to be with the Lord May 3, 2007, at
Glenwood Regional Medical Center following a long battle with Leukemia. He was a Veteran of the United States Army,
a retired Tool Pusher with ODECO Drilling Company, Faithful parishioner of Pentecostals of Twin City Church. He was a
lifelong prankster till the end and he loved camping, hunting and fishing with his family and friends. He was preceded
in death by his parents, Burl and Hettie Crump, and by a brother, Jack Crump. Survivors include his beloved wife of
51 years, Betty Howell Crump; a daughter, Katherine Cooper and her husband, William Paul Cooper of Calhoun, sons, Gary
Crump and his wife, Gloria Priam Crump of Connecticut; Bryce E. Crump and his wife, Valerie Crump of California;
sisters, Lucille Gutierrez of North Carolina; Euvie Scott of Texas; Doris Ross of Arkansas; brother, Bobby Crump of
Monroe; Grandchildren, Ricky Hendricks, Jr., Robin Linder Assouline, Kasey Linder, Nicholas Linder, Lindsey Linder,
Bryce Crump, III, Bruce Lewis, Jr., Evan Moore, Quaid Crump, Sarah Crump; great grandson, Ricky Hendricks, III.
The family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society. Pallbearers are Bobby Crump, Jr., Stanley
Crump, Delbert Crump, Bryce Crump, III, Ricky Hendricks, Jr., and Nicholas Linder. Honorary Pallbearers are Jimmy Dale
Sims, Huey Whellis, Charles Walker, David Carlise, and Charles McQuillian. Special thanks to Dr. Scott Barron and Dr.
Steven McMahan. The family will receive friends on Sunday evening, May 6, 2007, from 4:00PM-8:00PM at Kilpatrick
Funeral Home in West Monroe.
The News-Star (West Monroe, LA)
Thursday, 03 May 2007
MR. BRYCE EUVENE CRUMP
Lee Royce Crutchfield, 82 years of age, of Choctaw, Oklahoma, passed away at his home on January 9, 2011,
surrounded by many family friends. He was born in Earlsboro, Oklahoma, on August 6, 1928, the 5th of six
children, Royce attended elementary school in Waldron, AR, and graduated high school from Mabelvale, AR.
During the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Army. He graduated from OSU in 1956 with a degree in Animal
Husbandry. Royce taught in the Choctaw-Nicoma Park School District for 22 years, initially as a science
teacher and then as a Vo-Ag and CVET teacher. He and his family have lived in Choctaw for 50 yrs. Aside from
teaching, Royce was an entrepreneur at heart, always full of ideas, inventions, and new business opportunities.
Royce is survived by his wife of 56 yrs., Ruth (Gray) Crutchfield, 4 children: Keith (wife, Maitha), Neal (wife,
Betty), David, all of Choctaw; and Lisa Cummins (husband, Mike) of Burleson, TX; 6 grandchildren, 6 step-grandchildren,
5 great-grandchildren, and 16 step-great grandchildren; his sisters, Leah Campbell, Doris Deatherage, and
Alberta Ward, and his sister-in-law, Katherine Crutchfield, and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. He
was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Lala Crutchfield; his brother, Carmel Crutchfield; and
his sister, Ouida Blackwood. Viewing will be Tues., Jan. 11, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will
be at the First Baptist Church, Choctaw, OK, on Wed., Jan. 12, at 2 p.m. Interment will be Elmwood Cemetery
in Choctaw. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Okla. Medical Research Foundation,
11 January 2011 (online edition)
LEE ROYCE CRUTCHFIELD
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