Stone County Obituaries


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Hershel Dean "Leon" Corter


MOUNTAIN VIEW-Hershel Dean "Leon" Corter, 69, of Mountain View died Saturday, July 13, 2002, at a Mountain View hospital. Born in Big Flat, he was the son of Thomas Edgar Corter and Bevie Lou Brewer Corter. He was retired, having been a construction worker at Mountain View Ready Mix. He attended Levisy Flat Assembly of God.

Survivors include his wife, Sallie Sue Canard Corter; three sons, Johnny Corter, Hershel Corter and Dean Corter; three brothers, James Corter, William Corter and Euel Corter; two sisters, Dessie Lee Moody and Gwen Thompson; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and a brother.

The funeral was at 2 p.m. today at Levisy Flat Christian Fellowship Church with Allen Cartwright and David Campbell officiating. Burial was in Levisy Flat Cemetery with arrangements by Roller Coffman Crouch Funeral Home of Mountain View. Pallbearers were Bob Broyles, Josh Corter, Johnathan Corter, Steve Moody, Tony Corter and Edwin Thompson. Honorary pallbearers were Bill Broyles, Aubry Copeland, Jason Sanchez and Heath Corter.


Contributed by: Bud Hendrix

Johnny W. Corter


Johnny W. Corter

Published Wednesday, June 11, 2003

Batesville Daily Guard

MOUNTAIN VIEW -- Johnny Wayne Corter, 51, of Mountain View died Thursday June 5, 2003, at Mountain View.

Born June 28, 1951, at Monette, he was the son of James Paul Corter and Clara Esther Beutler Corter. He was a carpenter by trade and worked for Mountain View Ready Mix. He attended Levisy Flat Christian Fellowship Center.

Survivors include his wife, Esther Sheffield Corter; two sons, Brian Larys of Streamwood, Ill., and John Paul Corter of Pearl River, La.; his father, of Mountain View; two brothers, Thomas Glen Corter of La Place, La., and James Blain Corter of Alabama; a sister, Marjorie Shaw of Porter, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother and grandparents, Ed and Bevie Corter and Noah and Marjorie Beutler.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Levisy Flat Christian Fellowship Center with Allen Cartwright and Barbara Bullard officiating. Burial will be in Levisy Flat Cemetery with arrangements by Roller Coffman Funeral Home of Mountain View.

Pallbearers will be Richard Hubberd, Terry House, Bart Gilbert, Mike VanVleet, Edd Brown and Joe Brown.

Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Balentine, Chris Corter, Jonathan Corter and Skip Lane.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 tonight.

Submitted by: Bud Hendrix

Sallie Sue Corter

09 January 1936-27 May 2006


Sallie Sue (Canard) Corter passed away May 27, 2006 at the age of 70. She was a remarkable woman, and to know her was to love her. She was a loving wife, wonderful mother, awesome grandmother, a wonderful great-grandmother, a special daughter, and a special sister--who was loved dearly by all. She is leaving a wonderful legacy and many wonderful memories in our hearts. She was a 28 year retiree of Congra Foods of Batesville, Arkansas. She enjoyed life and loved collecting angels, fishing, quilting, puzzles, and being with her family friends. She was a true rebel always fighting to get it her way. She was a woman of God.

She is survived by her mother, Daisy Canard, one sister, Gertrude Broyles, three sons--Walter Dean Corter and wife Regina of St. James, Johnny Leon Corter and wife Donna of Mtn. View, Hershel Lynn Corter and wife Katie of Calico Rock, eight grandchildren: Amanda Mitchell, Joshua Corter, Johnathen Corter, Heath Corter, Deanna Corter, Ashley Corter, Justin Corter, Kesha Corter; three great-grandchildren; Lance Corter, Halle Mitchell and Emily Mitchell; and two very special nephews Bob Broyles and Bill Broyles and their families.

She was perceded in death by her husband, Hershel Dean Leon Corter, her father, Walter L. Canard; four brothers, Thurlow Canard, Cecil Tom Canard, Fred Canard, and Wimps E. Canard.

Visitation is Monday, May 29, 2006 from 6 - 8 p.m., Roller Coffman Chapel.

Funeral service is 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at Levisy Flat Christian Fellowship Church with David Campbell and Alan Cartwright officiating. Interment will be in Levisy Flat Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Justin Corter, Johnathen Corter, Heath Corter, Joshua Corter, Bill Broyles, and Bob Broyles.

Honorary pallbearers are Ricky Canard, Ricky Corter, Mike Canard and Tony Corter.

Roller Coffman Funeral Home, Mtn. View is in charge of the arrangements.


Contributed by: Bud Hendrix

Kyle Preston Farris


Kyle Preston Farris was born at Onia, Arkansas on March 13, 1920 to Lillie Sutterfield Farris and George Preston Farris. In 1938, he and his parents moved to Lee County and bought a farm at Oak Forest. Kyle married Miss Doris Marie Neighbors on June 11, 1949 and to this union were born, Janice Marie, Billy Don, and Roberta Lynn. Kyle died on June 4, 1996 and is buried at Marianna Memorial Park Cemetery. His wife and children survive him.


Contributed by: Bo Sansing

Chester F. Goodman

Chester Franklin Goodman, son of J. J. and Lettice Goodman was born February 10, 1885 at Timbo, Arkansas. He departed this life on August 5, 1966 at the Mountain View General Hospital at the age of 81 years.

He was united in marriage to Nancy Moody on December 17, 1907 in Stone County, Arkansas and to this union 6 children were born. One daughter and one son preceded him in death.

He is survived by one brother, Bill Goodman, of Norman, Okla.; and one sister, Hallie Hawkins of Oregon. He is also survived by the wife of the home in Mountain View; two sons, Tollie Goodman of Mountain View and Orville Goodman of Gustine, California; two daughters, Mrs. Willis Johnson of Timbo and Mrs. Heber Smith of Fayetteville. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren and a host of other love ones and friends.

He was a Mason and member of the Lindsey Lodge No. 292. He was a member of the Timbo Baptist Church at Timbo.

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Jessie Marie Goodman

Jessie "Marie" Marie Goodman January 30, 1924 - December 21, 2008

Marie Goodman, 84, Mountain View entered into rest December 21, 2008 in Batesville.

Marie was born January 30, 1924 in Fifty Six, Arkansas to George W. and Ruth Mae (Hendricks) Cartwright.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Mtn. View and a member of Walter Moore Chapter 525, Order of Eastern Star for 64 years. She was an assistant manager of Production Credit Association and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and great-grandmother.

She is survived by a son, David Goodman and wife Pat of Mtn. View; four brothers, Jimmy Cartwright of Kansas, Bobby Joe Cartwright and wife Naomi of Anderson, MO, Benny Cartwright and wife Ruth of Mtn. View and Donald Cartwright and wife Carol of Fifty Six; Georgia Passmore and husband Chester of Mtn. View; five grandchildren: Jason Goodman and wife Lisa of Mtn. View; Henry Goodman and wife Amy of Mtn. View, Ashley Lancaster and husband Russ of Fox; Eric Goodman and wife Melissa of Mtn. View and Erin Chitwood and husband Cody of Mtn. View; twelve grandchildren, her church family, her Easter Star family and a host of loving relatives and many close friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Tollie; one son, Jodie Goodman; two brothers, Edwin and Wesley Cartwright and one sister Opal Wallace.

Visitation is 6 8 p.m., Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at Roller Crouch Chapel, Mtn. View. Funeral service is 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, December 24, 2008 at First United Methodist Church, Mountain View, Arkansas. Officiating are Pastor Steve Johnson, Rev. Bob Cartwright and Rev. Eddie Passmore with interment in Spoon Flat Cemetery, Fifty Six, Arkansas.

Pallbearers are Jason Goodman, Henry Goodman, Eric Goodman, Dennis Cartwright, Kevin Cartwright and Eddie Passmore. Honorary pallbearers are all her nephews.

Roller Crouch Funeral Home, Mtn. View is in charge of the arrangements.

Obituary Provided By: Roller-Crouch Funeral Home , 405 Peabody, Mountain View, AR 72560

Contributed by: Bud Hendrix

Tollie T. Goodman

Tollie T. Goodman of Mountain View died Wednesday in the Calico Rock Hospital at the age of 68. A retired mail carrier, Goodman was born at Timbo and was a member of the BlueMountain Masonic Lodge and the Walter Moore Chapter O.E.S.

He is survived by wife, Mrs. Marie Cartwright Goodman of Mountain View; tow sons, David and Jonathan Goodman, both of Mountain View; one brother, Orville Goodman of Gustine, California; two sisters, Mrs. Argie Johnson of Timbo and Mrs. Heber Smith of Springdale and three grandsons.

Funeral services were Thursday, November 30 at the First United Methodist Church with Reverend Jim Southerland, Reverend Max Whitfield and Reverend Jack Nichols officiating. Burial followed in Spoon Flat Cemetery by Crouch Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Nelson Kramer, Howard Whitfield, Charlie Hall, Steve Jessen, W. O. Huskey and Jack Hatley.

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Pearl Reece


PEARL REECE, a resident of Green Forest, Arkansas, was born July 13, 1916 in Marshall, Arkansas, a daughter of Charles and Mary (Hendricks) House. She departed this life Saturday, May 27, 2006, in Harrison, Arkansas, at the age of 89.

Pearl was employed by Tyson Foods until her retirement. She was a member of the Fanning Freewill Baptist Church and the Eastern Star in Marshall, Arkansas.

She is survived by her two sons, Wilber Gene Reece of Green Forest, Arkansas, and Charles Blaine Reece of Temecula, California; a daughter, Barbara Lynn Estes of Green Forest; sister, Mae Horton of Marshall, Arkansas; her brother in law, Jack Reece of Mull, Arkansas; one grandson, Todd Reece of Virginia; several nieces and nephews; other relatives; and a host of friends.

On September 1, 1933, she was united in marriage with Bryan Reece who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Mary House; a brother, Raymond House; sister, Ruth McBride; and a grandson, Robbie Estes.


Contributed by: Bud Hendrix

The Smith Family


Mt.View Natives Die In House Fire


Mountain View- Funeral services for Mr. And Mrs. Carroll Smith and their daughter, Faye, 2 were held here Wednesday. The family perished in a house fire at their home near Monette Tuesday.

Deputy Sherfif Bill Hook of Craighead County said the fire apparently broke out when Mrs. Smith attempted to kindle a fire in a wood-burning stove. She used either kerosene or tractor fuel, he said.

The bodies of Mrs. Smith and the child were found near the stove. The body of Smith, who apparently was asleep when the fire broke out was found on the bed.

Hook said a neighbor saw the burning house, drove to a telephone and called Monette firemen. The house had burned to the ground by the time firemen arrived.

Mr. and Mrs. Smith were natives of Mountain View and recently had moved to the Monette area.

Mr. Smith was a brother to Mrs. Greer Lancaster of Batesville and Mrs. Larry Fryman of near Huff. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Smith of Mountain View.

Mrs. Smith was the daughter of Mrs. Opal Clicks of Mountain View.


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Zola Inez Sutterfield Smith


Mrs. Zola Inez Sutterfield Smith, age 62, of Sylamore Route, Mt.View, Arkansas, died April 26, 1973.

Survivors include her husband, Harvey Austin Smith, of the home. Ten sons, L.C. Smith of Rogers, J.D. Smith, Clarence Smith, Clyde Smith, Keith Smith, Gary Smith and Donald Smith all of Mountain View, Vernon Lee Smith of Pontiac, IL., Hershel Ray Smith of Fifty Six and Johnny Wayne Smith of Calico Rock, AR.; six daughters, Laverne Lancaster and Lona Faye Lancaster of Batesville, AR., Lavone Fowler of Pyatt, AR., Leona Brewer of Fayetteville, AR., Lavolann Fryman of Huff, AR., and Hazel Osburn of Mountian View, AR. One brother, Milford Sutterfield of Mountian View, two sisters Ida Tiley of Gassville, AR., and Miss Delma Sutterfield of Searcy, AR. Thirty-five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sons, William Carroll Smith, James Earil Pate Smith, and Harold Eugene Smith.

Funeral services will be at the Mountain View Assembly of God Church With the Rev. Jack Nichols officiating.

Burial will be in the Levisty Flat Cemetery by Batesville Funeral Home. Smith home until service time.

Submitted by: Bud Hendrix


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