Wanda L. (Austin) Schultz
Wanda L. (Austin) Schultz, 74, of Perryville, Mo., formerly of Piggott and Greenway, died Sunday, April 3, 2005, at Perry County Memorial Hospital.
She was born Oct. 22, 1930, in Greene County, Ark., the daughter of Nelson W. and Lillie (Mofield) Austin Sr.
She and Richard Schultz were married Nov. 30, 1963.
She was a long time member of First Presbyterian Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister.
Survivors include her husband, Richard Schultz; five sons, William Schultz of Winchester, Mass., David Schultz of Decatur, Ill., Thomas and Stephen Schultz and Nelson King of Perryville; a daughter, Jennifer Snider of St. Louis; a sister, Neala Stahl of Rector; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
A memorial service was held Friday at the church. Burial was in Home Cemetery.
Charles Bare, 83, of Hilmar, Calif., died Friday, Feb. 4, 2005, at Emanuel Medical Center.
He was born Sept. 9, 1921, in Arkansas, the son of John Harry Bare and Margaret Jane "Jenny" Templeton Bare.
He retired from the United States Navy military Sea Transportation Service after 28 years at sea. He was in World War II in the South Pacific, also in the Korean War and Vietnam War, taking troops and supplies around the world.
He became an almond farmer in 1970. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially with his grandchildren. He also liked to work in his garden and go hunting and fishing.
He leaves behind his wife of 62 years, Mary Lois Wegel Bare; two children and their spouses, Charles Max and Teresa Bare, and Barbara and Bruce Garcia; three grandchildren and three great-granddaughters, Heather Garcia and Lilyana & Victoria Rose, Charlie and Stacy Bare and family, and Manuel and Kristin Bare; one sister, Virginia Lee "Susie" Hayden of Concord, Calif.; and one brother, Francis "Babe" Bare of Pollard, who followed him in death on Feb. 6.
Private services were held and Mr. Bare was cremated. Burial will be at sea at a later date.
Robert G. O'Dell
Robert G. O'Dell, 97, of Rockford, Ill., died on Saturday, April 9, 2005.
He was born May 31, 1907, in Columbus, Ky., the son of the late George Roland O'Dell and Floridia Hamilton O'Dell.
He was united in marriage to Leona Bishop on Oct. 14, 1933. They had one son, John George O'Dell, who was born on Nov. 6, 1934.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Louis O'Dell; and six sisters, Alma B. Hargraves, Thelma Thomas Cargill, Ruth McLeskey, Inus Cargill, Mary Rogers and Kathleen Randle.
He is survived by one son, John George O'Dell and wife, Della, of Rector; five grandchildren; and one brother, Paul O'Dell of Piggott.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 14, 2005, in the Piggott Cemetery
with Bro. Kevin Murray officiating.
Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott is in charge of the arrangements.
Raymond Andrew Wright
Raymond Andrew Wright, 88, of Piggott, died Tuesday, April 12, 2005, in the Murphy Health and Rehabilitation Center in Piggott.
He was born Nov. 27, 1916, near St. Louis, the only son of the late James Monroe and Lottie Cantrell Wright.
He was married to Sylvia Virginia Hughes on Jan. 27, 1937. They had seven children.
Mr. Wright was a master carpenter who worked with Emmitt Crittenden and Cox Lumber Company for many years. He loved building the churches and schools the company built throughout Southeast Missouri and Northeast Arkansas. After leaving the construction business, he was the greens keeper at Sugar Creek Country Club until retirement. He was always ready to assist anyone with their building projects until he was 80-years-old. In later years, he relished in helping his son, Charles, with his auction business. He could always be seen at the sales chatting and enjoying the banter there.
He enjoyed playing golf and traveling to his children's homes away from Piggott. His greatest leisure enjoyment was the St. Louis Cardinal games. He missed hearing or seeing very few.
Mr. Wright was a Christian and a faithful member of First Baptist Church since 1954. He was one of the original founders of Emmanuel Baptist Church and happy to see its growth in the community. Mr. Wright loved Piggott and its people. He will be missed by his family, his church and his many friends.
He was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Gaylon Wright and Stephen Schoettlin.
He is survived by his wife, Sylvia Virginia Wright; seven children, Lottie Gookin and husband, Bill, of Piggott, Shirley Schoettlin of Piggott, James Wright and wife, Betty, of Oklahoma City, Okla., Charles Wright and wife, Elaine, of Piggott, Mary Clark of Oak Grove, Mo., Martha Powers and husband, Keith, of Brighton, Tenn., and Johnny Wright of Campbell. He was grandpa to 18 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by cousins and several friends.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, 2005, in the Hoggard and Sons Chapel with Dr. Shannon Holmes and Charles Carrens officiating. Burial followed in the Piggott Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were his grandsons, Mike Gookin, Jeff Gookin, Kenny Wright, Phil Schoettlin, Bill Clark, Andy Dixon, Brian Wright, Richard Lind Jr. and Michael Wright. Honorary pallbearers were Tom Sneed, Don Featherston, Harry Niewald Jr., Keith Woolverton, Bob Shanklin, Bill Gookin, Keith Powers, Richard Lind Sr., Ronnie Dixon and Harold Dunlap.
Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott was in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Piggott.
Helen Crain, 81, of Piggott, died Tuesday, April 12, 2005, at the Green Acres Nursing Home in Paragould.
She was born Aug. 28, 1923, in Crockett, the daughter of the late Austin and Ruby Hardin Dalton.
She was married to Andrew Crain on May 21, 1945. They had six children.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Crain was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Crain; one son, Jerry Crain; and a daughter-in-law, Crystal Crain.
She is survived by two sons, Clifton G. Crain and wife, Vicki, of Rockford, Ill., and Michael D. Crain and fiancee, Sherilyn Anderson, of Rockford, Ill.; three daughters, Deborah L. Baker of Paragould, Sherry Baber and husband, Al, of Piggott and Kathy Turner of Piggott; 11 grandchildren, Shannon, Shawn and Brian Crain, Tracey Horton, Brandy and Ashley Crain, Peggy Newsom, Charlie, Alfie and Jamie Baber, and Kailyn Turner; 10 great-grandchildren, Colton, Kaimista and Ethan Newsom and Mason Crain, Paighton and Noah Crain, Jaden Stafford, and Drew, Alyx and Jace Horton.
Graveside services were held at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 15, 2005, in the Hardin Chapel Cemetery
in Crockett with John Horton officiating. Pallbearers were family members.
Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Bobby Ellis, 69, of Piggott, died Wednesday, April 13, 2005, in Jonesboro Health Care in Jonesboro, Ill.
He was born on Sept. 14, 1935, to the late Julaish H. and Hattie Knuckles Ellis.
He was preceded in death by an infant sister; and two brothers, J.R. Ellis and Randall Ellis.
Mr. Ellis is survived by three daughters, Stacy Willyerd of Jonesboro, Ill., Carrie Ellis of Makanda, Ill., and Mona Ellis of Ullin, Ill.; one son, Bradley Ellis of Breaux Bridge, La.; seven grandchildren, Cassie, Jacqueline, Nathan, Jordan, Nick, Olivia and Gabrielle; four great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Noah, Emma and Skyler; mother, Verna Ellis; four sisters, Winona Ellis, Barbara Joyce Ellis, Margaret Etta Ellis and Lois Juanita Ellis; five brothers, Albert Ellis, Julaish Henry Ellis Jr., Ivan Lee Ellis, Richard Charles Ellis and Sherman Julaish Ellis; and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 16, 2005, in the Hoggard and Sons Chapel with Charles Carrens and Albert Ellis officiating. Burial followed in the Gravel Hill Cemetery
in St. Francis. Pallbearers were Nick Brown, Jordan Brown, Nathan Ellis, Todd Willyerd, Keith Jordan and Herb Ellis.
Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott was in charge of the arrangements.
Frederick "Fred" W. Allen
Frederick "Fred" W. Allen, 67, died on Monday, March 28, 2005, at his home in St. Peters, Mo.
He was born Jan. 7, 1938, in Pollard, the son of Rosa Leoma (Conley) Allen and the late Denver R. Allen.
He was married to Margaret "Margie" Wiggi in 1956 and to this union four children were born.
Survivors include his wife Margie Allen of St. Peters; a daughter, Susie Pieper, her husband, Darrell of Troy, Mo.; a son, Freddie Allen Jr.of Bell Flower, Mo.; a daughter, Donna Allen of Winfield, Mo.; and a son, Jimmie Allen of St. Peters, Mo.; his mother, Mrs. Denver (Leoma) Allen of Piggott and Troy, Mo.; a brother, Larry Allen of Troy, Mo.; a sister, Ramona Allen Magee of Piggott; and grandchildren, Dusty Pieper, Jerry Allen, Jason Allen, Nathan Allen and Tiffany Allen.
Funeral services were held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, April 2, 2005, at the Baue Funeral & Memorial Center Chapel with intermenty at St. Charles Memorial Gardens in Troy with Reverend Robert N. Thompson officiating.
Norman Harriss Grider
Norman Harriss Grider, 68, a native of St. Louis, and a long-time resident of Mobile, Ala., died at his home in Montgomery, Ala., on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2005.
After graduating Sidney Lanier High School and Oklahoma University, he served in the U. S. Army
and made a career as an architect.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman P. and Lanell Grider.
He is survived by his daughter, Monica Curtis of Mobile, Ala.; two grandsons, Taylor and Peyton Curtis; his brother, Maurice Grider of Anniston, Ala.; and two nieces, Melissa Grider of Woodbridge, Va., and Kristen McCabe of Huntsville, Ala.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 21, 2005, at New Hope Cemetery
in Pollard with Pastor Loy Culver officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the organization of donor's choice.
Ray Edward Underwood Sr.
Ray Edward Underwood Sr., 79, of Cahokia, Ill., died on Tuesday, March 29, 2005, in Cahokia.
He was born March 9, 1926, in Ullin, Ill., the son of the late Earnest and Vera Underwood.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one child.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley; and six children.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 1, 2005, at Braun Colonial Funeral Home in Cahokia, Ill., with Rev. Gene Spurgeon officiating. Burial followed in Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights, Ill.
Braun Colonial Funeral Home of Cahokia was in charge of the arrangements.
Carmen Harris (Shaver) Templeton
Carmen Harris (Shaver) Templeton died on Saturday, April 9, 2005, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Walnut Ridge.
She was born Oct. 9, 1922, in Ingram Township of Arkansas, the daughter of Carter and Myrtle (Harris) Shaver.
She was married on Oct. 25, 1941, to Cecil Keel Templeton. They had five children, Carmen Beatrice, Walter Cecil, Guy Calvin, Cecilia Sue and Mary Carol.
She was a faithful member of the Reyno Church of Christ. She was an active member of the Arkansas China Painters Club (Northeast Arkansas Chapter at Reyno) for several years holding various offices. She retired from Pro Group in Pocahontas and was a BRAD Head Start grandmother, which she enjoyed very much.
In addition to her parents, Carter Shaver and Myrtle (Harris) Kimble; and step-father, Earnest Kimble; she was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, Cecil Keel Templeton; two daughters, Carmen Beatrice Aden and Mary Carol McCain; two grandchildren, Deborah Michelle Aden and Michael Edward Aden; one sister, Enid Evans; and one brother, Wilburn Kimble.
She is survived by two sons, Walter and wife, Linda, of St. Peters, Mo., and Guy and wife, Paulette, of Winfield, Mo.; a daughter, Cecilia Tilley of Reyno, Ark.; one brother, Edward Kimble and wife, Jane, of St. Louis, Mo.; and two sisters, Connie Viess and husband, John, of Rockport, Texas, and Mary Lindsey and husband, Bill, of Biggers, Ark. She also leaves behind 11 grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren (with another on the way); several nieces and nephews; and many more family members and friends.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 12, 2005, in the Reyno Church of Christ with Darrell Fears, Dennis Templeton and Edward Kimble officiating.
Burial followed in Nelson Cemetery
near Reyno. Pallbearers were Guy Templeton Jr., Mike Templeton, Walter Templeton Jr., Joshua McCain, Herbie Turner III, Brian Templeton, Kevin Michael Hawthorne and Doug Dyers. Shane Templeton served as an honorary pallbearer.
McNabb Funeral Home of Pocahontas was in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to St. Bernards Hospice or Paragould Children's Home.