WALDRON — Larry Don Harrison, 62, of Waldron died Thursday, April 25, 2002, in a local hospital. He was a retired farmer and the owner of Harrison Contractors and member of Winfield Baptist Church.
Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Waldron United Methodist Church under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Sue; two daughters, Debbie Harrison of Mustang, Okla., and Shara Saucier of Fort Smith; a stepdaughter, Nicole Falconer of Waldron; three sons, Jalon, Allen and Logan Falconer of the home; his mother, Juanita Harrison of Waldron; a brother, Jimmy Harrison of Greenwood; and three grandchildren.
The body may be viewed 4 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 1274, Fort Smith, AR 72902.
MAGAZINE — Steve Cserna, 76, of Magazine died Tuesday, April 23, 2002, in Magazine. He was a Catholic.
The body will be cremated and a private service will be held at the Heritage Addition Church of Christ in Booneville under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville.
He is survived by his wife, Anna; a son, Ted Steven Cserna of Alma; a stepbrother, Antal Cserna of Hungary; and friends, Gene and Ima Faye Beck, Jim and Tina Funk, all of Magazine.
Carl Robertson Sr.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Carl Lester Robertson Sr., 72, of Knoxville, Tenn. died Monday, April 22, 2002, in a Knoxville hospital. He was a member of the Rotary, director of National Textile Association, the Masonic and Honorary Masonic Bodies, attended West Park Baptist Church in Knoxville, worked for family owned Standard Cycle and Hobby Company in 1960, was former general manager of Novel Ideas, Inc. in Oklahoma City and founded Robertson Home Products (”RHP”) IN 1976. He was the widower of Gweneth Robertson.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Fentress Mortuary Chapel in Fort Smith with burial at Roselawn Cemetery in Fort Smith.
He is survived by three sons, Gregg, Steve and Carl Robertson Jr., all of Oklahoma City; four grandchildren, Courtney, Karli and Gregg Robertson Jr. and Blake Shannon; a special friend, Barbara Deck of Knoxville, Tenn.
Pallbearers will be Blake Shannon, Mike and Ed Ward, Jerry Blankenship, Gregg, Steve and Carl Robertson Jr.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, Sebastian County Heart Unit, P.O. Box 1274, Fort Smith, AR 72902.
BELLEVILLE — Robert Lee Lovelace, 74, of Belleville died Tuesday, April 23, 2002, in his home. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a truck driver. He was the widower of Virginia Morece Lovelace.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. today at Subiaco Worship Center with burial at Caulksville Cemetery in Caulksville with military honors by Army Honor Guard under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle.
He is survived by his wife, Frankie; two daughters, Kim Lovelace of Belleville and Linda Samuels of Salt Lake City; two sons, Steven Lovelace of Dardanelle and Robert Lee Lovelace Jr. of Subiaco; three sisters, Ruth Dorrough of Missouri, Ruby Grigsby of Hartman and Bertha Banning of Paris; a brother, Russell Lovelace of Missouri; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Timmy Henderson, Dennis Essman, Floyd, Harold, Billy Ray and Jack Scott.
LAMAR — George Allen Higgins, 64, of Lamar died Wednesday, April 24, 2002, in a Fort Smith hospital. He was retired from Tyson Foods and was of the Baptist faith.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Roller-Cox Funeral Home in Clarksville. The body will be cremated.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia; a daughter, Henrietta Scamardo of Lavaca; three sons, Barney and C.W. Higgins, both of Clarksville and Clifford Higgins of Lamar; five stepsons, Cecil J. Morland of West Fork, Larry Wayne Morland of Ozone, John Mark Morland of Lamar, Gary Lynn Morland and Dale Havener, both of Clarksville; four sisters, Geneive Roland of Grants Pass, Ore., Carolyn Phelps of Coal Hill, Brenda Bowman of Guthrie, Okla., and Linda Rhinehart of Paris; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
GANS — Donna LeeAnna Collins, 39, of Gans died Thursday, April 25, 2002, in Sallisaw. She was born Feb. 3, 193, in Kansas City. She was a homemaker and a Protestant.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at First Assembly of God in Gans with burial at Cottonwood Cemetery south of Muldrow under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw.
She is survived by her husband, Roy; a daughter, Amber Dawn Lollis of the home; a son, Benjamin Joshua Collins of the home; four sisters, Norma, Linda and Tonya Lollis, all of Kansas City, Mo. and Teresa Lollis of Miami, Okla.; three brothers, Tommy Lollis of Miami, Okla., Michael Lollis of California and Richard Dale Lollis of Kansas City, Mo.
The body may be viewed 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Billy Amonsin, 60, of Van Buren died Friday, July 26, 2002, in his home. He was born May 10, 1942, in Uborn, Thailand. He was the Laotian pastor at First Baptist Church in Fort Smith.
Funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Lewis Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith with burial at Forest Park Cemetery in Fort Smith.
He is survived by his wife, Kim of the home; a daughter, Leanne Amonsin of Van Buren; five sons, Kieth and Phanith Amonsin, both of Lafayette, La., Steve and Labon Amonsin, both of Van Buren, and Trong Amonsin of Fort Smith; and five grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Keith, Steve, Phanith, Trong and Laban Amonsin and Eric Meuangmany.
Louise Ball, 74, of Sallisaw died Tuesday, July 30, 2002, in a local hospital. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith. She was the widow of B.C. Ball, who passed away July 5, 2002. They were married Nov. 24, 1945 at the Kibler United Methodist Church.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Ocker Funeral Home Memorial Chapel in Van Buren with burial at Mount McMurry Cemetery near Rudy.
She is survived by four daughters, Anita Chambers of Vian, Debbie Bridges of Van Buren, Beverly Beaver of Ozark and Teresa Christie of Sallisaw; five sons, Jack Ball of Fort Smith, Ken and Bill Ball, both of Vian, Wes Ball of Phoenix and Eddie Ball of Hitchcock, Texas; two brothers, Jack Brown of Springdale and Jerry Brown of Alma; 20 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Chris and Richard Chambers, Bobby Ball, Devlin Brown, Raymond Ingram and Richard Bridges.
The family will visit with friends from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mary Eagle Hobbs
Mary Eagle Hobbs, 80, of Fort Smith died Wednesday, July 31, 2002, in Fort Smith. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, the Ladies Auxiliary and Altar Society. She was a homemaker and was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Myrtle Eagle; a sister, Dorothy Eagle; and a grandchild, Carla Hobbs.
Rosary will be 7 p.m. today at Fentress Mortuary Chapel in Fort Smith.
Mass will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Fort Smith with burial at Holy Cross Cemetery in Fort Smith.
She is survived by her husband, Charles Richard Hobbs Sr.; two daughters, Richie Phillips of Fort Smith and Mary Jane Hobbs of Bentonville; a son, Richard Hobbs Jr. of Fort Smith; two brothers, Jimmy Eagle of Prescott, Ariz., and Leslie Eagle of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild
Pallbearers will be Frankie Beavers, Terence Kramer, Rick Hobbs, Richard Hobbs Garrison, Mark Edward Garrison, Race Hobbs, Martin Cox Garrison and Don Garrison.
The family will visit with friends after the rosary today.
Memorial contributions may be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, P.O. Box 1866, Fort Smith, AR 72902.
Elvin Courtland Miller
Elvin Courtland Miller, 57, of Booneville died Saturday, July 27, 2002, in Fort Smith. He was an elder in the Booneville Congregation of Jehovah’s Witness and a retired carpenter.
He is survived by his wife, Martha Miller; six daughters and sons, David Miller of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, Jeffrey Miller of Springdale, Susan Carolan, Sarah Miller and James Miller, all of Booneville, and Courtney Houston of Little Rock; six grandchildren,Tuesday, Alexandra, Kelly, Rachel, Tiffany and Cade; three sisters, Gwyneth Musick of Ocean View, Hawaii, Doris Macheers of Elizabeth, Colo., Carol Hanson of Ocean View, Hawaii and one brother, Cecil Miller of Deer River, Minn. A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness in Booneville. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Fentress Mortuary of Fort Smith.
The Rev. Walter E. Parker
The Rev. Walter E. Parker, 54, of Alma died Monday, July 29, 2002, near Winslow. He was the minister of Maple Shade Church of the Nazarene in Alma. He was retired out of the Air Force after 20 years. To send an online tribute honoring the life of the Rev. Walter E. Parker, go to www.mem.com
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday at Maple Shade Church of the Nazarene with burial at U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Shannon and Aaron Matthews of Pea Ridge; a son, Bradley E. Parker of Alma; his mother, Lois Parker of Fillmore, N.Y.; a sister, Carol Conrow of Rochester, N.Y.; and one grandson, Aaron Lee Matthews Jr. of Pea Ridge.
Active pallbearers will be the Reverends, Ellis Clark, Cecil Nichols, Ron Riddle, James Smith, Jeff LeBert, Troy Mackey, George Petry and John Beemis.
The family will visit with friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Maple Shade Church of the Nazarene in Alma.
GREENWOOD — Jerome Philip Albertson, 75, of Greenwood died Wednesday, July 31, 2002, in his home. He was a Navy, Air National Guard and World War II veteran and retired from Harding Glass and Rheem.
Funeral will be 11:30 a.m. today at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood with burial at U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith.
He is survived by his wife, Velma; a daughter, Kelly Larson of Greenwood; four sons, David Albertson of Fort Smith, Phillip and Keith Albertson, both of Greenwood, and Jim Bynum of Las Vegas; a sister, Iris Rudeseal of Brownwood, Texas; a brother, Wallis Albertson of Dallas; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Michael Seamans, Phillip, Keith and Bryce Albertson, Jim Bynum and Tom Born.
NEW BLAINE — Kenneth Bocksnick, 70, of New Blaine died Tuesday, July 30, 2002, in New Blaine. He was a veteran, a retired building contractor and a member of First Baptist Church in Delaware, the Post No. 2283 Rogers-Rye Post.
Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Delaware. The body will be cremated under the direction of Roller Funeral Home of Paris.
He is survived by a daughter, Cheryl Johnston of Huntington Beach, Calif.; a son, Mark Bocksnick of Westminister, Calif.; a brother, Robert Bocksnick of Russellville; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The family will visit with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church in Delaware. Family and friends will be served lunch at 11:30 a.m. Saturday the First Baptist Church in Delaware.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church in Delaware.
GREENWOOD — Ricky Lee Johnson, 40, of Greenwood died Tuesday, July 30, 2002, in Joplin, Mo. He was a truck driver.
A memorial service will be noon Saturday at Fentress Mortuary Chapel in Fort Smith.
He is survived by a daughter, Skyler Johnson of Arkoma; his mother, Monia Johnson of Greenwood; and a brother, Terence Johnson of Greenwood.
The family will greet friends at the funeral home immediately following the service.
MCCURTAIN — Edith V. Decker, 94, of McCurtain died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, in Stigler. She was the widow of William “Bill” Decker.
Graveside service will be 10 a.m. today at Milton Cemetery in McCurtain under the direction of Mallory Funeral Home of Stigler.
She is survived by two sisters-in-law, Gladys Decker of McCurtain and Mary Martin of Broken Arrow; five nieces, Claudia Wathan, Pearl Mallett, Edith Bray, Mary Ann Barnes and Ruth Decker; and six nephews, Bob Roy, George, Jimmie, Joseph and Wayne Decker and David Johnson.