CHARLESTON — Richard Wayland Koontz, 85, of Charleston died Monday, May 26, 2003, in Charleston. He was born Sept. 25, 1917, in Branch and was a retired Air Force sergeant who served during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion and the Air Force Sergeants Association.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. today at Smith Mortuary Chapel in Charleston with burial at Garden of Memories of Charleston.
He is survived by one daughter, June Harrower of Charleston; one son, David Koontz of Charleston; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Randy Koontz, Terry Harrower, Jason Newhart, Greg Newhart, Larry Nixon and Chris Whitney.
LAMAR — Bernice I. Green, 83, of Lamar died Monday, May 26, 2003, in an area hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the American Legion and the VFW. She was a Methodist and the widow of William T. Green.
Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Lamar Cemetery in Lamar with burial at Lamar Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home of Clarksville.
She is survived by two sisters, Doris Smalley of Joplin, Mo., and Alveen Brumbly of Grant’s Pass, Ore.; and one brother, Roy Ewing of Annapolis, Md.
The family will visit with friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
LAVACA — Rickey Lee Brown, 47, of Lavaca died Saturday, May 24, 2003, in a local hospital. He was born Oct. 3, 1955, in Modesto, Calif. He was a self-employed painter and a member of the Charleston V.F.W.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday in Smith Mortuary Chapel in Charleston with burial at Parks Cemetery in Charleston.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanne; a step-daughter, Tina Hughes of Modesto, Calif.; two step-sons, Mike Hughes of Modesto and Don Lepper of Monroe, Wis.; his parents, Jack and Loretha Brown of Lavaca; a sister, Patti Crosson of Modera, Calif.; a brother, Ken Brown of Fort Smith; and seven step-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Ken Brown Jr., William Souza, George Schrapoff, Chuck and Chris Middleton and Don Lepper.
The family will visit with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
LEFLORE — Cora Ella Hudlow, 78, of LeFlore died Monday, May 26, 2003, in a local hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Pentecostal church.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in LeFlore with burial at LeFlore Cemetery under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home of Poteau.
She is survived by two daughters, Margaret Hatfield of Quinton, Okla., and Linda Dillon of Pryor, Okla.; two sons, Billy Gene Ludlow of Leflore and Charles Hudlow of McLeod, Okla.; three brothers, Floyd Hudlow of Hughes, Okla., James Hudlow of LeFlore and Willis Hudlow of Wilburton; 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and 10 step-great-grandchildren.
Kathleen P. Campbell, 78, of Fort Smith died Monday, May 26, 2003, in Bentonville. She was a member of Park Hill Church of Christ and the Bella Vista Church of Christ in Bella Vista.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. today at the Bella Vista Church of Christ in Bentonville. A graveside service will be 3 p.m. today at Forest Park Cemetery under the direction of Bella Vista Funeral Home & Crematory of Bella Vista.
She is survived by three daughters, Linda Rainwater of Watertown, N.Y., Charlotte Akridge of Bella Vista and Vicki Davis of North Little Rock; a son, Jim Campbell of Broken Arrow, Okla.; a sister, Pauline Campbell of Fort Smith; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 1653, Topeka, KS 66601-1653.
ROLAND — Thelma Marie Montgomery, 74, of Roland died Monday, May 26, 2003, in Fort Smith.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Mallory Funeral Home Chapel in Sallisaw with burial at Brent Cemetery in Sallisaw.
She is survived by two daughters, Lori Jackson of Houston and Lorine Marie “Cookie” VanderLyke of Muldrow; a son, Earl Montgomery of Russia; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
CEDARVILLE — Martha Mitchell, 87, of Cedarville died Sunday, May 25, 2003, in Sallisaw. A homemaker, she was a member of the Grandview Assembly of God and an active member of the Cedarville Senior Citizens Center. She was the widow of Carl Mitchell.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Ocker Funeral Home Memorial Chapel in Van Buren with burial at Gracelawn Cemetery in Van Buren.
She is survived by a daughter, Darlene Edwards of Cedarville; five sons, Frederick Dickinson of MacAllen, Texas, Patrick and Steve Holthusen, both of Rudy, Richard Holthusen of Chester and Ed Holthusen of Fort Worth, Texas; a sister, Marie Endress of Okarche, Okla.; two brothers, Russell Luebking of Oklahoma City and Richard Luebking of Mangum, Okla.; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Eric Smitherman, James Cooper, Patrick, Ricky and Paul Henry Holthusen, and Derek Godfrey.
The family will visit with friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Effie Wilkey Brown Cross, 101, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., formerly of Mountainburg, died Saturday, May 24, 2003, in Murfreesboro. She was a charter member of the Rogers Christian Church and attended Denison High School in Denison, Kan., where she also taught school in a one-room schoolhouse. She was the widow of Steven H. Brown and Vern Cross.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. today at Mountainburg Presbyterian Church with burial at Shawnee Center Cemetery in Wakarusa, Kan., at a later time under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Alma.
She is survived by four daughters, Jean Brown Simmons of Mountainburg, Elaine Brown Glover of Murfreesboro, Lois Brown Shewski of Louden, Tenn., and Fren Brown Bartruff of Las Vegas; 14 grandchildren and 13 grandchildren.
NEWNAN, Ga. — Patric Paul Huston, 77, of Newnan, Ga., formerly of Waldron, died Monday, May 26, 2003, in Newnan.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at McKoon Funeral Home Chapel in Newnan with burial at Oak Hill Cemetery in Newnan.
He is survived by two sons, Michael Huston of Whitesburg, Ga., and David Hayes of Dallas, Ga.; and 10 grandchildren.
CLARKSVILLE — Theresa Jean Willis, 56, of Clarksville died Saturday, May 24, 2003, in a local hospital. She was born June 21, 1946, in Clarksville and was a member of St. John’s AME Methodist Church and Clarksville Church of Christ. She was an antiques dealer and a home hospice nurse. She attended Clarksville schools.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in Clarksville with burial at Oakland Cemetery in Clarksville under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home of Clarksville.
She is survived by her husband, Thirl; two daughters, Theresa Ann Mitchell of The Colony, Texas, and Rosemary Willis of Dallas; two sons, Thirl Willis Jr. of Fort Smith and Glenn Willis of Clarksville; seven sisters, Nancy Timmons and Janie Bagsby, both of Clarksville, Margaret Ann May of McKinney, Texas, Alice Pratt and Ernestine Toran, both of Fort Smith, Beverly May of Georgia and Gladys Perkins of Lawton, Okla.; four brothers, Otis May of McKinney, Texas, Bobby Joe May of Houston, Texas, Sammie Lee May of Clarksville and Robert May Jr. of Little Rock; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Otis and Earl May, Don Willis, Ronald Mitchell, Albert Bagsby, Sam Scott, Floyd Chenault and Patrick Baker.
BARLING — Nadine Dean, 66, of Barling died Sunday, May 25, 2003, in a local hospital. She was born Jan. 13, 1937, in Ozark and was a retired nurse for Sparks Regional Medical Center.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Friday at Lewis Funeral Chapel with burial at Caulksville Cemetery in Caulksville under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel of Fort Smith.
She is survived by three daughters, Susan Braswell and Celia Teague, both of Fort Smith, and Stephanie Golka of Omaha, Neb.; one son, Will Dean Jr. of Barling; two sisters, Tressie Cook of Alma and Rosetta Stevens of Carnation, Wash.; eleven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be David Green, David Contreras, Jamie Sebren, Roy Golka, Will Dean Sr. and Kenny Dobing.
The family will visit with friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Lewis Funeral Chapel.
GREENWOOD — Jessie McMillan, 78, of Greenwood died Monday, May 27, 2003, in Fort Smith. She was a homemaker.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Pleasant Grove Cemetery of Big Fork under the direction of Fentress Mortuary of Fort Smith.
She is survived by a daughter, Evelyn Reeder of Greenwood; three sons, Alan McMillan of Austin, Harold McMillan of Fort Smith and Dennis McMillan of Shelby, N.C.; one sister, Bonnie Elton of Hamburg; three brothers, Warren Barnett of West Port, Calif., Raymond Barnett of Big Fork and Ray Barnett of Bentonville; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
PARIS — Rhonda Redding Forst, 44, of Paris died Saturday, May 24, 2003, in Paris. She was born Nov. 10, 1958, in Ozark and was a registered nurse for North Logan Mercy Hospital in Paris. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Paris.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Caulksville Cemetery of Caulksville under the direction of Smith Mortuary of Charleston.
She is survived by her husband, Paul Forst ; a stepdaughter, Savanna Forst, one son, Zachary Redding Forst and one stepson, Dakota Forst, all of the home; her parents, Pat and Jerry Collyar of Branch; her paternal grandmother, Freda Redding of Paris; her stepgrandmother, Belle Collyar of Fort Smith; three brothers, Jim Redding of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Robert Redding of Fort Smith and Alan Redding of Fort Worth, Texas, and one stepbrother, Travis Collyar of Fort Smith.
The family will visit with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Wilbur Lacy Crawford, 77, of Van Buren died Tuesday, May 27, 2003, in a local nursing home. He was a member of the Van Buren First Baptist Church and a Navy veteran. He was a retired construction foreman and was the widower of Ruby Nell Crawford.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Friday in Ocker Funeral Home Memorial Chapel in Van Buren with burial at Gill Cemetery in Van Buren.
He is survived by a daughter, Sharon Sullivan of Van Buren; a son, Wilbur Crawford II of Vilonia; four sisters, Lenice Gordon Thompson, Levonna Kendrick, Wanda Sallee and Lorraine Osborne, all of Van Buren; two brothers, Darrell and Lawrence, both of Van Buren; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Gary, Jimmy Don, Jimmy, Wayne, Truman Jr., and Mark, Greg and Josh Crawford.
April Dawn Jones, 20, of Van Buren died Tuesday, May 27, 2003, in her home. She was a former employee of McDonald’s.
Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Mount McCurry Cemetery Arbor near Rudy under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.
She is survived by a companion, Jennifer Reed of Kibler; her mother, Donna Ellison of Van Buren; her maternal grandparents, Bob and Woneda Jones of Rudy; her step-paternal grandparents, Sharon and Jerry Almond of Dyer; and a sister, Tiffany Blackwell of Van Buren.
Pallbearers will be Chris Jones, Ira Warlick, Brent Brown, Jimmy Blackwell and Josh and John Nipp.