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Robert L. Jones Jr.
Robert L. Jones Jr., 81, of Fort Smith passed away Thursday, April 1, 2004, in Fort Smith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine, and survived by his wife, Caroline; two sons, Robert L. Jones III and his fiancee, Cheryl Cannon and Kenny B. Jones and his wife, Rhonda of Fort Smith; two stepsons, Jim Phillips and his wife, Cynthia of Denver and Bob Phillips and his wife, Robin of Chickasha, Okla.; one brother, Dan Jones and his wife, Martha of Magazine; three grandchildren, Michelle Kooi of Loveland, Colo., David Jones of Glenwood Springs, Colo., and Olivia Jones of Fort Smith; three stepgrandchildren, Connor and Ryan Phillips of Denver and Robbie Crosier of Chickasha, Okla.; and two great-grandchildren, Wyatt Kooi and Sage Kooi.
Robert graduated from Magazine High School in Magazine in 1938, graduated from Hendrix College in Conway with a bachelor of arts degree in 1942, was on the track team and debate team at Hendrix and won the state debate championship in 1942, graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville in 1948 with L.L.B. degree with honors, and was editor of the Arkansas Law Review 1947-48.
He served in the Army from 1943 until 1946, including 27 months in the European Theater of Operations in World War II and was commissioned second lieutenant, Infantry in Europe; recalled to active service during the Korean War and served 21 months as a legal officer (First Lieutenant JAGC, USAR) from 1950-52.
He was continuously engaged in the private practice of law in Fort Smith since 1948 with the exception of serving as a special assistant, U.S. attorney in 1950. He was a partner in the firm of Shaw, Jones & Shaw, Fort Smith from 1952-70 and since 1970 has been senior partner in the law firm of Jones, Jackson & Moll PLC (formerly Jones, Gilbreath & Jones).
Robert was a member of the National Conference of Bar Presidents, Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers. He was past president of the Sebastian County Bar Association, past Arkansas Bar Foundation and past president of Arkansas Bar Association. He served as a member of the Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions from its creation in 1962-99, served as special associate justice, Arkansas Supreme Court, in 1970, awarded the Arkansas Bar Association’s Outstanding Lawyer of the Year Award in 1978, the Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel, Outstanding Defense Attorney Award in 1992. He was listed in the publication “Best Lawyers in America” in civil trial practice in every issue of the publication since its inception; 1999 American Inns of Court Professionalism Award for the 8th Judicial Circuit. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Fort Smith, taught Builders Sunday school class for more than 55 years, served on the administrative board of First United Methodist Church for many years and as chairman from 1968-70.
Robert was currently a life member of the advisory board of the Salvation Army in Fort Smith, having been a member for approximately 30 years and served as chairman in 1973; has been active in scouting as Cubmaster, Assistant Scout Master, Institutional Representative and Merit Badge Counselor, and as a member of the board of Westark Area Council of Boy Scouts of America; past president of the Girl’s Shelter; president of Alumni Association of Hendrix College 1968-69; president of Hardscrabble Country Club in Fort Smith 1980-81; in 1997 he was awarded the Salvation Army’s “Others” award in recognition of community service.
Services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, April 5, 2004, at First United Methodist Church in Fort Smith with interment at Roselawn Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Todd Kooi, David Jones, Danny Jones, Robert Jones, Arvid Bean, Ryan Bean, Randy Jackson and Mark Moll. Honorary pallbearers will be the Builders Sunday school class, Advisory Board of the Salvation Army, Sebastian County Bar Association and Arkansas Bar Association, Sebastian County Bar Association and Arkansas Bar Association.

Clarence Grimes
GREENWOOD — Clarence Grimes, 82, of Greenwood died Friday, April 2, 2004, in Greenwood. He was a retired employee of the Trailway Bus Co., an Army veteran of World War II, a member of the American Legion and a Baptist.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Smith Cemetery in Bradford under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith.
He is survived by his wife, Mattie; two sons, Gary Grimes Sr. of Greenwood and Clarence Grimes Jr. of Manchester, Mo.; one grandchild and four great-grandchildren.

Florine McKinney
OZARK — Florine S. McKinney, 80, of Ozark died Friday, April 2, 2004, in Ozark. She was a homemaker and a turkey grower for Cargill. She was the widow of J.P. Watson, Paul Ribitzki and Vance McKinney.
No service is planned.
She is survived by a daughter, Kathryn Mitchell of Ozark; two sons, George Ribitzki of Long Beach, Calif., and Paul Ribitzki of Tulsa; a stepson, Skeeter McKinney of Ozark; two sisters, Ida Reed of Roswell, N.M., and Lynn Bridges of Alba, Texas; two brothers, Baisel Spencer of Eugene, Ore., and Charles Spencer of Dallas; eight grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.

Mary Pile
PETER PENDER — Mary Kathryn Pile, 87, of Peter Pender died Saturday, April 3, 2004, in Paris. She was born Sept. 26, 1916, in Charleston. She retired after teaching for 36 years at Branch and County line schools and was a member of Branch First Baptist Church. She was the widow of Cline C. Pile.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Branch First Baptist Church with burial at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Charleston under the direction of Smith Mortuary of Charleston.
She is survived by two sons, Stephen Pile of Granville, Ohio, and Philip Pile of Patchoque, N.Y.; two sisters, Virginia Holt of Ozark and Frances Schilling of Jackson, Miss.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be James, Michael, Christopher, Taylor and Seldon Pile and Kevin Larsen.
The body may be viewed beginning at noon today.
The family will visit with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Jessie White
WALDRON — Jessie Thomas White, 86, of Waldron died Friday, April 2, 2004, in his home. He was retired from the Arkansas State Highway Department. He was the widower of Dorothy Lee White.
Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Monday at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.
He is survived by two daughters, Marilyn Jones and Joyce Parker, both of Waldron; a so, Jessie White of Rocky Point, N.C.; a sister, Amanda Pearson of Vienna, Mo.; four brothers, Marion White of Van Buren, George White of Mayfield, Ky.; J.C. White of Brea, Calif., and William White of Mena; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Ricky and Chris Perry, Andy Boren, Jerry Parker Jr., Tommy White and Dan Ridenhour.
The body may be viewed from 3 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Duncan Cemetery, c/o Martin Funeral Home, P.O. Box 786, Waldron, AR 72958.

Georgia Branstetter
POTEAU — Georgia Branstetter, 71, of Poteau died Saturday, April 3, 2004, in Poteau. She was born Feb. 24, 1933, in Tahlequah, Okla. She retired after teaching school for about 30 years and was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Poteau. She was the widow of Myrl Branstetter.
Funeral will be 2:30 p.m. Monday at Southside Baptist Church in Poteau with burial at Slatonville Cemetery in Slatonville, Okla., under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home of Poteau.
She is survived by two daughters, Pam Albert of Poteau and Donna Hendricks of Cameron; two sons, Gary Branstetter of Poteau and Mark Branstetter of Cameron; 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Judy Sudduth
Judy Gay Sudduth, 55, of Fort Smith died Friday, April 2, 2004, in a local hospital. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.
Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ocker Funeral Home Memorial Chapel in Van Buren.
She is survived by two daughters, Stephanie Morris of Arkoma and Sheila Psikal of Van Buren; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Jase Daggs
CLARKSVILLE — Jase Keaton Daggs, 7-month-old son of Jason and Monica Daggs of Clarksville, died Thursday, April 1, 2004, in his home.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Waldron Nazarene Church with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his grandparents, Jim and Loretta Daggs and Arlene and Jeff Gilbert, all of Waldron, and Frank and Judy Estes of Midwest City, Okla.; great-grandparents, Mildred Wagner and Velma Daggs, Wanda Newberry Gray and Jackie and Barbara Gilbert, all of Waldron, and Inetta Estes of Newalla, Okla.; and great-great-grandmother, Opal Morris of Duncan, Okla.
Pallbearers will be Chad Owens, Matt Estas and Justin and John Benefield.
The body may be viewed from 3 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Grace Brooks
STIGLER — Grace E. Brooks, 93, of Stigler died Thursday, April 1, 2004, in Oklahoma City. She was the widow of George Brooks, with whom she operated Brooks Jewelry Store in Stigler for more than 30 years.
Funeral will be 2:30 p.m. today at Mallory Funeral Home Chapel in Stigler with burial at Stigler City Cemetery.
She is survived by five daughters, Wanda Brassington of Midwest City, Okla.; Pauline Williams of Lakeland, Fla., Dorene Heflin of Owasso, Okla., Arrietta Poling of Wilburton, Okla., and LeDeanne Carter of Kaw City, Okla.; a son, Edgar Brooks of Prescott, Ariz.; 22 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Michael Brasington, Bruce and Anthony Gowin, Terry Loveless and Chris Brooks.

Helen Sherfield
POCOLA — Helen Louise Sherfield, 57, of Pocola died Friday, April 3, 2004, in a local hospital. She was born Nov. 16, 1946. She was a former employee of Perrin Tractor.
Memorial service will be 3 p.m. Monday at Lewis Funeral Chapel.
She is survived by three daughters, Raylene Branch and Mari Lasota, both of Pocola, and Stephanie Welch of Fort Smith; a son, Norwin Wofford Jr. of Eaton Rapids, Mich.; a sister, Beverly Jones of Fort Smith; a brother, Floyd Sherfield of Hot Springs; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Don Reynolds Cancer Support House.

Carolyn McGhee
SPIRO — Carolyn Sue McGhee, 58, of Spiro died Saturday, April 3, 2004, in Fort Smith. She taught in the Bokoshe school system for 12 years.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Mallory Funeral Home Chapel in Spiro with burial at New Hope Cemetery in Spiro.
She is survived by her husband, Billy Joe McGhee; a daughter, Cheryl Alvey of Muldrow; two sons, Joe and Jonathan McGhee, both of Gans; and six grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Chris Blevins, Bobby Rodgers, Trae Davis, Robert Belt Sr., Robert Belt Jr., Randy McGhee, James Bernard and Larry Alverson.
The body may be viewed at the funeral home.

Flora Jocelyn Smith
Flora Jocelyn Smith, 93, of Van Buren died Saturday, April 3, 2004. She was born March 27, 1911, in Greenwood to the late Sylvester Scales and Ethel Stroud Scales.
Flora was a member of the First Baptist Church in Van Buren, where she served as church secretary for 20 years. In her retirement, Flora’s love of reading and her community led to volunteering at the Van Buren Public Library, which later became a part-time position.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Smith; sons David and Carl Smith; brothers Levi “Bud” Scales and Fred Scales; and a sister, Bessie Scales Townley.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ocker Funeral Home Chapel in Van Buren with burial at Gill Cemetery in Van Buren.
Casket bearers will be John, Michael, Patrick, Kevin and Kyle Smith, Chris Moquett, Mitchell Blythe.
Honorary pallbearers will be Don Sangster, Walter Thompson, Harold “Butch” Love, Norman Jones, Earl Robinson, Gene and John Bell and the Women’s Adult 7 Sunday School Class.
She is survived by her sister, Nealy Richards, and brother, Sylvester “Son” Scales and his wife Joyce, all of Van Buren; eight grandchildren, James Smith of Albuquerque, N.M., Jo Dawn Minden of Paris, John Drew Smith, Michael D. Smith and Erin R. Smith, all of Van Buren, Julia Kennefick of Fayetteville, Shannon Cowen of Fort Smith and Patrick Smith of Chester; 16 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and beloved friends.
Memorials contributions may be made to the Van Buren Public Library, 111 N. 12th St., Van Buren, AR 72956.

Robert L. Jones Jr.
Robert L. Jones Jr., 81, of Fort Smith passed away Thursday, April 1, 2004, in Fort Smith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine, and survived by his wife, Caroline; two sons, Robert L. Jones III and his fiancee, Cheryl Cannon and Kenny B. Jones and his wife, Rhonda of Fort Smith; two stepsons, Jim Phillips and his wife, Cynthia of Denver and Bob Phillips and his wife, Robin of Chickasha, Okla.; one brother, Dan Jones and his wife, Martha of Magazine; three grandchildren, Michelle Kooi of Loveland, Colo., David Jones of Glenwood Springs, Colo., and Olivia Jones of Fort Smith; three stepgrandchildren, Connor and Ryan Phillips of Denver and Robbie Crosier of Chickasha, Okla.; and two great-grandchildren, Wyatt Kooi and Sage Kooi.
Bob graduated from Magazine High School in Magazine in 1938, graduated from Hendrix College in Conway with a bachelor of arts degree in 1942, was on the track team and debate team at Hendrix and won the state debate championship in 1942, graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville in 1948 with L.L.B. degree with honors, and was editor of the Arkansas Law Review 1947-48.
He served in the Army from 1943 until 1946, including 27 months in the European Theater of Operations in World War II and was commissioned second lieutenant, Infantry in Europe; recalled to active service during the Korean War and served 21 months as a legal officer (First Lieutenant JAGC, USAR) from 1950-52.
He was continuously engaged in the private practice of law in Fort Smith since 1948 with the exception of serving as a special assistant, U.S. attorney in 1950. He was a partner in the firm of Shaw, Jones & Shaw, Fort Smith from 1952-70 and since 1970 has been senior partner in the law firm of Jones, Jackson & Moll PLC (formerly Jones, Gilbreath & Jones).
Bob was a member of the National Conference of Bar Presidents, Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers. He was past president of the Sebastian County Bar Association, past Arkansas Bar Foundation and past president of Arkansas Bar Association. He served as a member of the Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions from its creation in 1962-99, served as special associate justice, Arkansas Supreme Court, in 1970, awarded the Arkansas Bar Association’s Outstanding Lawyer of the Year Award in 1978, the Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel, Outstanding Defense Attorney Award in 1992. He was listed in the publication “Best Lawyers in America” in civil trial practice in every issue of the publication since its inception; 1999 American Inns of Court Professionalism Award for the 8th Judicial Circuit. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Fort Smith, taught Builders Sunday school class for more than 55 years, served on the administrative board of First United Methodist Church for many years and as chairman from 1968-70.
Bob was currently a life member of the advisory board of the Salvation Army in Fort Smith, having been a member for approximately 30 years and served as chairman in 1973; has been active in scouting as Cubmaster, Assistant Scout Master, Institutional Representative and Merit Badge Counselor, and as a member of the board of Westark Area Council of Boy Scouts of America; past president of the Girl’s Shelter; president of Alumni Association of Hendrix College 1968-69; president of Hardscrabble Country Club in Fort Smith 1980-81; in 1997 he was awarded the Salvation Army’s “Others” award in recognition of community service.
Services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church in Fort Smith with interment at Roselawn Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Todd Kooi, David Jones, Danny Jones, Robert Jones, Arvid Bean, Ryan Bean, Randy Jackson and Mark Moll. Honorary pallbearers will be the Builders Sunday school class, Advisory Board of the Salvation Army, Sebastian County Bar Association and Arkansas Bar Association, Sebastian County Bar Association and Arkansas Bar Association.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 200 N. 15th St., Fort Smith AR 72901, or the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 292, Fort Smith, AR 72902.

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