Troy Shaddon Sr.
MAGAZINE — Troy Leon Shaddon Sr., 39, of Magazine died Sunday, May 30, 2004, in Booneville.
The body was cremated under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville.
He is survived by his fiancee, Cassandra Green of Magazine; a son, Troy Shaddon Jr.; adopted son, James Bruner of the home; his mother, Betty Miller of Magazine; 10 sisters, Linda Hoy of Knoxville, Laquitta Osbourne of Havana, Brenda Walker of North Little Rock, Ronda Miller of Booneville, Rose Underwood of Florida, Loretta Gray and April Shaddon, both of Russellville, and Hazel Shaddon of Arkansas, Sally Shaddon and Martha Cornwell, both of Magazine; two brothers, James Shaddon of Sr. of Paris, Tenn., and Chester Shaddon Jr. of London; two stepsisters, Sherry Masengil of Arkansas and Bonnie Masengil of Florida; two stepbrothers, Mark Masengil of Magazine and Mike Masengil of Iowa.
Dr. Harry Baker
OZARK — Dr. Harry M. Baker, 71, of Ozark died Tuesday, June 1, 2004, in his home. He was born July 14, 1932. He was a former hospital administrator for Mercy Hospital/Turner Memorial, a member of American Medical Association and Hospital Administration Association, and was an Air Force veteran.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Friday at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with burial at Cemetery Ridge Cemetery in Ozark.
He is survived by a companion, Wyatt Smith of Ozark; a son, Raymond Baker of Houston; two sisters, Janice Miller of Friendswood, Texas and Joyce Naeger of Columbia, Mo.; four brothers, Stanley and Ralph Baker, both of East Brunswick, N.J., Raymond Baker of Hartford, Conn., and Donald Baker of Bloomfield, Conn.
Pallbearers will be Sue McCain, Gwyn Franklin, Wayne Hodges, Joe Powell, C.A. Kuykendall, Chad Stacy and Brian Rinke.
The family will visit with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Janiece Medlock Chambers, 52, of Van Buren died Monday, May 31, 2004, in her home. She was of the Pentecostal faith and a homemaker.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Friday at Ocker Funeral Home Memorial Chapel in Van Buren with burial at Gill Cemetery in Van Buren.
She is survived by her husband, Ray; a son, Billy Chambers of Van Buren; a sister, Betty Turner of Rudy; and three grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Yandell, Rick Turner, Billy Chambers, Terrance McFarland, David Matevia and Charlie Roberts.
OZARK — Charles L. Parker, 77, of Ozark died Tuesday, June 1, 2004, in his home. He was born Sept. 16, 1926. He was a mechanic for the U.S. Government and an Army veteran of World War II.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. today at Pond Creek Cemetery in Altus under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.
He is survived by his wife, Alma; two sons, Larry and Mike Parker, both of Ozark; a sister, Molly Graham of Ozark; a brother, Billy Parker of Ozark; and two grandchildren.
POTEAU — Joe Wayne Rhodes, 46, of Poteau died Tuesday, June 1, 2004, in Poteau. He was born June 22, 1957, in Poteau. He was a KCS Railroad engineer and a graduate of Spiro High School.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Lakeview Baptist Church in Spiro with burial at Fairview Cemetery in Panama under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home of Poteau.
He is survived by a daughter, Joanna Whisenhunt of Shady Point; a son, Joe Rhodes of Spiro; his mother, Mary Starr of Tahlequah, Okla.; his father, Joe Rhodes of Monroe; and a sister, Jerri Diver of Tahlequah, Okla.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Sommers, Anthony Whisenhunt, Steve Pulice, Joseph Lovell, John Hand, Jack Younger and John Locke.
Sandra Trimble, 44, of Van Buren died Sunday, May 30, 2004, in her home. She was a member of Zion Missionary Baptist Church and a homemaker.
Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Gracelawn Cemetery in Van Buren under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.
She is survived by her husband, Chuck; a daughter, Janna Trimble of Van Buren; a son, Joshua Trimble of Van Buren; and her mother, Mary Brooks of Van Buren.
Pallbearers will be Tim Atkinson, Eddie McCause, Tom Yones, Sammy and Blaine Irvin and Carl Hines.
Memorial contributions may be made to HDSA, 1253 Worcester Road, Suite 202, Framingham, MA 01701.
Reginald Columbus House, 60, of Van Buren died Tuesday, June 1, 2004, in his home. He was a self-employed ceramic tile installer and of the Baptist faith.
Memorial services will be 9 a.m. Monday at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel. The body was cremated.
He is survived by his daughter, Kristi Cowell of Fort Smith; three sons, Kevin House of Van Buren, Keith House of Arkoma and Keraig House of Rudy; two sisters, Sandra Swaim of Natural Dam and Barbara Hutson of Fort Smith; three brothers, Richard and Jim House, both of Fort Smith, and Johnny House of Rye Hill; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The family will visit with friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Raymond L. Spruell, 67, of Fort Smith died Monday, May 31, 2004, in Oklahoma. He was a member of Christ The King Catholic Church and current Eucharistic minister, was the former parish council member and past PTA president, a member of the Knights of Columbus, former member of the Fort Smith Little Theater, former commissioner of the church baseball league, a member of the Tuesday Morning Breakfast Club, the Bass Masters and past Water and Sewer Commissioner for the city of Fort Smith.
Rosary will be 6:30 p.m. Friday at Putman Funeral Home Chapel.
Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Christ The King Catholic Church with burial at Roselawn Cemetery in Fort Smith.
He is survived by his wife, Bettye; two daughters, Libby Strong and Amy Sembritzky, both of Dallas; a son, Raymond Spruell Jr. of Jonesboro; two brothers, Bud Spruell of Hot Springs and Bill Spruell of Fort Smith; and one grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Bill Vines, Pat Looper, Steve Kolb, Jerry Hendricks, Lloyd Eacret and George Griffith.
Memorial contributions may be made to Arkansas Diabetes. Association, 11500 N. Rodney Parham, Little Rock, AR 72212.
CHESTER — Michael J. Edwards, 43, of Chester died Tuesday, June 1, 2004, in a local hospital. He was born May 15, 1961, in Van Buren. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and a former mechanic for C & H Tire Co.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at New Hope Baptist Church with burial at Pope Cemetery in Crawford County under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Alma.
He is survived by his wife, Paula; a daughter, Kristen Edwards of the home; a son, Cody Edwards of the home; a stepdaughter, Kema Whitlock of the home; a stepson, Jeremy Whitlock of the home; his mother, Edna Key of Mountainburg; his father, Jimmy Edwards of Mulberry; three sisters, Virginia Hamel of Alma, Janice Parchcorn of Fort Smith, and Michelle Hunter of Mountainburg; four brothers, David and Billy Edwards, both of Alma, Steven Key of Mulberry and Jack Key of Mountainburg.
Pallbearers will be Dale and Bill Jones, Harold Pointer, Steve Weaver, David Harrison and Charles Morse.
The family will visit with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Sid Lakin, 78, of Fort Smith died Wednesday, June 2, 2004. He was a retired electrical engineer from Holley Industries (Division of Colt Industries) in Sallisaw, a member of the United Hebrew Congregation, the Boy Scouts of America, Arkansas Game and Fish, Westark Wildlife Association, Fort Smith Association of the Deaf, National Rifle Association, Old Fort Gun Club, military Order of the Purple Heart, Disabled American Veterans and the American Legion and was a Navy veteran of World War II.
Graveside service will be at New Montefiore Cemetery in West Babylon, N.Y., with local arrangements under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith.
He is survived by his wife, Anita; five children and three grandchildren.
The family will visit with friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Westark Area Council Boy Scouts of American, 1401 Old Greenwood Road, Fort Smith, AR 72903 or Westark Wildlife Conservation Club, P.O. Box 3345, Station A, Fort Smith, AR 72913.
BETTENDORF, Iowa — Carol M. Ryan Witt, 65, of Bettendorf died Wednesday, June 2, 2004. She was born Dec. 29, 1938, in Strawberry Point, Iowa. She was a homemaker.
Memorial service will be 2:30 p.m. Friday at Runge Mortuary in Davenport, Iowa. The body was cremated.
She is survived by three daughters, Stephanie Childers, Cynthia Witt and Jennifer Rice, all of Bettendorf, Iowa; two sons, Eric Dennis of Alexandria Va., and Ernie Witt II of Fort Smith; a sister, Sandra Ryan of Guttenburg, Iowa; a brother, Gary Ryan of Strawberry, Iowa; and seven grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Genesis VNA Hospice, American Cancer Society or the Democratic Party.
Reed Douglas “Super Dad” Hildebrant Jr.
Reed Douglas “Super Dad” Hildebrant Jr., 72, of El Paso, Texas, died Friday, June 4, 2004, in Lubbock, Texas. He was of the Catholic faith, was a graduate of Texas Western College in June 5, 1955. He received a bachelor’s degree of business administration. He was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He was a member of the East El Paso Rotary Club for 35 years and holder of Paul Harris Fellow, and a member of the “Sons of the Sun.” He was an Eagle Scout for 40 years with BSA holder of the Silver Beaver. He was an Army veteran of the Korean conflict and received the Bronze Star. He was the owner of Hildebrant’s Inc. in El Paso.
Rosary will be 6:30 p.m. today at Lewis Funeral Chapel.
Mass will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 9 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Fort Smith with burial at Holy Cross Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel of Fort Smith.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Evelyn Newman Hildebrant; two daughters, Janet Anne Mattingly of Houston and Mary Lee Hildebrant Scholz of Lubbock, Texas; three sons, Reed Douglas Hildebrant III of Sheridan, Ore., James Arthur Hildebrant of El Paso, Texas, and Christopher Lee Hildebrant of Fort Drum, N.Y.; a sister, Diana Mohrhauser of Ruidoso, N.M.; a brother, Dennis Hildebrant of El Paso; and 13 grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Reed Michael Mattingly, Sean Walter Mattingly, James Arthur Newman Jr., Larry Joe Newman, Christopher Lee Hildebrant and James Arthur Hildebrant.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 3291 S. Thompson, Suite D-104, Springdale, AR 72764.
Thelma Izola Davis
Thelma Izola Davis, 77, of Clarksville died Friday, June 4, 2004, in Countryside Manor in Lamar. She was a cook. She was preceded in death by her parents, the late Arce Floyd Curtis and Mary Syble Rowbotham Curtis.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Home Freewill Baptist Church in Lamar with burial at Hagarville Cemetery with the Rev. Amos Pledger officiating, under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home of Clarksville.
She is survived by her husband, Raymond Davis; two sons and daughters-in-law, Raymond and Violet Davis and James and Penny Davis, all of Athens, Ill.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Lorine and Charles Money of Richwood, Mo., and Florine and Richard George of Barnhart, Mo., and the late Burnice Davie; two brothers and sisters, in-law, Bill and Sue Curtis of Chillicothe, Ill., and Claude and Jan Curtis of St. Louis; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Gary Don Felkins, Wayne Alderson, Willie Deramo, Ervin Collier, Gary Looper, Kyle Kuykendall, Frankie Rogers and Ronald Reeves.
The family will visit with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Roller-Cox Funeral Home in Clarksville.
Eileen Sobarnia Fillingham
Eileen Sobarnia Fillingham, 85, of Paris died Saturday, June 5, 2004, in Searcy of natural causes. She was a retired accountant with the federal government. She attended the First United Methodist Church in Paris.
Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 9, 2004, at the First United Methodist Church in Paris under the direction of Roller Funeral Home of Paris. The burial will be at San Diego at a later date.
She is survived by her husband, Ron Fillingham of Paris; a daughter, Janet Neil of Ramona, Calif.; two sons, Don Sobarnia of San Diego and Jay Sobarnia of Las Vegas; a sister, Ruby Serviss of Apple Valley, Calif.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be loving friends.
William F. “Bill” Broumley, 65, of Alma died Sunday, June 6, 2004, in a local hospital. He was a member of the Crosslanes Baptist Church and was a retired truck driver for Hal Brewer Farms. Preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Lucille Morrow Broumley; and three sisters, Julie Hallmark, Jerry Miller and Judy Sudduth.
Funeral will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, 2004, at Ocker Memorial Chapel with burial at Gill Cemetery in Van Buren under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.
He is survived by his wife, Clorine Broumley of the home; two daughters, Joyce Doengi and husband, C.J., of Van Buren and LaWanda Rankin and husband, Gary, of Van Buren; three sons, Tommy Beckham and wife, Sherri, of Alma, Jimmy Beckham and wife, Debbie, of Kibler and Eddie Beckham and wife, Rebecca, of Kibler; four sisters, Mary Miller and Rita Brown, both of Van Buren, Helen Miller of Judsonia and Lucille Broumley of Boonveville; two brothers, Tommy Broumley of Fort Smith and Porter Welch; 15 grandchildren, Sandy Wallace of Mulberry, Myra Parker of Van Buren, Misty and Heath Beckham of Kibler, Cortney, Tony, Joni Langley and Russell Rankin of Van Buren, Amber and Stormy Rose, Tot and Junior Beckham of Kibler, Molly Beckham Slate, Ashley and Kaley Slate of Dyer; and two great-grandchildren, Lillie and Jo Wallace of Mulberry.
Pallbearers will be David Crawford, Larry Crawford, Eddie Beckham, Willie Wood, Jason Hoyt and J.C. Shipp.
Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Oliver, Don Newton, Alton Yates, Jerry Gill, Ward Keith, Dan McEntire and Mike Auston.
The family will visit with friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, 700 Jefferson, Van Buren.