Randy Edward Randall
Randy Edward Randall, 40, of Van Buren died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003, in Conway. He was a supervisor for Clyde Randall Construction and of the Baptist faith.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Ocker Memorial Chapel with burial at Gracelawn Cemetery in Van Buren under the direction of Ocker Funeal Home of Van Buren.
He is survived by his wife, Dayna Randall of the home; a daughter, Brandy Randall of Van Buren; two sons, Joshua Randall and Jacob Randall, both of the home; his parents, Clyde and Judy Randall of Van Buren; a sister, Sandy Randall of Waxahachie, Texas.
Pallbearers will be Keith Cox, Lee Rodgers, George Calos, Keith Montgomery, David Campbell, Tommy Knox and Joe Chaffin.
Caleb Michael Bean
Infant Caleb Michael Bean of Fort Smith passed away Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003, in Fort Smith.
Graveside service will be 10 a.m. today at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Fort Smith with burial at Woodlawn Memorial Park.
He is survived by his parents, Dr. Paul and Shera Bean of Fort Smith, two brothers, Joshua and Zachary Bean, both of Fort Smith; paternal grandparents, Eddie and Georgia Bean of Clarksville; maternal grandparents, Jim and Sharrol Hersuka of Gulf Shores, Ala.; maternal great-grandparents, John and Ann Hersuka of Gulf Shores, Ala.; and paternal great-grandparent, Pauline Reynolds of Clarksville.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Bost Foundation, 1801 S. 74th St., Fort Smith, AR 72903.
Louis L. Holland
Louis L. Holland, 76, of Barling passed away Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003, in Fort Smith. He was a retired truck driver for Stephens Production and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilda “Woody” Holland, and two daughters, Nelda Jones and Carolyn Fight.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. today at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Mayberry Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.
He is survived by a daughter, Marty Edgerton and her husband, Gary of Barling; three sisters, Anna Mae Anderson of Barling, Dorothy Welch of Henderson and Linda Fields of Sherwood; eight grandchildren, Amanda MIller, Sara Sterling, Johnny Wayne Jones, Angel Polk, Louis and Michael Fight, Sonya Olson and Jenny Shelby; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Tracy Powell, Grant Nicely, Don Smith, Don Smith Jr., Jerry Barling and Kenneth Smith.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 602 Church St., Barling, AR 72923 or the Humane Society of Sebastian County, P.O. Box 10953, Fort Smith, AR 72917.
Doug “Bubba” Smith III
Doug “Bubba” Smith III, 40, of Fort Smith passed away Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003, in Fort Smith. He was in real estate and nursing home development for First Health.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today at Christ the King Catholic Church with burial at Forest Park Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith.
He is survived by his wife, Stephanie of the home; a stepdaughter, Cassie Coleman of Fort Smith; his mother, Lynn and her husband, Steve Creekmore Jr. of Fort Smith; his father, Doug and his wife, Connie Smith of Fort Smith; two sisters, Sara Fant of Atlanta and Catherine Merritt of Ponta Vedra, Fla.; a stepsister, Carolyn Creekmore of Dallas; a stepbrother, Steve Creekmore III of Fort Smith.
Pallbearers will be Eddie Christian Jr., Greg Wilson, David Curry, Bennie Spears, John Speed, H.B. Fink, Marvin Vann and Bill Hogan.
Honorary pallbearers will be Greg Holland, Rick Griffin, Bucky Roebuck, Greg Spurlock and Stuart Thompson.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Junior High School Fund, 1205 S. Albert Pike, Fort Smith, AR 72903 or the charitable organization of one’s choice.
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M. Gordon Wilson Sr.
M. Gordon Wilson Sr., 87 years old, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003. He was born June 1, 1916, in Altus to Pearl and Mathus Jackson Wilson. He served in the Navy, he was on the ship, the West Virginia. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lallah Bernice Wilson, and by two sons, Mathus Gordon Wilson Jr. and John Bernard Wilson Sr. He was a member of the Westark Church of Christ. He retired from the Fort Smith Fire Department after 20 years of service, and was retired from Prince Drug, was a 50-year member of Belle Point Masonic No. 20, a 32nd degree member of the Scottish Rite, a member of Amrita Grotto and a member and past Patron of Liberty Chapter No. 402 Order of the Eastern Star. He is survived by a daughter, Ann Louise Jones and her husband, Gene of Cypress, Texas, and his loving life partner and caregiver, Barbara Smith of Fort Smith. Grandchildren are Arnold and Lin Jones of Houston, Aaron and Clarissa Jones of Atlanta, Karen Harrington of Cypress, Texas, Courtney Givins and Holly and husband, Patrick Harris of Austin, Texas, Jolisa and Larry Edwards, Jennifer and Bill Turner, John B. Jr., Kim Wilson, Mathus Gordon Wilson III and Kenneth Ryan Wilson, all of Fort Smith; and 21 great-grandchildren.
Graveside service will be Monday, Sept. 15, 2003, at 11 a.m. at U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith. Family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, 2003, at Lewis Funeral Chapel.
Memorials may be sent to American Cancer Society or to Peachtree Hospice.
Pallbearers will be Bill Turner, Brian Turner, Tim Smith, Briceon Buker, Arliss Daniels, Kenneth Wilson and Kenneth Chancey.
Arrangements under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel, Fort Smith.
ADA, Okla. — Shannon Leigh Clark Cloar, 32, of Ada, Okla., died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She was born Nov. 2, 1970, in San Antonio. She was valedictorian of the 1989 class of Poteau High School, graduated from University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, was self-employed and contracted with Ada schools and Pontotoc County Co-op as an occupational therapist, was a member of First Baptist Church in Ada, the OU Pride of Oklahoma marching band, Oklahoma Occupational Therapy Association, the National Occupational Therapy, the Baptist Student Union and Tau Beta Sigma Sorority.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. today at First Baptist Church in Ada, Okla., under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home of Ada, Okla.
She is survived by her husband, Jay; two daughters, Savannah and Gillian, both of the home; a son, Jonathan of the home; her parents, Jonathan and Zula Clark of Poteau; three sisters, Brenda, Amanda and Faith Clark, all of Poteau; two brothers, Douglas and Jonathan Clark, both of Poteau; and her grandparents, Dortha Pound of Wister and Mahala Clark of Poteau.
A memorial book will be available for friends to sign from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at Grace Manor Funeral Home in Poteau.
STIGLER — John D. Roye, 68, of Stigler died Friday, Sept. 12, 2003, in Stigler. He was a retired correctional officer and a member of Antioch Baptist Church and Lafayette Church.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Antioch Baptist Church with burial at Garland Cemetery in Stigler under the direction of Mallory Funeral Home of Stigler.
He is survived by his wife, Betty; two daughters, Denise Mantooth of Quinton, Okla. and Micki Roye of Warner, Okla.; a son, Sean Roye of the home; three brothers, Claude Roye of Lequire, Ivan and Charles Roye, both of Sigler; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
DENNING — Daisy Evelyn McClellan, 86, of Denning died Friday, Sept. 12, 2003, in Ozark. She was born Feb. 25, 1917, in Denning. She was a homemaker, a Pentecostal and the widow of Jay McClellan.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with burial at Highland Cemetery in Ozark.
She is survived by a companion, Clarence Jordan of Denning; two daughters, Shelva Goodwin and Shirley Mathews, both of Fort Smith; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Derrick, Steve, Kyle and Jessie Mathews, Bryan Goodwin and Roger Meek.
The family will visit with friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
MULDROW — Charles Douglas Cook, 72, of Muldrow died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003, in Sallisaw. He was born March 27, 1931 in Hanson community, Okla. He was retired from Baldor Electric and a Protestant.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. today at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Muldrow under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw.
He is survived by a companion, Fannie Riggs of Muldrow; a daughter, Mary of Fort Smith.
Pallbearers will be Roy Henderson, George Jones, Larry and Rick Osborn, Jerry Sizemore and Bobby Walters.
Myrtle Parks, 71, of Van Buren died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003, in a local hospital. She was born June 14, 1932, in Alix. She was a retired employee of Van Buren School District.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Second Baptist Church in Van Buren with burial at Hall Cemetery in Natural Dam under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel of Fort Smith.
She is survived by her husband, George; two daughters, Rosemarie Knight of Van Buren and Joyce Moses of Rudy; three sons, Donald and George Parks Jr., both of Van Buren, and Ronald Parks of Fort Hood, Texas; a sister, Shirley Dalton of Van Buren; two brothers, T.J. Roberts of Fort Smith and Jimmy Roberts of Oklahoma City; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Robert and Garland Simmons, Bill Koleszar, Jim Chastain, Randy Belt and Lin Mayfield.
Dean Mulloy, 51, of Fort Smith died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2003, in his home. He was born April 19, 1952, in Mobridge, S.D. He was retired from the Navy after 22 1/2 years of service and was a Vietnam War veteran.
Funeral will be 1 p.m. Monday at Lewis Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Smith with burial and full military honors at U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith.
He is survived by his wife, Louwana; four daughters, Coreena and Heather Mulloy, both of San Diego, Ciara and Lindley Hayes, both of the home; two sisters, Roxann Mulloy of Bismark, S.D. and Madonna Jackson of Sheridan, Wyo.; a brother, the Rev. Michel Mulloy of Rapid City, S.D.; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Brandon and Carl Stillwell, Mike Hines, Steve Gilbreath, Ron Shelby and David Slama.
Honorary pallbearers will be the V.F.W.
The family will visit with friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
David Lee Meister
David Lee Meister, 59, of Subiaco died Tuesday, March 30, 2004, in Subiaco of natural causes. He was a self-employed mechanic, and was affiliated with the Subiaco Worship Center. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Opal (MacCumber) Meister.
The cremation was under the direction of Roller Funeral Home of Paris.
He is survived by his wife, Judy Meister of Subiaco; three sons, Robert Terry Meister of Des Moines, Iowa, George “Butch” Meister of Fort Smith, and Bryan Keith Meister of Prairie View; two sisters, Pat Harker of Des Moines, Iowa, and Debby Loffredo of Des Moines, Iowa; a niece, Judy Johnson of Des Moines, Iowa; a nephew, Richard Jordon of Des Moines, Iowa; and other nieces and nephews; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Jacob Lee Dakin
Jacob Lee Dakin, infant son of Linda Moore and Jay Dakin of Fort Smith, died Saturday, March 27, 2004, in a local hospital.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. today at Gracelawn Cemetery in Van Buren under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Breanna Linn Moore of the home; paternal grandmother, Rhonda Dakin of Oregon; and maternal grandfather, Ronald Harvey of Hahira, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. H.W. and Vanell Fronterhouse
A memorial gathering will be held to celebrate the lives of Mr. and Mrs. H.W. and Vanell Fronterhouse on Saturday, April 3, 2004, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Memorial Hall in Waldron. Both were residents of Waldron for more than 40 years.
Hagan was taken from this life on May 1, 2003, and Vanell on Dec. 26, 2003.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of donor’s choice in lieu of flowers.
Dessie Jane Coley
Dessie Jane Coley went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 30, 2004, at the age of 86. She was born May 16, 1917, in Witcherville. She was a member of Palestine Baptist Church and was retired from Southern Steel and Wire.
She was the widow of Charlie Coley and was preceded in death by her mother, Pearl Clark; and two sons, Gene and Sidney Coley.
She is survived by two daughters, Mildred Croft of Greenwood and Kay Waggoner and son-in-law, Daniel Waggoner of Charleston; a daughter-in-law, Shirley Coley Fairfield of Alma; eight grandchildren, Stephanie Fullen, Lisa Starr, Jennifer Jennen, Gary and Jeff Coley, Steve and Mike Fairfield, and Dee Ann Harris; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Friday, April 2, 2004, at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield.
The family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Coley, Gary Coley, Steve Fairfield, Mike Fairfield, Daniel Waggoner, Fred Abshere, Tommy Starr and Alan Bowles.
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