Kieu Thi Rupar, 64, of Barling died Friday, Nov. 12, 2004, in Van Buren. She was born Sept. 21, 1940, in Saigon, Vietnam. She was a homemaker.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Barling City Cemetery under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel of Fort Smith.
She is survived by three daughters, Lisa Nguyen of Barling, ZoAnn Hernandez of Fort Smith and Pam Rupar-Lee of St. Louis; three sons, Robert Rupar Jr. and Dung Hoang, both of Fort Smith, and Tuan Hoang of Norfolk, Va.; and six grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be her family.
The body may be viewed from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. today and Tuesday.
Beatrice Belzung, 94, of Fort Smith died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2004, in a local nursing home. She was born Feb. 6, 1910, in Fort Smith, was a retired lab tech, a graduate of Fort Smith High School and the first class of Fort Smith Junior College.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. today at Forest Park Cemetery in Fort Smith with burial at Forest Park Cemetery under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel of Fort Smith.
She is survived by a brother, Bob Belzung of Fort Smith; two nieces, Sharon Stewart of Fort Smith and Paula Jones of LaJolla, Calif.; and two nephews, Bob Belzung Jr. of Dallas and Bill Belzung of Barling.
Virginia Ailien Henson
Virginia Ailien Henson, 82, of Cedarville died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004, in a local hospital. She was born May 20, 1922, in Fayetteville to Henry and Ida Ann Gabbard Clark. She was a member of Christian Life Ministries and was a homemaker.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, 2004, at Ocker Memorial Chapel with burial at Salem Cemetery in Cedarville under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.
She is survived by two daughters, Deloris Wesley of Cedarville and Elaine Williams of Cedarville; two sons, Gerald Henson of Cedarville and Lee Henson of Cedarville; a sister, Betty Keysly; two brothers, Thomas Joseph Clark of Minneapolis and Billy Randall Clark of Mansfield; 26 grandchildren; and 44 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers : Vincent A. Overby, Robert Overby, Jim Wesley, Joseph Wesley, Stanley Henson and Bobby Henson. Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Sherrouse and Randy Williams.
The family will visit with friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, 700 Jefferson, Van Buren.
Vesta Wilson, 95, of Van Buren died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004, in a local nursing home. She was a retired seamstress for Fort Smith Chair Co., a member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church and the Senior Inn of Van Buren. Mrs. Wilson is preceded in death by her husband, Howard; and a son, Lee Wilson.
She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Judy Wilson of Van Buren; one sister, Irene Caldwell of Van Buren; two granddaughters, Megan Dilonardo of Liberty, Mo., and Libby Cooper of Van Buren; and three grandchildren, David and Daniel Dilonardo of Liberty, Mo., and Emilee Cooper of Van Buren.
Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, 2004, at Alma Cemetery in Alma under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.
GREENWOOD — Dorothy Bess Perry, 77, of Greenwood died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004, in her home. She was born Aug. 31, 1927, in Vesta. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church. She and her husband owned and operated Perry’s Trailer Sales and she was a retired associate for J.C. Penney.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. today at Wesley United Methodist Church in Fort Smith with burial at Liberty Cemetery in Greenwood under the direction of Smith Mortuary of Charleston.
She is survived by her husband, Leonard; three daughters, Sue Sprague of Broken Arrow, Okla., Elizabeth Perry of Van Buren and Karen Webber of Fort Smith; a son, Jim Perry of Fort Smith; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Larry and Curtis Sprague, Marvin Daily, Jim Webber, Jodin Dunbar and Larry Efurd.
Redith R. Ross Hauth, 94, of Fort Smith died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004, in a local nursing home. She was born Feb. 28, 1910, in Mountainburg. She was a homemaker, a member of First Baptist Church of Mountainburg and the widow of Ernest Hauth.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Ocker Funeral Home Memorial Chapel in Van Buren with burial at Cain Cemetery near Mountainburg.
She is survived by two daughters, Mary Edwards of Barling and Lois Davis of Pocola; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Curtis, Nick and Quincy O’Kelley, David Ross, Kerry Brown and Terry Bassham.
The family will visit with friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
BOONEVILLE — Alvin Smith Taylor, 81, of Booneville died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004, in his home. He worked for Ace Comb Plant, the Logan County road department and Arkansas Highway Department, and was a coach and umpire for the Booneville Little League.
Funeral will be 4 p.m. Saturday at Walnut Grove Presbyterian Church near Booneville with burial at Oak Hill Cemetery in Booneville under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia; three sons, Randy Taylor of Booneville, Gary Taylor of Magazine and Bruce Taylor of Oklahoma City; a sister, Lillian Bangs of Booneville; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Bill Wingfield, Terry, Jimmy, Sherman, Dale, Craig and Dusty Taylor.
HATFIELD — Charlotte I. Mathews, 84, of Hatfield died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004, in Mena. She was born July 13, 1920, in Shrileyburg, Pa. She was a waitress and a member of Hatfield First Baptist Church.
Graveside service will be 10 a.m. today at Six-Mile Cemetery in Hatfield under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hatfield First Baptist Church Building Fund.
Frank Warren, 53, of Fort Smith died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004, in Fort Smith. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Van Buren.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Roselawn Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.
He is survived by his sister, Martha Warren of Fort Smith; three brothers, John Warren of Rogers, Pete Warren of Fort Smith and Steven Warren of the home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 1274, Fort Smith, AR 72902.
LONE STAR, Texas — Glenda Kay Strother Davenport, 43, of Lone Star, Texas, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004, in Lone Star. She was born July 5, 1961, in Mena. She was a member of the Assembly of God.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Hall Funeral Service Memorial Chapel in Mena with burial at Concord Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, David; five daughters, Amy, Misty, Alicia and Ashley Davenport, and Jessica Morgan, all of Lone Star, Texas; four stepchildren, David, Levi, Dustin and Sara, all of Grandberry, Texas; her mother and stepfather, Betty and Wayne Sharp of Jefferson, Texas; two stepsisters, Patricia Pratt of Vinton, La., and Sharon Brenon of Madagorda, Texas; a stepbrother, Rick Sharp of Angelton, Texas;four grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren.
ROLAND — Wanda Lee Wilson, 76, of Roland died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004, in Roland. She was born Aug. 4, 1928, in Fort Smith. She was a homemaker, a Baptist and the widow of Beno Wilson.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Agent Funeral Home Chapel in Muldrow with burial at Roland City Cemetery.
She is survived by a daughter, Sharon Harrell of Little Rock; three sons, Jerry and David Wilson, both of Roland, and Larry Wilson of Kansas City, Kan.; three sisters, Doris Boman, Joann Davis and Janelle Ehrlich; four brothers, Gerald, Wayne, Loy and Buddy Price; 11 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Chris, Roger and Jimmy Wilson, Dustin Massingale, Mel Hall and Jerry Newton.
The body may be viewed 1 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, where the family will visit with friends from 4 to 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Professional Hospice, 103 N. Walnut, Sallisaw, OK 74955.
SULTAN, Wash, — Letty Irene Whitkanack, 101, of Sultan, Wash., died Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004, in her home. She was born Feb. 16, 1903, in Darwin, Ill. She was the widow of Virgil Whitkanack.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church with burial at Hagarville Cemetery in Hagarville under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home of Clarksville.
She is survived by a daughter, Shirley Whitkanack of Sultan, Wash.; a son, Bob Whitkanack of Clarksville; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Jack Burks, Eldon Mushrush, Mike Bowden, David Hunt, Mike Reynolds and Steve Burch.
The family will visit with friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
WITCHERVILLE — Letha Hartsfield, 87, of Witcherville died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004, in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Witcherville.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Fellowship Baptist Church in Witcherville with burial at Lovelance Cemetery in Witcherville under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.
She is survived by her husband, Johnnie; and a sister, Lucille Witcher of Witcherville.
Pallbearers will be Mike and Randy Whittaker, Dee Coplin, David Bevis, William and Paul Crelia.
The body may be viewed 1 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, where the family will visit with friends from 6 to 8 p.m.
ROLAND — James McAlister, 83, of Roland died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004, in Fort Smith. He was born Feb. 14, 1921, in Wilburton, Okla. He was a retired furniture factory worker from Wards Furniture Factory, a member of Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Roland and the widower of Lorene McAlister.
Funeral will be 1 p.m. today at Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Roland with burial at Roland City Cemetery under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Roland.
He is survived by a daughter, Glenda Wiley of Roland; two sons, James McAlister of the home and Gary McAlister of Muldrow; a sister, Imogene Broyles of Muldrow; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Patrick Owens, Mike Hyde, Wayne Bynum, Roger McAlister, Jeff Floyd and David Welch.
The body may be viewed 9 to 11 a.m. today at the funeral home.
Larry McCarville, 72, of Van Buren died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004, in his home. He was a self-employed house painter, a member of the Apostolic Faith Church in Van Buren and an Army veteran of the Korean War.
Funeral will be 11:30 a.m. Monday at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home Chapel in Van Buren with burial at U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith.
He is survived by his wife, Wilma; four daughters, Deborah Adams of Chester, Bonnie Scholz of Portland, Ore., Karen Storey of Chicago and Janelle Parker of Van Buren; three sons, Mark McCarville of Chester, Joel McCarville of Cedarville and Steve McCarville of St. Louis; two sisters, Margaret McCarville of Erie, Pa., and Veronica Trammel of Everton; five brothers, Leo McCarville of Honduras, South America, Francis and Harold McCarville, both of Nebraska, Howard McCarville of Harrison and Dennis McCarville of Two Harbors, Minn.; 17 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be his grandchildren.
The family will visit with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rebekah Thompson Music Scholarship Fund, c/o the Apostolic Faith Church, 108 S. Eighth St., Van Buren, AR 72956.