Clara Parker Taylor Hefley
Clara Parker Taylor Hefley, age 89, a resident of Russellville, AR, died Wednesday, April 11, 2001 at her home. She was born on January 16, 1912 at Flat Rock, Arkansas, to Joseph B. William Icahbod "John the Baptist" Parker and Lucinda Melinda Myra Katherine Martha Adeline Vinson Parker. She was the widow of Robert Hefley and was also preceded by her first husband, J. H. Taylor, Sr. and her son, James Taylor, Jr. Mrs. Hefley was a member of the Pope County Home Demonstration Club and was very active in 4-H. She was also active at the Senior Adult Center. S he was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church. Survivors include one son, Wallace & Debbie Taylor of Albertville, AL; four daughters: Mary Jo & Wayne Cassidy of Jackson, OH; Carol & Robert Wilson of Russellville, AR; Lou & Jim Price of Glasgow, KY; and Retta & Bill Henry of Dover, AR; twenty grandchildren: James Taylor of Salt Lake City, UT; Robert Taylor of Pocotella, ID; Donna Conder of Pocotella, ID; Stanley Taylor of Indianapolis, IN; Michael Cassidy of Las Vegas, NV; Ruth Winters of Hilliard, OH; Bill Hovis, Jr. of Russellville, AR; Allen Hovis of Russellville, AR; James Wilson of Little Rock, AR; Hung Nguyen of St. Louis, MO; Deanna Smith of Salt Lake City, UT; Norma Nakamura of Racho Palos Verdes, CA; Angela Teague of Dover, AR; John Price of Bennington, VT; Karin Carrigan of North Little Rock, AR; Joey Taylor of Albertville, AL; Bradley Taylor of Albertville, AL; Mark Williamson of Russellville, AR; and Jamie Holland of Dover, AR; and Anita Fowler of Russellville, AR; twenty-nine great grandchildren; and one great great grandcild. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2001 at the Wesley United Methodist Church officiated by Rev. Danny Rogers. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery at Russellville under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. Pallbearers include: Joey Taylor, Bill Hovis, Jr., Allen Hovis, Mark Williamson, John Price, and Mark Holland. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 P.M., Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, 300 North Cumberland, Russellville, AR 72801.
Theresa E. Huemme
Theresa E. Huemme, age 94, a resident of Russellville, AR, formerly of Kansas City, Kansas, died Wednesday, April 11, 2001 at Stella Manor Nursing Home at Russellville, AR. She was born on September 12, 1906 at Brunswick, MO, to Paul and Katherine Ferguson Gurst. She was the widowed of the late Albert Huemme. She was a retired telephone Operator with AT&T for 37 years and worked in Kansas City, Missouri and New York City and also Washington, D. C. During her years as an overseas telephone operator during World War II she often talked with Presidents, dignitaries and celebrities. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Henry Gurst, Eugene Gurst and a sister-in-law, Lorene Gurst. She was a member of the All Saints Lutheran Church in Kansas City, Kansas. Survivors include one brother, Paul Gurst of Los Angeles, CA; one sister, Edna Barnes of Sacramento, CA; one nephew, Gary Barnes of Russellville, AR; two nieces, Sandra Ambrose of Sacramento, Ca; and Pat Barnes of Sacramento, Ca; and several great nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14, 2001 at the Graveside. Burial will be at the Dalton Cemetery at Brunswick, MO under the direction of Porter Funeral Home of Kansas City, Kansas. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Porter Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Habitat for Humanity, 121 Habitat Street, Americus, GA 31709 or call 1-800-HABITAT.
Hazel Bartlett, age 92, a resident of Russellville, Arkansas, died Tuesday, January 22, 2002, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville. She was born on December 10, 1909 in Russellville, Arkansas, to the late Arthur and Bonnie (Bohanan) Harrington. Mrs. Bartlett was a Homemaker and the widow of Edmond Bartlett. Hazel is survived by her Son & Daughter-in-Law James & Sherry Bartlett of Russellville, Arkansas; four Grandchildren, Sabra Bartlett of Russellville, Arkansas, Jamie Bartlett of Bend, Oregon, Jim Bartlett of Russellville, Arkansas, Tom Bartlett of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; ten Great-Grandchildren; and two Great-Great-Grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 10 A.M. Friday, January 25, 2002 at the Humphrey Chapel. Burial will be at the Oakland Cemetery in Russellville, Arkansas. The family will receive friends from 6-7:30 P.M. Thursday.
Mae Bishop, age 89, a resident of Russellville, Arkansas, died Sunday, January 6, 2002 at her home. She was born on May 12, 1912 in Pope County, Arkansas, to Dan and Dona (Tompkins) Hutson. Mrs. Bishop was a Homemaker and attended the South New Hope Assembly of God Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, L.L. "Ranzy" Bishop; a son, Guy Batchelor; two sisters and two brothers; and one granddaughter, Kamali Thrasher. She is survived by two Sons Kenneth (& Glenda) Batchelor, Russellville, Arkansas; Michael (& Connie) Christian, Russellville, Arkansas; five Daughters LaJune Wesselhoft, Russellville, Arkansas; Doris Kimbrough, Russellville, Arkansas; Barbara (& Kenneth) Thrasher, Austin, Texas; Sandra (& Al) Sotomayor, Russellville, Arkansas; Mary Jo (& Al) Pledger, Russellville, Arkansas; 25 Grandchildren, 41 Great-Grandchildren, 5 Great-Great-Grandchildren; four Sisters Mildred Burnett, Russellville, Arkansas; Velta Lynn, Russellville, Arkansas; Juanita Bolin, Russellville, Arkansas; Mary Howard, Russellville, Arkansas; two Step-Sons Louie Bishop, Conway, Arkansas; Glen (& Marge) Bishop, Russellville, Arkansas; two Step-Daughters Helen (& Roy) Weygand, Bakersfield, California; and Martha Rekdahl, Olympia, Washington.
Funeral service will be 2 P.M. Wednesday, January 9, 2002 at the South New Hope Assembly of God Church officiated by Rev. Marty Thomas, Rev. Paul Thrasher and Rev. Greg Henry and assisted by Lynn Batchelor and Al Sotomayor, Jr., all grandsons, and Rev. C.R. Young. Burial will be at the Pisgah Cemetery at Pottsville, Arkansas under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. The family will receive friends from 6-8 P.M. Tuesday. Memorials may be made to South New Hope Assembly of God Church.
Bernard G. "Bernie" Boggs, Sr.
Bernard G. "Bernie" Boggs, Sr., age 77, a resident of Russellville, Arkansas, and formerly of Sun City Center, Florida, died Sunday, January 20, 2002 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville. He was born on December 28, 1924 in West Virgina to Ernest and Claudia (Henderson) Boggs. Mr. Boggs served in the United States Navy during World War II on the USS Franklin as a pharmacist mate. He married Margaret Oreskovich on November 27, 1946. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Mountain State College in Parkersburg, West Virginia. He worked as an accountant with International Harvester for over 30 years and retired in 1981. While living in New York Mr. Boggs was an active member of the Clifton Park Church of Christ where he served as an elder and bible class teacher. In Florida the family attended the Bell Shoals Church of Christ where he served as a deacon and was active in the Silver Saints group. Bernie was a member of the West Side Church of Christ in Russellville. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Wayne, Ernest "Junior", Bill and George Boggs. Mr. Boggs is survived by his Wife, Margaret Boggs of Russellville; two Daughters Candy (& Clay) Reed of Russellville; Mary (& Jim) Ryon of Denver, Colorado; one Son Bernard "Jerry"(& Judie) Boggs, Jr. of Riverside, New Jersey; Seven Grandchildren, Trey Reed of Sherwood, Barry Reed of Russellville, Amanda & Christopher Boggs of Riverside, New Jersey, Jason & Gina Kiper of Denver, Colorado, Jonathan Kipfer of Ocala, Florida; four Great-Grandchildren, Kenny & Devin Kipfer of Denver, Colorado, Cheyenne & Katelyn Kipfer of Ocala, Florida; two Brothers, John Boggs of Parkersburg, West Virginia, Jack Boggs of Middlebourne, West Virginia.
Funeral service will be 10 am Tuesday, January 22, 2002 at the Humphrey Chapel officiated by his Grandsons, Trey Reed and Barry Reed. Burial will be at the Garden of Memories at Tampa, Florida under the direction of Stowers Funeral Home in Ruskin, Florida. The family will receive friends following services at Humphrey Funeral Chapel. Memorials may be made to Mt. Dora Children's Home in Florida.
Virginia Shinn Burnett
Virginia Shinn Burnett, age 81, a resident of Russellville, Arkansas, died Thursday, January 31, 2002 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville. She was born on May 11, 1920 in the Mill Creek Community to James and Kaite Frances (Swilling) Shinn. She was the widow of Frank Burnett. Virginia is survived by two Daughters (& Son-in-law) Joanne (& Ron) Ownbey of Russellville, Arkansas, and Frankie Sue Kann Trier, of Germany; one Son (& Daughter-in-law) William (& Sylvia) Burnett of Siloam Springs, Arkansas; six Grandchildren, Suzanne Ownbey Mackey, Kevin Ownbey, Lisa Ownbey Kirschner, Alexander Kann Trier, Bryan Burnett, Darren Burnett; nine Great-Grandchildren; and one Sister, Irene Ragsdale Tatum, of Richmond, Virginia.
Private Graveside Funeral Services and Burial were held Saturday, February 2, 2002 by Rev. Mackey Yokem at Oakland Cemetery in Russellville, Arkansas.
Gordon Edmond Coffman
Gordon Edmond Coffman, age 68, a resident of Lake Worth, Florida, formerly of Russellville, Arkansas, died Monday, January 7, 2002 at his home in Florida. He was born on March 17, 1933 in Russellville, Arkansas, to Eulan and Edith Miles Coffman. He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister Ovaline McEntire. He was a Navy Veteran and he worked for many years at IBM in Boca Raton, Florida. Mr. Coffman is survived by his Wife Joyce Coffman of Lake Worth, Florida; Daughter Sheryl (& Marshall) Spires of Dripping Springs, Texas; Daughter Denise Coffman of Lake Worth, Florida; Brother Eldon (& Sandra) Coffman of Fort Smith, Arkansas. Gordon was the Son-in-law of Zola Wade and the late Cecil Wade of Pottsville, Arkansas; Brother-in-law to Frank and Jewel Stites of Monroe, Louisiana; Bob and Mary Jo Wade of Greenbrier, Arkansas; Bob and Charlotte Rye of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; and Ronnie and Sharon Thomas of Conway, Arkansas.
Mr. Coffman's Memorial service will be 11:00 AM Saturday, January 12, 2002 at the Humphrey Chapel officiated by Mr. James Stein. Interment will be at the Booher Cemetery in Russellville under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service.
Myrtle E. Cagle Cooper
Myrtle E. Cagle Cooper, age 93, of Russellville, Arkansas died January 28, 2002, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. She was born April 11, 1908. Her great-grandfather, Howard Washington Cagle, came to Pope County from North Carolina in 1836, and built a water mill believed to be the first west of the Mississippi River. Her grandfather, Ishmael N. Cagle continued to operate the mill. He moved it near a spring of water and there helped establish the town of Caglesville. Myrtle was a member of the Caglesville Community Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Cooper, a son, Johnnie Cooper, two brothers, Fay Cagle and Freddy Cagle; two grandsons, Carroll Cole and Danny Esch; a great-grandson, Coy Allen Lile. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Geral and Arneata Cooper, three daughters, Ruth Romines and Wanda Foster all of Russellville; Jeanette Esch of Dardanelle, a daughter-in-law, Rosemary Cooper of Russellville; one brother, Roger Cagle, two sisters, Nona Kinder and Lona Jay Hemmer all of Caglesville; four grandchildren, Tommy Romines of Caglesville, Glenda Yoder of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, Linda Long of Angleton, Texas and Jennifer Cooper of Russellville; seven great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Funeral Service will be held at 2 P.M. Thursday at the Humphrey Chapel with Dr. Steve Mosley officiating. Burial will be at Rock Springs Cemetery at Hector, Arkansas. Pallbearers will be Charles Cagle, Kirby Hemmer, Danny Hemmer, Bill Goines, Dickie Hild and Ricky Gray. Memorials may be made to the Caglesville Community Church or the Rock Springs Cemetery Fund. The family will receive friends from 6-7:30 P.M. Wednesday at Humphrey Funeral Service.
Jesse L. Laymon
Jesse L. Laymon, age 81, a resident of Dover, AR, died Saturday, January 26, 2002 at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville, AR. He was born on March 22, 1920 in Tag, AR, to the late Jim and Martha Laymon. He married Iva Marie Treadwell on December 15, 1944 in Pope County, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by a son, Boyce Dale Laymon; 2 brothers, Henry & Daniel Laymon; 2 sisters, Tressie Laymnon, his twin and Nellie Lee. He was an Army Veteran of WWII, a lifetime member of the VFW, a lifetime member of the DAV and a member of the DAV Commanders club. Mr. Laymon is survived by his Wife, Iva Marie Laymon, Dover, AR; 1 Son Robert Laymon, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; 1 Daughter & Spouse Wanda & C. L. Ford, Dover, AR; 1 Brother & Spouse Fred & Lizzie Laymon, Russellville, AR; 1 Sister & Spouse Cora Lee & Walter Gambel, Oklahoma; 4 Grandchildren, Pam Williams, Kristen Kuepker, Keely Laymon, Sam Laymon; 1 Great Grandson Charlie Williams; as well as several Nieces & Nephews.
Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at the Humphrey Chapel officiated by Mr. Bill Roderick. Burial will be at the Brock Cemetery, North of Dover, AR under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. The family will receive friends from 5 - 7 PM Tuesday at the funeral home. Military Honors will be provided by the VFW Rogers-Rye Post #2283. Memorials may be made to Russellville Nursing & Rehabilitation C/O Kay Parker 1700 West "C" Street, Russellville, AR 72801.
James Edgar LaRue, Jr.
James Edgar LaRue, Jr., age 48, a resident of Dover, Arkansas, died Sunday, January 6, 2002 at his home. He was born on July 19, 1953 in Dover, to James and Geneva (Cowen) LaRue. Mr. LaRue worked in the maintenance department of the Tyson Protein Plant at Clarksville. He had been with Tyson for 21 years. He enjoyed deer hunting and loved his family. He was preceded in death by his father, James Edgar LaRue, Sr.. James is survived by his Mother Geneva LaRue, Dover, two Brothers Jerry LaRue, Dover; Kenny LaRue, Lamar; two Sisters Brenda Freeman; and Linda Allen, both of Dover, four Children Evan LaRue, Paula Burgess, both of Dover; Chandra Mitchell, Ohio; Roy LaRue, Plainview; two Step-children Tonya Boyd, Dover; Bradley Smith, Russellville; seven Grandchildren Heather & Holly Burgess, Tony LaRue, Jarod & Tiffany LaRue, Ayla & Gunter Mitchell, and Wife Barbara LaRue, Dover.
Graveside Funeral Service and Burial will be 10 AM Wednesday, January 9, 2002 at the Pollard Cemetery at Dover by Rev. Edwin Brewer and under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. The family will receive friends from 7-8:00 PM Tuesday at the funeral home.
Edythe Kinder Mackey
Edythe Kinder Mackey, a resident of Hartshorne, OK, formerly of Russellville, AR, died Friday, January 25, 2002 at McAlister Regional Hospital in McAlister, OK. She was born in Moreland, AR, to the late John and Mary Brashears Kinder. She was preceded in death by 3 children, Lemoyne Mackey, Jewell Hibbs, & Blynn Mackey, a Great grandson, Doug Mackey and 6 brothers and 6 sisters. She was a member of the Moreland Methodist Church. Edythe is survived by her Granddaughter & spouse Kay & Jim Scrudder, Hartshorne, Oklahoma; 3 Grandsons & spouses, Ronnie & Kay Hibbs, Subiaco, Arkansas, Rick & Verna Mackey, Russellville, Arkansas, Ted & Martha Mackey, Russellville, Arkansas; 5 Great-Grandchildren, Michele Garrett, Paris, Arkansas, Ron Hibbs, Subiaco, Arkansas, Kevin Hibbs, Paris, Arkansas, Justin Mackey, Russellville, Arkansas, Stacie Mackey, Russellville, Arkansas; 6 Great-Great-Grandchildren; as well as a host of Nieces & Nephews.
Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, January 29, 2002 at the Humphrey Chapel officiated by Dr. Stephen P. Davis. Burial will be at the Rest Haven Memorial Park at Russellville, AR under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. Open Visitation Monday.
Wilma Fay Via
Wilma Fay Via, 75, of Ola died Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at River Valley Medical Center in Dardanelle.
She was born June 19, 1936, in Needmore to the late Usty Edmond and Ethel Alexander Hance. She was a nursing aide at Mitchell’s Nursing Home and a member of the Ola Freewill Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Tom Via; sister, Hazel Robinson; and a brother, Bud Hance.
Survivors include her children, Donna and Bud Walker of Russellville, Sammy Via of Ola, Ricky and Nancy Via of Pottsville and Doug and Amie Via of Dardanelle; two brothers, George Hance and Luther Hance, both of Casa; three sisters, Bernice Scruggs of Casa, Betty Tanner of Concord and Lola Smith of Plainview; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at the Freewill Baptist Church in Ola with the Revs. Bobby Wells, John David Keeling and Shane Chancellor officiating. Interment will be at Birta Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Eddie Joe Lawrence, Ronnie Hance, Charles Hance, Michael Hance, Dennis Smith, Scott Hance, J.R. Haney and Larry Rose.
Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home in Danville.
James Mackey, age 84, a resident of Russellville, Arkansas, died Tuesday, January 22, 2002, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville. He was born on October 4, 1917 in Oak Grove, Arkansas, to Jack and Ethel (Kinder) Mackey. He married Hallie Elese Bowden on November 1, 1941 in Russellville, Arkansas. Mr. Mackey was a retired Truck Driver with ValMac, Inc., a member of the Church of Christ at Gravel Hill, and an Army veteran of WWII. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Beverly Irene Mackey; three brothers, Leonard Mackey, Troy Mackey and Cleo Mackey; two sisters, Millie Mackey Foster and Myrtle Mackey Loveless. James is survived by his Wife, Hallie Elese Mackey of Russellville, Arkansas; two Sons (& Daughters-in-law) William Earl (& Betty) Mackey of Russellville, Arkansas, James (& Lynn) Mackey of Pottsville, Arkansas; two Daughters (& Sons-in-law) Earlene (& Floyd) Duvall of Russellville, Arkansas, Lucille (& Bill) Hale of Dover, Arkansas; ten Grandchildren; fourteen Great-Grandchildren; one Brother, Ottis Clifton Mackey of Hector, Arkansas; two Sisters, Mable Mackey Edwards of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Maddie Mackey Duvall of Russellville, Arkansas.
Funeral service will be 2 P.M. Friday, January 25, 2002 at the Gravel Hill Church of Christ officiated by William Roderick and Jerry Turner. Burial will be at the St. Paul/Gravel Hill Cemetery at Dover, Arkansas. The family will receive friends from 6-8 P.M. Thursday.
Martha Jean Basinger
October 3, 1923 - December 13, 2011
Martha Jean Basinger (Knight) age 88 of Cabot passed away, Tuesday, December 13, 2011 in Searcy, Arkansas. She was born in the historic town of Grafton, West Virginia, on October 3, 1923. Her mother was Mary Roach, a homemaker, and her father, Robert Knight, worked on the B and O railroad. She had four sisters, Mary, Alice, Ruth, Helen, and two brothers, Raymond and Bud. She graduated high school in Grafton in 1940, just before World War II. She worked in a department store there during the war and decided to join the Air Force in 1949 to become a WAF. She met and married Glen Basinger while stationed at a base near Niagara Falls, New York, in 1950. She left the military after 2 1/2 years and enjoyed life as a homemaker. They had three children, Janet, Phillip, and Melinda.
They enjoyed a life full of travel during Glen's military career, stationed in air bases across the United States. Before Martha's husband retired from the Air Force, they lived in Spain for three years and lived in Germany for another three years.
Her husband retired in 1976 in Jacksonville, Arkansas. They decided to build a home in Bee Branch, Arkansas, that same year. They lived there until 1980 when they decided life in an isolated home in the hills was not what they wanted. They decided to move closer to Jacksonville where family and friends resided. They bought a home in Cabot, Arkansas, and became members of Faith Missionary Baptist Church. Glen passed away in February 2008, and life became lonely for Martha. She moved to Harding Place in Searcy, Arkansas, in February 2011, and was comfortable until she became ill in October2011. She missed her many friends and church life. Her only living sibling is Helen Lawrence, from Masontown, West Virginia.
She is survived by her three children, Janet and her husband, Steven Estes of Cabot, Phillip and his wife Yolanda Basinger of Conway, Melinda Basinger of Ward; three grandchildren, Candace Larkin (Estes) of Searcy, Katelin Estes of Cabot, and Wyatt Basinger, of Conway; two great grandchildren, Micheal and Steven Larkin, both of Searcy; sister, Helen Lawrence of Masontown, West Virginia.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, December 15, 2011 at Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Cabot with Pastor Brent Summerhill officiating. Interment will follow at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock. The family suggests memorials be made to Hospice Home Care, 1300 S. Main, Suite 1, Searcy, Arkansas 72143. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home. (501) 843-5816.