Obituaries from February 2002
Clay Alfred Jennings
Clay Alfred Jennings, 92 of Marble, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2002, at the Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. He was born April 23, 1909, at Green Forest, the son of Perry Alonzo and Frances Elizabeth Martin Jennings. Mr. Jennings was a veteran of World War II, having served as a telephone switchboard operator in the United States Army. He was awarded the good conduct medal...
Joseph Patrick Stickney
Joseph Patrick Stickney, 51, of Green Forest, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002, at his home. He was born Sept. 5, 1950, in Key West, Monroe County, Fla., a son of Joseph and Lillian Stickney. Mr. Stickney was a veteran, having served his country from 1968 through 1969 during the Vietnam conflict. He was born on the ocean and spent his entire life as a commercial fisherman. His knowledge of the ocean was impressive to others in the same occupation because he knew so much about the sea...
Richard S. Humphreys
Richard S. Humphreys, age 87, departed this life on February 15, 2002, after a courageous struggle with a long, debilitating illness. Richard was a man of extraordinary decency and integrity. He exemplified the qualities of quiet generosity and service, unwavering loyalty to family and friends, and commitment to hard work. These qualities were enlivened by his wonderful smile, easy sense of humor, and enjoyment in the company of all kinds of people...
Robert P. (Bobby) Ragsdale
Robert P. (Bobby) Ragsdale, 57, of Tucson, Ariz., died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002. He was born July 21, 1944, in Berryville, son of Robert Paul and Elizabeth Jo (Coger) Ragsdale, Sr. Mr. Ragsdale was a veteran, having served his country in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Operating Engineers Union, Local 428, for 35 years. He also worked for Sundt Construction for many years. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #4...
Bethine W. Hendrix
Bethine W. Hendrix, 87, of Eureka Springs, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002, at her home. She was born June 12, 1914, in Corpus Christi, Texas, a daughter of Roy and Cova (Gee) Wilson. Mrs. Hendrix was a member of the First Christian Church in Eureka Springs. Before her retirement she was the office manager for Johnson Wax Company...
Evan "Bud" Siebert
Evan "Bud" Siebert, 78, of Green Forest, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2002, in Fayetteville. He was born May 24, 1923, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, a son of Walter Henry and Mary Margaret (Kreger) Siebert. After leaving school he worked with his brother, painting, and worked at Jennings Coal. He then joined the U.S. Coast Guard, and, after returning, went to work for a Skelly service station, which he purchased, in Council Bluffs...
Chester "Boo" Holman
Chester "Boo" Holman, 91, of Berryville, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2002, in Berryville. He was born Sept. 7, 1910, in Madison County, a son of John and Ellen (Boren) Holman. Mr. Holman was of the Baptist faith. He was retired from Hanby Lumber Company...
Bertil Bjork, 82, of Eureka Springs, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2002, at his home. He was born June 15, 1919, in Rockford, Ill., a son of Carl and Elsie (Westinguard) Bjork. Mr. Bjork was a member of the Church of God Pentecostal in Denver, Ark. He was a tool- and dye-maker...
Carroll Robert Hill
Carroll Robert Hill, 66, of Green Forest, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002, at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, Mo. He was born Aug. 3, 1935, in Berryville, the son of Deward and Lena (Snow) Hill. He graduated from Berryville High School, where he excelled in football, track and art...