Obituaries from April 2003
Jay Dee Humbard
Jay Dee Humbard, 72, of Springdale, died Friday, April 18, 2003, in Springdale. He was born Sept. 22, 1930, in Oak Grove, to George Dee and Lenora Carr Humbard. He graduated from Green Forest High School in 1948. Mr. Humbard was a veteran, having served on a Naval training ship in Key West, Fla., from 1949 to 1952. ...
Mary Ethel Hudson Wallis
Mary Ethel Hudson Wallis, 84, of Berryville, died Sunday, April 13, 2003, in Berryville. She was born June 30, 1918, in Cozahome, Ark., daughter of William Pope and Emma Katherine (Whillock) Hudson. Mrs. Wallis was an L.P.N. She attended the Nazarene Church in Berryville. Her father, William Hudson, founded the Marshall Republican, formerly the Marshall Mountain Wave, in Marshall, Ark., and he was a U.S. Marshall in Marion County...
Irene K. Janeway
Irene K. Janeway, 88, of Berryville, died Thursday, April 10, 2003, in Eureka Springs. She was born June 23, 1914, in Rosedale, Okla., daughter of James L. and Nora Colvin Roberts. Mrs. Janeway was a homemaker. She was a member of the Berryville First Baptist Church...
Arthur Floyd Carter
Arthur Floyd Carter, 87, of Berryville, died Thursday, April 17, 2003, in Berryville. He was born March 7, 1916, in Oak Grove, son of Joseph and Corella May (Layman) Carter. Mr. Carter was a politician and a farmer. He was a veteran, having served his country with the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, and of the Rotary Club, both in Berryville...
Freda Gail Warden
Mrs. Freda Gail Warden, 34, of Huntsville, died April 6, 2003, at her home.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Brashears Funeral Home of Huntsville.
Sandra "Sandy" Hatfield
Sandra "Sandy" Hatfield, 57, of Huntsville, died April 4, 2003, at Waynesville, Mo. She was born July 28, 1945, at Laredo, Texas, daughter of C.D. "Chub" and Gwendolyn Burton Elwell. She was a graduate of Baylor University with a bachelor of science degree, and she held a master of education degree from the University of Arkansas...
Clark A. Ruff
Clark A. Ruff, 58, of Eureka Springs, died April 12, 2003, at St. Mary Rogers Memorial Hospital at Rogers. He was born Jan. 11, 1945, at Arlington, Texas, son of Albert Horace and Viola Francis Arrant Ruff. Mr. Ruff was a carpenter. He was a non-denominational Christian...
William Ira Shackelford
William Ira Shackelford, 89, of Bentonville, died Saturday, April 12, 2003, at Beverly Health Care in Rogers. He was born Nov. 28, 1913, in Osage, son of Alfred Bertie and Minnie Neomi Harrington Shackelford. Mr. Shackelford was a truck driver for Johnson Steel in Harrison, and he was a malt plant operator for Kansas Milling Co. ...
Elizabeth McIntosh Hildmann
Elizabeth McIntosh Hildmann, 91, of Berryville, died April 8, 2003, in Berryville. She was born May 27, 1911, in Omaha, Neb., daughter of Edward and Della (Chapell) Meisner. Mrs. Hildmann worked for the Glick garment factory. She was a member of the Lone Star Bible Church and the Christian Women's Club...
Evelyn Leigh Grinnel
Evelyn Leigh Grinnell, 76, of Holiday Island, died Sunday, April 6, 2003, in Berryville. She was born July 11, 1926, in Furndale, Mich., daughter of Raymond E. and Laura L. (Cooper) Wilkins. Mrs. Grinnell was a homemaker and a member of the Holiday Island Baptist Chapel...
Lola B. Walker
Lola B. Walker, 74, of Eureka Springs, died Thursday, April 3, 2003, at her home. She was born Nov. 27, 1928, in Kansas City, Mo., daughter of Otto Neal and Martha Ellen (Watters) Walters. Mrs. Walker was a homemaker. She was a member of the Eureka Springs Methodist Church and the Eureka Belles Bowling League for about 30 years. She was a member of the Arkansas Alliance for the mentally ill and was past president of the Springdale Chapter called Help and Hope...
Robert Palmer, 90, of Eureka Springs, died Friday, March 28, 2003, in Eureka Springs. He was born July 10, 1912, in Janesville, Wis., son of Roy C. and Kathryn I. (Fenton) Palmer. Mr. Palmer was a research chemist for Atlantic Richfield Oil Company...
Fredrick John Heminger
Fredrick John Heminger, 80, of Berryville, died Wednesday, April 2, 2003, at his home. He was born Aug. 1, 1922, in Vernon, Iowa, son of Glen Fred and Sadie Elvira (Schuster) Heminger. Mr. Heminger was a retired supervisor for Tyson Foods. He enjoyed hunting for Indian artifacts, and fishing. He was one of Jehovah's Witnesses...
Alvie Rowland Barrett
Alvie Rowland Barrett, 60, of Eureka Springs, died Monday, March 31, 2003, at his home. He was born Nov. 20, 1942, in Wolf Pen, W.V., son of Wirt and Athlene (Workman) Barrett. Mr. Barrett was a welder for the United States Air Force. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Eureka Springs...
Gladys (Salmon) Kimes, 80, of Berryville, died Wednesday, April 2, 2003, from a fall at her home in Berryville. She was born Aug. 29, 1922, in Bass, Ark., daughter of Tom and Mary (Taylor) Salmon. On May 25, 1940, she married Raymond Kimes. She and her husband were active partners in Kimes Auto Supply for 20 years before retiring to their farm in 1970...
Phyllis Darby Clapp
Phyllis Darby Clapp, 57, of Green Forest, died Monday, March 31, 2003, in Fayetteville. She was born Aug. 5, 1945, in Harrison, daughter of Cazie and Oma (Long) Darby. She is survived by four brothers, Morris W. Darby of Denver, Ark., Marvin Tim Darby of Green Forest, Barry V. Darby of Bloomington, Ill., and Shirley D. Darby of Sacramento, Calif.; and a sister, Norma Darby Gauthier of Green Forest...
Joe Denny Farmer
Joe Denny Farmer, 92, of Berryville, died Saturday, March 29, 2003, in Berryville. He was born Aug. 17, 1910, in Berryville, son of Elvis M. and Emma (Johnson) Farmer. Mr. Farmer was a farmer. He was a member of the Mulberry Baptist Church in Berryville...
William "Bill" Shaw
William "Bill" Shaw, 62, of Green Forest, died Saturday, March 29, 2003, at his home. He was born Oct. 18, 1940, in Jersey County, Ill., son of Omer Esto and Vesta Viola (Hawkins) Shaw. Mr. Shaw was a machinist. He was a veteran, having served his country with the U.S. Army, and he was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was of the Baptist faith...
William "Bill" Brown, Jr.
William "Bill" Brown, Jr., 68, of Kimberling City, Mo., died Monday, March 31, 2003. He was born Feb. 7, 1935, in Jackson, Miss., son of Bill and Elizabeth (Melton) Brown. Mr. Brown worked for Tyson Foods. He had lived in the area for the past 10 years, having come from Padre Island, Texas. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. He was of the Baptist faith...
Jonathan Michael Owens
Jonathan Michael Owens, 31, of Holiday Island, died Saturday, March 29, 2003, at the Washington County Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. Death was caused from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on Saturday, March 23, at Holiday Island. Born in Jonesboro, he was a 1990 graduate of Jonesboro High School...
Ruth C. Blackston
Ruth C. Blackston Hayden, 93, of Fayetteville, formerly of Green Forest, died Saturday, March 29, 2003, in Fayetteville. She was born Nov. 28, 1909, in Carroll County, daughter of Franklin D. and Ellen Bell (Sims) Alford. Mrs. Hayden was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening and quilting. She attended the Oak Grove Freewill Baptist Church...
Sybil Raye Wheaton
Sybil Raye Wheaton, 91, of Harrison, died Tuesday, March 25, 2003, in Harrison. She was born March 27, 1911, in Gainesville, Mo., daughter of Nat and Clara (Freeman) Delp. Mrs. Wheaton was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Green Forest. She was also a member of and a volunteer at the Senior Citizen Center...