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From: "Bridgette Cohen" <>
Subject: OBITS & MORE, DEC 31, 1998
Date: Sun, 3 Jan 1999 18:40:22 -0600


POCAHONTAS STAR HERALD
DECEMBER 31, 1998

OBITUARIES

VETREA ANN PEOPLES, 50, of Pocahontas, died Dec. 27, 1998 at her home. Born
Aug 27, 1948 in Hayti, MO, she was a dau of Ollie Motley of Doniphan, MO.
She is survived by her husband, Eurskin Eugene Peoples and is buried at
Overby Cemetery in Maynard.

LYDIA LATANE GILES, 77, of Pocahontas, died Dec. 23, 1998, at St. Bernards
Regional Medical Center, Jonesboro. She was born Feb. 21, 1921 in Attica, a
dau of the late William Edwin and Edna (Mongomery) Crismon. She is survived
by her husband Thomas Virgil Giles. She is buriedin Masonic Cemetery.

CLIFFORD JAMES COPELAND, 71, of Pocahontas, died Dec. 27, 1998, at Lawrence
Memorial Hospital, Walnut Ridge. Born May 22, 1927, in St. Louis, MO, he
was a son of the late Clifford Bryan and Frances Cornelia (Bailey) Copeland.
He is survived by his wife, Nola Bernice Rowe Copeland. He is buried in
Antioch Cemetery, near Pocahontas.

JEWELL HERSHEL COZART, 65, of Corning, died at his residence there Dec. 24,
1998. He was born July 11, 1933, at Corning, a son of the late Clyde and
Roxie (Hager) Cozart. He is survived by his wife, Lorene Alice Hawkins
Cozart. He is buried in Richwood Cemetery near Corning.

REV. ELMER PRESTON LOVEN, 79, of Imboden, died Dec. 26, 1998, at his home.
He was a 40 year minister with the United Pentecostal Church, and a veteran
of WWII, having been awarded three Bronze Stars. She is survived by his
wife, Ella Loven and is buried in Charter Oak Cemetery near Ravenden
Springs.

HERMAN RAY POWERS, 63, of Halls, TN, formerly of O'Kean, died Dec. 21, 1998,
at Memphis. Born at O'Kean, he had resided in Halls for 15 years. He is
survived by his wife, Dorothy Belcher Powers and is buried in Masonic
Cemetery in Pocahontas.

RECTOR ALVIN (REX) EVANS, 75, of Bokeelia, FL, died Dec. 23, 1998, in Ft.
Myers, FL. He was born at Maynard and moved to Bokeelia in 1991 from
Rockford, IL. He joined the Army Air Corps in 1941 and served as a flight
engineer on B-24 Bombers. He was shot down twice in 26 missions, was
captured and taken prisoner by the Germans and held for 9 months. He was
highly decorated with a Purple Heart Medal of Honor and the Air Medal, and
was a life member of the American Ex POW, VFW and DAV. He is survived by
his wife of 53 years, Della Evans and is buried in Coral Ridge Cemetery
(FL).

LOOKING BACK - News from the Past

24 YEARS AGO, from files of Jan 2, 1975
Family of 3 Killed in Mobile Home Fire...Three persons were killed early
last Thursday in a fire that destroyed their house trailer near Maynard,
authorities said. The victims were identified as James A. PARKER, 18, his
wife, Linda, 16, and their daughter, Linda, 4 months. The fire started
about 5 a.m., apparently while the family was asleep.

Man Shot and Killed Accidentally...The RC Sheriff's Office reported this
week that Teddy B. RANDLEMAN, 29, of Rt. 1, Rector, was killed in a freak
accident about 4 p.m. Saturday. The sheriff's office said that Randleman
and several friends were building a hunting cabin near Spring River just
east of Imboden and Randleman was operating a chain saw while wearing a .44
Magnum pistol in a shoulder holster. The pistol is reported to have fallen
from the holster, hit a board and discharged accidentally, the bullet
strinking Randleman in the chest and killing him.

1 Killed, 5 Injured in Wreck...Mrs. Gladys Marie CUDE, 19, of Imboden was
killed and five others injured last Thursday morning in a 3-vehicle pileup
on an icy bridge a half-mile east of Imboden on U.S. HWY 63. State Police
said a pickup truck driven by Mrs. Cude's mother, Mrs. Dorothy L. Steele of
Imboden went out of control on Spring River bridge, sliding into the path of
a pickup truck driven by ernie Greer of Light. The impact caused Greer's
pickup to slide across the center line and collide head-on with a third
pickup truck driven by Larry J. Steele, 28 of Black Rock. All three drivers
and Jacke Greer, 12, of Light, and J.B. Steele of Black Rock were
hospitalized at Walnut Ridge and later transferred to a Jonesboro hospital.

DEATHS, Robert Willard Jones, 57, Pocahontas; Mrs. Ruth Louise Lynxwiler,
50, Rt. 1, Warm Springs; Mrs. Dot P. Rains, 88, Pocahontas; Claude Gerrish,
63, Casa Grande, AZ; Wess Strange, 47, Pocahontas; Arlie Emil Brooks, 72,
Rt. 1, Maynard; Mrs. Madge Ray, 71, Marietta, GA; Mrs. Lydia Stiles Maddox,
80, New Madrid, MO; W.H. Harwell, IL, 22, Tallahassee, FL.

IN THE LONG AGO, from files of Jan 4, 1951
James L. Crismon, son of M/M W.T. Crismon of Pocahontas, wrote to his
parents from Korea on Dec. 19, reporting to them that he had escaped from a
trap in North Korea by way of Hungnam. Jimmy is with the First Marine
Division and is a veteran of WWII.

Mrs. B.J. Thompson has received word that her brother, Lt. Gene Morency of
Grand Rapids, MN, was killed in action in Korea on Dec. 11.

Randolph County's new Extension agent, John B. Ferguson, assumed his new
duties here Monday.

New officers of Randolph County took oaths of office at the courthouse
Monday. They are: Guy Amos, county judge; Rex Harper, sheriff and
collector; Claud Mock, circuit clerk; Clay Cooper, county clerk; Virgil
Pace, county treasurer; and Clifford Massey, tax assessor.

Faymond Finnie, 59, died at his home near Reyno at 2 a.m., yesterday.

Mrs. Nola Wells Hufstedler, aged 60, wife of Jeff Hufstedler of North Star
Route, Imboden, died at their home Dec. 29.

George Shelton, 92, died at his home at Ravenden Springs.

Joe W. Knotts, aged 76, died at his home on the Maynard Route.

Robert Luther Crawley, aged 64, passed away at his home in Reyno, Saturday,
Dec. 30.

Funeral services for Noah Anspach of Maynard, who passed away in Muskegon,
MI, on Wednesday of last week, were held at the Methodist Church Saturday.

IN THE LONG, LONG AGO, from files of Jan 27, 1927

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Fay Sallee on Thursday, Dec. 30, a boy.

The newly-elected county officers were inducted into office on Jan 1. They
were: Joe Perry Spikes, sheriff and collector; Rufus K. Baker, county and
probate clerk; Joe Snodgrass, circuit clerk and recorder; Cecil Eaton,
surveyor. E. Dalton, representative and George M. Booth, prosecuting
attorney, wre to enter upon their duties later in the month.

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