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From: "Carolyn \(Parsons\) Smedley" <>
Subject: [ARSebast] Obituaries, September 7, 2000
Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2000 11:03:53 -0500
The following obits appeared in the SW Times today:
LAMAR - Robert Berl Eaton, 59, of Lamar died Monday, Sept. 4, 2000, in
Jonesboro. He was a retired resalesman.Graveside service will be 2 p.m.
today at Holman Cemetery in Lamar under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral
Home of Clarksville.He is survived by three brothers, Johnny Matthews of
Harrisburg, Ricky Matthews of Graneracy, La., and Billy Matthews of
MEDFORD, Ore. - Houston K. Baber, 87, of Medford, Ore., formerly of
Sebastian and Crawford counties, died Aug. 29, 2000, in Medford. He was a
member of the Assembly of God, an Army veteran of World War II and a member
of the Fighting 69th. He was employed by the Stead Co. in the maintenance
department. His was the widower of Beulah Ramey Baber.He is survived by
three sons, Edward Baber of Reno, Nev., David Baber of Priest River, Idaho,
and Gerald Baber Sr. of Medford; five grandchildren; and seven
Graveside service was held Tuesday at Bluff Cemetery under the direction of
Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Springdale.
ROLAND - Carl Gene "Snowball" Conner, 71, of Roland died Monday, Sept. 4,
2000, in a local hospital. He was a retired mechanic for the city of Fort
Smith. He was an Air Force veteran and a member of the National Federation
of the Blind and River of Life Chapel.Funeral will be 10 a.m. Friday in
Lewis Funeral Chapel of Fort Smith with burial at U.S. National Cemetery in
Fort Smith.He is survived by his wife, Mable; three daughters, Carolyn
Grover of Fayetteville and Clara Jean Conley and Carol Conner Cooper, both
of Roland; one son, Michael of Roland; one brother, Earl Pete Conner of Fort
Smith; seven grandchildren, Michael Cason Conner, Shawnana Mason, Kenneth
Croft, Shalln Grover, Randall William Conley, Tonya Conley and John
Thompson; and five great-grandchildren.
Charles G. Rhodes, 76, of Fort Smith died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, in a local
nursing home. He was a Army veteran of World War II and received the FAME
Campaign Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.
He was retired from Harding Glass Co. and a member of American Legion Post
No. 31, Local Union No. 4 (Harding Glass) and South 46th Church of Christ.
Graveside memorial service will be 9:30 a.m. Friday at U.S. National
Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel of Fort
Smith.He is survived by his wife, Genevieve V. Rhodes; one daughter, Mary
Alice Meeh of Rudy; one son, Charles W. Rhodes of Fayetteville; three
sisters, Blanch Davis and Wilma Floyd, both of Ohio, and Belle Rollins of
Indiana; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
HEAVENER - Ola Marie Patterson, 95, of Heavener died Monday, Sept. 4, 2000,
in Macon, Miss. She was a resident of Macon for the past three years and a
member of the Independence Baptist Church. She was the widow of Ople H.
Patterson.Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Reichert Cemetery in
Heavener under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener.She is
survived by one son, Albert "Bill" Patterson of Shuqualak, Miss.; one
brother, Hayward Manley of Heavener; 16 grandchildren; and one
SALLISAW - Amos Y. Dollar, 91, of Sallisaw died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, in
Sallisaw. He retired in 1974 after 50 years with Union Pacific Railroad. He
was a member of Local No. 1365 in Kansas City, Mo., the Masonic Lodge No. 98
in Wagoner, Okla., and the Scottish Rite in Fort Smith. He was a member of
Eastside Baptist Church in Sallisaw and the widower of Vera Bell
Dollar.Funeral will be 10 a.m. Friday in Eastside Baptist Church in Sallisaw
with burial at Sallisaw City Cemetery under the direction of Agent Funeral
Home of Sallisaw.He is survived by one daughter, Mary Jane Dollar of
Sallisaw; three sons, Robert Joseph Dollar of Columbia, Mo., Tom Dollar of
Chickasha, Okla., and Jim Dollar of Lake Worth, Texas; nine grandchildren;
and five great-grandchildren.
STIGLER - Edna M. Bibee, 83, of Stigler died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, in a
Haskell County hospital. She graduated from Stigler High School and Eastern
Oklahoma State College.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Friday in R.E. Shearwood Memorial Chapel with burial
at Whitefield Cemetery in Whitefield under the direction of King & Shearwood
Funeral Home.She is survived by her husband, John; one daughter, Shirley
Hotz of Oxnard, Calif.; two brothers, Hershel and Kenneth Brown, both of
Stigler; and one grandson, John Bezerra of Oxnard.
Pallbearers will be Kenneth and Winfred Brown, Larry and Mike Bibee, Fred
Fenton and Ray Cloud.
POTEAU - Ella Ruth Garner, 95, of Poteau died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, in a
Roland nursing home. She was a retired licensed practical nurse. She was a
Baptist and the widow of James Lynn Garner.Funeral will be 2 p.m. today in
Evans and Miller Chapel of Memories in Poteau with burial at Oakland
Cemetery in Poteau.She is survived by two grandchildren, Sheila Johnson of
Poteau and Ron Hamm of Dallas; five great-grandchildren, Stephen Johnson of
Poteau, Ron Patteson of Midland, Texas, Lagaytha Hammer of Mesquite, Texas,
David Hamm of Dallas and Andy Patteson of Benbrook, Texas; six
great-great-grandchildren; and one niece.
Hazel Pauline Remillard, 72, of Fort Smith died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, in
Fort Smith. She was a homemaker and the widow of George LeRoy
Remillard.Private family services are pending under the direction of
McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.
She is survived by two daughters, Susan Boyle of Nipomo, Calif., and Cindy
Remillard-Soto of San Luis Obispo, Calif.; one son,Michael of Fort Smith;
one sister, Madge Ballard of Shamrock, Texas; one brother, Charles Thurman
of Arroyo Grande, Calif.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Ron D. Purdom, 56, of Fort Smith died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, in Fort
Smith. He was a floor covering installer for John Davis Flooring, a Navy
veteran and a Baptist.Funeral will be 1 p.m. Monday in East Side Baptist
Church in Fort Smith with interment will be at U.S. National Cemetery in
Fort Smith under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith.He is
survived by his wife, Marla; one son, Gerad of the home; his father, Doyle
Purdom of New Blaine; two sisters, Ginger Seely of Fountain Valley, Calif.,
and Tina Bushling of Costa Mesa, Calif.; three brothers, Richard Dean Purdom
of Shawnee, Okla., Donald Ray Purdom of Lakewood, Calif., and David Doyle
Purdom of Orange, Calif.
Gary O. Williams, 55, of Fort Smith died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, in a local
hospital. He was a salesman for 2 State Water/Rainsoft and a licensed
minister, serving in the prison system for 17 years. He was a member of
Harvest Time Tabernacle.Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Harvest Time
Tabernacle in Fort Smith with burial at Oakland Cemetery in Poteau under the
direction of Putman Funeral Home of Fort Smith.He is survived by his wife,
Caroline; two daughters, Shannon Barnes of Poteau and Dana Williams of
Heavener; one son, Mark of Fort Smith; his mother, Edna Williams of Duncan;
one sister, Jeanette Focosi of Pacoima, Calif.; three grandchildren, Brice
and Duncan Barnes, and Troy Morphis.
Rebecca "Becky" Jones Beam, 41, of Fort Smith died Monday, Sept. 4, 2000, in
Locust Grove. She was a graduate of Southside High School and a therapist
for H & S Rehabilitation. She volunteered for the Red Cross, was a member of
the National Association of Social Workers and the director at Bill Willis
Health Center in Tahlequah for several years. She was a member of Temple
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday in Putman Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Smith
with burial at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Fort Smith.
She was survived by one daughter, Heidi Richardson of Fort Smith; her
mother, Jean Jones Collier of Fort Smith; her step-father, King Collier of
Fort Smith; two sisters, Verronica "Roni" Jones and Brenda Elliott, both of
Fort Smith; two brothers, Larry Jones of Midland, Texas, and John Merle
Jones of Boca Raton, Fla.; two grandchildren, Barry Richardson III and
TULSA - Floyd F. Peters Jr., 70, of Tulsa died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, in
Sallisaw. He was Marine veteran of the Korean War, he received the
Presidential Unit Citation with three stars, the Korean Service medal, the
United Nations Service medal, the National Defense Service medal, the Korean
Presidential Unit citation and a good conduct medal.
Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Akins Cemetery in Sallisaw under
the direction of Mallory Funeral Home of Sallisaw.
He is survived by a special friend, Betty Bass of Tulsa; one brother, Billy
Joe Peters of Siloam Springs; numerous aunts and cousins.
Viewing will be from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Cottrell Bishop, 77, of Fort Smith died Thursday, Aug., 31, 2000, in a
Fayetteville hospital. He was a member of the Church of the Living God where
he served as a deacon.Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday at the U.S.
National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Rowell-Parish
Mortuary of Fort Smith.He is survived by one son, Ted Bishop of Fort Smith;
and two grandchildren, Jermaine Bishop of Fort Smith and Patrice Wilson of
Pallbearers will be Paul, Ellis and Charles Bishop and Wayman, Rivers and
Alice Faye Posey, 42, of Fort Smith died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2000, in a local
nursing home. She was a member of the New Morning Star Baptist
Church.Funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday in the Ninth Street Missionary Baptist
Church in Fort Smith with burial at U.S. National Cemetery of Fort Smith
under the direction of Rowell-Parish Mortuary of Fort Smith.She is survived
by her husband, James Edward "Ed" Posey; two daughters, Aleta and Tamala,
both of the home; two sons, James Edward Posey II of Fort Smith, and James
K. Posey of Roland; her father, Charlie Stricklen of Morrilton; five
sisters, Minnie Thomas and Debra Hersey, both of Little Rock, and Ruth
Criswell, Charline Lockett and Gloria Leapheart, all of Morrilton; four
brothers, David Carolina of Conway, Johnnie Carolina of Morrilton, Larry
Stricklen of Little Rock and Sylvester Carolina of Moffett; three
grandchildren, Charlesia, Delmonte and Seth.
Steve Fowler, 49, of Fort Smith died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, in Fort Smith.
The body will be cremated with no public services. Private memorial service
will be at a later date under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Fort
Carolyn (Parsons) Smedley
"Angelears are EARS that listen....and
then hears the person's soul...."
Surnames: CLARK, DEHART, ESLINGER, HERYFORD
MINCHER, PARSONS, SMEDLEY, TAYLOR, GOODNIGHT,
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