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From: "Kathleen O'Kelley" <>
Subject: [ARSebast] Obits: Part one Dec 14 & 15, 2002
Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2002 13:14:26 -0600


Posted: Monday, December 16, 2002
Bessie Fowler
ROSE HILL COMMUNITY - Bessie V. Fowler, 90, of Rose Hill community died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002, in a local nursing home. She was a member of Rose Hill Free Will Baptist Church.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. today at King & Shearwood Funeral Home Memorial Chapel in Stigler with burial at Antioch Cemetery in Stigler.
She is survived by three daughters, Fern Bailes of Stigler, June Erwin of Rose Hill community and Joyce Robertson of Van Buren; two sons, W.A. "Pete" Fowler of Rose Hill community and Jerry Fowler of Quinton, Okla.; three sisters, Dessie Ford, Fannie Henderson and Betty Dickson; three brothers, Bob, Estel and Melvin Reavis; 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Tom C. Bailes, Robert Steven and Clay Fowler Erwin, Grey, Cody and Kent Fowler.

Harriet Robinson
ALMA - Harriet Celeste Robinson, 78, of Alma died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002, in her home. She was born Feb. 6, 1924, in Shelbina, Mo. She was a member of Christian Church in Shelbina, Mo., and a homemaker.
Funeral will be 11:30 a.m. Monday at Ocker Funeral Home Chapel in Alma with burial at U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith.
She is survived by her husband, Lynn; two daughters, Sharon Cole of Fort Smith and Myra Donahue of West Fork; three sons, Ronald "Ronnie" Robinson of Alma, Robert "Bobby" Robinson of Fort Smith and Rodney Robinson of Topeka, Kan.; a sister, Doris Myers of Fayetteville; a brother, Frank Thomas of Florida; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Ronald, Robert and Rodney, Robinson, Joey, Billy and Mitchell Cole, Shane Donahue and Ronald Robinson Jr.
The family will visit with friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Melvin Lowry
FORT SCOTT, Kan. - Melvin Dewayne "Scotty" Lowry, 64, of Fort Scott, Kan., formerly of Branch, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002, in Fort Scott, Kan. He was born Feb. 11, 1938, in Fort Scott, Kan. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War and the widower of Shirley Arlene Ledbetter Lowry.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Evergreen Cemetery under the direction of Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel of Fort Scott, Kan.
He is survived by a son, Mark Lowry of Florida; two stepdaughters, Jamie M. Hemphill and D. Artricia Spaulding, both of Fort Scott, Kan.; three stepsons, Charles A. and Steven N. Lowry, both of Fort Scott, Kan., and Louis Christopher Lowry of Modesto, Calif.; his mother, Emma Lowry of Fort Scott, Kan.; three sisters, Carol Mennan of Nevada, Mo., Shirley Nichols of Malvern and Rosemary Littleton of Fort Scott, Kan.; four stepgrandchildren and one stepgreat-grandchild.

Roy Mallette Sr.
MULDROW - Roy E. Mallette Sr., 72, of Muldrow died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002, in a local hospital. He was born April 4, 1930, in LaCrosse, Wis. He was a security guard and a member of Brothers in the Third Will in Las Vegas.
Memorial service will be 2 p.m. today at Central Assembly of God in Fort Smith. The body was cremated under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel of Fort Smith.
He is survived by four sons, Roy E. Mallette Jr. of Muldrow, Lester French of Poteau, Walter K. Mallette of Hastings, Minn., and Christopher Mallette of LaCrosse, Wis.; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Ramsey Walters
MULDROW - Ramsey Keith Walters, infant son of Daniel and Danna Walters of Muldrow, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002, in Fort Smith.
Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Monday at Spiro City Cemetery under the direction of Mallory Funeral Home of Spiro.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Brooklyn Walters of the home; a brother, Spencer Walters of the home; maternal grandparents, Butch and Irma Ramsey of Spiro; paternal grandparents, Johnny and Carolyn Walters of Muldrow; maternal great-grandparents, Vera Perdue of Spiro and Louis Ramsey of Fort Smith; and paternal great-grandmother, Katie Springwater of Gans.
The body may be viewed at the funeral home.

Laurence Alexander
Laurence D. Alexander, 70, of Fort Smith died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002, in Fort Smith. He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, a volunteer for Saint Edward Mercy Medical Center, an accountant for Hiram Walker and served in the Navy.
Mass will be 10 a.m. today at Christ the King Catholic Church in Fort Smith with burial at Columbarium at Christ the King Catholic Church under the direction of Fentress Mortuary of Fort Smith.
He is survived by his wife, Alena; two daughters, Carol Alexander and Cynda Alexander Beauchamp, both of Fort Smith; and two sons, David Alexander of Lee's Summit, Mo., and Craig Alexander of Burbank, Calif.
Memorial contributions may be made to Christ the King Catholic Church, 2112 S. Greenwood, Fort Smith, AR 72901.

Grace Maguire
MENA - Grace Olive Maguire, 89, of Mena died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002, in a Fort Smith hospital. She was born June 25, 1913, in Belmont, Mass. She graduated in 1935 from Wheaton College, was a homemaker and the widow of Leonard R. Maguire.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Hall Funeral Service of Mena.
She is survived by a daughter, Barbara McMellon of Mena; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Billy Stephens
ALMA - Billy Mike Stephens, 45, of Alma died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002, in a local hospital. He was a machinist fro 27 years at Georgia Pacific in Fort Smith, a member of Alma Church of Christ, coached little league baseball and served in the Marine Corps.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home Chapel in Van Buren with burial at Evergreen Cemetery in Alma.
He is survived by his wife, Janet; a daughter, Jamie Battles of Alma; a son, Jeremy Johnson of Fayetteville; his parents, Ann and Bob Douglas of Alma; paternal grandparents, Mary Stephens of Van Buren; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Hank Watlington, Clifton Battles, Billy Medlock, Nick Shaffer, Rick Clark and Gerald Salsbury.
The family will visit with friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 1274, Fort Smith, AR 72902.

Billy Paul Gadbury, 65, of Booneville, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002, in a Fort Smith hospital. He was born Feb. 11, 1937, in Gran Quivira, N.M. He was a dairyman and cattleman, a member of Longridge Baptist Church, a past Master of the Logan Lodge No. 408 at Ione, a 32nd degree Mason, and member and past patron of the Booneville Chapter No. 27 of the Order of the Eastern Star. He was a veteran of the Navy and served on the Veteran's Service Officer for south Logan County. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Avie Gadbury.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. today at the First United Methodist Church in Booneville with burial at Carolan Cemetery near Booneville under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home.
He is survived by his wife Barbara of the home; one daughter, Carol Lloyd and son-in-law, Robert of Booneville; one son, Billy P. and daughter-in-law, Linda Gadbury of Van Buren; two brothers, Tommy L. Gadbury and Jerry. D. Gadbury, both of Booneville; seven granddaughters, Evie Cureton of Colorado Springs, Colo., Stephanie Kana of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Melissa and Alaina Gadbury of Van Buren, Lindsay, Leah and Lauren Lloyd, all of Booneville; and one great-grandson, Daniel Gadbury.
Pallbearers will be Bud Organ, Jerry Lawson, Neal Preston, Steve Kennedy, Joe Yarborough, Todd Patterson, Edgar Lee Holt and Virgil Farmer. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Logan Lodge No. 408, all Masons and members of the Eastern Star No. 27, and staff of the Booneville Courthouse.
In lieu of flowers, memorials contributions may be made to the Logan Lodge No. 408 or Cancer Fund, C/O Booneville No. 27 Order of Eastern Star.

Robbie Sue Flanagan Cole, 77, of Fort Smith died Friday, Dec. 13, 2002, in her home. She was born Aug. 24, 1925, in Arbuckle Island. She was a retired employee of Proto Tool and of the Pentecostal faith. She was preceded in death by two sons, Robert and Steve, and was the widow of the late Lester A. Cole.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Lewis Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith with burial at Lavaca City Cemetery.
She is survived by five daughters, Virigina Seaton, Linda Gibson, Evie Craig and Sheila Langston, all of Fort Smith, and Barbara Cole of Keota; a son, Joseph Cole of Fort Smith 22 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Leon Craig, Billy and Terry Flanagan, Richard Smith, Kenneth Martin Jr. and Mike Gessling.
Honorary pallbearers will be Kyle and Logan Martin.
The family will visit with friends from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Pauline Burris, 79, of Russellville died Friday, Dec. 13, 2002, in St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville. She was born Nov. 7, 1923, in Broomfield to George and Rebecca Bullock Ross. She and Roy Burris were married Dec. 21, 1945, in Little Rock and were married fro 54 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Eugenia Gail Burris; and two brothers, G.S. Ross Jr. and Benne Ross.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday at Humphrey Funeral Home Service Chapel in Russellville with burial at Rest Haven Memorial Park in Russellville officiated by Dr. Stephen P. Davis and Dr. Steve Mosley.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Jennie and Jim Little of Marion; a son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Rebecca "Becky" Burris of Russellville; three sisters, Anita Williamson and Donna Hurtt, both of Russellville, and Sybil Thompson of Bellevue, Wash.; two grandchildren, Emily Little of Fort Smith and Benjamin Little of Siloam Springs; three stepgrandchildren, Elizabeth Gunsolus of Van Buren, Katie Parnell of Sterlington, La. and Jeremy Kassout of Russellville; and three great-grandchildren, Brooklyn and Brittni Little and Amber Parnell.
The family will visit with friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Arkansas Tech Nursing Dept., Russellville, AR 27801 or Grand Avenue Baptist Church, Orphanage Emmanuel Building Fund, 3900 Grand Ave., Fort Smith, AR 72902.

Mary Patterson
MULBERRY - Mary Eula Patterson, 85, of Mulberry died Friday, Dec. 13, 2002, in Alma. She was a homemaker and a member of Centerpoint Freewill Baptist Church.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday in Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home Chapel in Van Buren with burial at New Cemetery in Mulberry.
She is survived by her husband, Joe; three daughters, Mary Edith Jones of Mulberry and Betty June Brewer and Lorene King, both of Mountainburg; a son, James E. Patterson of Mulberry; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be James E. Brewer, J.D. King, Dennis "Pete" Peters, Robert Jones and Jim and Isaac Featherston.
The family will visit with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Bill Craig
Bill A. Craig, 63, of Fort Smith died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002, in Fort Smith. He was a member of the West-Ark Church of Christ, a retired electrician and a Navy veteran.
Funeral will be 1 p.m. Monday at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Smith with burial at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith.
He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann; a daughter, Dawn Denise Craig of Fort Smith; three sons, James Craig of Muldrow and Bill A. and Kyle Craig, both of Fort Smith; and three grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be James Dyer, Bob Goins, Dick Thompson, Joey Storment, Brian Cochran, Buddy Lawson and Bo Newsom.
The family will visit with friends from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.


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