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Archive for January, 2014

Shirley Ann Moye, 78, a resident of Norfork passed away Saturday, January 25, 2014 in Mountain Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church in Norfork, Arkansas or the Hospice of the Ozarks Hospice House in Mountain Home, Arkansas.

She was born July 1, 1935 in LaGrange, Arkansas to Owen O. Moore and Erlene Webb Moore. She Married George Kendrick Moye on July 19, 1957.

Mrs. Moye had a distinguished career with the Selective Service. Shirley’s life, spent with her loving husband, family and friends, has been an example for all who have known her. Everyone touched by her love was changed by it, and that will remain her lasting legacy.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, George K. Moye, and a brother, Charles Moore (Sue). She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and four sisters.

Memorial services will be held at dates that have not yet been set.

The online obituary and guestbook are available at

Wanda Reed, 87, of Licking passed away January 25 in Houston.

Visitation will be Monday, January 27 from 6-8 PM at Fox Chapel in Licking. Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 28 at 1 PM at the Boone Creek Baptist Church in Licking, with interment in Boone Creek Cemetery in Licking.

All services are under the direction of Fox Funeral Home in Licking.

Sally Clanton, 71 of Cherokee Village, Arkansas died on Sunday, in Ash Flat, Arkansas.

Born Tuesday, February 17, 1942. Marion, AR. and a retired school teacher with Turrell and Highland School Systems.

Surviving are daughter, Rebecca Buckellews. Grand daughters Ariel Underwood and Angelica Buckellew.

Visitation will be 4:00 till 8:00pm Thursday at Wortham Funeral Home Oak Hill Chapel located Highland. Funeral service at 10:00am Friday in the Chapel. And a graveside service Friday at 3:00pm in Crittenden Memorial Park, Marion, AR. Under the direction of Wortham Funeral Home of Highland. Online condolences may be made to the family at

David L. “Dave” Barks, 64, a resident of Columbia, Illinois formerly of Gamaliel passed away Friday, January 24, 2014, at St. Anthony’s Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

He was born July 30, 1949, in East St. Louis, Illinois to Cletus and Louise (McRill) Barks. Dave served in the United States Navy for 8 years during the Vietnam War. After his military service, He worked as an over the road truck driver and then worked at Eaton in Mountain Home for 13 years. Dave married Susan Marie Dockweiler on October 1, 1994, at the 101 Presbyterian Church in Gamaliel. He enjoyed fishing on both Bull Shoals and Norfork Lakes and loved motorcycle riding. Dave was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. He is preceded in death by his father, Cletus Barks.

Survivors include his wife of 19 years, Susan Barks of Columbia, Illinois; two sons and a daughter-in-law, David and Kristin Barks of Columbia, Illinois and Daniel Barks of Greenville, South Carolina; his mother, Louise Barks of Mountain Home; a grandson, Isaac Barks of Columbia, Illinois and his two Harley riding buddies, Bill Copeland of Jordan and Bob Wilder of Mountain Home.

Visitation will be 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at the Conner-Hankins Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

The funeral will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, January 30, 2014, at the Conner-Hankins Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jim Keyes officiating. Burial will be to follow at the Maynard-Bend Cemetery under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

The online obituary and guestbook are available at

Lyle Dean Mason, Sr. age 82 of Royse City, Texas, passed away at 10:55 A.M. on January 22, 2014 at his home. He was born to Fred and Mabel (Bates) Mason on July 19, 1931 in Success, Missouri.

On March 7, 1953, Lyle married the love of his life, Doris L. Fogerson Mason. To this union two children were born, Lyle D. Mason, Jr. and Vicki Lynn Mason Hart.

He is survived by his wife, Doris of the home, his son, Lyle D. Mason, Jr. and wife Katherine Ann of  Rowlett, Texas, and daughter, Vicki Lynn Mason Hart and husband “J.K.” of York, Pennsylvania; ten grandchildren, Misti Mason Tucker and husband Stephen, Cara Mason Schmidt and husband Justin, Jami Mason Elrod and husband Jason, Jessa Mason, Amber Hart Hooper and husband Brad, Alyssa Clift, Ashlyn Clift, Aliyah Clift, Alivia Clift, and Dylan Hart and wife Kristin; five great-grandchildren, Emory and Levi Tucker, Riley Jo and Sadie Kay Schmidt, and Gage Hart; three step great-grandchildren, Nicole and Cole Hooper, and Emily Honeycutt; and five brothers and sisters, Fred Mason II, Doyle Mason, Ruth Shorter, Doris Mason, Delores Russell.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Mabel Mason; and three siblings, Eunice Mason, Leslie Mason, and Lulu Mason.

Lyle was saved in March of 1958 and baptized at First Baptist Church of Lockwood, Missouri. Lyle worked as a truck driver, manager of the grain elevator at Lockwood & Vandalia, manager of MFA Feed & Grocery in Houston, Missouri. He also worked at OK Tire and Neil’s Tire, leading to his ownership and operation of Lyle Mason Tire for 16 years.

Lyle loved to play golf and during his retirement you would be sure to find him on the golf course enjoying the game and time with friends. Lyle also enjoyed reading his Bible, singing and listening to gospel music, and playing with his great-grandchildren.

He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Services were held at 10:00 A.M. Monday, January 27, 2014 at Evans Funeral Home with Pastor Bill Villapiano officiating. Burial was in Pine Lawn Cemetery. Pallbearers were; Dylan Hart, J.K Hart, Brad Hooper, Mike Sparks, Devin Hart and Ron Frey. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to Services were under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.

John Burl Sitz, Jr., age 69 of Williford, Arkansas, passed away Thursday, January 23, 2014 at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Arkansas.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date by the family. No Visitation is planned. All arrangements are by Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Arkansas.

He was born August 13, 1944 in Inglewood, California to John Burl Sr. and Helen (Watkins) Sitz. He did custom paint and body work for many years. John was of the Baptist faith and was the co-founder of the N.E.A.S.R.A. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include two sons, John L. Sitz of Williford, Arkansas and Jason A. Sitz of Lake City, Arkansas; one sister, Ruth A. Matson of Laguna Woods, California; one brother, Jim Sitz of Hardy, Arkansas; five grandchildren; one great grandchild; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Carla Jo Pickett, 56 of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas died on Friday, January 24, 2014, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Arkansas.

Born Thursday, October 31, 1957 in Danville, Illinois, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Force and the late Shirley Force.

She is survived by her husband Jeffrey Pickett and a son Dustin Pickett of Horseshoe Bend, AR.She was predeceased by brother, Keith Force.

A memorial service will be at 7:00 PM on Tuesday at Abundent Life Church located at 26 FM 101 Road Highland, Arkansas with the Bro. Joy Barnes officiating.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Donna Sue Kingsbury, 59 of Cherokee Village, Arkansas died on Thursday, at Barnes Hospital in St Louis, Missouri. Born Friday, November 12, 1954 in Arora, Illinois, she was the daughter of the late Ermin Baldridge and the late Vivian Kelley Baldridge.

Visitation will be Tuesday at Wortham Oak Hill Chapel 5:00pm till 7:00pm. Funeral service will be 10:00am Wednesday in the cahpel. With Bro. jimmy Anderson officiating. Under the direction of Wortham Funeral Home of Highland. Interment will be in Hope Cemetery, Imboden, AR.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Survived by her husband John Kingsbury, sons, Adam Kingsbury and Aaron Kingsbury, brothers, Steve Baldridge and Charles Baldridge, sisters, Shirley Jacrhring and Linda Godbey. Grandchildren Dustin and Destiny Centano, Addison Claett, and Brantly Kingsbury.

George Louis Apostle, 93 of Cherokee Village, Arkansas died on Thursday, in Ash Flat, Arkansas. Born Friday, August 27, 1920 in Marquette, Michigan, he was the son of the late Pierros Apostle and the late Koula Govatos Apostle. George was a veteran of WWII serving in the Army. Owner and Chef of a restaurant. He is survived by his wife Martha McCraken Apostle. sons, Perry and wife Roxy Apostle and John and wife Candice Apostle, daughter, Carol and husband Joseph Brognah, sister, Depina Govatsos; 4 grand children Pam, Sophia, Chloe,and Ruby; 2 great grand children.

Preceded in death by his parents, Brothers John, Tony, Sam and Peter; sisters Mary Galanis, Helen Katsoris and Toula Manalakos.

Visitation will be Tuesday at 1:00pm till service time. Funeral service will be 2:00pm in Wortham Oak Hill Chapel.Under the direction of Wortham Funeral Home of Highland. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery,Highland, AR.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Mildred Pearcy Roderick James, age 84, daughter of Johnie and Maggie (Stilley) Pearcy, was born June 27, 1929 at Roubidoux, MO. She passed away on January 22, 2014 in Houston, MO.

She lived most of her life in the Texas County area. She graduated from Houston High School in 1948, attended SMS and taught 4 years in one room schools.

She married Leslie J. Roderick in 1950 and to this union 3 sons were born.

Mildred worked for the Division of Family Services 7 years and a bookkeeper for 19 years. She owned and operated Mildred’s Fashion Shop in Houston. She served on the Houston Housing Board and Houston Senior Citizens Board several years.

Mildred accepted Christ early in life and is a member of Northside Baptist Church. She taught Sunday School over 40 years and held many other offices in church. She loved her Lord and was very unhappy when she had to quit working in church due to health problems.

In 1976 she married Gerald James. Mildred was the happiest when her family was around her. She loved to make quilts and made at least one for all her children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Leslie, her parents, a daughter-in-law Betty Roderick, grandson Will Pace, brother Ray Pearcy, sister Maxine Brown, and brother-in-law Loman Gaddis.

Mildred is survived by her husband Gerald, 3 sons; Mike Roderick and wife Peggy of Blue Springs, MO, Phillip Roderick and wife Amy of Jefferson City, MO, Danny Roderick and wife Rosemary of Pittsburgh, PA; a step-daughter, Debbie Binkley and husband Bill of Seymour, MO; 10 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 3 sisters; Joyce Campbell, Norma Pearcy, both of Houston, MO and Sue Gaddis of Lake Winnebago, MO; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She will be missed by those who knew and loved her.

Services were Monday January 27, at 1 PM in the Evans Funeral Home. Wesley Wallace officiated with burial in Hickory Ridge Cemetery. Pallbearers were Chris Roderick, Shawn Roderick, Will Roderick, Jared Roderick, Matt Roderick, Grant Binkley and Dempsey Pace and Honorary Pallbearers were Lori Pace, Jana Baker, Arden Roderick, Lexie Binkley, Mallory Roderick, and Braeden Baker. Memorials may be made to Northside Baptist Church Building Fund. Services were under the direction of Evans Funeral Home. On-line condolences may be sent to