Obituaries

Mrs. Ada Gertrude Osterman

Mrs. Ada Gertrude Osterman, of Harrisburg, departed this life Monday, May 4, 2015, in Harrisburg, at the age of 90.

She was born November 18, 1924 in Summerset, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Thomas Bryant Gosser and Sophia Lea Eastham Gosser.

She was a member of the Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Fifty Six, AR, but attended the Greenfield Baptist Church near Harrisburg.  She worked for Walmart for 15 years and enjoyed quilting, fishing and camping.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil “Pete” Osterman in 1976, her son, Jimmy Osterman in 2014, four brothers, Howard Gosser, Walter Gosser, Edward Gosser, and Hershel Gosser, and five sisters, Icelene  Trammel, Eldine Clark, Mada Lea Welch, Venitas Gosser, and Annis Wilson.

She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Doris Osterman of Harrisburg, six granddaughter, Candice Osterman, Keesha Huffman Dixson, Hailey Dillinger, Trevor Diullinger, Taylor Huffman and Tony Wilson, a great granddaughter, Cindel Osterman, two sisters, Judy Ferguson and Argola Reed, both of Tuckerman, one brother, Herbert Gosser of Fifty Six, AR and many, many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are set for 2:00 p.m. Thursday, at the Gregg-Weston Funeral Home Chapel in Harrisburg with Rev. Gary Ragland and Rev. Michael Criner officiating.  Interment will follow in Worley Cemetery at Cash.  Friends may visit at the funeral home Wednesday evening, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Pallbearers will be David Ferguson, Paul Ferguson, Mark Ferguson, Danny Dillinger, Randy Dillinger and Rick Huffman.  Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Pitts, Roy Dean Pitts and her nieces and nephews.

Those wishing to send memorials are asked to consider the Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Fifty Six, AR or the Greenfield Baptist Church near Harrisburg.

 

Mrs. Evelyn “Susie” Easley Brand

Mrs. Evelyn “Susie” Easley Brand, of Wynne, formerly of Harrisburg, departed this life Friday, February 6, 2015, at UAMS in Little Rock, at the age of 69.

She was born January 18, 1946 in Tyronza, the daughter of the late Covie Easley and Gracie Mae Mathis Easley.

She was a member of the Church of Christ and will be remembered as a loving mother, sister and grandmother. She loved animals and enjoyed gymnastics and was also an artist and a poet and was considered a genuine people person.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, C.B. Easley, Frank Howard Easley, Gene Hutchens Eddie Hutchens and Philip Easley, and her sisters, Christine Hutchens, Martha Bennett and Pat McKay.

She is survived by three sons, Billie Mosley of Wynne, Scott Mosley of Harrisburg and James Mosley of Harrisburg, two daughters, Hope Mosley of Cherry Valley and Monica Farmer of Colt, five sisters, Nancy Lindsey of Colt, Donna Brecheen of Wynne, Sandra Wallace of Harrisburg, Judy Harper of Harrisburg and Angel Young of Tyronza, two brothers, J.D. Easley of Maumelle and John Easley of Kentucky, five grandchildren, T.J Betts of Harrisburg, Traci Betts of Wynne, Kara Lee of Marion, Hannah Lovrien of Cherry Valley and McKinley Mosley of Cherry Valley, and five great grandchildren, Dawson Betts of Harrisburg, Jake Allred of Wynne, Lilly Betts of Harrisburg, Jacie Allred of Wynne and Cadence Lovrien of Cherry Valley.

A memorial celebration of life is set for 7:00 p.m. Thursday, in the chapel of Gregg-Weston Funeral Home in Harrisburg with Brother Fred Strasser officiating. There will be no visitation.

Windford “Winkie” Sanders

 

 

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Fisher- Windford “Winkie” Sanders, 94, died Thursday, February 5, 2015 at his home.

He was born May 28, 1920 to Elijah Earl and Carrie Gable Sanders.

Winkie spent his entire life in the Fisher area except for his time in the Navy when he was stationed in San Francisco, CA.

Winkie farmed most of his life and enjoyed being active and stayed busy doing whatever needed done around the house and farm. He grew peas and sunflowers in a field big enough to share with family and friends. He kept the area around the house mowed even into his 93rd year.

Winkie was an avid hunter, beginning at a very early age and kept hunting until he was no longer able to walk in the woods.

He is proceeded in death by his parents, three sisters, Eithel Edwards, Thelma Niebaum and Neva Addis and one brother, Willard Sanders.

Winkie is survived by his wife of 73 years, Joyce Bryant Sanders of the home; three sons, Windford Sanders (Dora Jean) of Fisher, Dan Sanders of Cleveland, Texas and Sherman Sanders (Leslie) of Weiner; a daughter; Delores Granthan of Fisher; 11 grandchildren; Mark and Travis Granthan, Greyson, Shannon and Sean Sanders, Alisa Lott, Rosanne Gliemann, Wendy Kemp, Michelle Allbritton, Shanda Woods and Tony Newberry and 15 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held 2 pm at Fisher Cemetery Sunday February 8, 2015 with Paul Lawrence officiating. Arrangement have been entrusted to Gregg-Weston funeral home.

His grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

 

Mrs. Belinda Rene Wallin Smith

Mrs. Belinda Rene Wallin Smith, of Harrisburg, departed this life Tuesday, February 3, 2015, at St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, at the age of 56.

She was born July 26, 1958 in Lepanto, the daughter of John Thomas Wallin and Betty Isbell Wallin.

Belinda married Kenny Smith on October 10, 1992 and they enjoyed 22 years together. She was a retired Insurance Representative, having worked 12 years with Blue Cross/Blue Shield in Memphis and 5 years with Aetna.  Belinda was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Harrisburg. If you knew Belinda, you know that she possessed a huge heart and enjoyed taking care of the needs of others.  She was truly a giver.

She was preceded in death by her father, John Thomas Wallin. She is survived by her husband, Kenny Smith of the home, her mother, Betty Wallin of Harrisburg, one daughter, Carmon Skillern of Harrisburg, two brothers, Tommy Wallin and Paul Wallin, both of Harrisburg, three step-sisters, Sherri Foster, Melissa Elrod and Jessica McFall, all of Lepanto, and one step-brother, Michael Elrod of Montana.

Funeral services are set for 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 6, 2015, at the Gregg-Weston Funeral Home Chapel in Harrisburg with Rev. Terry Tacker officiating.  Interment will follow in Harrisburg Memorial Park Cemetery.  Friends may visit at the funeral home Thursday, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Serving as pallbearers will be Michael Armstrong, James Owens, Derrial Armstrong, Harold Mullins, Steve Porter, and Joey McClanahan.  Mike Miller will serve as honorary pallbearer.  Those wishing to send memorials are asked to consider Calvary Baptist Church in Harrisburg.

Mr. Frank G. “Pops” Stultz, Jr.

Mr. Frank G. “Pops” Stultz, Jr. was born December 12, 1956 to Frank G. Stultz, Sr. and Nora May Wilcox Stultz.

Pop left this world December 27, 2014, at the St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, at the age of 58.

Pop was preceded in death by his parents, Frank & Nora Stultz, one sister, Jacqueline Marie Stultz Johnson, and one grandson, Jeremiah James Minga.  Pops leaves behind his hippie wife, beautiful Bonnie Osborn Stultz, six children, James Michael and Keila Stultz of Brazil, Angelina Dawn and Billy Minga of Searcy, David Alan Stultz of Nakiana, NC, Jessica Christine Hill of South Port, NC, Alan & Melynda Cantrell of Weiner, and Lisa and Ben Wright of Harrisburg, 13 grandchildren, Nicholas, Chandler, Alexis, Courtney, Colton, Sidney, Haley, Baley, Addyson, B.J., Alyssa, Peyton and Aiden, two sisters, Glenda and Eddie Churchwell, Sr. of Harrisburg, and Cynthia Pegg of South Port, NC, seven nieces and nephews, Eddie Churchwell, Jr. and Shannon, Michael and Kachina Churchwell, James and Gracy Stone, Candice Churchwell, Shawn Smith, Travis Johnson, J.W. Pegg and Tamera and Kenny Prevatt, several great nieces, nephews, friends and one uncle, David and Pat Wilcox.

Pop worked in construction as a sheet rocker.  Pop was a Vietnam War veteran, having served in the U.S. Army.  He loved his family. Pop was a devoted husband, father, brother and friend. Pop was a hippie at heart. He loved music, fishing, playing cards, cooking out, just hanging out with his family, friends, and the love of his life, Bonnie “Be-Bop”. Daddy, you are greatly loved and will be deeply missed. We all love you. Till we meet again. Gone but never forgotten.

Gregg-Weston Funeral Home of Harrisburg is in charge of arrangements and a memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Mr. Tracey Lee Lindsey

Mr. Tracey Lee Lindsey, of Medina, Ohio, formerly of Harrisburg, departed this life Thursday, December 11, 2014, in Cleveland, at the age of 54.

He was born April 9, 1960 in Harrisburg, the son of Bobby Joe Lindsey, Sr. and Nancy Easley Lindsey.

Tracey was employed at American Greetings for 32 years.  He transferred to the Medina plant when American Greetings closed their Harrisburg operation in 1998. He was a member of the Medina Church of Christ and enjoyed fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.  He also enjoyed collecting civil war items, comic books, computer games, and loved sports, especially Nascar. Tracey was a 1978 graduate of Harrisburg High School and married Kathy Hurst on April 11, 1980.  They enjoyed 34 years together. Tracey was preceded in death by his father, Bobby Joe Lindsey, Sr. on March 21, 2005.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy of the home, one son, Jonathan Lindsey and his wife Sarah of Brunswick, OH, one daughter, Chesnie Lindsey of Wadsworth, OH, his mother, Nancy Lindsey of Colt, AR, one brother, Bobby Joe Lindsey, Jr. of Colt, AR, three grandchildren, Brianna Lance and Braxton DeLong, both of Wadsworth, OH and Jack Lindsey of Brunswick, OH, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are set for 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Gregg-Weston Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Jim Faughn and Mr. Wil Sadler. Interment will follow in Farm Hill Cemetery.  Friends may visit at the funeral home Monday evening, 6:00-8:00 p.m.  Pallbearers will be Daniel Page, Harrell Poff, Daniel Poff, Jeff Williams, Chris Hurst, and Max Reynolds, Jr.  Honorary pallbearers will be Ray Blanchard, Bill Mears, Lance Collins and Jerry Herring.

Lindsey Melaine Ball Parker

1Mrs. Lindsey Melaine Ball Parker, 24, of Harrisburg, went to be with her heavenly father, Tuesday, December 9, 2014.  She was born October 19, 1990 in Jonesboro, the daughter of the late Marcus W. Ball and Lisa Pierce Ball.

Lindsey was very involved at Calvary Baptist Church where she was a member.  In high school, she was an ambassador for East Conference, cheerleader, member of the National Honor Society and Student Council. She graduated in 2009 from Harrisburg High School as an Honor Graduate. During high school she worked as a lifeguard at the city pool and worked at playschool.  She was also cheerleading sponsor for Senior High Cheerleaders.  She graduated from Arkansas State University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education as a Magna Cum Laude.  She went on to teach at Cross County Elementary for 2 years.

She married Matt Parker on January 7, 2012 and was blessed with a son, Knox, born on February 10, 2014.  She was a loving and caring mother, wife, and teacher.  She loved spending time with Knox, Matt and her family and friends.  She loved being a teacher and being a role model to her students.  You never caught Lindsey without a smile on her face and she would go out of her way to do anything for anybody.  She was preceded in death by her father, Marcus W. Ball.

She is survived by her husband, Matt, her son, Knox, her mother Lisa Ball, her grandparents, Howard & Hulene Pierce, all of Harrisburg, and her grandparents, Wayne & Joan Ball of Cherry Valley.  She is also survived by two aunts, Lori Pierce Howton (Daniel) and Leslie Pierce Wallace (David), both of Harrisburg, one uncle, Ben Ball of Cherry Valley, her sister-in-law, Maria Parker of Harrisburg, and cousins, Calen, Cody & Cidney Wallace, and Kelsey, Kiley & Rylan Howton and Matthew Walton, and a sister at heart, Shayna Cole Tucker.

Funeral services are set for 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Harrisburg High School Gymnasium with Rev. Zach Minton and Rev. John Lindsey officiating.  Burial will follow in Harrisburg Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Gregg-Weston Funeral Home of Harrisburg.  There will be no public visitation.  Pallbearers will be Will Bornhoft, Ryan Murphy, Brandon Mitchell, Spencer brown, Kevin Harkey and Trevor Owens. Honorary pallbearers will be the Cross County Elementary Staff and a host of friends.

Those wishing to send memorials are asked to consider the Cherry Valley Food Pantry, 128 CR 303, Cherry Valley, AR 72324 or the Make A Wish Foundation, Arkansas Office, 320 Executive Court Ste. 101, Little Rock, AR 72205.

John Coldiron

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Mr. Johnathon L. Coldiron, of Harrisburg, departed this life Tuesday morning, October 28, 2014, in Harrisburg, at the age of 37.

He was born March 1, 1977 in Homer, Louisiana, the son of the late John Thomas Coldiron and Karen Ingle Coldiron.

John was a former tugboat employee and a roofer.  He loved fishing and hunting and spending time with his wife and children.

He is survived by his wife Amanda Church Coldiron of the home, three children, Sarah, Haley and Jaseton, all of the home, 1 sister, Heather Coldiron of Harrisonburg, LA and his grandmother, Charlotte Ingle of Harrisburg, AR.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 2, 2014, at the Gregg-Weston Funeral Home Chapel in Harrisburg. Interment will follow in Harrisburg Memorial Park.  Friends may visit at the funeral home Saturday evening, 5:00-8:00 p.m

Those serving as pallbearers will be Dennis Hedge, Brad Coldiron, Kevin Coldiron, B.J. Wilson and Dennis Hedge.

Kenneth L. “Buddy” George

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Mr. Kenneth L. “Buddy” George, of Jonesboro, formerly of Trumann and Harrisburg, departed this life, October 27, 2014, at his home, at the age of 66.

 

He was born January 21, 1948 in Trumann, the son of James Homer George and Pauline Tillery George.

 

Buddy was a U.S. Navy veteran having served in Vietnam.  He served for six years and then suffered a stroke that disabled him and ended his naval career.  He remained dedicated to his country was proud of his service. He married Shirley Miller August 12, 1978 and they enjoyed 36 years together. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Trumann and was very active in his church. He enjoyed buying and selling cars, especially classic cars.  He mowed yards for many years and enjoyed vacations and time at the beach.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth L. George, two brothers, Johnny Paul George and Donald Wayne George, a sister, Martha F. Dunn, and a grandchild, Ryan Fracek.

 

He is survived by his wife Shirley George of the home, seven children, Diana Moore (Eric) of Harrisburg, Donna Oliver (Randall) of Mountain Home, April Kirby (Paul) of Harrisburg, Angela Farley (James) , Kevin L. George, Kimberly Stuart (Lee)  and Kristyn George (Greg Bean), all of Jonesboro, five siblings, James E. George of Jonesboro, Robert Allen George of Quana, TX, Jimmie Lou Garcia of South Bend, IN, Virginia Kelso of Sikeston, MO, and Dorris J. Covelli of Harrisburg, eight grandchildren, Ashley Noel, Brandon Moore, Michael Moore, Matthew Fracek, Sarah Oliver, Kelsey Kirby, Kaley Kirby, and Hannah Belcher, and one great grandchild, Bryleigh Madison Kirby.

 

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 31, 2014, at the Gregg-Weston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Austin Missey and Rev. Frank Hillis officiating.  Interment will follow in the Arkansas State Veteran’s Cemetery at Birdeye.  Friends may visit at the funeral home Thursday evening, 6:00-9:00 p.m.  Those serving as pallbearers will be Donald Britnell, Floyd Tucker, Conrad Mobley, Rodney Sweeney, Bobby Hampton, and Wayne Lindsey.  Grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers.

 

 

Jimmy Ray Qualls

Jimmy Ray Qualls, 72, of Harrisburg, departed this life Monday October 20, 2014, at his home.

He was born July 15, 2014  in Harrisburg, to the late  John Frank and Lorene Chamberlain Qualls. He worked for Ford Motor Company and Otis Engineering. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He was of the Baptist faith.

He was proceeded in death in by his parents; two brothers Charles Vernon Qualls and Teddy Wayne Qualls; two sisters, Margaret Reynolds and Diane Craig.

He is survived by his wife Connie Qualls of Monette; a son, Jim Qualls and his wife Robin of Arnold, Missouri; a daughter Cheryl Qualls of St. Louis, Missouri; two brothers, J.E. Qualls and his wife Sylvia of Jonesboro and Junior Qualls and his wife Pam of Harrisburg; nine sisters,Virlene Neal of Truman, Gail Simpson and her husband Roger of Webster, Michigan, Linda Hughes and her husband Charles of  The Colony, Texas, Sharon Goodin and her husband George of Harrisburg, Martha Parnell and her husband Henry Bradenton, Florida, Brenda Medina and her husband Thomas of Irving, Texas,  Deborah McClure and her husband Gary of The Colony, Texas, Annette Peace and her husband Dean of Jonesboro and Regina Miller of Irving; four granddaughter, Taylor Qualls and Madison Qualls   both of Arnold, Missouri, Elizabeth McCamey and Cloe McCamey both of Monette; and several nieces and nephews.

A Graveside service will be 10 am Thursday October 23, 2014 at Pine Log Cemetery.

Visitation will be 6-8 pm Wednesday at Gregg-Weston Funeral Home.

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