ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Quorum Court will meet at 7 tonight in the county courthouse in Ash Flat to hear from insurance committee chairman Mark Johnson about employee insurance and from Bob Murphy concerning soil conservation, according to an agenda for the meeting.
A proposed amendment for a budget ordinance is also on the agenda.
Melbourne — Nationally renowned professional speaker and author Paul Vitale inspired and challenged both traditional and non-traditional students during the Aug. 28 Student Conference at Ozarka College, according to a news release.
Presenting “It’s Your Life, Dominate It!” to individuals gathered at the John E. Miller building, Vitale challenged those in attendance to maximize their potential to the fullest through instilling five fundamental practices.
FLORAL — Carrie Wood, 87, of Floral died Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009.
She was a long-time member of Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church and more recently a member of Flippo Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Morris Wood; a daughter, Karen Smith; a sister, Geneva Wood; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John Logan and Mattie Della Coverstone Harper; her husband, Leroy Wood; and a son, Lawrence Avery Wood.
JANESVILLE, Wis. — Andrew W. York, 76, of Janesville, Wis., died Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, at his home.
Born Feb. 3, 1933, in Jamestown, he was the son of James H. “Doc” and Neva Flinn York. He served in the U.S. Army and attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. He had been a Janesville resident for over 55 years, having moved there in 1953. He married Santina S. Moccero on May 25, 1957, at St. William Catholic Church.
James Otis Thompson, 92, of Batesville died Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009.
Born June 26, 1917, near Strawberry, he was the son of Leonard and Bertha Sides Thompson. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps as well as the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force during World War II and the Korean War. He enjoyed working with cattle on horseback.
WILLIFORD — William Richard Smith, 78, of Williford died Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, in a Salem hospital.
Survivors include his wife, Maria Ofel’a Smith.
No funeral services are planned at this time. Arrangements are by Heath Funeral Home Oak Hill Chapel in Highland.
Audrey M. Seibert, 82, of Batesville died Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, in a Batesville hospital.
Born March 10, 1927, in Williford, she was the daughter of Hiram Cleveland Martin and Rothie Enid Soper Martin. She graduated from high school at Harding Academy in Searcy. She received a bachelor’s degree from Arkansas College and a master’s degree from George Peabody in Nashville, Tenn. She was a schoolteacher and librarian in the Batesville School System for over 40 years.
STRAWBERRY — Travis Lloyd Mast, 19, of Strawberry died Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, in Mountain Home.
Born Aug. 30, 1990, at Brownsville, Tenn., he was the son of Phillip and Debra Mast. He was a carpenter and woodworker. He was a graduate of Strawberry Mennonite School and a member of Strawberry Mennonite Church.
Arthur C. Krablin Jr., 75, of Batesville died Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009, in Batesville.
Born March 23, 1934, in St. Charles, he was the son of Arthur C. Krablin Sr. and Edna Jones Krablin. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a manager at Precision Aerospace and was of the Baptist faith.
NEWARK — Jackie W. Davis, 79, of Newark died Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, at his home.
Born Feb. 16, 1930, in Newark, he was the son of Henry and Della Powell Davis.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Barber Davis; a son, William Davis of Newark; two grandchildren, Stephanie Johnson of Walnut Ridge and Chris Davis of Newark; and three great-grandchildren, Kayla Davis and Hailey Davis, both of Newark, and Bella Johnson of Walnut Ridge.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, Donald Davis.
WILLIFORD — Joseph Jean Cossey Sr., 60, of Williford died Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, at his home.
Survivors include his wife, Diane Cossey; two sons, Joseph Cossey of Florida and Dakota Cossey of Williford; three daughters, Vickie Barnett and Shelbie Cossey, both of Williford, and Jennifer Campbell of Savannah, Tenn.; three brothers, Bill Cossey of Williford, Kelly Cossey and Archie Cossey; and 15 grandchildren.
The funeral was at 2 p.m. Sunday at Heath Funeral Home Oak Hill Chapel in Highland. Burial was in Williford Cemetery.