Shinn Funeral Service

The death of a loved one brings together family and friends to honor and remember a very special person. For almost 80 years, Shinn Funeral Service has served thousands of River Valley families during their time of loss. Today Shinn Funeral Service continues to place emphasis on the motto "service measured not by gold, but by The Golden Rule."


Our Obituaries

Floy Casey

March 3, 1930 - July 24, 2017

Floy Casey, age 87, of Lockhart, Texas, recently of Russellville, died Monday, July 24, 2017, at home. She was born to Floyd Houston and Annie Summers Ketcherside in South New Hope on March 3, 1930. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Casey. Survivors include a son, Robert Louis Casey, of Russellville; three grandchildren, Albert Louis Casey and...
View Tribute »

Kenneth Fay Morphis

July 31, 1938 - July 24, 2017

Kenneth F. Morphis, age 78, of Russellville, died Monday July 24, 2017, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. He was born July 31, 1938, in Dover to Garland Morphis and Zelma Bowden Morphis Britton. He was a Jehovah's Witness at the Russellville Kingdom Hall on 16th street, and also an avid outdoors man who loved to hunt and fish. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a step...
View Tribute »

Joseph Stephen Hlass

February 22, 1922 - July 24, 2017

Joseph Stephen Hlass died peacefully at his home in Russellville, on July 24, 2017, surrounded by loved ones. He was born on February 2, 1922, in Russellville, to Stephen and Francis Barborek Hlass. He was ready to be with his Heavenly Father and loved ones who'd gone on before him. In his own words, Joe was "ready for anything." When one of his daughters asked him if he knew how much he was...
View Tribute »

Bonnie Jean Jamell

August 11, 1924 - July 21, 2017

Bonnie Jean Jamell, age 92, of Russellville, died Friday, July 21, 2017. She was born August 11, 1924, in Buttermilk, Arkansas to Walter Ezekiel and Amy Ethel Patterson Andrews. She was a member of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church and a Golden Patron of the Cumberland Presbyterian Women. She was a life-time PTA member. She retired from JC Penney's and was a realtor. She was an original ...
View Tribute »

James Henry Collins

September 18, 1941 - July 19, 2017

James Henry Collins, age 75, of Russellville, died Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. He was born to John Henry and Mary Celeste Collins in Yell County on September 18, 1941. He was a member and usher at New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church. James was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He retired after 35 years of employment with...
View Tribute »

Laura Lee Bewley

April 27, 1926 - July 17, 2017

Laura Lee Bewley, age 91, of Russellville, passed away on Monday, July 17, 2017, at her home on Crow Mountain. She was born to Auby and Minnie Workman in Pottsville, Arkansas on April 27, 1926. Laura was the second of seven children born and was named after her grandmother, Laura King. The Workman family was a farming family who lived primarily in and around Manila, Arkansas, although the...
View Tribute »

John H. Miller

September 4, 1927 - July 14, 2017

John H. Miller, 89, of Russellville, died Friday, July 14, 2017, at the Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. He was born September 4, 1927, at Augsburg to William Franklin and Katherine M. Hink Miller. He was a United States Army veteran, a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, the American Legion Auxiliary and a Mason at the Masonic Lodge #339 in London. He owned the Miller's Chicken...
View Tribute »

Thelma Joyce Schrameck

September 5, 1935 - July 11, 2017

Thelma Joyce Burnett Schrameck, age 81, of Russellville, died Tuesday, July 11, 2017. She was born September 5, 1935, in a log cabin in Chester, Arkansas to Evan Charles and Erma Voleta Moore Burnett. She was an employee of Arvac Headstart for 18 years, and moved to Russellville when her daughter's first grandchild was born. She was a dedicated mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and...
View Tribute »

Jean Hemmer

August 24, 1942 - July 10, 2017

Jean Hemmer, age 74, of Dover, died Monday, July 10, 2017, at Baptist Health and Medical Center. She was born August 24, 1942, in Dover to Jess Fredrick and Joyce Lorene Niemeyer Austin. She retired from the Dover School district and enjoyed all of the children at the school. She did alterations for the children's band uniforms, prom dresses and choir. She was a cheer sponsor and helped...
View Tribute »

Ernestine Louise Weisschadel

April 23, 1925 - July 10, 2017

Ernestine Louise Zwayer Weisschadel, age 92, of Russellville, formerly of Mineral Springs, died Monday, July 10, 2017, after a life-well-lived. She spent the last few years of life battling a disease that robbed her of her memories and abilities to do everyday tasks, but never lost her sass, wit or loving heart. She was born on April 23, 1925, in Hollywood, California, to Ernest and Mary Emma...
View Tribute »

Otis Franklin Hibbard, Jr.

July 7, 1953 - July 6, 2017

Otis Franklin Hibbard Jr., age 63, of Dover, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, July 6, 2017. He was born July 7, 1953, in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Otis always took a positive approach to life and had an incredible sense of humor. His family will greatly miss his amazing ability to tell a good story. He was a member of Victory Missionary Baptist Church for 25 years, a member of the River Valley...
View Tribute »

Pauline Polly Neal

September 8, 1927 - July 6, 2017

Pauline "Polly" Neal, age 89, slipped peacefully from this earth on July 6, 2017. She was a resident of Fox Ridge Assisted Living Facility in Bryant until her death and was a member of Bryant First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, James Neal; her son, Jimmy Ray Neal; two brothers; and a sister. ...
View Tribute »

Nell Pirtle

January 20, 1935 - July 5, 2017

Nell Pirtle, age 82, of Russellville, left this earth Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at the Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home with her loved ones by her side. She was born January 20, 1935, in Bluff City to Claudie and Lucille Bever McBride. She was a member of Fifth and Greenwich Church of Christ for over 60 years. She loved baking, party planning and all family gatherings. She was a...
View Tribute »

Vera Sue Roach

January 17, 1931 - July 3, 2017

Vera Sue (Byrum) Roach, age 86, of Russellville, passed away on July 3, 2017, at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. She went home to our Lord and to have the best piece of cherry pie ever with her dear husband, Arvil Lee Roach. She was born on January 17, 1931, during the Great Depression to William and Minnie Byrum in Caglesville, In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her...
View Tribute »

Floyd Junior Hampton

June 29, 1945 - July 2, 2017

Floyd Junior Hampton, age 72, of Dover, passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017, at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home surrounded by his family. He was born on June 29, 1945, in Mount Judea, Arkansas to George Washington and Annie Jane Dial Hampton. He was a co-owner in Yesterday's Flea Market and knew no strangers. As a real American picker he was always buying, selling, trading, and swapping. On...
View Tribute »

Ronald Sherman Maxwell

July 25, 1941 - July 1, 2017

Ronald Sherman Maxwell, age 75, of Oppelo, died July 1, 2017. He was born July 25, 1941, in Booneville to Hawley and Armetta Murphy Maxwell. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Morrilton. He attended Arkansas Boys State in high school and was a member of FFA. He graduated from the University of Arkansas with a B.S. degree and was a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity. For...
View Tribute »

Mary Nell Isbell

August 13, 1921 - June 28, 2017

Mary Nell Isbell, age 95, of Russellville died Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at Home Care Hospice in Little Rock. She was born August 13, 1921, in Paris to Warren Garrison and Mertie Ola McCoy. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Robert "Bob" Isbell; a son, Brent Ledgerwood; a daughter, Mary Alice Dickens; and a granddaughter, Laura Dickens. Survivors include...
View Tribute »

Billie Jean Cossey

December 6, 1934 - June 28, 2017

Billie Jean Cossey, 82, of Russellville, died Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at Baptist Health and Medical Center in Little Rock. She was born December 6, 1934, in Scottsville, to Lonnie Lee and Lena Metilda Murphy. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Lee V. Cossey; and a great-grandchild, Ezra Cruz. Survivors include her son, Larry Lee Cossey of Dover;...
View Tribute »

Jalia Batson Lingle

January 21, 1944 - June 26, 2017

Jalia Batson Lingle, age 73, of Russellville died Monday, June 26, 2017, at her home. She was born January 21, 1944, in Russellville to Calvin Stirman and Evelyn Jo Bailey Batson. Jaygee, as she was fondly remembered by family and friends, was past president and life member of Russellville Junior Auxiliary and co-owner of Lingle Manufacturing. She loved spending time with her family and never...
View Tribute »

Ethel Mae Athey

November 7, 1932 - June 22, 2017

Ethel Mae Athey, 84, of Russellville, died Thursday, June 22, 2017, at UAMS in Little Rock. She was born November 7, 1932, in Pope County, to Harmon and Euna Laffon Lemley. She was a member of Central Presbyterian Church. She taught typing and short hand in high school and special education in grade school. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a son, Richard Alon Athey. ...
View Tribute »

Neola Evon Haston

December 28, 1942 - June 12, 2017

Neola Evon Haston, age 74, of Dardanelle, died Monday, June 12, 2017, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. She was born December 28, 1942, in Casa to Ivory and Wanda Haston. She was a member of the New Liberty Holiness Pentecostal Church. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, Reesal Haston and Joe D. Haston. Survivors include Mae Dinkins of Sumter,...
View Tribute »

Iladene McAnulty

August 25, 1932 - June 9, 2017

Iladene McAnulty, age 84, of Russellville, died Friday, June 9, 2017, at Dardanelle Nursing Center. She was born August 25, 1932, in Clarksville to Jess Frank and Mary Edna Dalton Boen. She was a member of the First Assembly of God in Russellville, and a former employee of International Shoe Company, and CM Vending. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Dane...
View Tribute »

Glen K Ingram

January 19, 1946 - June 7, 2017

Glen K. Ingram, age 71, of Dover, passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. He was born January 19, 1946, in Dover to Sylvan and Bess Williamson Ingram. He was of the Assembly of God faith and loved to fish. He worked maintenance at St. Mary's Hospital and Dover Supermarket. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Bill Boyd...
View Tribute »

Denver M. Kring

March 12, 1923 - June 5, 2017

Denver M. Kring, age 94, peacefully went to be with his Lord on Monday, June 5, 2017, in Russellville, Arkansas, surrounded by family. He was born March 12, 1923, in Genoa, Arkansas. He was a resident of Longview, Texas for over 70 years. He was a member of Calvary Christian Tabernacle. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 67 years, Dora Elizabeth Kring; his daughter, Debbie Kay...
View Tribute »

Wanda Pauline Haston

March 24, 1923 - May 30, 2017

Wanda Pauline Haston, age 94, of Dardanelle, died Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at Dardanelle Nursing Center. She was born March 24, 1923, in Yell County to William Carl and Sarah Elizabeth Talley Mehle. She was a member of the Palmetto Church on Crow Mountain and loved gardening, sewing and quilting. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Ivory Haston; two sons,...
View Tribute »

Thomas C. Willis

October 16, 1929 - May 29, 2017

Thomas C. Willis, 87, of Dover, died Monday, May 29, 2017, at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center. He was born October 16, 1929, at Amarillo, Texas, to A.G. and Vada Willis. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Barbara J. Willis; a brother and a sister. Survivors three step-sons and their spouses, James L. and Dawn Staggs of Bryant, David L. and Brenda Staggs of...
View Tribute »

Donald Skidmore

September 15, 1978 - May 26, 2017

Donald Skidmore, age 38, of Lamar, died Friday, May 26, 2017. He was born on September 15, 1978, in Clarksville, Arkansas to Edsel and Ruth Nelson Skidmore. He was preceded in death by his father, Edsel "Red" Skidmore. Survivors include his mother, Ruth Skidmore of Lamar; three sisters, Teresa Hibbert of Moffet, Oklahoma, Melissa Jean Skidmore of Mulvane, Kansas, and Melinda Goodman of...
View Tribute »

Jennings S. Shoptaw

June 4, 1925 - May 26, 2017

Jennings S. Shoptaw, age 91, of Dardanelle, died Friday, May 26, 2017, at Chambers Memorial Hospital. He was born June 4, 1925, in Russellville to John and Lillian Brown Shoptaw. On August 31, 1966, he married Darlene May. He retired after 22 years as a United States Air Force Master Sergeant, where he was an F4 Phantom mechanic. He was among the many who stormed the beach at Normandy on...
View Tribute »

William "Bill" Roy Tidwell

March 16, 1930 - May 19, 2017

William "Bill" Roy Tidwell, age 87, of Russellville, died May 18, 2017, at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. He was born March 16, 1930 in Melbourne, to William Charles "Doc" and Virgie Delora Tidwell. He was a member of the Atkins Church of Christ, and also a veteran of the United States Navy where he served in Korea. He worked for the FAA as a radar technician supervisor at the radar tower...
View Tribute »

Janet Strickler Roys

March 19, 1938 - May 18, 2017

Janet Strickler Roys, 79, Russellville, passed away May 18, 2017. She was born March 19, 1938 in Los Angeles, CA to the late Ben and Frances Strickler. Survivors include her husband of nearly 58 years, Mike Roys; son Bill Roys, wife Denise and children Hayden, Logan and Audrey; son Michael Roys, Linda, Christopher and Elizabeth Newby, granddaughter Grace Grace and husband Sawyer Grace and...
View Tribute »

Sarah Kitchens

July 14, 1934 - May 18, 2017

Sarah Kitchens, age 82, of Russellville, died Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Mitchell's Nursing Home. She was born July 14, 1934, in Waldron, to Miles and Jeff Rogers Dozier. She attended First Cumberland Presbyterian Church where she was a Sunday school teacher. She assisted with Meals on Wheels and was a volunteer at Arkansas Hospice when the new facility opened. She enjoyed golfing, trout...
View Tribute »

Nancy Carolyn Phillips

August 23, 1939 - May 18, 2017

Nancy Carolyn Phillips, age 77, of Russellville died peacefully, with her family by her side on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Legacy Heights Nursing Center under the care of hospice. She was born August 23, 1939, in North Little Rock to Corthel Christopher and Martha Lois (Evans) Morris. She graduated from Old Main High School in North Little Rock in 1957, and from Baptist Hospital School of...
View Tribute »

Hazel Marie Johnson Kilgore

November 7, 1932 - May 14, 2017

Hazel Marie Johnson Kilgore, age 84, of Russellville died Sunday, May 14, 2017, at St. Vincent's Infirmary. She was born on November 7, 1932, in Russellville to Morris and Audrey Brauderick Johnson. She married Air Force Sgt. Hans Anderson in 1958 and they had two children, a son, Robert Paul and a daughter, Nancy De'Ane. She traveled abroad and the lower 48 states, before returning to...
View Tribute »

Carolyn Neel

June 15, 1941 - May 12, 2017

Dr. Carolyn Neel, a resident of Russellville, moved on from this life on May 12, 2017, at the age of 75. Born in Ft. Worth, Texas to Dennis Clinton Stark and Virginia Sides, she leaves behind her husband Scott Neel, a daughter Melanie McLeroy, and many other beloved family and friends. Carolyn had an illustrative career that included negotiating for the United States Army Corps of Engineers...
View Tribute »

Pamela Blasczyk

March 31, 1959 - May 12, 2017

Pamela Blasczyk, age 58, of Russellville passed away Friday, May 12, 2017, at her home. She was born in Odessa, Texas on March 31, 1959, to Bobby Lee and Nancy Estepp Melton. On June 27, 1987, she married Steven Mark Blasczyk and they were wed for 29 happy years. She worked at ConAgra for over 20 years. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her husband,...
View Tribute »

Billy L. Wiley

April 16, 1947 - May 6, 2017

Billy L. Wiley, age 70, of Russellville died Saturday, May 6, 2017, at his home. He was born April 16, 1947, in Russellville to Fay and O'Dean Wiley. He was retired from City Corporation and was a member of Woodlawn Free Will Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father. Survivors include his wife of almost 45 years, Barbara Ann Wiley; his children, Craig (Mollie) Wiley, Linda...
View Tribute »

Nova Lee Morphis

September 28, 1921 - May 5, 2017

Nova Lee Morphis, age 95, of Russellville, died Friday, May 5, 2017, at Stella Manor Nursing and Rehab. She was born on September 28, 1921 in Russellville, to James Wilford and Loma Bowen Morgan. She was married to her husband James H. Morphis for 68 years until his passing in 2007, and she was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Russellville. In addition to her parents, she...
View Tribute »

Delmer Duan Hice

February 2, 1927 - May 3, 2017

Delmer Duan Hice, age 90, of Russellville, died Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at Legacy Heights Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born February 2, 1927, in Piney, to Robert Earl and Mary Elizabeth Malone Hice. He served in the United States Navy as Seaman Second Class during World War II. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Belva Ruth Whiteside; his son,...
View Tribute »

Evelyn Louise "Lou" Martin

December 23, 1931 - May 2, 2017

Evelyn Louise "Lou" Martin, age 85, of Russellville died Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at Brookdale Russellville. She was born December 23, 1931, in Camden to Aylma Knoyless "A.K." and Flora Isabelle Davis Smith. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where she was in the Carden Sunday School Class, Family Life UMW Circle, served on various committees, and sang in the choir. She was a...
View Tribute »

Larry Gene "Bubba" Fields

April 22, 1950 - May 2, 2017

Larry Gene "Bubba" Fields, age 67, of Russellville died Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at UAMS in Little Rock. He was born April 22, 1950, in Little Rock to Lawrence Eugene and Rose Kozak Fields. He attended Calvary Temple Assembly of God. He was a licensed electrician, plumber, pipefitter, and HVAC technician. He was a member of the Pope County Marine Search and Rescue. In addition to his parents...
View Tribute »

Charles Steve Laymon

June 14, 1944 - April 30, 2017

Charles Steve "Buck" Laymon, age 72, of Dover, left this life on April 30, 2017. He was born on June 14, 1944, in Dover, Arkansas, to Henry Russell "Strawberry" Laymon and Dorothy Lee Radford Laymon. He is survived by three daughters, Becky McAlister (and husband, Wayne) of Hector, Stephanie Petty (and husband, Dale) of Hector and Beth Fields (and husband, Joey) of Abu Dhabi, UAE, formerly of...
View Tribute »

Roy Ewton

May 31, 1959 - April 27, 2017

Roy Ewton, age 57, of Dover died Thursday, April 27, 2017 at home. He was born on May 31, 1959 to Paul and Ora Fay Ewton, in Russellville. He was preceded in death by his father; a sister, Ruth Holt; two brothers, Tommy and Jessie Ewton; and one nephew, Gary Holt. Survivors include his mother, Ora Fay Ewton of Dover; one brother and sister-in-law, Charles "Buster" and Marlene Ewton of...
View Tribute »

Sharon Kay Owens Seward-Eyster

June 8, 1951 - April 23, 2017

Sharon Kay Owens Seward-Eyster, age 65, of Dover went home to be with her Lord on April 23, 2017 at home. She was born June 8, 1951 in Scottsville, Arkansas to James and Verzell (Allen) Owens. She was a beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and cousin. She loved the Lord and was always there when someone needed her. She lived her life to the fullest and tried to see the goodness in...
View Tribute »

Jimmy Steve Linker

November 1, 1934 - April 18, 2017

Jimmy Steve Linker, age 82, of Atkins died Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at the Atkins Nursing and Rehab Center. He was born November 1, 1934, in Russellville to John Floyd and Mary Alice Pickens Linker. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter. Survivors include two sons, Steven Lance Linker of California and John Mark Linker of Washington State; a daughter, Gina K....
View Tribute »

Mildred L Dixon

October 18, 1924 - April 17, 2017

Mildred L. Dixon, age 92, of Little Rock, died Monday, April 17, 2017, at Hospice Home Care in Little Rock. A daughter of Jefferson and Velma Williamson Keltner, she was born on October 18, 1924 in Russellville. She was a member of Life Line Baptist Church in Little Rock and lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary in Conway. Mildred worked many years at the Eureka...
View Tribute »

Martha Ann King Womack

October 15, 1917 - April 14, 2017

Martha Ann King Womack, (Granny King) age 99, of Pottsville, died Friday, April 14, 2017, at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. She was born October 15, 1917 in Perry County Arkansas, to George and Flora Cannon Guffey. She was a member of Pottsville Assembly of God. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Henry Noah King; her second husband, Charles ...
View Tribute »

Ova Camilla Smith

January 1, 1919 - April 12, 2017

Ova Camilla H. Smith, age 98 of Piqua, Ohio, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday April 12, 2017 at 1:40 A.M. at Brookdale of Piqua. She was born on January 1, 1919 in Pope County to the late Thomas J Hankins and Elsie (Dickey) Hankins. She married Richard S. Smith on August 1, 1945 in Conway, Ark. He adored her and preceded her in death on March 1, 2012. Camilla is survived by her son and...
View Tribute »

Arvie Dee Fisher

June 18, 1934 - April 12, 2017

Arvie Dee Fisher, age 82, of Russellville, died Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at his home. He was born in Pottsville to Thomas William and Lura Branscum Fisher. He was retired from Tyson Foods. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers; and two sisters. He is survived by his wife, Reba Fisher; two daughters and a son-in-law, Penelope Fisher of Russellville, and Lori...
View Tribute »

Otis Lelon (Lee) Hubbard

September 24, 1940 - April 9, 2017

Otis Lelon (Lee) Hubbard, age 76, passed peacefully away on April 9, 2017, in Los Angeles, after a battle with cancer. Born September 24, 1940, in Texarkana, Arkansas he was the son of Reverend Otis B. Hubbard and Willie Reed Hubbard. He was a graduate of Tulane University and Tulane Law School. He then served as a captain in the US Army in Viet Nam. Upon leaving the army, he settled in Los...
View Tribute »

Mamie Lucille Barclay

August 10, 1926 - April 9, 2017

Mamie Lucille Barclay, age 90 of Ola, died Sunday, April 9, 2017 at River Valley Medical Center in Dardanelle. She was born on August 10, 1926 in Gravelly, Arkansas to Tilford and Mary Jackson Black. Mamie Lucille was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ola and of the Eastern Star for over 50 years. She loved quilting and taking care of children. In addition to her parents she...
View Tribute »

Ray Hull

September 1, 1954 - April 7, 2017

Ray Hull, age 62, of Pinson, Tennessee died April 7, 2017, at his home. He was born September 1, 1954, in Stockton, California to Earl and Mildred Boze Hull. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include, his son, Tim Hull of Dover; his daughter and son-in-law, Danielle and Jonathan Bailey of Pinson, Tennessee; and his son, Nathan Hull of Brickeys; two brothers, Dean and Tom...
View Tribute »

Robert "Bob" Kerns

April 10, 1959 - April 5, 2017

Robert Wayne "Bob" Kerns, age 57, of Dardanelle died Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at his home. He was born April 10, 1959, in Hector to George Alvin "Chock" and Gwendolyn Garrigus Kerns. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by three brothers and three sisters. Burial will be private in Phoenix Cemetery and under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service of...
View Tribute »

Bonnie D. Meimerstorf

August 23, 1934 - April 1, 2017

Bonnie D. Meimerstorf, age 82, of Russellville died Saturday, April 1, 2017, at the Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home surrounded by her family. She was born August 23, 1934, in Russellville to Cecil Odell and Kathleen Singleton Smith. She was a lifetime member of East Point Baptist Church. Her family always came first and she loved her animals. She was preceded in death by her parents. ...
View Tribute »

Charles "C.K." Kirksey Poynter

August 10, 1954 - March 30, 2017

Charles "C.K" Kirksey Poynter, age 62 of Russellville, departed us on Thursday, March 30, 2017. He was born August 10, 1954 in Mulberry, Arkansas to C.L. "Charlie" and Bette Wells Poynter. Charles was known to his friends as C.K. or Kirk. Kirk was a loving father and grandfather. Kirk will always be remembered by his quick-wit and complete honesty with those who knew him best. He was an...
View Tribute »

Hossein Hamid Momeni

June 10, 1939 - March 27, 2017

Hossein "Hamid" Momeni, age 77, of Russellville, died Monday, March 27, 2017, at CHI St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock. He was born on June 10, 1939, in Tehran, Iran to Zeynolabedin Momeni and Aghdas Shervanian. He was a loving father, grandfather and he enjoyed literature and poetry. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister. Survivors include three...
View Tribute »

Thomas Junior Holland

March 30, 1936 - March 23, 2017

Thomas Junior Holland, age 80, of Pottsville, died Thursday, March 23, 2017 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. He was born March 30, 1936 in Russellville to Troy Thomas and Edith Mae Coffman Holland. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Ann Holland; two sisters, Marie McClure and Minnie Louise Holland; and one brother, Arlean Holland. Survivors...
View Tribute »

Nina Katherine Wilson Crites

January 6, 1929 - March 19, 2017

Nina Katherine Wilson Crites, age 88, of Russellville, died Sunday, March 19, 2017 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. She was born January 6, 1929 in Pottsville to Henry and Zela Wilson. She was a homemaker and active member of Baker's Creek Baptist Church. Nina graduated from Russellville High School and worked at International Shoe Company where she met the love of her life J. D....
View Tribute »

Jerry Warren

August 5, 1946 - March 16, 2017

Jerry Warren, age 70, of Russellville died Thursday, March 16, 2017 at his home surrounded by family and loved ones. He was born August 5, 1946 in Pope County to Rev. Ellis and Floye Kinder Warren. He was a retired carpenter. He was an outdoorsman, farmer, loved all animals and was a "jack of all trades". He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Trish...
View Tribute »

Heckle Curley Blagg

June 6, 1929 - March 15, 2017

Heckle (Curley) Blagg, age 87, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at his home. He was born June 6, 1929 in New Albany, Mississippi to Marion and Frankie Kelley Blagg. He was of the Pentecostal faith. He had great love for his family and friends, and enjoyed hunting and fishing. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Betty Blagg; five brothers and sisters; and two...
View Tribute »

Gary Allen Sellers

January 22, 1941 - March 14, 2017

Gary Allen Sellers, age 76, of Russellville, died Tuesday, March 14,2017, at Select Specialty Hospital in Fort Smith. He was born January 22, 1941, in Minden, Illinois. He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He served in the United States Air Force and was active in the VFW. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers,...
View Tribute »

Shirley Elizabeth Baxley

May 6, 1935 - March 14, 2017

Shirley Elizabeth Baxley, age 81, of Russellville, died Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at home. She was born May 6, 1935, in Parsons, Kansas to Ray Albert and Zella Elizabeth Graham Lewis. Shirley was a member of First Baptist Church and volunteered at Christian Clinic and Saint Mary' s Hospital. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond and Larry Lewis. ...
View Tribute »

Nelly Richardson

May 4, 1931 - March 13, 2017

Nelly Richardson, 85, of London, AR, died Monday, March 13, 2017 at home. She was born on May 4, 1931 in Winona County, Minnesota to Paul Vincent and Evalyn Bailey Vincent Coy. Nelly attended the First Baptist Church in Russellville, AR and was a member of Christian Women's Club of Rochester, MN. She taught a women's Bible study in Pine Island, MN and Sunday School in Elgin, MN for over 40...
View Tribute »

Dorothyann Josephine Janda Haymes

September 13, 1928 - March 3, 2017

Dorothyann Josephine Janda Haymes, 88 years young, went home to be with the Lord on March 3, 2017 at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. She was born on September 13, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois to Joseph and Anne Cihler Janda. Dorothyann was a loving Christian woman and member of Round Rock Church of Dover, as well as a wonderful sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. ...
View Tribute »

Jerry Ervin Robertson

June 8, 1942 - February 24, 2017

Jerry Ervin Robertson, age 74, of Westminster, Maryland, formerly of Russellville, died Friday, February 24, 2017, at Carroll Hospice Center's Dove House in Westminster. He was born June 8, 1942, in Chicago, Illinois to Ervin Wesley and Oneida Bullard Robertson. He was a United States Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his beloved wife,...
View Tribute »

Ottis Clifton Mackey

November 6, 1928 - February 21, 2017

Ottis Clifton Mackey, age 88, of Hector, died Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at his home. He was born November 6, 1928 at Gravel Hill to Andrew Jackson and Ethel Mae Kinder Mackey. He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War. He retired from Pope County Road Department and pastored Well's Chapel Baptist Church (Miss. County), Omega Baptist Church (Chicot County), Richland Baptist Church ...
View Tribute »

Wanda Louise Hawkins

August 1, 1940 - February 20, 2017

Wanda Louise Hawkins, 76, of Derby, Kansas passed away on February 20, 2017. She was born on August 1, 1940 into a large family with six brothers and six sisters. She was a graduate of Atkins High School, her favorite subjects included Glee Club, Shorthand and Typing and her favorite hobby was listening to music. She met the love of her life, an aspiring engineer and pilot, on a blind date. ...
View Tribute »

Joyce Lamb Higgs

September 28, 1927 - February 19, 2017

Joyce Lamb Higgs, age 89, of Richland, Washington, formerly of Russellville, passed away February 19, 2017, at Guardian Angels Homes in Richland. The daughter of Jesse and Syble Lamb, she was born September 28, 1927, in Howell Township, Johnson County, Arkansas. She worked as a school teacher in Jerusalem, Dwight Mission, Russellville, and Dover, before retiring after 38 years of teaching....
View Tribute »

James E Rye

December 3, 1928 - February 18, 2017

James E. Rye, 88, of Russellville, received his promotion late Saturday afternoon, February 18, 2017, after he fell asleep in his recliner from a good days work. He was born on December 3, 1928 in Mill Creek, Arkansas to S. B. and Mollie Kendrick Rye. James Rye married Glenna Chenowith on February 1, 1951 at Welcome Hill Assembly of God. They were married for 61 years until her death in...
View Tribute »

Jean Church

February 15, 2017

Jean Church, age 86, passed away February 15, 2017 in Sacramento, California. She was born in Retta, Arkansas to Lillie and Monroe Bohanan. In addition of her parents she is preceded in death by, her brothers, Jewell and James Bohanan; her sisters, Versie Millsaps and Goldie Jones; and the love of her life, her husband of 60 years, James Rayford Church. She is survived by her sister, Rosa...
View Tribute »

Helen Elizabeth Keim

July 23, 1924 - February 15, 2017

Helen Elizabeth Keim, age 92, of Russellville went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. She was born July 23, 1924, in Pottstown, Pennsylvania to Norman Easter and Florence Bechtel Seeders. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church, Central Extensions Home Makers Club, Catholic Women's Organization, President and Vice President of...
View Tribute »

Tommie Moseley Hyder

May 9, 1927 - February 8, 2017

Tommie Moseley Hyder, age 89, of Houston, Texas, formerly of Russellville, passed away on February 8, 2017. She was born May 9, 1927 in Russellville, Arkansas to the late Thomas and Annice Shoptaw Moseley. She married her high school sweetheart after they finished college. Tommie worked at a bank, telephone company, a national insurance company and a doctor's office while helping to put her...
View Tribute »

Joan Gooch Barnhill

July 3, 1929 - February 6, 2017

Joan Gooch Barnhill, 87, of Russellville, died Monday, February 6, 2017, with her family by her side, in Dardanelle, Arkansas. Joan was born July 3, 1929 in Tullahoma, Tennessee to Mary Ruth and Charles Eugene Gooch. Her father was a grocery salesman and her mother, a florist. Her father died in a car accident when she was seventeen. Joan was high-spirited and adventurous and learned to fly in...
View Tribute »

Mary Lucille Norton

January 1, 1929 - February 6, 2017

Mary Lucille Norton, age 88, of Springdale, formerly of Russellville, passed away February 6, 2017 at The Maples in Springdale. She was born January 1, 1929 in Forrest City, to Benton and Ada Ruble Follett. She was a member of the Liberty Grove Church. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie Norton. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Brenda...
View Tribute »

Hazelene C. King

March 15, 1939 - January 30, 2017

Hazelene C. King, age 77, of Russellville, died January 30, 2017, at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center. She was born on March 15, 1939 in Bayou Meta, Arkansas to Earl O. "Mutt" and Hazel B. Cummings. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and a lifetime member of the Russellville Junior Auxiliary. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, John W....
View Tribute »

Edith Bailey

July 12, 1930 - January 30, 2017

Edith Bailey, age 86, of Russellville, died Monday, January 30, 2017 at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. She was born July 12, 1930 in Stigler, Oklahoma to George Earnest and Jennie Lea Honea Bascue. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Russellville. Edith proudly served during the Korean Conflict in the Women's Army Corps. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death...
View Tribute »

Leota Marie Ashworth Ingram

December 21, 1938 - January 28, 2017

Leota Marie Ashworth Ingram, 78, of Russellville died Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Russellville Nursing Center. She was born December 21, 1938 in Holt County, Missouri to Harold and Pansie Ashworth. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Otis Ashworth; one great-grandson, Corey Lee Ford; and the father of her children, Hershel Ingram. Survivors include a son...
View Tribute »

Willie Epperson

October 12, 1944 - January 24, 2017

Willie E. Epperson, age 72, of London died Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at home. He was born on October 12, 1944 in Clarksville to James and Mary Akins Epperson. Willie was a member of Masonic Lodge 339, and a devout Baptist. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, James, Terry, and Bruce Epperson. Survivors include three daughters, Denise Stevens of Dayton,...
View Tribute »

Lattie David "L.D." McDonough

March 15, 1927 - January 23, 2017

Lattie David "L.D." McDonough, 89, of Russellville, left this earthly life for the arms of his heavenly Savior on January 23, 2017. He was born March 15, 1927 at Webbers Falls, OK to Isaac and Mildia McDonough. He was the sixth of nine children, and was preceded in death by his parents and six of his siblings. Survivors include one brother, Isaac McDonough Jr. of Spring, TX; and one sister,...
View Tribute »

Herbert Charles Pruitt

December 16, 1969 - January 22, 2017

Herbert Charles Pruitt, age 47, of Centerville, died Sunday, January 22, 2017, at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. He was born December 16, 1969 in Russellville to Elzie Lee and Violet Lysette Horn Pruitt. He was a mechanic who was very creative and imaginative. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include two sons, Cole and Devin Pruitt, both of Russellville; a...
View Tribute »

Michael "Smoke" Pfeiffer

July 26, 1948 - January 20, 2017

Michael "Smoke" Pfeiffer, age 68 of Russellville died January 20, 2017. The funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the Shinn Chapel. Burial will be private. Arrangements are by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville. The online obituary and guestbook are available at www.shinnfuneral.com.
View Tribute »

Richard Crane

September 14, 1930 - January 20, 2017

Richard Crane, age 86, of Russellville, died Friday, January 20, 2017, at Legacy Heights Nursing and Rehabilitation. He was born on September 14, 1930, to Ollie and Della May Wilson Crane. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Helen Marie Eaton Crane; and his son. He is survived by his many friends at Legacy Heights Nursing and Rehabilitation and by his loving...
View Tribute »

Pearl Freeman

August 23, 1932 - January 19, 2017

Pearl Freeman, age 84, of Appleton died Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Conway Regional Medical Center. She was born August 23, 1932 in Stigler, Oklahoma to George E. and Jennie Lea Honea Bascue. She attended the First Baptist Church and retired from Levi-Strauss. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Floyd (Jimmy) Garlin Freeman; a brother, John Bascue; a sister...
View Tribute »

Joyce Rea Kriesel

October 14, 1943 - January 18, 2017

Joyce Rea Fultz Kriesel, age 73, of London died Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at her home. She was born October 14, 1943 in Rudd, Arkansas to William M. and Ella Ruth Burks Fultz. She was the chapter manager of the Pope County American Red Cross over two decades retiring in 2004. She was an avid musician and loving wife and mother. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her...
View Tribute »

Virginia Napier

September 25, 1943 - January 15, 2017

Virginia Napier, age 73 of Russellville, died Sunday, January 15, 2017 at the Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. She was born September 25, 1943 in Russellville to Alfred Leon and Lena Elizabeth Meadows Roberts. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Napier; a brother Wayne Roberts; and a granddaughter, Rachael Leeann Millsap. Survivors include a son and...
View Tribute »

Adella Jean "Jeanne" Rogers Duryea

December 10, 1940 - January 13, 2017

Adella Jean "Jeanne" Rogers Duryea, age 76, of Atkins, died Friday, January 13, 2017 at Select Specialty Hospital in Fort Smith. She was born December 10, 1940 in Paris, Texas to Herbert Eugene and Adella Elizabeth DeLong Rogers. She was a member of the "First Monday Lunch Groups", and the manager of Kenwins and Mode-O-Day Women's dress store. She is preceded in death by her parents. ...
View Tribute »

Evelyn Wooding Porter

May 27, 1921 - January 12, 2017

Evelyn Porter, nee Wooding, passed into eternal life on Thursday morning, January 12, 2017 at Russellville Nursing Center. Evelyn was born in Chicago, Illinois on May 27, 1921 to Elmer and Alta (Menyea) Wooding. She grew up in Chicago, and lived there until she met the love of her life, Samuel Porter. In 1941 Evelyn married Sam, and for the next 49 years they had a wonderful loving marriage....
View Tribute »

Carolyn Couch

November 21, 1944 - January 8, 2017

Carolyn Couch, age 72, of Russellville, formerly of Marion, Iowa, passed away Sunday, January 8, 2017 at Stella Manor Nursing and Rehab. She was born on November 21, 1944 in Morrilton to Leon Kenneth and Helen Marie Robinson Packard. Carolyn retired from Rockwell Collins after working there for over 30 years and was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Marion, Iowa. In addition to her...
View Tribute »

Pauline Minton Cathcart

January 2, 1922 - January 5, 2017

Pauline Minton Cathcart, 95, of Russellville died Thursday, January 5, 2017, at River Valley Assisted Living. She was born January 2, 1922, to John and Alice Minton in Russellville. She was a member of Connect Church, the Retired Teachers Association in Russellville, a member and past president of AARP, the Kiwanis Association, and the Vintage Club of St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. She...
View Tribute »

Fay Wooten

September 21, 1920 - January 4, 2017

Fay Wooten, age 96, of Russellville, died Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at Russellville Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born September 21, 1920 in Russellville to John Henry and Ethel May Hillas Mathis. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a daughter, Flora Gene Fitzjurl; two brothers, Frank Mathis and Oscar Mathis; and three sisters, Lucy Dildy, Dean Ridgley, Daisy Mason. ...
View Tribute »

Larry E. Sisk

February 22, 1940 - January 3, 2017

Larry E. Sisk, age 76, of Knoxville, passed Tuesday, January 3, 2017. He was born February 22, 1940 in Bastrop, Louisiana to the late Ralph and Kathryn Sisk of Pine Bluff. He served four years in the United States Navy then returned home to Pine Bluff and was employed at International Paper retiring July 1, 2006, after 40 years of employment. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Sisk; a son...
View Tribute »

Douglas Horton

July 17, 1950 - January 3, 2017

Douglas Horton, age 66, of Dover, died Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at home. He was born July 17, 1950, in Mountain View, Arkansas to G. L. Farris and Clairie Horton. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and a member of Rosedale Baptist Church in Little Rock. He was preceded in death by his father; a son, Freddie Howell; and his daughter, Rebecca Horton. Survivors include his wife, Donna...
View Tribute »

Gary Thornton

June 10, 1949 - January 3, 2017

Gary Thornton, age 67, of Russellville, died Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at his home. He was born June 10, 1949, in Magnolia to William Ralph and Mildred Gertrude Dendy Thornton. He was an environmental chemist at Arkansas Nuclear One and a United States Navy veteran. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Leslie Lee Johnson. Survivors include three sons,...
View Tribute »

Margaret Havenstrite

April 15, 1924 - January 2, 2017

In the early morning hours of January 2, 2017, Margaret Havenstrite earned her angel wings. She was born on April, 15, 1924, to John and Essie Cunningham in Enid, Oklahoma. She worked for many years as a bookkeeper for area businesses. In later years, she worked for Harps Food Store in the deli department and finally retired at the age of 85. She is preceded in death by her parents;...
View Tribute »

Verna Mae Riley

March 13, 1929 - December 26, 2016

Verna Mae Riley, age 87, of Russellville, died Monday, December 26, 2016 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. She was born March 13, 1929 in Russellville to Lee and Amanda Fulford Hughes. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Buford Riley; a son, Jimmy Riley; six sisters, Annmarie, Stella, Virgie, Clemmie, Iola, Anita, Florine; and two brothers, Robert and...
View Tribute »

Carol Person Rentfro

October 24, 1938 - December 24, 2016

Carol Person Rentfro, 78, passed away December 24, 2016, in Russellville. She was born October 24, 1938, at Merced, California. She was the daughter of the late Raymond Person of Dardanelle and Nina Bullard Stancikas and husband, Joseph of Russellville. She was a teacher in Cicero, Illinois and Russellville for over 40 years. She graduated from of Arkansas Tech University, receiving her BS...
View Tribute »

Dottie Sue Knief

August 13, 1950 - December 22, 2016

Dottie Sue Knief, age 66, of Lamar died Thursday, December 22, 2016 at Johnson County Regional Medical Center. She was born August 13, 1950 in Berkley, California to Ralph "Joe" and Dorothy Woods Selby. She enjoyed bingo, going to the casino, anything Elvis Presley and watching her stories (soap operas). She loved her family and was a wonderful mother, grandmother, daughter, aunt and friend. ...
View Tribute »

Daniel Jay Woods

September 8, 1982 - December 21, 2016

Daniel Jay Woods, age 34, of Russellville, died Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. He was born September 8, 1982 in Russellville to Richard Lee and Ramona Celeste Howard Woods. He was a member of the 5th and Greenwich Church of Christ. He was in the United States Military and deployed to Iraq, with the 1st Calvary Ft. Hood, Texas, Operation Iraqi Freedom and...
View Tribute »

Alice Lena Qualls Koski

December 5, 1935 - December 18, 2016

Alice Lena Qualls Koski, age 81, of Russellville, died Sunday, December 18, 2016 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. She was born on December 5, 1935 in Rover, Arkansas to William Bee and Bessie Lena Nunley Qualls. Alice graduated from Mountain Grove High School in Mountain Grove, Missouri. She met the love of her life Dick Koski while he was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood Missouri, and...
View Tribute »

Bill Woods

October 14, 1954 - December 11, 2016

Bill Woods, age 62, of Russellville, formerly of Freer, Texas died Sunday, December 11, 2016 at the Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. He was born October 14, 1954 in Freer, Texas to Andy Jr. and Jimmie Beth Skinner Woods. He is preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his son, Tommy Jay Woods; two sisters and brother-in-law, Mary and Mike Riddell and Diana Woods, all of...
View Tribute »

Elizabeth "Sissy" Cash Reed

January 31, 1925 - December 9, 2016

Elizabeth "Sissy" Cash Reed, professor and resident of Jacksonville, Fla., died on Dec. 9, 2016, at the age of 91. Elizabeth is survived by her daughters, Lissa Fiser Gold and Leonora Reed St. Laurent (Philip), both of Jacksonville; grandsons, Noel Reed Fiser (Carolyn) of Bainbridge Island, Washington, Barrett H. Fiser (Tonya Lee) of Ocean Grove, New Jersey, and Patrick Cash St. Laurent of...
View Tribute »

1 of 100 Recent Obituaries View More ยป

Shinn Funeral Service
800 West Main Street
P.O. Box 700
Russellville, AR 72811 map it

View Phone Number
View Fax Number
Email Us
View Website