Grubb, Jimmy Joe (1937-2018) and Norma Lee (Oliver) (1938-2018)

from Brotherton Brothers Funeral Homes

Jimmy Joe and Norma Lee Grubb, who resided in Fort Smith, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at their home in Fort Smith. Norma was born November 11, 1938, in Booneville, Arkansas, to the late Troy Lee Oliver and Virginia (Lacy) Oliver. She was 79 years old. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Teresa Hamilton; two brothers, Edmond and Edward Oliver. Jimmy Joe was born January 31, 1937, in the Potts Community, located south of Charleston, Arkansas, to the late James Samuel Grubb and Dollie Jane (Hayes) Grubb. He was 81 years old. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Teresa Hamilton; two sisters, Peggy Edens and Shirley Gragg.

Norma was a retired real estate agent for Ramona Roberts Realtors in Fort Smith. She was a graduate of Booneville High School, a member of Prime-Timers and the Quilting Club, and an active member of Cavanaugh Free Will Baptist Church in Fort Smith. Norma was a well know artist. She loved listening to gospel music, working with arts and crafts, and with her flowers in the backyard. Norma loved her family very much, talking to her brother Don, Dona, and Nelda about all the things going on in the world. She was loved by her family very much and will be missed by all who knew her.

Jimmy Joe was a retired salesman for Frito Lay in Fort Smith and truck driver for Don’s Express in Springdale. He was a 1955 graduate of County Line High School near Branch, an avid Razorback fan and Nascar fan, and an active member of Cavanaugh Free Will Baptist Church in Fort Smith. Jimmy Joe was a longtime bowler in senior bowling at Bowling World in Fort Smith. He was a former member of Cavanaugh Bass Club, known as “Ole Rubber Arm.” Jimmy Joe was a semi-pro pitcher for several different semi-pro baseball teams. He loved old country music and gospel music. He had two pug dogs at home that he loved very much. Jimmy Joe always had a happy smile on his face. He was a very outgoing man. He loved being with his family and friends, and always there when you needed him. He was loved by his family very much and will also be missed by everyone who knew him.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, September 11th, at Cavanaugh Free Will Baptist Church, with Pastor Will Harmon and Pastor Ray Copeland officiating. Burial will be at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Charleston, under the direction of Brotherton Brothers Funeral Home and Flower Shop in Charleston.

They are survived by their son, Jim Grubb and wife Karen of Fort Smith; three grandchildren, Misty Atkerson, Brittney Grubb and Gentry Rainwater; and four great-grandchildren. Norma is also survived by one brother, Don Oliver and wife Patsy of Gentry, Arkansas and Jimmy Joe is also survived by one sister, Nelda Swain and husband Carroll of Branch.

Serving as pallbearers for Norma will be Troy Oliver, Mack McGinnis, J.D. Atkerson, Joe Doshier, Wayne Newell, and Joe Pistole.

Serving as pallbearers for Jimmy Joe will be Dennis Pistole, Rick Jackson, Leroy Swain, Curtis Swain, Johnny Pendergrass, and Tristan Atkerson.

The family will visit with friends from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Monday evening at Cavanaugh Free Will Baptist Church @ 2825 Grinnell Ave. Fort Smith, AR 72908. (479) 646-2806

Looney, Rosemary (Moore) (1926-2018)

Rosemary Looney passed away June 8, 2018 in Fort Smith.

She was born July 7, 1926 in the Camp Chaffee area to Herschell and Dessa Davis Moore. She graduated from Mansfield High School and became a Western Union operator managing Western Union in Paris for seven years. She was a member of First Baptist Church Charleston where she taught Sunday School Class for 62 years. She married Afton Looney, who preceded her. They were married for 67 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a sister Wanda Watts, a brother Roger Neil Moore, one daughter Linda Neissl, and one son Rodney Looney.

Left to cherish her memory is her son Gary Looney and wife Pasty, son in law Bobby Niessl, one sister Arlene O’Neel, two brothers Truman Moore and Don Moore; six grandchildren, Melissa Neissl Bruce, Jason Looney, Jennifer Brown, Matt Neissl, Cara Lantrip, and James Looney; eight great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 10AM, Monday, June, 11, at Smith Mortuary Chapel in Charleston, AR with burial to follow at the Garden of Memories under the direction of Smith Mortuary Charleston, AR.
The family will receive friends 9:15 until service time at the funeral home.

Van Meter, Harold (1922-2018)

from Smith Mortuary, Inc.

Harold Van Meter 95, of Charleston, AR, passed away August 5, 2018. He was born November 26, 1922 to the late Luther and Nannie (Crawford) Van Meter. He was a member of First Baptist Church Charleston for 87 years.

Funeral service will be held 2 PM, Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at Smith Mortuary Chapel, Charleston, AR, with burial to follow at Garden of Memories under the direction of Smith Mortuary Charleston, AR. Rev. Bill Van Meter and Rev. Artie Hudson will officiate.

Left to cherish his memory is one daughter Carole Vest of Charleston; two grandsons Zach Vest & wife Jessica of Springdale, AR, Josh Vest of Charleston, AR; two great grandchildren Lily and Maddie.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, August 8, 2018, from 1PM to until service time at Smith Mortuary Charleston, AR.

Pallbearers will be Rick Rainwater, Tim Rainwater, Jon Core, Glen Chitwood, Ron Vest, and Colt Rainwater.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund or Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

Essman, Adam Christopher (1976-2018)

from Smith Mortuary, Inc.

Adam Christopher Essman, 41, of Charleston, AR, passed away August 31, 2018. He was born September 16, 1976 to the late Shelby and Janice (Scoggins) Essman. He was an amateur director, writer and film maker. He was an employee of Rogers Electric and ASE Certified Mechanic. He loved Star Wars and Dr. Who.

Funeral service will be held 2PM Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at Smith Mortuary Chapel, burial will follow in Garden of Memories in Charleston, AR.

Left to cherish his memory is fiancé Tammy Lashley; four children, Kiowa, Amyrra, Roman, and Vincent; one sister Andrea Gregory and Husband Jeff; one brother Jarrod Essman and wife Ashley; grandmother Johnnie Essman Reed; three grandchildren, Jason, Elijah, and Aleigha.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, September 4, 2018, from 6PM to 8PM at Smith Mortuary Charleston, AR.

Pallbearers will be Garrick Dunn, Paris Wilhelm, Brian Friddle, Shawn Nelson, and Jeff Gregory.

Pelton, James Todd (1960-2018)

James Todd Pelton, 57, of Ozark, AR died Saturday, August 11, 2018 in Conway, AR. He was an Electrician for Magellan Electric. He was born August 23, 1960 in San Jose, California to Thomas Cecilo and Judy Pelton. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Jim is survived by his wife, Shirley Gober Pelton of Ozark; a son, Jimmy Gober and wife Jessica of Ozark; three grandsons, Joseph, Jourdan, and Matthew Gober; and two granddaughters, Mickaela and Gracie Gober.

Family will visit with friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Wednesday, August 15th at Shaffer Funeral Home, 2315 West Commercial St. in Ozark.

Funeral service will be held 10:00 AM Thursday, August 16, 2018 at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Highland Cemetery under direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.

To leave online condolences visit website: www.shafferfuneralhomeozark.com

Cahoon, Betty Waggoner (Cooper) (1939-2018)

from Smith Mortuary, Inc.

Betty Waggoner Cahoon, 79, of Charleston, AR passed away June 16, 2018 in Fort Smith, AR.

She was born April 22, 1939, to the late Calvin Lee and Nancy Lee (Bullock) Cooper.

Left to cherish her memory are four daughters Linda Morgan, of Jacksonville, AR, Brenda Scoggins, of Lavaca, AR, Cheryl Brotherton, of Charleston, AR, and Misty Allen of Charleston, AR; one sister Pat Baker of Carlsbad, NM; eleven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 10 AM, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at Smith Mortuary Chapel with burial to follow at Nixon Cemetery under the direction of Smith Mortuary, Charleston, AR. Rev. Wendell Crosswhite will officiate.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, June, 19, 2018, from 6PM to 8PM at Smith Mortuary Charleston, AR.

Pallbearers will be Blake Banning, Mason Scoggins, Frank Whiting, Bradyn Ketter, Braxton Ketter, and Billy Allen. Honorary pallbearer will be Kolton Weaver.

Jones, Billy Wayne (1939-2018)

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Billy Wayne Jones, 79, of Charleston, Arkansas, died Wednesday, July 11, 2018, in Van Buren, Arkansas. He was born May 12, 1939, in McCrory, Arkansas to the late Frank Clarence Jones and Cecil (Stokes) Jones. He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Dean (Kerr) Kindrix Jones; a daughter, Tammy Jones; one sister and three brothers.

Billy worked for Kay Chair Furniture Company in Van Buren and he was of the Baptist faith.

Graveside service was at 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 16th, at Cedar Grove Cemetery, located south of Ratcliff, under the direction of Brotherton Brothers Funeral Home and Flower Shop in Charleston. Officiating the service was the Rev. Sylvia Bell.

He is survived by three daughters, Kathy Harris, Susan Jones, and Melinda Dutton; three sons, Ronnie Kindrix, Rickey Jones and Jeffrey Jones; his companion, Nancy Riley; three sisters, Rose Yearington, Nellie Lane, and Dorothy Drymon; one brother, Virgil Jones; 24 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Shanon Winters, Jose Kramer, Jacob Chu, Ricardo Anaya, Juan Barroso and Ricky Gaines.

Wheeler, Travis Houston (1984-2018)

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Travis Houston Wheeler, 33 of Paris, Arkansas died on Friday, July 6, 2018 in Muldrow, Oklahoma. He was born on August 26, 1984 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He was a general laborer in the construction business.

He is survived by his mother, Cammie Rose of Paris; his daughter, Caitlin Wheeler; his sister, Cassie Miranda and Treva Coffel; his brothers, Bobby Rogers II and Shannon Wheeler and his aunt, Bonnie Scoggins.

There will be a private memorial service held at a later date. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Roller Funeral Home in Paris.

Robinson, Carla Ann (Patterson) (1955-2018)

Retrieved from Charleston Express 2018-08-08

Carla Ann “Patterson” Robinson, 63, of Ratcliff, Arkansas, died Sunday, July 8, 2018, in Charleston, Arkansas. She was born January 24, 1955, in Fort Smith, Arkansas to Todd and Peggy (Earp) Patterson.

Carla was a 1972 graduate of County Line High School and she was a member of Coles Chapel Methodist Church.

Memorial service was held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 12th, at Coles Chapel Methodist Church, located south of Branch, under the direction of Brotherton Brothers Funeral Home and Flower Shop in Charleston. Officiating the service was Janet Barrow.

She is survived by her two sons, Devin Robinson and Dillon Robinson; her father and mother, Todd and Peggy Patterson; a brother, Mike Patterson; two grandchildren.

Cremation and services were under the direction of Brotherton Brothers Funeral Home in Charleston.

Mitchum, Norman Grover (1942-2018)

Retrieved from Charleston Express 2018-08-08

Norman Grover Mitchum, 75, of Charleston, Arkansas, died Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He was born September 3, 1942, in Bon Air, Alabama, to the late Amos Lester Mitchum and Josie Mae Ella (Haynes) Mitchum.

Norman was a member of Rye Hill Baptist Church in Fort Smith.

Funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 28th, at Brotherton Funeral Home Chapel in Charleston, the Rev. Mike Franklin officiated. Burial was at Nixon Cemetery in Charleston, under the direction of Brotherton Brothers Funeral Home and Flower Shop in Charleston.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Lenora (Martin) Mitchum; two daughters, Lisa Accardi and Lynn Meyers; one son, Allen Mitchum; three sisters, Rosie Davis, Pat Epperson and Sue Northcutt; one brother, Paul Mitchum; three grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Donnie Mitchum, Brian Martin, Darrin Martin, Jason Martin, Blake Martin, and Billy Neal.