Jason Lee Sharp, a resident of Berryville, died Feb. 17 at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield, Mo. He was 24 years old.
Jason was born on Sept. 12, 1983 in Harrison. He was the son of Allen and Connie Stuart Sharp. He was a life-long resident of Berryville. He graduated from Berryville High School in the class of 2002. He worked as a lineman installing cable and telephone lines.
He is survived by his mother, Connie Stuart and Bill of Berryville; his father, Allen Lee and step-mother Kim Sharp and step-sisters Leeanne and Tiffany Underdown of Green Forest; one brother, Steven Allen and wife Mandy Sharp and their daughter Emma of West Fork; and grandparents. Larry and Janet Reagan of Blue Eye, Mo. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lee and Lenna Sharp and great grandparents.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, Feb. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the First Baptist Church in Blue Eye, Mo.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Blue Eye, Mo. with Michael John Metz and Leonard Tidyman officiating. Burial will follow in the Berryville Cemetery under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home of Branson, Mo.
Bernice Alice Webb Horn, of Searcy and Eureka Springs, died on Saturday, Feb. 9, at her home with her family present. She was 93.
Until recently a full-time resident of White County, Horn was the daughter of Etta and A.C. Webb, now deceased. With her husband of 58 years, she experienced the loss of their first son, Donald Webb Horn, at age 18 months; and two grandchildren, Draxie Linn Rogers, at birth; and Brent Reid Rogers, age two.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Louie C. Horn, former Searcy Postmaster; two sisters, Reba Nell Burkett and Juanita Spraggins of Little Rock; two infant brothers, Bernard and A.C., Jr.; her stepmother and friend, Reba Webb of Searcy; and one nephew, Jim Burkett of Rosebud.
She is survived by a son, John Reid Horn of Eureka Springs and Little Rock; one daughter, Draxie Jean Rogers, and her husband, Robert, of Eureka Springs and Little Rock; one brother, Palmer Webb and his wife, Joline; one sister, Hallie Jane Sanford and her husband, B. R., all of Searcy; one grandson, Kyle Robert Rogers and wife, Robin Mitchem Rogers, and one great grandson, Logan Kyle Rogers, of Maumelle; one granddaughter, Kalen Alyse Rogers Naylor, and her husband, A.B., of Little Rock; and four nephews. She is also survived by her loyal cat and dog, Ginger and Liz.
Horn taught school in White County for 37 years. She earned a BSE degree from Harding University. She was a dedicated and compassionate teacher who made building self-esteem in her students a priority. A significant part of her salary was spent on clothing, especially coats and shoes, for some of the children she felt needed them.
Many of her students kept in touch with her and Mr. Horn, long after they left high school, relating how she had made such a difference in their lives. Besides her grandchildren, these were the things for which she was most proud.
Horn was constantly finding ways she could help others. At the age of 86, she would save magazines and interesting articles from newspapers that she would bundle and take to area nursing homes for the "old people" there. She maintained her positive attitude, her quick wit, her ability to tell a cute story, as well as the mischievous twinkle in her eyes to the end.
Pallbearers will be grandson Kyle Rogers, nephews Keith and Duke Webb, Andy and Mike Lawrence, and grandnephew Brad Burkett. Honorary pallbearers will be Ben Scroggin, Jr., Bob Spraggins, Don Burkett, Dr. A.B. Naylor, Bud Whetstone, Judge Chris Piazza and Trent Behnke, all of Little Rock, Dr. Hani El-Alayli of Brentwood, Tenn., Everett Fountain of Eureka Springs and Frank Glisson and Jerry Briscoe of Searcy.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to any of the following: St. Paul United Methodist Church of Searcy; White County Humane Society; Pulaski County Humane Society; or Good Shepherd Humane Society of Eureka Springs.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Feb. 16 in the chapel of Roller-Daniel Funeral Home in Searcy with interment following at White County Memorial Gardens in Searcy. On-line condolences may be sent by visiting www.rollerfuneralhomes.com or calling (501) 268-3546.
Barbara Jean Shanks, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born July 28, 1926 in Eureka Springs, a daughter of Robert and Nita (Goldsmith) Hudson. She died on Sunday, Feb. 17 in Eureka Springs at the age of 81.
Mrs. Shanks was a member of the Methodist Church in Eureka Springs. She was a member of the Holiday Island Quilters Guild and was active in music most of her life. She loved sewing and needlework. She was an organist at the United Methodist Church for more than 30 years.
She is survived by three daughters, Kathryn Farwell of Cape Girardeau, Mo., Becky and husband Gary Condra of Puyallup, Wash. and Anita Farwell of Bentonville; one step-daughter, Susan Lourne of Eureka Springs; one sister, Edith and husband Bill Tedford of Maryville, Tenn.; one half-sister, Mary Williams of Illinois; two grandchildren, Christopher and Sara Condra; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and an aunt who just turned 100.
She is also survived by her first husband, Wayne Farwell of Eureka Springs
In September 1979, she married her second husband Warren Ernie Shanks, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded by her parents, grandparents and one son.
Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 22 from 5 until 7 p.m. at the Nelson's Chapel of the Springs in Eureka Springs. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Methodist Church in Eureka Springs with Rev. Richard Brooks officiating. Interment will follow in the Eureka Springs Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio 44720. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.
Christopher Simmons, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born Feb. 22, 1935 in Derry, Ireland, a son of Mary O'Dougherty. He died on Thursday, Feb. 14 in Eureka Springs at the age of 72.
Simmons was a veteran, having served in the Army. He was a candlemaker for the past 30 years, a member of the Lions Club and the Civitan Club. He was of the Catholic Faith.
On July 6, 1957, he married Billie Jeane Simmons, who survives him of the home. He is survived by one son, Patrick Simmons of Allen, Texas; three daughters, Christy Fournier of Elm Springs, Jennifer Ratcliff Simmons of Eureka Springs and Allanah Rodriquez of Bentonville; six grandchildren, Eli Winfree of Jonesboro, Jake Winfree of Pea Ridge, Robbie Rodriquez of Bentonville, Sebastien Fournier of Elm Springs and Megan Simmons and Tyler Simmons of Allen, Texas; one great-granddaughter, Darcy Winfree of Jonesboro; and a host of other family and friends.
Please call the family regarding service information. Memorial donations may be made on his behalf to the ALS Association (Lou Gehrig's Disease) at the Community First Bank of Eureka Springs. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.