DECATUR Ronald Dale Boldra, 69, of Gentry, Ark., died Sept. 15, 2009, at his home. He was born Dec. 28, 1939, in Fremont County, Iowa, to Dwight and Isabelle Bushie Boldra. He was a steel hanger and heavy equipment operator. He moved to Gentry from Minnesota in 1972. He married Terry Stevens on May 31, 1964, in Staples, Minn., and was a member of Colcord Assembly of God Church in Colcord, Okla. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Daniel Boldra; and a brother, Keith Boldra. He is survived by his wife of the home; a daughter, Pamela Thompson and husband Daniel of St. Ignatius, Mont.; a son, Kevin Boldra and wife Ruth of Colcord; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Larry Boldra of Centerton, Ark.; and a sister, Karen Burnham of Starbuck, Minn. Funeral services were Sept. 19, 2009, at Wasson Memorial Chapel in Siloam Springs, Ark., with Dwayne Driggers officiating. Burial followed at Gentry Cemetery. Wasson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
James Albert Hollis, Jr.
James Albert Hollis, Jr., 71, of Centerton, died Sept. 17, 2009, in Springdale, Ark. He was born Feb. 19, 1938, in Little Rock, Ark., to James Albert Hollis and Opal (Bryan) Hollis. He was a welder for Pacific Rolling Door and a member of the Metal Trades Union for 30 years. He was preceded in death by his sister, Beverly Frederickson; and his wife, C'Laine (Pickett) Hollis on Oct. 5, 2008. Survivors include three sons; Johnny Darrell Hollis of Williams, Ariz., David Alan Hollis of Van Buren, Ark., and James Michael Hollis of Springdale; his daughter, Cindy Anderson of Decatur, Ark.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held Sept. 22 at Gamble Cemetery in Centerton with Howard Novasky officiating. Arrangements are by Benton County Funeral Home in Rogers, Ark.
Norma Mae Sims
Norma Mae Sims, 93, of Collinsville, Okla., formerly of Vaughn, Ark., died Sept. 16, 2009, at the Methodist Manor in Tulsa, Okla. She was born May 4, 1916, in Mason Valley, Ark., to Norman E. and Mae B. Cherry. She was a member of the Mason Valley Baptist Church. She married W.H. Bill Sims, Oct. 1936.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 2003; a brother, Charles; and her sister, Ella Ford.
She is survived by two daughters, Patricia Holland of Tulsa, Judy Edwards and husband Gerald of Excelsior Springs, Mo.; a son, Ronnie Sims and wife Debbie of Jay, Okla.; a sister, Bonnie New of North Carolina; two brothers, Malcolm Cherry of Springtown, Ark., and Norman Cherry of Hindsville, Ark.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Sept. 19 at the Mausoleum Chapel at Benton County Memorial Park in Rogers, Ark. Arrangements were under the direction of Callison-Lough Funeral Home of Bentonville, Ark.
Patsy Ilene Weeks Stell
Patsy Ilene Weeks-Stell, 60, of Decatur, Ark.,, died Sept. 17, 2009, at Siloam Springs Memorial Hospital in Siloam Springs, Ark.
She was born Nov. 29, 1948, in Decatur, to Orval Sylvia Weeks Burr. She married Richard Stell on July 2, 1966. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a granddaughter, Angel.
She is survived by two sons, Richard Stell and wife Samantha, and Kevin Stell and wife Brandy, all of Gentry, Ark.; a daughter, Regina Straut, and husband William of Gore, Okla.; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Gene Weeks and wife Nita, Rick Weeks and wife Susie of Gentry; and a sister, Violet Harrington of Decatur, Ark.
Funeral services were Sept. 19, 2009, at Victory Baptist Church in Gentry with Larry Hendren officiating. Burial was private. Wasson Funeral Home in Siloam Springs was in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy Kaufman Trammell, 90, of Dallas, Texas, and formerly of Gentry, Ark., died Sept. 17, 2009, at Golden Acres, in Dallas.
Born April 26, 1919 in Kingman County, Kan., she was the daughter of Amos and Amelia Kaufman. She moved to Gentry with her family in 1936 and graduated from Gentry High School in 1937. She married Eugene Trammell on Sept. 16, 1941. She lived in numerous places, including Missouri, Connecticut, Oklahoma and Arkansas. She worked for a day care center in Tulsa as a cook. Dorothy enjoyed quilting and other hand work.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1977.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty Coffman of Dallas, and Letha Logan of Azusa, Calif.; three grandchildren; and six great grandchildren;
Funeral services Sept. 21, 2009, at Wasson Memorial Chapel, Siloam Springs, Ark., with Dr. Robin Cowin officiating. Burial followed at Gentry Cemetery, Gentry, Ark. Arrangements were under the direction of Wasson Funeral Home of Siloam Springs.
Duaine Dean Trammell
Duaine Dean Trammell, 73, died on Sept. 10, 2009, in Orlando, Fla.
He was born in Bird City, Kan., the son of Earl McKinley Trammell and Jessie Lebow Trammell. He grew up in Wichita, Kan., graduating from East High School in 1954. He later attended Wichita State University. He married Carol A. Davis in 1956.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Dorothy Trammell Dunn.
He is survived by his children, Cindy Connor of Wichita, Brent Trammell of Las Vegas, Nev., Cheri Spurgeon of Wichita, and Connie Trammell of Gentry, Ark.; a sister and brother, Mary Trammell Hammer of Alta Loma, Calif., and Donald Trammell of Paulden, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A graveside memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26, at White Chapel Cemetery, Wichita.
Elmer 'Gene' Jones
The Rev. Elmer "Gene" Jones, 79, of Springdale, Ark., formerly of Bernice, Okla., died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009, at the Springdale Health and Rehabilitation Center.
He was born Feb. 26, 1930, in Caney, Kan., to Verle Jones and Hazel White Jones. He was a minister for more than 56 years, pastoring in Colcord, Okla.; Salina, Okla.; Siloam Springs, Ark.; and at Union Community Church in Bernice.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Charla Weeks and George Weeks of Gentry, Ark.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Earl Jones and Rhonda Jones of Siloam Springs, Ark., and Eddie Jones and Diane Jones of West Siloam Springs, Okla.; a brother, Charles Jones of Pine Island, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and 15 greatgrandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami, Okla., with Roland Adcock. Arrangements are by Adcock Funeral Home of Afton, Okla.
For The Record, Pages 4 on 09/23/2009