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Mike Bailey

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Mike Bailey

Michael D. Bailey, 55, of Russellville, died Tuesday, May 9, 2006, at his home.
The son of Tennyson and Billie Langford Bailey, he was born Oct. 5, 1950, in Russellville. He married Susan Harris on Oct. 13, 1973, in Little Rock. He was a 1968 graduate of Russellville High School and attended Arkansas Tech University for pre-pharmacy. He graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Pharmacy in 1973. He was the owner of Bailey's West Side Pharmacy in Russellville for more than 25 years. He was a member of the Arkansas Pharmacy Association, the National Association of Retail Druggist and First Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Bailey of Russellville; three children, Michelle Whitlock and husband, Jonathan, of Russellville, and Scott Bailey and Anna Bailey, both of Russellville; granddaughter, Erica Whitlock of Russellville; his parents, Tennyson and Billie Bailey of Russellville; and a brother, Mickey Bailey and wife, Becky, of North Little Rock.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Bailey Family Cemetery by Humphrey Funeral Service.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice, 2405 E. Parkway, Suite 3, Russellville, Ark. 72802 or Bailey Cemetery, 7090 U.S. 64 West, Russellville, AR 72802.

Dennis Blaylock

Dennis Blaylock

Dennis Blaylock, 49, of Russellville died Sunday, Oct. 3, at Saint Marys Regional Medical Center.
Born Jan. 15, 1950, in Russellville, he was the son of the late Horace and Ella Dean Williams Blaylock, an inspector for Trinity Industries and a member of Martin Chapel Assembly of God.
Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Sharon Blaylock; a son, Josh Blaylock of Russellville; a daughter, Stacey Blaylock of Russellville; and two sisters, Diane East and Debbie Blaylock of Russellville.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Thursday at Martin Chapel Assembly of God Church by the Rev. Claude Jackson. Burial was at Mount Carmel Cemetery by Shinn Funeral Service.
Active pallbearers included Karl Wiliker, Dale Dietz, Steve White, Douglas Pearson, Allen Wilbanks, Mike Lewis and Johnny Hamilton.

Douglas Boudra

Douglas Boudra

In a recent email exchange regarding the spelling of Gary Yaerger's family name, I was reminded that the best "speller" in the old Washington Elementary School was Doug Boudra. Funny the things you remember, but I don't recall ever winning a spelling bee against him!

Many of you may know of Doug's accomplishments in his professional life, and I guess it was at our 20th Class Reunion that he mentioned the "publish or perish" mentality of Academia. Well, below are but a few of the papers that Doug published on Meteorology and Oceanography. After learning of his passing, I found that he had a plethora of publications, many of them regarding the zone near Africa where Hurricanes are born. I believe the long-term implication of the research was to learn whether anything could be done to lessen their ferocity.

So, the list below is but a small testimony to the contributions of people within our class, many of whom had lives shorter than we'd have had them be. And, as we recall our friendships with them in our growing up, we regret that they are no longer with us.
-Allen Young

  • Boudra, D. B., and W. P. M. de Ruijter, 1986: On the wind-driven circulation of the South Atlantic-Indian Ocean: II. Experiments using a multi-layer numerical model. Deep-Sea Res., 33, 448–482..
  • Chassignet, E. P., and D. B. Boudra, 1988: Dynamics of Agulhas retroflection and ring formation in a numerical model. Part II: Energetics and ring formation. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 18, 304–319..Find this article online,
  • and D. B. Boudra, 1985: The wind-driven circulation in the South Atlantic-Indian Ocean—I. Numerical experiments in a one-layer model. Deep-Sea Res., 32, 557–574..
  • Bleck R., and D. B. Boudra, 1981: Initial testing of a numerical ocean circulation model using a hybrid (quasi-isopycnic) vertical coordinate. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 11, 755–770. Find this article online
  • Baer, F., D.B. Rao and D. Boudra, 1976: Studies on numerical modeling and modification of cyclone scale precipitation. Report to the U.S. Army Research Office, Research Triangle Park, NC, 53 pp. plus figures
  • Baer, F., and D. Boudra, 1977: Numerical prediction and modification of cyclone scale precipitation. Mon. Wea. Rev., 105, 603-617.
  • Baer, F., D.B. Boudra, 1978: Albedo dependent fine-mesh model experiments. Israel Meteorological Research Papers, Vol. 2, Meteorology of Semi-Arid Zones, IMS, Bet Dagan, pp. 71-92.
  • Chassignet, E.P., D.B. Olson, and D.B. Boudra, 1990: Motion and evolution of oceanic rings in a numeric model and in observations. J. Geophys. Res., 95(C12), 22121-22140.


Travis Chansley

Travis Chansley

Robert Collins

Robert W. Collins, 63, of Russellville died Monday, May 6, 2013, at his home in Russellville.

The son of L.B. and Glenda Collins, he was born March 25, 1950, in Russellville. He was a graduate of Arkansas Tech University with a Masters Degree. He married Sherri Collins, on April 24, 1976, at Ola. He was a retired major with the United States Army. Robert served with the Boy Scouts of America Troop 202, and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Robert always enjoyed sailing, hiking, camping and canoeing.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Sherri Collins of Russellville; seven children, Sonya Roach of Russellville, Vanessa Huddleston of Russellville, Beth Patterson of Russellville, Robin Chase of Conway, Devin Collins of Oklahoma City, Okla., Forrest Collins of Russellville and Ethan Collins of Russellville; 15 grandchildren; mother, Glenda Collins of Conway; and siblings, Jay Collins of Conway, David Collins of Russellville, Larry Collins of Ft. Smith, Sherrie Hartzel of Conway and Angela Collins of Hot Springs.

Memorial service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, May 10, 2013, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. B.J. Stokes will officiate.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service.

Internet obituaryand online guestbook are available at www.humphreyfuneral.com


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Costella Cotten Cross
Aug 4,1950 - Feb 4,2009

Costella Went to be with the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Wednesday, February 4, 2009 in Garland, Texas. Costella was born August 3, 1950 to Frank and Louise Cotton in Russellville, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her father Frank Cotton, her mother Louise Cotton, 3 brothers: Frank Jr., James and 1 at birth and 3 sisters: Ethel, Nellie, and Mattie. Costella accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour in her life at an early age. She enjoyed playing the piano and singing for the church. She built her career at Verizon Telephone Company as an Operator and Customer Service Representative. After relocating to Garland, Texas she married and leaves behind to cherish her precious memory, her husband Jeffery Cross, 2 daughters: Vanessa Simpson (Lazerick), Wendy Shaw (Cory), raised granddaughter as a daughter Shauna Ellingburg, all of Garland, TX, 2 sons: Shawn Ellingburg of Paris, AR, Wendell Robinson (Florence) of Garland, TX, 1 step-son Jason Cross of Chicago, IL, 3 brothers: Frank Allen Cotton (Ruth) of Wellston, OK, William Joe Cotton (Cynthia) of Willow, CA, Ezell Cotton (Delores) of Russellville, AR, 2 sisters Florence L. Jackson of Los Angeles, CA, Beverly S. Cooper (Larry) of Garland, TX, 17 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. Visitation will be from 6 to 8PM Friday February 13, 2009 at Restland Funeral Home. Service will be at 2PM Saturday February 14, 2009 at Greater Davis Chapel, 716 Chandler Drive, Garland, TX 75040.


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