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Alvin C. Broyles



Alvin C. Broyles, 80, of Clarksville died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at his home.

A native of Mulberry, he was a son of the late Isaac Andrew and Nanna Bell Broyles, attended public high school in Mulberry and graduated from The College of the Ozarks in 1941. He was an ordinance engineer at the Southwestern Proving Ground in Hope, served aboard the USS Lexington with the United States Navy during World War II, and was a 37-year employee of Exxon Oil Company where he retired as a senior research associate.

In 1986, he moved to Clarksville where he was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Rotary Club having served as president in 1993-94, was awarded the doctor of science degree from the University of the Ozarks in 1979, a lifetime member of the University of the Ozarks' board of trustees where he served as chairman in 1987-88, and was preceded in death by one brother, Dow E. Broyles of Kansas City, Mo.

Survivors include his widow, Dr. Joan DeVee Dixon Broyles; and one sister, Ocie Faye Kimmerson of Massillon, Ohio.

Funeral was at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17, at Raymond Munger Memorial Chapel on the campus of the University of the Ozarks with Rev. Billy R. Usery, Rev. Lance Jones, and Dr. Rick Niece officiating.

Burial was in Piney Cemetery at Mulberry under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Fritz Ehren, Joe Hoing, Lee White, Chris Allen, Stuart Steltzer, Jewel Self, Bruce Wilson, and Steve Robinson.

Memorials may be made to the University of the Ozarks, 415 College Avenue, Clarksville, AR 72830.

Mrs. Annis W. Melson



Mrs. Annis Willis Melson, 75, of Clarksville died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a daughter of the late Felix and Nancy Brison Willis, widow of Joe Melson, member of Trinity Chapel Pentecostal Church of God, a retired University of the Ozarks employee, and was preceded in death by one son, Carl Melson.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Dwain and Maxine Melson of Lamar; three sisters, Melvina Martin of Evansville, Sylvia Norman of Davenport, Okla., and Ollie Collins of Fort Smith; five brothers, Buster Willis of Paris, Levi Willis of Clarksville, Denver Willis of Batson, Dennis Willis of Oark, and Ed Willis of Knoxville; two grandchildren, Chris Melson and Joe Melson, both of Lamar; several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, at Trinity Chapel Pentecostal Church of God with Rev. Terry Schlinker and Rev. Eddie Jones officiating.

Burial was in Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were George Willis, Tommy Willis, Alan Ashlock, Gerald Cowell, Don Mefford, and Douglas Martin.

Mrs. Goldie Bertschy



Mrs. Goldie Bertschy, 91, of Ozone died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, in Meadville, Pa.

She was preceded in death by two sons, two brothers, and one sister.

Survivors include five daughters, Billie Almgren of Ozone, Sue Bruno of Conway, Pa., Sally Hotchkiss and Lavina Rung, both of Meadville, Pa., and Bonnie Wentworth of Delaware; one son, John Bertschy of Ohio; one sister; one brother; 22 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral and burial were Friday, Jan. 14, at Roselawn Cemetery in Meadville, Pa.

Grandsons served as pallbearers.

Mrs. Joan Whitten



Mrs. Joan Whitten, 85, of Clarksville died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at Clarksville Convalescent Home.

A native of Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Ethel Stears Fields and the widow of Willie H. Whitten.

She had no immediate survivors.

Graveside services and burial were at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, at Annie's Chapel Cemetery with Bob Duff officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Mrs. Leona May Clark


Mrs. Leona May Clark, 59, of Noble, Okla., and Oark, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at Norman Regional Hospital in Norman, Okla.

She was a daughter of the late John and Velma West and a Baptist.

Survivors include her husband, Carl Clark; two sons, Ronald Mueller and Jerry Don Mueller, both of Norman, Okla.; two sisters, Louise Lewis of Oark and Betty Sue West of Norman, Okla.; three brothers, Bobby Ray West of Jacksonville, Fla., Steve West of Watson, and Keith West of Guthrie, Okla.; three grandchildren, Dustin Mueller, Taylor Mueller, and Emily Mueller; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services and burial will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, at the Sherman Cemetery at Oark. Arrangements are under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Mrs. Robbie Lamb



Mrs. Robbie Lamb, 83, of Knoxville died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, at her home.

A native of Hartman, she was a daughter of the late Drewry and Julia Smith Morris, widow of James Alfred Lamb, a member of the Knoxville First Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Linda Lamb, two brothers, Ruel Morris and Adolphus Morris, and one sister, Ruth Watkins.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Phillip and Vicki Lamb of Knoxville; one daughter and son-in-law, Helen and James Mize of Knoxville; five grandchildren, Karen and Michael Mize, Sparky and Deven Lamb, and Sam Tuttle; and three great-grandchildren, Ryan Mize, Chris Goains and John Milligan.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at the Knoxville First Baptist Church with Rev. Ira Taylor officiating.

Burial was in Knoxville Cemetery under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.

Memorials may be made to the Knoxville First Baptist Church.

Mrs. Ruby C. Snow



Mrs. Ruby C. Snow, 76, of Clarksville died Monday, Jan. 17, 2000, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a daughter of the late Charlie Snow.

Survivors include her mother, Elsie Snow of Clarksville; one uncle, Gran Reynolds of Clarksville; and several cousins including Winnie McReynolds and Karen Parks, both of Clarksville.

Graveside services and burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, at Lamar Cemetery with Mike Eppinette officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Mrs. Shauna L. Fowler



Mrs. Shauna Lynn Price Fowler, 26, of Clarksville died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle accident on County Road 14.

She was a member of Twin Oaks Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, David Fowler; two daughters, Kaylee Fowler and Kaycie Fowler, both of the home; one son, Tyler Fowler of the home; parents, David and Linda Price of Clarksville; and one brother, Mark Price of Clarksville.

Funeral will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Troy Vaughn officiating. Burial will be in Hess Cemetery near Coal Hill.

Pallbearers will be Dane Pitts, Jimmy Butler, Clint Black, Collin Pyron, Billy Drummond, and Billy Ray Williams.

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