Bobby Eugene Johnson
Bobby Eugene Johnson, infant son of Sonia Chesser of Lamar and Patrick
Johnson of Lamar, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000.
Other survivors are grandparents, Earl and Teresa Chesser of Clarksville,
Patsy and Randall Johnson of Lamar, and Bob and Carla Johnson, of Lamar;
great-grandparents, Melba and Ed Thompkins of Waldron; nine aunts; six
uncles; and several great-aunts and great-uncles.
Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at the
Holman Cemetery with Rev. Glenn Newton officiating. Arrangements were under
the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Cathy Anne O'Neal
Cathy Anne O'Neal, 47, of Clarksville died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, at Baylor
University Hospital in Dallas, Texas.
She was a native of Clarksville and daughter of the late Wahlon O'Neal.
She is survived by two daughters, Leah O'Neal of Bentonville and Amanda
Maish of Clarksville; one son, George O'Neal of Clarksville; mother and
stepfather, Janice and Roman Hathorn of Hartman; three sisters, Deborah
Hathorn of Springdale, Theresa Culshaw of Bentonville, and Marilyn Sexton
of Clarksville; one brother, Wahlon O'Neal of Riverton, Kan.; one stepsister,
Kathy Gernard of Fayetteville; and three grandchildren, Brock O'Neal, Kanoe
O'Neal and Seth O'Neal, all of Clarksville.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel.
The body will be cremated.
Mrs. Deloris Cummins
Mrs. Deloris Cummins, 56, of Catalpa died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, at her
She was a daughter of the late Vollie Kimbriel and Hattie Opal Ritchie
Kimbriel Cummins and was preceded in death by two brothers, Mervin Kimbriel
and Gary Kimbriel.
She is survived by her husband, Paul Ray Cummins; one daughter and son-in-law,
Joann (Warren) and Les Lantz of Oark; three sons and two daughters-in-law,
Andy Paul Cummins of Hartman, Ricky and Robyn Harderson of Oark, and Don
Edward and Faye Warren of Kentucky; two sisters, Joyce Reynolds and Dorothy
Criss, both of Oark; four brothers, Melvin Kimbriel and Larry Joe Kimbriel,
both of Oark, and Doy Kimbriel and Eddie Kimbriel, both of Clarksville;
and ten grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, at Roller-Cox Chapel with
Rev. George Farquhar officiating. Burial will be in Oark Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Dennis Stepp, Steve Cummins, Jacky Kimbriel, Teddy
Bohannon, Casey Cummins, and Alan Criss.
Earl Edmond Walker
Earl Edmond Walker, 65, of Altus died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, at Fort Smith.
He was a welder and farmer, Pentecostal, member of Golden Glove Boxer in
Johnson County and Weight Boxer in Tulsa, Okla., and son of the late Rube
Walker and Kizzie Warren Walker.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Wilma Rose Hurst Walker; two daughters
and sons-in-law, Elizabeth Diann and Terry Francis of Pauls Valley, Okla.,
and Sharon Dee and Bill Ward of Siloam Springs; one son and daughter-in-law,
Ruben Earl and Jane Walker of Coal Hill; one sister, Georgia Hutchinson
of Oklahoma; three brothers, Elvin Walker and Fred Walker, both of Jenks,
Okla., and Marvin Walker of Clarksville; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev.
Garland Williams officiating. Burial was in Spadra Cemetery.
Nephews served as pallbearers.
James Boyd Buffington
James Boyd Buffington, 74, of Booneville, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000,
in Booneville Community Hospital.
He was a native of Waldron, son of the late Rev. David Elijah and Julie
Ann Emberson Buffington, a saw mill employee, and was preceded in death
by one son, James B. Buffington Jr.; one stepson, James A. Combs; one stepdaughter,
Deloris Forrester; one brother, William Buffington; and one sister, Lizzie
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Gladys Buffington; one daughter, Shirley
Buffington of Oakland, Calif.; two sons, Timothy Buffington of Pine Bluff
and Donald Ray Buffington of Oakland, Calif.; one stepson, Henry Combs
of Van Buren; two stepdaughters, Carolyn Jones and Myrna Fitzgerald, both
of Clarksville; two sisters, Joy Hunt of Greenwood and Lidea Ruth Mayes
of Waldron; five brothers, John Buffington of Lamar, Joe Buffington, Paul
Buffington and David Buffington, all of Booneville; and Andrew Buffington
of Watson; five grandchildren, Constance Buffington, Tereasa Buffington,
and Nathan Buffington, all of Booneville, and Frances Buffington and James
Buffington, both of Clarksville; several great-grandchildren; numerous
nieces; and numerous nephews.
Funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at Trinity Chapel Pentecostal
Church of God in Clarksville with Rev. Terry Schlinker officiating.
Burial was in Lamar Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Gerald Cowell, Frank Patton, Don Mefford, Virgil Blake,
Bob Waite, and Charles Holt.
Mrs. Judy VanDerHevel
Mrs. Judy Ann VanDerHevel, 43, of Booneville died Monday, Feb. 7, 2000.
She was a daughter of the late Corneal and Kathryn VanDerHevel and was
preceded in death by one brother, Victor VanDerHevel.
She is survived by four sisters, Karolyn Jones of London, Kathy Stewart
of Hughes Springs, Texas, Peggy Hughes of Roanoke, Texas, and Marilyn Phillips
of El Paso, Texas.
The body was cremated.
A memorial service was held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, in the chapel
of the Booneville Human Development Center.
Arrangements were under the direction of Roller Funeral Home of Booneville.
Mrs. Mary P. Ford
Mrs. Mary P. Ford, 84, of Hartman died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at Johnson
Regional Medical Center.
A native of Iowa, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Grace Church
Walker, and widow of Nick Edward Ford.
She is survived by three daughters, Betty E. Richardson of Hartman, Mildred
Sharkey of Pasadena, Calif., and Jeannette Davis of Idaho; three sons,
Robert Ford of Idaho, and Charles Ford and Cecil Ford, both of Clarksville;
one sister, Etta Ford of Victorville, Calif.; one brother, Jerome Walker
of Des Moines, Iowa; 19 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and three
A memorial service was held at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, at the Ralph Richardson
residence. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Las Vegas, Nev. Arrangements
were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Mrs. Marie Roberts
Mrs. Marie Roberts, 89, of Clarksville died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, at Johnson
Regional Medical Center.
She was a native of the Spadra Community, daughter of the late Frank and
Lula Stewart Jones, widow of Olney Roberts, and was preceded in death by
one daughter, Virgie Skidgel.
She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Jackie and Jurine Roberts
of Clarksville; one son-in-law, Bill Skidgel of Fort Smith; five grandchildren,
Connie Martin and Steve Skidgel, both of Van Buren, Bruce Skidgel of Fort
Smith, Lale Roberts of Green Forest, and Leah Castleberry of Sulphur, La.;
11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel
with Dr. Robert Brown officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Simons, Bruce Skidgel, Steve Skidgel, Steven
Skidgel, Lale Roberts, and Steve Castleberry.
Orville F. Guinn
Orville Franklin Guinn, 90, of Clarksville died Friday, Feb. 11, 2000,
at his home.
He was a retired automobile salesman, Methodist, World War II veteran,
and son of the late James and Grace Beavers Guinn.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Stella Elder Guinn; one son and daughter-in-law,
Arlie and Oneita Guinn of Henrico, N. C.; one sister, Edith Nelson of Rock
Springs, Wyo.; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, at the Hays Chapel Methodist
Church with Rev. Chris Rink officiating.
Burial was in Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral
Pallbearers were Spike Feikema, Argie Kendall, Virgil Phillips, Bennie
Ross, J. D. Jacobs, and Bob McGuire.
Memorials may be made to Hays Chapel Methodist Church.
Mrs. Shirley E. Clark
Mrs. Shirley Etta Clark, 62, of Clarksville died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000.
She was a daughter of the late James Riley and Frances McKlesky Spradling,
widow of Paul Burns and James Clark, and a Baptist.
Survivors include one daughter, Tanya Robinson of Clarksville; one son,
Marco Burns of Clarksville; two sisters, Bera Patterson of Springdale and
Katherine Brown of Alabama; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The body was cremated.
Local arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Seth T. Shaw
Seth T. Shaw, 94, of Clarksville died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, at his home.
Born in Paradise, Utah, he was a son of the late Harry Albert and Elizabeth
Thomas Shaw, the head of the department of horticulture and professor at
Brigham Young University, vice president of Safeway Stores Inc., a consultant
to the food industry, and was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Edith
He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Tom (Seth Thomas Shaw Jr.)
and Lucille Shaw of Oceanside, Calif.; one daughter and son-in-law, Julia
and Jerry Stokes of Clarksville; five grandchildren, Seth Thomas Shaw III
of Salt Lake City, Utah, Suzy Shaw of Cambridge, Mass., Justin Stokes and
Paget Stokes, both of Asheville, N. C., and Holly Herron of Greenville,
S. C.; and three great-grandchildren, Brittney Stokes and Bailey Stokes,
both of Asheville, N. C., and Cullen Fagan of Cambridge, Mass.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at Hardwicke
Funeral Chapel with Rev. Billy Ray Usery officiating.
Mrs. Virginia S. Laneer
Mrs. Virginia Schuh Laneer, 84, of Clarksville died Friday, Feb. 11, 2000,
at Methodist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
She was born at Lamar, a daughter of the late John Phillip Schuh IV and
Beaulah Stovall Schuh, the widow of John Roland Laneer, and attended Clarksville
Schools. After her father's death, John T. Simmons became the father who
raised her and the grandfather of her children. She was preceded in death
by one son, Carl Roland Laneer; and two brothers, John Phillip Schuh V
and John Thomas Simmons.
She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Patterson of Las Vegas, Nev.,
and Jo Carole Woodward of Memphis, Tenn.; two sons, John Charles Laneer
of Southhaven, Miss., and Billy Laneer of Burley, Wash.; ten grandchildren,
Jim Patterson, Gene Patterson, Andrea Keys, Linda Hall, Michael Woodward,
Steve Woodward, Angie Goodwin, Jennifer Laneer, Nathan Laneer, and Adam
Laneer; and 12 great-grandchildren, Jamie Patterson, Jennifer Patterson,
Jimbo Patterson, Jason Patterson, Katie Jean Patterson, A. J. Keys, Brett
Parmly, Will Woodward, Gage Goodwin, Grant Goodwin, Brandon Blackburn,
and Blake Parmly.
Funeral was at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with
Rev. Frank Clemmons officiating. Burial was in Union Grove Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Mike Woodward, Steve Woodward, Jim Patterson, Gene Patterson,
Paul Hall, and Johnny Schuh.
Mrs. Vera Roberson
Mrs. Vera V. Roberson, 55, of Lamar died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at Johnson
Regional Medical Center.
She was a member of the Gospel Lighthouse Tabernacle, daughter of the late
Andrew and Cory Cooper Ledford, and was preceded in death by one sister,
Lillian Roberson; and one brother, Bobby Ledford Sr.
Survivors include her husband, Bynum Roberson; four sons and two daughters-in-law,
Jeff Roberson of Lamar, Perry and Kay Roberson of Russellville, Garry Roberson
of Lamar and Randy and Berchel Roberson of Lamar; one sister, Myrtle Curry
of Stockton, Calif.; one brother, Charles Ledford of Dover; and five grandchildren,
Cameron Newsted Roberson, Steven Roberson, Garry Roberson Jr., Tyler Roberson,
and Brandon Roberson.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Gospel Lighthouse Tabernacle
with Rev. Bobby Freeman officiating.
Burial was in Owens Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral
Pallbearers were Bobby Ledford Jr., Tim Roberson, Clifford Roberson, Wesley
Williams, Beacer Roberson, and Gary Warren.