Mrs. Alpha L. Hyder
Alpha L. Hyder, 80, of Hartman died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at Johnson Regional
She was a member of the Center Point Baptist Church, quilt maker, daughter
of the late Oscar and Rachel Parker Clark, widow of Cleo A. Hyder, and
was preceded in death by two daughters, Patricia Ann Hyder and Geneva Ruth
She is survived by four daughters, Sue English and Connie Bartlett, both
of Altus, and Janice Qualls and Phyllis Sisco, both of Clarksville; one
son, Dennis Hyder of Hartman; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren;
and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, at the Center Point Baptist
Church with Rev. O. L. Kinsey, Rev. George Farquhar, and Rev. William Isenhower
Burial will be in Liberty Hill Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox
Active pallbearers will be grandsons, Kenneth English, Gary English, Robert
Qualls, Duane Qualls, Jody Ming, Matthew Ming, William Sisco, Charles Patton,
Bobby Bartlett and Keith Allred.
Honorary pallbearers will be granddaughters, Brenda Allred, Anna Patton,
Amy Ming, Summer Sisco, and Robyn Bartlett.
Mrs. Bernice Standridge
Mrs. Bernice Standridge, 75, of Russellville died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000,
at Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock.
A native of Lamar, she was a daughter of the late Darrell Sparks and Mary
Stumbaugh Sparks Jones, widow of Herbert Standridge, member of the Cumberland
Presbyterian Church and retired employee of Caughman Corner Pre-School
She is survived by two sons and one daughter-in-law, Delmer Standridge
and Kenny D. and Donna Standridge, all of Russellville; one daughter, Linda
Jean Milgrim of Russellville; one brother, Doyle Jones of Peoria, Ill.;
three granddaughters and spouse, Nicole and Ron Jackson of Lolita, Texas,
and Heather Leavell and Savannah Leavell, both of Russellville; three grandsons,
Branson Standridge of Atkins, Christopher Standridge of Russellville, and
Tim Milgrim of Phoenix, Ariz.; two great-granddaughters, Brittni Jackson
of Lolita, Texas, and Crystal Milgrim of Phoenix, Ariz.; and one great-grandson,
Christopher Jackson of Warsaw, Mo.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 28, at the Gospel Lighthouse Church
with Conard Villines officiating.
Burial was in Annie's Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Humphrey Funeral
Service of Russellville.
Pallbearers were Butch Stumbaugh, David Stumbaugh, H. L. Stumbaugh, Ron
Payne, James Starr, and Jason Fielder.
Mrs. Clio T. Kettelhut
Mrs. Clio Thompson Kettelhut, 87, of Clarksville died Monday, Feb. 28,
2000, at her home.
She was a native of Johnson County, daughter of the late Tillman and Roxie
Ross Thompson, widow of Marvin Kettelhut, member of the First Presbyterian
Church and the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and a charter member
of the Johnson County Retired Teachers Association.
She was a retired public school teacher having taught 36 years in Oklahoma
and Arkansas with the last 26 years at Lamar where she was high school
principal. During her teaching career she belonged to both State and National
educational organizations where she served on several committees.
She was a graduate of Clarksville High School, the University of the Ozarks,
and the University of Arkansas. She also had advanced graduate work from
the University of Oklahoma and the University of Northeast Oklahoma at
She had no immediate survivors.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 6, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel
with Rev. Lance Jones officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be former Lamar High School students, George Overbey,
Rickey Casey, Leo Knoernschild, Norman Reynolds, Dale Rowbotham, Joe Hickey,
James Duff, and Ronnie Zachary.
Dewey Acord, 83, of Hartman died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000, at Johnson Regional
He was a native of Hartman, son of the late Jim and Ethel Sexton Acord,
farmer, Army veteran of World War II, and was preceded in death by his
wife, Mrs. Mary Acord; and one daughter, Patricia Jean Acord.
Survivors include four daughters, Diana Mayo of Fort Smith, Darlene Bowman
of Hartman, and Virginia Woodall and Anna C. Overstreet, both of Ashdown;
19 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel
with Rev. Bill Holt officiating. Burial was at Hartman Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Travis Knight, John Bowman, Shawn Harmon, Bill Bowman
Jr., Brandon Bowman, and Shane Bowman.
Mrs. Della Cox
Mrs. Della Cox, 78, of Clarksville died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000, at Arkansas
Baptist Hospital in Little Rock.
She was a native of Hagarville, daughter of the late Jimmy John and Rufina
Breedlove Cowell, and widow of Edward Cox.
Survivors include one daughter, Joyce Ann Killough of Hagarville; two sons,
Edward Earl Cox of Norman, Okla., and James Randolph Cox of Modesto, Calif.;
one sister, Hettie Curtis of Flat Rock; two brothers, Jimmy Cowell of Hartman
and William Cowell of Jamestown; 15 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 29, at the Annie's
Chapel Cemetery with Rev. Danny Cowell officiating. Arrangements were under
the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were John Adkins, Steve Cox, Edward Cox II, Edward Cox, Darrell
Cox, and Clifton Cox.
Mrs. Delene V. Harris
Mrs. Delene Verna Harris, 90, of Booneville, mother of James Gibson of
Coal Hill, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, in a Fort Smith hospital.
She was the widow of Carolan Harris, a member of the First Baptist Church
in Booneville and a member of the quilters club of the church.
She is survived by one daughter, Anita Tate of Russellville; one other
son, David Harris of Russellville; ten grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren;
and five great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, at Roberts Memorial Chapel in Booneville
with burial at Carolan Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Bill Campbell, Mike Campbell, Junior Gibson, Terry Don
King, Jimmy D. Gibson, Gary Haag, Johnny Miller, and David Harris.
Darrell Overbey, 71, of Newark, Ohio, died Jan. 21, 2000, at Licking Memorial
A native of Lamar, he was a son of the late Joseph Jackson and Claudia
Jewell Killough Overbey, owner of Finders Flea Market of Newark, Ohio,
a member of the Newark Eagles, served in the U. S. Air Force during the
Korean War, and was preceded in death by two sisters and five brothers.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Shirley Grissom Overbey; three daughters
and two sons-in-law, Denise and Joe Giles, Doronda and Leo Foreman, and
Cheryl Overbey, all of Newark, Ohio; one sister, Betty Jo Overbey of Sikeston,
Mo.; one brother, Loyd Jackson Overbey of Sikeston, Mo.; five grandchildren,
Jeremy, Chris and Ashley Overbey, and Katie and Eric Giles, all of Newark,
Ohio; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral was at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, at Criss-Kirkpatrick Funeral Home
with Rev. Mark Edge officiating. Burial was in Newark Memorial Gardens
with military honors.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
James Ralph Garrett
James Ralph Garrett, 77, of Midwest City, Okla., died Monday, Feb. 28,
He was born at Harmony, a son of the late Joe and Anna Garrett, graduate
of Clarksville High School, served in the U. S. Army during World War II,
was a salesman and member of Nicoma Park United Methodist Church where
he served as a Sunday school superintendent and an adult Sunday school
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Fern Rutherford Garrett; four daughters
and sons-in-law, Edythe Kathleen and Roy Golightly of Norfork, Peggy Sue
and Mike Selfridge of Harrah, Okla.; Lesa Diane and Tom Vasquez of Oklahoma
City, Okla., and Terri Beth and Dennis Terrill of Midwest City, Okla.;
two sons and daughters-in-law, James Glenn and Linda Garrett of Oklahoma
City, Okla., and Robert Dan and Leah Garrett of Choctaw, Okla.; two brothers
and sisters-in-law, Joe and Dorothy Garrett of Phoenix, Ariz., and Hall
and Jean Garrett of Clarksville; one sister and brother-in-law, Ann and
John Williamson of Clarksville; and 15 grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 2, at Nicoma Park United Methodist
Church. Graveside services and burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March
3, at Harmony Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, March 2, at Hardwicke Funeral
Memorials may be made to the Presbyterian Urban Mission "Santa Store."
Mrs. Lois M. Clute
Mrs. Lois Marie Clute, 65, of Clarksville died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000,
at her home.
She was a native of Gloversville, N. Y., and daughter of the late Harold
and Marion Eggleston Graham.
Survivors include her husband, Marvin Clute; seven sons, Mike Clute of
New Orleans, La., Mark Clute of Colon, Mich., Ross Clute of Vilonia, Marvin
Clute of Paris, Tracy Clute of Vernon, N. Y., George Clute and Mitch Clute
of Los Lumas, N. M.; two sisters, Joan Aird and Beverly Millet, both of
New York; two brothers, Harry Graham and Peter Graham, both of New York;
15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The body was cremated.
Local arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Mrs. Leo F. Hobbs
Mrs. Leo (Johnie) Freeman Hobbs, 80, of Clarksville, Tenn., died Thursday,
Feb. 24, 2000, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tenn.
She was a registered nurse, daughter of the late Finis Lee and Agnes Lund
Freeman, widow of Jeff Hobbs, and former resident of Clarksville.
She is survived by one daughter, Patricia Hobbs Stewart of Clarksville,
Tenn.; one son, Charles Glenn Hobbs of Nashville, Tenn.; two sisters, Eunice
Davis and Marie Freeman, both of Dardanelle; one brother, Guy Freeman of
El Dorado; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev.
Jim Goodman officiating. Burial was in Hagarville Cemetery.
Nephews served as pallbearers.
Leslie Kyle, 90, died at his home in Daytona Beach, Fla.
He was a former resident of Coal Hill and Indianapolis, Ind., founder and
president of Hydroponics, member of the Masons and Lions Club, and had
been a real estate professional in Daytona Beach, Fla., since 1970.
Survivors include one son, Michael Kyle of Daytona Beach, Fla.; one daughter,
Leslie Rouhselange of Port Orange, Fla.; two brothers, Joe Kyle of California
and Chester Kyle of Texas; and four grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at Holy Church of Christ in Holy Hill, Fla.,
with Wiley Lowe officiating.
Mrs. Mildred Lingar
Mrs. Mildred Lingar, 76, of Hartman died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at her
She was born at Denning, daughter of the late Bert and Maude Shirley Hill,
widow of Kenneth Lingar, and a member of the Coal Hill Assembly of God
She is survived by one daughter, Melinda Walker of Hartman; one son, Kenneth
Lingar of Hartman; two sisters, Wanda Taylor and Juanita Burns, both of
Denning; and one grandson, Jeremy Lingar of Hartman.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, at the Coal Hill Assembly
of God Church with Rev. Dade Kindrix officiating.
Burial will be in West Mount Zion Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke
Pallbearers will be Scott Taylor, Jimmy Joe Rofkahr, Michael Rofkahr, Wayne
Lingar, Dane Lingar, and Roger Pannell.
Mrs. Nadine D. Stebbins
Mrs. Nadine Douthit Stebbins, 77, of Marietta, Ga., died Monday, Feb. 21,
2000, in Marietta, Ga.
She was a native of Hartman but moved to Marietta, Ga., from Johnson County
in 1951, member of the First United Methodist Church in Marietta, Ga.,
where she was an honorary member of the Board of Stewards, the Josey Frey
Circle and the Progressive Sunday School Class, and a member of the Cherokee
Rose Garden Club in Marietta, Ga.
She is survived by two daughters, Charlene Nordholz of Powder Springs,
Ga., and Ellen Stebbins of Doha Qatar; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at the First United Methodist Church
in Marietta, Ga. Graveside services and burial were at 4 p.m. Saturday,
Feb. 26, at West Mount Zion Cemetery near Hartman with Rev. Chris Rink
officiating. Local arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral
Robert Joseph Rake
Robert Joseph Rake, 73, of Ozark died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, in a Fort
He was a native of Lawton, Okla., son of the late William and Myrtle Rake,
former resident of Green For-
est, U. S. D. A. inspector and a Navy veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mary A. Moten Rake; three daugh-
ters, Renee Seago of Corrigan, Texas, Nancy Clarke of Lufkin, Texas, and
Melinda Tybor of Wimberly, Texas; four stepsons, James Hill and Bill Hill,
both of Clarksville, Dennis Hill of Ozark, and David Hill of Dardan-
elle; three stepdaughters, Mary Sue Petty of Little Rock and Shirley Davis
and Sarah Halmes, both of Ozark; 21 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A private family service will be held under the direction of Shaffer Funeral