David W. Yarbrough
David Wayne Yarbrough, 39, of Oark died Friday, May 5, 2000, at Hampton.
Survivors include his father and stepmother, Daniel Wayne and Sue Yarbrough
of Oark; mother, Elli May Cagle of Ozark; and four brothers, Randy Yarbrough
of Oark, Mike Yarbrough of Lamar, Danny Cagle of Clarksville and Richard
Cagle of Ozark.
Graveside services and burial will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at the
Sherman Cemetery at Oark with Rev. Robert Boen officiating. Arrangements
are under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Active pallbearers will be Tony Tollar, Bob Thomas, James Tuttle, Raymond
Holloway, Tom Brandon, and Mike Thomas.
Honorary pallbearers will be J. D. Marlow and Bob Cagle.
Mrs. Gladys L. Riggins
Mrs. Gladys Lucille Riggins, 83, of Clarksville died Monday, May 8, 2000,
in Houston, Texas.
A native of Huffsmith, Texas, she was a daughter of the late Loyd and Mary
Elba McQueen Young and widow of Samuel Uriah Riggins.
She is survived by one daughter, Patricia L. Driskell of Clarksville; three
sons, James V. Riggins of Pasadena, Texas, Samuel U. Riggins of Jacksonville,
Texas, and Ronnie L. Riggins of Crosby, Texas; three sisters, Lorene Vaught,
Ollie Metzler and Lois Parker, all of Texas; 11 grandchildren; and several
Graveside services and burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 11, at Liberty
Hill Cemetery at Hunt under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Mrs. Geraldine Yeager
Mrs. Geraldine (Jerry) Yeager, 79, of Clarksville died Monday, May 8, 2000,
at Johnson Regional Medical Center.
A native of Clarksville, she was a daughter of the late Omer and Anna Qualls
Hudson, graduate of Clarksville High School and Harper Beauty School in
Fort Smith, beauty operator for 44 years, former owner and operator of
the Vogue Beauty Shop, and a member of the Hays Chapel Methodist Church
and Clarksville Chapter No. 172 Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include her husband, Glen Yeager; two brothers-in-law, Dean Yeager
and Gene Yeager, both of Tulsa, Okla.; and three nephews, Kevin Yeager
of Longview, Texas, Kendall Yeager of Tulsa, Okla., and Stephen Yeager
of Broken Arrow, Okla.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel
with Gene Yeager officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Virgil Phillips, Argie Kendall, Wendell Self, Bill
Coats, Bobby Cooper, and Joe Carter.
Memorials may be made to the Johnson County Unit of the American Cancer
Society, P. O. Box 55, Clarksville, AR 72830, or to the Alzheimer's Association.
James Earl Butler
James Earl Butler, 59, of Little Rock, husband of former Clarksville resident,
Sylvia Galloway Butler, died Monday, May 8, 2000, at Baptist Medical Center.
A native of Conway, he was a son of the late John Elmer and Elsie Lieblong
Butler, a 1958 graduate of Little Rock Central High School, a 1962 graduate
of the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, and former teacher at
Prattsville and at Sunnyside High School in Washington. In 1964 he became
director of the Tongue Point Job Corps Center in Oregon. After receiving
a master's degree in 1967, he became assistant director of the Learning
Lab for Diagnosis and Remediation of Learning Disorders in Pocatello, Idaho.
He was assistant director of the Jenkins Children's Center in Pine Bluff.
He directed the Upward Bound and Special Services programs at Utah State
University in Logan from 1970-76. He returned to Arkansas in 1976, to be
regional representative supervisor of Developmental Disabilities Services.
In 1978, he became executive director of Arkansas Easter Seal Society remaining
until 1991 when he retired. In 1991, he became an active member of the
Arkansas Knife Makers Association. He was preceded in death by one brother,
Dr. John E. Butler of Little Rock.
In addition to his widow, he is survived by two sons, James Bradley Butler
of Fayetteville and Michael Swize of Palm Desert, Calif.; two nieces, Laurie
Long of North Little Rock and Kim Molinaro of Russellville; one nephew,
Stephen Butler of North Little Rock; four great-nieces; and two great-nephews.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at the First Christian Church
in Little Rock with Dick Cobb, president of the Little Rock Stake LDS Church,
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Conway under the direction of Roller-Chenal
Funeral Home of Little Rock.
Memorials may be made to Easter Seals Arkansas, 3920 Woodland Heights Road,
Little Rock, AR 72212 or Pathfinder, Inc., P. O. Box 647, Jacksonville,
Jasper L. Thompson
Funeral for Jasper Luther Thompson, 96, of Ozark, who died Tuesday, April
25, 2000, at Ozark Nursing Home, was at 2 p.m. Friday, April 28, at the
Coal Hill Church of Christ with Rev. John Kindrix officiating.
Burial was in Coal Hill Cemetery under the direction of Shaffer Funeral
Home of Ozark.
Pallbearers were Don Garrett, Mike Essrig, Greg Thompson, and Acie Thompson.
A native of Hugo, Okla., he was a son of the late Luther and Rose Kennedy
Thompson, carpenter, member and deacon of the Coal Hill Assembly of God
Church, and was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Dora Lee Thompson;
one daughter, Susan Mae Essrig; two sons, Rembert Thompson and Hurshell
Dean Thompson; one grandson, Howard Thompson; and one great-grandson, Acie
Odell Thompson Jr.
He is survived by one daughter, Dorothy Lee Shomber of Santa Clarita, Calif.;
one son, Jay Thompson of Canoga Park, Calif.; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren;
and one great-great-grandchild.
Leron Rings Krebill
Leron Rings Krebill, 52, of Donnellson, Iowa, died Saturday, May 6, 2000,
at University Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa.
A native of Franklin, Iowa, he was a son of the late Robert and Leota Rings
Krebill, Army veteran of the Vietnam War, where he served as a medic and
was the recipient of the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star, former member
of Grace Lutheran Church in Clarksville, truck driver and formerly drove
for Tyson Foods and Arnold and Son. He was preceded in death by one brother,
Gary Krebill; and father-in-law, Victor Lossman.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. DiAnne Krebill; five daughters, Tina
Parks of Muscatine, Iowa, Tanya Bently of Muskego, Wis., Tamarya Krebill
of Donnellson, Iowa, Angela Krebill of Paris, and Crystal Gagnon of Fort
Madison, Iowa; mother-in-law, Darlene Lossman of Clarksville; one sister,
Geraldine Stice of Lewistown, Mo.; two brothers, Vernon Krebill and Larry
Krebill, both of Donnellson, Iowa; eight grandchildren; and several nieces
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 10, at Grace Lutheran Church
in Clarksville with Rev. Darrell Kobs officiating.
Burial will be in Saint Paul Ceme-
tery at Lutherville under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Don Langdon, Leo Knoernschild, Herman Ahrens, Edmund
Drittler, Jeff Haas, and Stuart Stelzer.
Mrs. Ruth L. Bratten
Mrs. Ruth Lucille Bratten, 80, of Ozark died May 3, 2000, at her home.
She was a native of Henderson, N. C., widow of Buren F. Bratten, and a
She is survived by three daughters, Julie Holloway of Ozark, Ann Edwards
of Virginia, and Robert Nelson of Alabama; one brother, O. D. Ellis of
Henderson, N. C.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The body was cremated.
Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Mrs. Wanda Lee Farmer
Mrs. Wanda Lee Farmer, 77, died April 30, 2000, in The Woodlands, Texas.
A native of Clarksville, she was a daughter of the late Jenx Warren and
Lula Mae Warren Walters, widow of Lawson Farmer, and former resident of
She is survived by one daughter, Linda Maggard; two grandchildren, Robert
Kaufmann and Angela Jacobskind; and three great-grandchildren, Michael
Kaufmann, Krista Williams, and Adam Williams.
A memorial service was held at Abundant Life Assembly in The Woodlands,
Texas. Arrangements were under the direction of Green Lawn Memorial of
The Woodlands, Texas.