Buster H. Harris
Buster Herbert Harris, 83, of Hartman died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, at
Russellville Nursing Center.
He was a son of the late Pete and Loutisha Gibson Harris, Pentecostal,
retired union employee, member of Laborers Local 107 and VFW, and was preceded
in death by his wife, Bernice Newberry Harris; one son, George William
Harris; one granddaughter, Johnna Kay Willcutt; and two sisters, Anna Mae
Drewery and Jewel Drewery.
Survivors are two daughters, Shelia Willcutt of Clarksville and Loutisha
Dalton of Dover; one son, Billy (Bear) Harris of Altus; one brother, John
Harris of Shafter, Calif.; eight grandchildren, Mark, Steve, and Geoffery
Dalton, all of Dover, David Dalton of London, Sara Willcutt of Clarksville,
Damon Willcutt of Mulberry, April Collins of Lamar, and B. J. Harris of
Clarksville; and ten great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at Roller-Cox Chapel
with Rev. Leo Villines officiating. Burial will be in Hartman Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Geary Roberts, Ken Medeiros, Steve Dalton, David
Dalton, Kenneth Knight, and Lonnie Wilson.
James Edward Moss
James Edward Moss, 64, of London, grandfather of Dakota James Moss of
Clarksville, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, at his home.
He was a son of the late Oscar H. and Cora Jones Moss, retired factory
employee, and a Southern Baptist.
Other survivors include his widow, Wanda Moss; one daughter, Gayla Miller
of London; one son, Dewayne Moss of Little Rock; six sisters, Wanda Coats,
Dorothy Hoskins and Cathy Dornan of Locust Grove, Okla., Vera Cameren and
Thelma Vanducen of Preug, Okla., and Linda Landreth of Bethany, Okla.;
one brother, Franklin Moss of Harper, Kan.; and three other grandchildren
including a granddaughter, Tayla N. Miller of London.
Funeral was at 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev.
David Downum officiating. Burial was in Knoxville Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jerry Miller, Reese Harrel, Al Youhanna, Travis Rutledge,
David Mason, and Paul Whorton.
Josie W. Robinson
Josie Emaline Willis Robinson, 95, of Clarksville died Sunday, Jan.
27, 2002, at her home.
She was a daughter of the late John William and Mary Alice Burton Willis,
widow of George Robinson, and a member of the Assembly of God Church.
She was preceded in death by three sons, Melvin, Thurman and Leon Robinson;
one daughter, Eula Faye Robinson; six sisters, Evy Farmer, Eddie Euel Reynolds,
Jewel Ship, Hattie Dunn, Delphia Ship and Rosie Harmon; three brothers,
Vurn Willis, Felix Willis, and Robert Willis; and one grandson, Ronald
Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Ruby and Junior Young
of Clarksville, Glenda and Bill Greenhaw of Harrison, and Hazel and Gaylon
Madewell of Lamar; one son, Lawrence Robinson of Coal Hill; 12 grandchildren;
19 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and eight stepgrandchildren.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at Roller-Cox Chapel with
Rev. Amos Pledger and Rev. Leon Ketcherside officiating. Burial will be
in Porter Cemetery at Hunt.
Active pallbearers will be Everett Willis, James Willis, Bill Willis,
Claud Willis, Larry Willis, and George Willis.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ray Young and Billy Joe Gipson.
Kendall L. Dixon
Kendall L. Dixon, 80, of Lamar died Jan. 24, 2002.
He was a son of the late Ester Arbaugh and George Dixon, Baptist, member
of the Mulberry Lodge and Mulberry Valley Grange, and a lay minister at
Catalpa, Yale and Oark.
He is survived by one daughter, Dixie Bennett of Emporia, Kan.; two
sons, Lee Dixon of Madison, Kan., and S. D. Dixon of Emporia, Kan.; and
Masonic graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28,
at the Case Cemetery at Fallsville with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating.
Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Active pallbearers were John Hodge, Dwight Stepp, Art Stepp, A. G. Reeves
Jr., Keith Stepp, and Paul Ray Cummins.
Honorary pallbearers were Joe Carter, Dallas Skaggs, Elmer Merkling,
Raymond (Pug) Lovell, G. W. (Dub) Vaught, and Roy Shook.
Lois Jean Graves
Lois Jean Graves, 85, of Mountainburg died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002.
She was a member of the Mt. View Methodist Church, retired postmistress
for the U. S. Postal Service and the U. S. Forestery Service, past grand
mistress of the Clearcreek Eastern Star 332, grand matron of honor of the
grand chapter of Arkansas, and was preceded in death by her husband, Howard
Graves; and one son, Stephen Graves.
She is survived by one son, Charles Graves of Fayetteville; grandchildren;
one great-grandson; and caregivers, Dorothy Hayre and Connie Seratt, both
Funeral was at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Ocker Funeral Home Chapel
in Alma with burial in the Vaught Cemetery at Mountainburg.
Pallbearers were Chris Nolen, Dustin Leakey, Wayne Leakey, Jim Moody,
Andy Brown, and Ronald Beliles.
Mary C. Barton
Mary Charlene Barton, 47, of Clarksville died Friday, Jan. 25, 2002,
at Johnson Regional Medical Center.
A native of Hickman, Ky., she was a daughter of the late George Leonard
and Mary Lou Wiles Barton and was preceded in death by one brother, Calvin
Barton; and one sister, Frances Bland.
She is survived by four brothers, Leonard Barton of Lawton, Okla., James
Barton of Bristol, Fla., George Barton of Jacksonville, and Charles Barton
of Lonoke; one sister, Hazel Milligan of North Little Rock; and friend,
Jeff Brotherton of Clarksville.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Shinn Funeral Service Chapel
in Russellville with Rev. Vernon Bass officiating. Private burial was at
Rest Hills Cemetery in North Little Rock.
Memorials may be made to Counseling Associates, 1021 Poplar Street,
Clarksville, AR 72830.
Melvin Harden, 72, of Altus died Jan. 24, 2002, at Johnson Regional
He was a retired knife sharpener for Tyson Foods, Methodist, and was
born at Mountain Top to Dan and Ivy Blaylock Harden.
Survivors include his widow, Betty Euin Harden; three daughters, Gail
Byrum of Clarksville, Patsy Gattis of Altus and Sandra Byrum of Ozark;
one son, Randy Harden of Altus; one sister, Ollie Askins of Ozark; one
brother, Lozel Harden of Altus; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel
in Ozark with Rev. Leo Villines officiating. Burial was in Jackson Cemetery
Pallbearers were Scott Ross, David Byrum, Michael Molnar, Rick Redden,
William Askins, and Clark James.
Opal Baker, 74, of Jasper, stepmother of Flossie Roach of Clarksville,
died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002, at Washington Regional Medical Center in
She was a native of Walnut, daughter of the late Garfield and Ollie
Hylton Curtis, widow of Carl Baker, attended Shiloh United Baptist Church,
and was preceded in death by one brother, Carl Curtis; one sister, Lorene
Hopkins; two half-brothers, Virgil Hylton and Les Hylton; one stepbrother,
Charlie Curtis; and one stepgrandchild, Mike Roach.
Other survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Allen and Beverly
Baker of Centerville, Kan.; one daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Clinton
Daniels of Jasper; one stepson, Carl Ed Baker of Russellville; four grandchildren;
three great-grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; and several stepgreat-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at the Mossville Church with
Rev. Donnie Villines and Elder Dorlin Sparks officiating.
Burial was in Mossville Cemetery under the direction of Christeson Funeral
Home of Harrison.
Ruby Y. Coffman
Ruby Marie Young Coffman, 88, of Lamar died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002,
at Johnson Regional Medical Center.
She was a daughter of the late George A. and Minnie V. Jarnagin Young,
widow of Harry Coffman, retired secretary, member of First United Methodist
Church, Daughters of the American Revolution Colonial Dames, Sons and Daughters
of the Pilgrims, and Order of Eastern Star, and was organizing regent of
the Clarksville Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American
She is survived by two nephews, Steve Eggensperger of Cabot and Charles
Pitts of Plano, Texas; and one cousin, Minnie Lou Casey of Russellville.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the First United Methodist
Church in Clarksville with Rev. Frank Clemmons and Rev. Lowell Eaton officiating.
Burial was in Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral
Active pallbearers were Bill Porter, Keith Lewis, Jack Cecil, David
Morgan, Lee White, and Robert Ed Farris.
Honorary pallbearers were Sammy Wish and Jimmy Lewis.
Sarah Palestine Davis Collier, 78, of Clarksville died Jan. 24, 2002,
at Johnson Regional Medical Center.
She was a daughter of the late Elbert and Violet Whitworth Davis, widow
of Harold Collier, Baptist, and was preceded in death by one son, Johnny
She is survived by one sister, Betty Cross of Clarksville; two brothers,
Raymond Davis of Clarksville and Arnold Davis of Arizona; and great-nieces,
Kurston Nicole and Hailey Sarah Felkins.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the Mt. Home Freewill Baptist
Church with Rev. David Zeiler officiating.
Burial was in the Hagarville Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox
Pallbearers were Gary Don Felkins, Buster Chronister, Ervin Collier,
Kelley Collier, Larry Davis and Jimmy Steele.
Thomas (Tom) Yarbrough, 94, of Clarksville died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002,
at Ozark Nursing Home.
He was a native of Dale (Yarbrough Mountain), son of the late Levi and
Nancy Kirby Yarbrough, a retired farmer and timber employee, and was preceded
in death by his wife, Pearl Yarbrough.
He is survived by four daughters, Aleta Mullins of Texarkana, Olene
Angle of St. Louis, Mo., and Sharon Hicks and Loeta Venable, both of Oklahoma
City, Okla.; five sons, Cletus Yarbrough of Winston, Ore., Curtis Yarbrough
and Clois Yarbrough, both of Dover, and Olen Yarbrough and Jerry Yarbrough,
both of Clarksville; one sister, Clemmie Wyers of Mountain Top; 31 grandchildren;
43 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel
with Rev. Larry Willis officiating. Burial was in Sherman Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Mike Jacobs, Levi Willis, John Magby, Ken Smithee,
Earl Wyers, and Carroll Sherrill.
Victor Childers, 89, of Lamar died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, at Countryside
Manor Nursing Home.
He was a native of Lamar, son of the late John Richard and Anne Hyatt
Childers, retired farmer, cattleman, and Con Agra employee, member of Lamar
Masonic Lodge No. 362, and was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred;
one son, John Ray Childers; four brothers, Jewell, Claude, Dewey and Burl
Childers; and three sisters, Norma Giebar, Lois Crowder, and Maude Childers.
He is survived by one daughter, Shirley Albertson of Russellville; one
brother, Earl Childers of Clarksville; and four grandchildren, Jackie Whiteturkey
of Lamar, Janet Nimrod of Denver, Colo., Teri Crawford of Benton, and Steve
Childers of Magnet Cove.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel
with Rev. Dade Kindrix officiating. Burial will be in Lamar Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be James Childers, Kenneth Childers, Mike Star, Jimmy
Campbell, William Cagle, and Don Cagle.