Augusto Giacomo (Toby) Armellini, 84, of Clarksville died Dec. 16, 2003.
He was a native of Little Rock, son of the late Ferdinand and
(Pozza) Armellini, graduate of Central High School, served as captain
in the U. S. Army from 1943-45 during World War II and flew the
China-Burma-India Hump and received the Flying Cross for his efforts,
former member of St. Andrews Catholic Church, previous co-owner of
LeFever Display Service and a self-taught professional artist. He was
preceded in death by his wife, Helen Armellini; one brother, Ferdinand
Armellini Jr.; and one sister, Marie Waller.
Survivors are one son and daughter-in-law, Toby and Sylvia
one daughter and son-in-law, Janie and Randy Gresham of Clarksville;
and three grandchildren, Lora Anne Gresham, Tiffany Marie Gresham, and
A celebration of his life was held at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, at
Griffin-Leggett-Rest Hills Funeral Home in North Little Rock with Elder
Randy Gresham officiating. Interment followed at Rest Hills Memorial
Memorials may be made to Arkansas Children's Hospital, 800 Marshall
Street, Little Rock, AR 72202.
Anna Lee Davenport
Anna Lee Davenport, 60, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., died Friday, Jan. 2,
2004, at Jacksonville, Fla.
She was a daughter of the late Annie Belle (Marvel) and Lonnie
Davenport Sr., Army veteran, retired business owner in Fort Smith for
21 years, of the Assembly of God faith, and was preceded in death by
two sisters, Vera Sue Davenport and Lonita Ann Davenport; and one
brother, Arthur Alan Davenport.
Survivors include three sisters, Pam Parnell of Jacksonville, Fla.,
Bonnie Bess McFadden of Coal Hill and June Joy Johnson of Cedar Falls,
Iowa; two brothers and three sisters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Dallas
(Carolyn) Davenport Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Thomas (Rosalie)
Davenport, all of Coal Hill, and Debra Davenport of Hartman.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, at Roller-Cox Chapel with
Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial was in Hartman Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Steven Wayne Davenport, Mark Alan Davenport,
Michael Johnson, Keith Alan Davenport, Kevin Wayne Davenport, and
Terence Adam Davenport.
Honorary pallbearers were Barbara Ann McFadden Driggs, Betty Ray
McFadden Baker, Wilma Jean McFadden Shepherd, Rita Smiley Losh, Karla
Jayne Johnson Fuller, Robert Wayne Davenport, Dianna Kay Davenport, and
Annie Marie Davenport Sampley.
Earl L. Morgan
Earl L. Morgan, 81, of Punta Gorda, Fla., died Friday, Dec. 26, 2003.
A native of Lamar, he was a son of the late George L. and Christina
Morgan, attended the University of Arkansas until serving in the Army
Air Corps as a fighter pilot during World War II, was a former resident
of Richland, Mo., where he owned and operated Western Auto stores and
furniture/appliance stores in the Missouri Ozarks, served on the
Richland School Board of Education, member of the Methodist Church and
Lions Club, and a Mason and Shriner.
After relocating to southwest Florida in 1963, he became involved in
real estate and remained active in that field for 40 years, was a past
president of Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, North Port Association of
Realtors, charter member of the Araba Shrine Temple, charter member of
Elk's BPOE 2606, was a Sojounrer, member of the American Legion,
Veterans of Foreign Wars and Reserve Officer Association, and was
preceded in death by one brother, George L. Morgan Jr., and one sister,
Eileen Morgan Griffith.
Survivors are his wife of 58 years, Marie B. Morgan; four children,
Rita Lynn Grimshaw, Janet Marie Konover, Edwin Clark Morgan and Leslie
Earl Morgan, all of Punta Gorda/Port Charlotte, Fla.; two brothers,
Carl Morgan of Clarksville and Harold Morgan of St. Charles, Mo.; and
three grandchildren, Thomas Earl Grimshaw, Jeffrey Clark Morgan, and
Christina Elaine Morgan.
Funeral was Monday, Dec. 29, at Kays-Ponger Chapel in Porta Gorda with
entombment at Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens in Ft. Myers, Fla.
Granville (Buddy) Callahan, 74, of Clarksville died Friday, Jan. 2,
2004, at Veteran Medical Center in Fayetteville.
He was a son of the late John A. and Alberta Ogle Callahan, native
Traskwood, graduate of Glen Rose (Arkansas) High School, veteran of the
Korean War, retired employee of Shell Oil Company in Houston, Texas,
founder of Callahan Real Estate and Appraisal Service of Clarksville,
member of First Landmark Missionary Baptist Church and was preceded in
death by his wife, Bobbie Jane Benedict Callahan.
Survivors are two daughters and sons-in-law, Cheryl and Rick Ashmore
Bryant and Linda and Andy Verwiebe of Clarksville; one son and
daughter-in-law, Granville Wayne and Diane Callahan of Rogers; three
sisters, Dorothy Cunningham and LaVoy Clift, both of Traskwood, and Jo
Ella Skinner of Malvern; three brothers, Charles Callahan and James
Callahan, both of Benton, and John Callahan of Haskell; six
grandchildren, Granville Wayne Callahan Jr., Jason Domerese, Amy
Callahan, Joshua Marcaletti, Chris Marcaletti and Laura Verwiebe; and
one great-grandson, Dane Domerese.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel
with Rev. Vernon Bass officiating followed by graveside services and
burial at 3 p.m. at Mount Harmony Cemetery at Haskell with Rev. Jacob
Pallbearers were Gran Callahan, Amy Callahan, Josh Marcaletti, Chris
Marcaletti, Laura Verwiebe, Jason Domerese, Scottie Clift, Mark Clift,
Jimmy Clift, Larry Skinner, Adam Skinner, Ronnie Skinner, Ronnie
Cunningham, and Steven Callahan.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
James Charles Clark
James Charles Clark, 73, of Clarksville died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, at
A native of Bradford, Pa., he was a retired truck driver, member of
Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, and an avid horse rider.
Survivors include his widow, Gerri Clark; one daughter, Janet Paseo
Lewis Run, Pa.; three sons, James (Butch) Clark and Jimmy Clark, both
of Lewis Run, Pa., and Dennis Clark of Corona, Calif.; three
stepdaughters, Elizabeth Warren and Mitzie Allen, both of Hartman, and
Jackie Tyler of Clarksville; one stepson, Larry Sims of Maumelle; seven
grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one niece, Janie Slonim
of Titisville, Pa.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, at Landmark
Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Vernon Bass officiating.
Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
The body was cremated at Faith Crematory in Van Buren.
Memorials may be made to Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, 1400 West
Cherry Street, Clarksville, AR 72830.
Joseph Jack Stepp
Joseph Jack Stepp, 50, of Clarksville died Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, at
Johnson Regional Medical Center.
He was a son of the late La Banner Alvin Stepp and a laborer.
Survivors include two sons and one daughter-in-law, Russell L. and
Jennifer Stokes and Joseph A. Stepp, all of Hartman; mother, Hazel Lee
Riley Stepp of Spadra; five sisters, Verdell Hill of Coal Hill, Juanita
Hill and Barbara Warren, both of Ozone, and Carolyn Merkling and Pamela
Cannon, both of Clarksville; four brothers, Marvin Stepp and Douglas
Stepp, both of Hunt, and Wayne Stepp and Phillip Stepp, both of
Clarksville; and one grandchild, Megan R. Stokes.
Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, at Oark
Cemetery with Ron Owen officiating. Arrangements were under the
direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Honorary pallbearers were Allen Hill, Tommy Daniels, Gene Vannoy,
Eugene Hill, Sammy Stokes, and David Stepp.
Lloyd McFadden Sr.
Lloyd Ralph McFadden Sr., 59, of Clarksville died Monday, Jan. 5, 2004,
at Johnson Regional Medical Center.
He was a son of the late Nelson Miles and Zady Darter McFadden,
of Rock Springs, Wyo., member of Labor Local Union No. 1290, retired
employee of J. C. Dunn Construction Company in Kansas City, Mo., and
was preceded in death by two brothers, Cecil and Ray McFadden, and two
sisters, Hazel Mitchell and Jean Brumley.
Survivors are his widow, Lora Watson McFadden; one daughter and
son-in-law, Stephanie and Larry Harper of Louisburg, Kan.; two sons,
Lloyd McFadden Jr. of California and John Miner of Clarksville; two
sisters, Dorothy Brown of Hartman and Ruby Gay of Pine Bluff; one
brother, Harold McFadden of Santa Barbara, Calif.; and four
grandchildren, Samantha Harper, Merendi Harper, Kylan Harper, and
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, at Hardwicke Funeral
with Rev. Gary Blair officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Hill
Cemetery at Hunt.
Active pallbearers will be Lloyd McFadden Jr., John Miner, Larry
Harper, John Brown, Jarred McFadden, and Harold McFadden.
Honorary pallbearers will be Cecil Brown, Dennis Patton, and Ricky
Visitation will be from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at Hardwicke Funeral
Laverne E. Rofkahr
Laverne E. Rofkahr, 81, of Clarksville died Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, at
Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock.
She was a daughter of the late Clyde and Laura Dobbs Garrett, widow
John C. Rofkahr, 25-year retired Sears Corporation retail salesperson,
member of Central Assembly of God Church in Kansas City, Mo., and
attended New Life Christian Center in Clarksville.
Survivors include one daughter, Jane Paramore of Clarksville; three
grandchildren and spouses, Jon and Dona Winsell of New York City, N.
Y., and Kevin Winsell and Kim and Robert Mullins, all of Oklahoma City,
Okla.; five great-grandchildren, Julia Winsell of New York City, N. Y.,
and Grey Mullins, Grant Mullins, Garrett Mullins and Gage Mullins, all
of Oklahoma City, Okla.; one sister and brother-in-law, Johnnie and Joe
Dan Calvin of Clarksville; one brother and sister-in-law, Al and Joanne
Garrett of Grandview, Mo.; and numerous nephews and nieces including
Donna Garrett of Lee's Summit, Mo.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 2, at Roller-Cox Chapel with
Frank Clemmons and Rev. Clisdal Ruffin officiating. Burial was in Shady
Active pallbearers were Cecil Rhodes, Amsey Garrett, Richard Warren,
Kevin Waid, Lee Roy Warren, and Steve Warren.
Honorary pallbearers were friends of New Life Christian Center.
Visitation was from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 1, at Roller-Cox Chapel.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Research Hospital.
Mary Pearl Huff
Mary Pearl Huff, 93, of Hunt died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004, at Johnson
Regional Medical Center.
She was a native of Coal Hill, daughter of the late Ragon and Annie
Hackney Ferrell, widow of Eugene P. Huff, member of the Coal Hill
Methodist Church and the extension homemakers club, and a graduate of
the first graduating class at Hartman High School.
Survivors are one son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Kathryn Huff of
Hunt; three grandchildren and spouses, Brandi and Darrel Stricklin of
Coal Hill, Amy and John Bass of Lake Charles, La., and Guy and Sherri
Huff of Fort Smith; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, at Hardwicke Funeral
Chapel with Burley King officiating. Burial will be at Coal Hill
Pallbearers will be Leonard Cowart, Charles Jones, Hoyt Knight, Harley
Parker, Jim Welch, and Don Robert Hurst.
Martha L. Wewer
Martha Lucille Wewer, 85, of Scranton died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003, in
She was a member of First Baptist Church of Scranton, widow of Pete
Wewer, attended Senior Citizens in Paris, and was preceded in death by
her parents, Claude and Emma Hughes Yarbrough; three sisters; and four
She is survived by two daughters, Bessie Lee of Wichita, Kan., and
Lou Anderson of Delaware; six sons, Jerry Wewer and Bobby Wewer, both
of Scranton, David Wewer of Paris, Danny Wewer of Stilwell, Okla., Gene
Wewer of Batesville, Miss., and Eugene Wewer of Clarksville; 20
grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, at First Baptist Church in
Burial was in Prairie View Cemetery under the direction of Roller
Funeral Home of Paris.
Active pallbearers were Richard Wewer, Jessie Lovelace, Robert
Murray, Travis Tebben, Todd Wilson, and Mike Koch.
Honorary pallbearers were grandsons and great-grandsons.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Scranton, AR 72863
Neva Estelle Dove
Neva Estelle Dove, 78, of Pea Ridge died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003, at
Northwest Medical Center of Benton County in Bentonville.
A native of South Dakota, she was a daughter of the late Clarence
Mary Illma Parsons Wallace, widow of Jesse Dove, former missionary to
the Navajo Indians in New Mexico, member of the Assembly of God Church
in Wynnewood, Okla., was active in the women's organization of the
church, Vacation Bible School, and the children's groups and was a
Sunday school teacher.
She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Herbert
Phillips of Pea Ridge; one granddaughter, Robin McGuire of Bentonville;
four stepgrandchildren, Randy Phillips, Mary Malashevitz, Shari Miller
and Anthony Phillips; and one great-grandaughter, Madison McGuire.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel
Rev. Dade Kindrix officiating. Burial was in Union Grove Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Clois Yarbrough, Jerry Yarbrough, Olen Yarbrough, Rick
Bowman, Randy Bowman, and Levi Willis.
Velma A. Wilson
Velma A. Wilson, 91, of Knoxville died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003, at her
She was a native of Knoxville, daughter of the late W. N. and Blanch
Adams Higgs, widow of Jack Wilson, member of the First Baptist Church
of Knoxville, served as president of the Knoxville Cemetery Association
for the past 25 years, and was preceded in death by one son, William
Survivors include two granddaughters, Chris Wilson of Apache
Ariz., and Ann Wilson of Clearwater, Fla.; two great-grandchildren; and
several nieces and nephews.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, at the First Baptist Church in
Knoxville with Rev. Richard Snyder officiating.
Burial was in Knoxville Cemetery under the direction of Humphrey
Funeral Service of Russellville.
Active pallbearers were Jody Storms, Timothy Storms, Andy Brightman,
Phillip Freyaldenhoven, Kerry Nordin, and Jim Warren.
Honorary pallbearers were Ben Williams, Don Atkinson, and members of
her Sunday school class.
Memorials may be made to Knoxville Cemetery Association Fund, c/o Ben
Williams, Route 1, Knoxville, AR 72845 or First Baptist Church, Peach
Street, Knoxville, AR 72845.
Elmer (Dude) Jones, 76, of Clarksville died Monday, Jan. 5, 2003, at
Johnson Regional Medical Center.
He was a retired Form-All Company employee, World War II Army veteran,
attended New Life Christian Center, was a son of the late Johnnie J.
and Mandy Clark Jones, and was preceded in death by his wife, Patsy
Maxine Chapman Jones, and one sister, Hazel Highfill.
He is survived by one daughter, Patsy Ruth Jones of Clarksville; one
sister, Evleen Gipson of Kansas City, Kan.; and two brothers, Ulus
Jones of Clarksville and James Jones of Tahlequah, Okla.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at Roller-Cox Chapel with
Rev. Clisdal Ruffin officiating. Burial will be in Shady Grove Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Danny Goodin, Charles Box, Mike Gronstal, Charlie
Goodin, Duane Steele, and Donald Meek.
Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, at Roller-Cox
Memorials may be made to New Life Christian Center, 2514 West Main
Street, Clarksville, AR 72830.
Lillian Rose Howerton, widow of Arthur William Howerton, died Monday,
Jan. 5, 2004.
She was a Catholic and preceded in death by three sisters, Francis,
Irene, and Hermina; one brother, Stanley; and two grandchildren, Arthur
William Kotch and Beth Cornett.
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Wilma and John
Helmert of Clarksville and Virginia and Bill Sampey of San Antonio,
Texas; one sister, Jean Borowczyk of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; nine
grandchildren and spouses, Bob and Tammi Bartlett of Coppell, Texas,
Gary and Pam Pruett, Brian Mann, Matthew Kotch, and Tommy Helmert, all
of Clarksville, Penny Carter of Ozark, Michael Olson and Oscar Olson of
San Antonion, Texas, and Tina Sampey of Portland, Ore.; 21
great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
A private family memorial will be held.
Margaret E. Vaught
Margaret E. Vaught, 64, of Clarksville died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003,
at Johnson Regional Medical Center.
She was a daughter of the late James Henry and Martha Susan Case
Bohannon, a Baptist, and was preceded in death by one brother, Earnest
Survivors include her husband, Dub Vaught; two daughters, Sharon
Williams and Julie Jones, both of Clarksville; two sons, Junior Ashlock
and Wayne Vaught, both of Clarksville; two sisters, Argie Beeman of
Clarksville and Ruby Watson of Springdale; one brother, Odean Bohannon
of Lamar; 15 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev.
Burnett King officiating. Burial was in Swain Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Teddy Ray Bohannon, Roy Shook, Richard Mays,
Bryan Landthrip, Ronnie Bohannon and Raymond Young.
Honorary pallbearers were Greg Ashlock, Scotty Ashlock, Robert Vaught,
Bill Bohannon, Jerry Bohannon, and Jonathan Fales.