David Thompson, 76, of the Spadra Community died Tuesday, Feb. 10,
2004, in Clarksville Convalescent Home.
He was a native of Jenny Lind, son of the late Joseph and Edna Jane
Cambell Thompson, retired coal miner, and was preceded in death by one
daughter, Jean Marie Thompson Halsema, and one brother, Leon Broach.
Survivors include his widow, Charlotte Thompson; two daughters, Diann
Lancaster of Clarksville and Susan Thompson of Chipley, Fla.; four
sons, Bob Krumdick of Austin, Texas, and Greg Krumdick, David Thompson
and Jamie Thompson, all of Clarksville; five sisters, Wanda Low of
Clarksville, Delma Pounder of El Cajon, Calif., Lily Bell East of
Arvada, Colo., Imogene (Jeannie) Nausin of Fairfield, Calif., and
Marilyn Rosales of Fort Collins, Colo.; two brothers, William Thompson
of Clarksville and Paul East of Fort Collins, Colo.; 12 grandchildren;
and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside services and burial will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at
the Spadra Cemetery with Rev. David Zeiler officiating. Arrangements
are under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Emma Faye Freeman
mma Faye Smith Freeman, 58, of Lamar died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004, at
She was a daughter of the late B. A. Smith and was preceded in death by
one sister, Betty Bramel, and one foster brother, Roland Davis.
Survivors include her husband, Bobby Joe Freeman; one daughter and
son-in-law, Michelle and Jerry Boen of Lamar; one son and
daughter-in-law, Kevin and Christi Freeman of Lamar; mother, Lillie
Smith of Lamar; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Anna and Levon Bean of
Clarksville and Peggy and Emmett Corlew of Danville, Ala.; five
brothers and sisters-in-law, Johnnie and Bertha Smith and Donald and
Deloris Smith, all of Clarksville, Gary and Lou Ann Smith of Lamar,
Jack and Johnnie Mae Smith of Springdale, and James B. and Anna Ruth
Smith of Tulsa, Okla.; and seven grandchildren, Shannon Davidson,
Ashley and Shouston Wood, Kayla Freeman, Jeffrey Boen, Laiken Boen, and
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 9, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev.
Bob Freeman officiating. Burial was in Hagarville Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Phillip Corlew, Tim Smith, John Freeman, B. J.
Smith, Loyd Wayne Smith, and Shawn Freeman.
Honorary pallbearers were Randy Freeman, Jeremy Freeman and Ben Stepp.
Fred E. Snow Jr.
Fred E. Snow Jr., 83, of Van Buren, formerly of Clarksville, died
Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004, in Van Buren.
He served in the Army during World War II and was a member of the
Baptist Church in Clarksville.
Survivors include his widow, Claudel Snow; two daughters, Theresa Snow
of Riverside, Calif., and Cindy Young of Waldron; one sister, Lucy Park
of Perryville; and four grandchildren.
Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at Roselawn
Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.
Harry R. McCracken
Harry R. McCracken, 80, of Clarksville died Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, at
St. Edward Mercy Medical Center in Fort Smith.
He was a son of the late Herman and Eva McCracken of Ozone, graduate of
Clarksville High School, attended the University of the Ozarks, Army
combat veteran of World War II having received the Bronze Star, two
Purple Hearts, and other medals of commendation, retired rural mail
carrier, member of the First United Methodist Church where he was a
former Sunday school superintendent, 50-year member of Franklin Masonic
Lodge No. 9 of Clarksville, former Clarksville School Board member and
an avid hunter and fisherman.
Survivors include his widow, Virginia McCracken; one son and
daughter-in-law, Charles and Delores McCracken of Harrison; one
brother, Dr. E. A. McCracken and wife, Jean, of Humphrey; two
grandchildren, Faith McCasland of Camden and Rodney Thomason of
Harrison; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 9, at the First United Methodist
Church with Rev. Steve Wingo officiating.
Burial was in Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral
Active pallbearers were Henry Walton, Sammy Wish, Jim Dickerson, Robert
Bartlett, Charlie Plugge, and John A. Smith.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the Friendship Sunday School
John Wayne Turner
John Wayne Turner, 69, of Springdale died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2004, at his
He was a native of Clarksville, son of the late John W. and Maude
Spencer Turner, youngest of six children, served in the Army during the
Korean War, moved to Springdale in 1960, where he owned and operated
City Electric which is still family operated, was an entrepreneur and
real estate investor, coin collector, fisherman, member of Community of
Christ Church in Fayetteville, and was preceded in death by his wife,
Mary Alene Gipson Turner.
Survivors include two sons and one daughter-in-law, John W. Turner and
Stacy S. and April Turner, all of Springdale; one daughter, Terry
Hardcastle of Springdale; four grandchildren; and three
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, at Sisco Funeral Chapel
in Springdale with Elders John Rothwell and Frank Mendenhall
officiating. Burial will be in Stuckey Cemetery.
Lena Emma Birnbaum
Lena Emma Birnbaum, 97, of Russellville, formerly of Lamar, died
Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, at Russellville Nursing and Rehabilitation
She was a native of Lamar, daughter of the late George Ludwig and Lena
Alma Birkhahn Birnbaum, farmer, member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, and
was preceded in death by two brothers, Louie Birnbaum and William
Birnbaum, and one sister, Emma Marie Birnbaum.
Graveside services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, at the pavilion
which she donated to the St. Paul Cemetery near Lutherville with Rev.
Herb Swanson and Rev. Mike Thurman officiating.
Burial was at St. Paul Cemetery under the direction of Shinn Funeral
Service of Russellville.
Lola A. Phillips
Lola A. Phillips, 98, of Clarksville died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004.
She was a native of Newton County, daughter of the late James Monroe
and Tamer Carolin Wheeler Rutledge, member of the Church of Christ and
in 1996 was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years Claud Phillips.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Verda and Robert
Bartlett of Clarksville; one sister, Ertie Light of Ramona, Calif.;
four grandchildren, Linda Betnar, Jan Hilton and Robert Bartlett II,
all of Clarksville, and Debra Wofford of Ozark; and four
great-grandchildren, Kelly Betnar, T. J. Hilton, Melissa Ford, and
Brock Bartlett; and two great-great-granddaughters, Tamer Ford and
Funeral was at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel
with David Coats officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Robert Bartlett II, Robert Wofford, Tim Hilton, T. J.
Hilton, Danny Betnar and Ryan Ford.
Mildred T. Hall
On Thursday, February 5 Mildred Taylor Hall, who was a wife and
helpmate to Heartsell Hall for over 60 years, a mother to four, a
sister to eight and a life-long friend to the Clarksville community,
peacefully entered her eternal life.
Her journey began on October 24, 1917, as the fifth child of Harve and
Mattie Taylor of the Ludwig Community. Those who survive her include
her husband, James Heartsell Hall, two daughters, Patty Stiles and her
husband, Michael, of Bella Vista, Arkansas, Marilyn Crumbley and her
husband, Bob, of Marietta, Georgia, and one son, John Michael Hall, and
his wife, Brenda, of Clarksville.
Mildred was preceded in death by one child, James Edward Hall, who died
at the age of four in 1949. Her surviving siblings include Juanita
Deeds of Fowler, Colorado, Polly Kennon of Clarksville, and Anna Jane
Warren of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She was also preceded in death by her
brothers, Harve Taylor Jr., Bob B. Taylor, and Phil Taylor Sr., and her
sister, Sue Nell Farris, all of Clarksville.
She is also survived by grandchildren, Nicholas Reed, Angela Meisner
and Joshua Beerman and one great-granddaughter, Molly Reed. She was
also "Aunt Mildred" to scores of nieces and nephews and a sister-in-law
and in-heart to the wonderfully large and varied Taylor and Hall
families for her entire life.
Mrs. Hall was a graduate of Clarksville High School and attended
Arkansas State Teachers College in Conway and later received her degree
from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. After
teaching in both Guy and Fort Smith, Arkansas, she married James
Heartsell Hall in 1943.
Mildred was a member of the Hall's Men's Wear team for 29 years, a
life-long member of the Methodist Church and the Fellowship Sunday
School Class there. She included the TTT Society in her social and
service life and she and her husband Heartsell were charter members of
the Supper Club social group. Mildred loved to dance and was an avid
The service to celebrate her life was held on Saturday, February 7, at
2:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church with the Reverend Steve
Wingo and Hardwicke Funeral Home coordinating the service. Interment
was in Oakland Cemetery in Clarksville. Memorials honoring her memory
should be sent to the First United Methodist Church at PO Box 535 in
Clarksville, Arkansas 72830.
Pallbearers were Robert Ed Farris, Lynn Farris, Harve Taylor, Tom M.
Taylor, Jackie Cline, and Philip Taylor.
Mary K. Kendall
Mary Kathryn Kendall, 49, sister of John Kendall of Hartman, died Jan.
23, 2004, in Citrus Heights, Calif.
She was a native of Little Rock, former resident of Clarksville, and
daughter of the late Gerald Kendall.
Survivors include her mother, Dorothy Kendall; other siblings, Vickie
Kendall, Barbie Havener, Jeri Borders, and Kelley Parker; grandmother,
Margaret Walker; six nieces and nephews; companion, Jim Sinetos, and
his children, Gregory and Jennifer.
Memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
International, 1329 Howe Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95825.
Margie F. Scribner
Margie Faye Scribner, 69, of Knoxville died Monday, Feb. 9, 2004, at
She was a daughter of the late Garland Aswell and Vera Mae Goleman
Gough, member of Russellville Christian Center and was preceded in
death by one son, Garland Lewis Scribner.
Survivors include her husband, Jimmy Scribner; one daughter, Lavaye
Carine of Fort Bragg, Calif.; one son, James E. Scribner of Lucerne,
Calif.; one sister, Sharon Franco of Fort Bragg, Calif.; four
grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, at Roller-Cox Chapel with
Rev. Tom Underhill officiating. Burial will be in Knoxville Cemetery.
Ronald M. Hilton Jr.
Ronald (Ronnie) M. Hilton Jr., 33, of Monroe, La., died Wednesday, Feb.
4, 2004, at his home.
He was a former resident of Johnson County, son of the late Ronald M.
Hilton Sr., graduate of Lamar High School, former employee of Tyson
Foods and was currently employed by Acme Glass in Monroe, La. He was
preceded in death by his grandparents, Claude and Marie Hilton, and
grandfather, Joe V. Miller.
Survivors include his widow, Cathy Hilton; one daughter, D. J. Kasper
of Hartman; four stepchildren, David, James, Elizabeth and Bryan of
Monroe, La.; parents, Dennis and Martha Edwards of Clarksville; one
brother, Dennis L. Edwards of Clarksville; two sisters, Charlie
Gullette and Elizabeth Clark, both of Clarksville; and two nieces,
Kaitlin Edwards and Hailey Clark, both of Clarksville.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Lock Arbor
Cemetery in Monroe, La., with his cousin, Rev. Clay Hilton of Fort
Worth, Texas, officiating.
Stella Mae Cox
Stella Mae Gilbert Cox, 67, of Clarksville died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2004,
at her home.
She was a native of Fallsville, daughter of the late Benjamin and
Bobbie Cummins Case, widow of Charles Gilbert and Jesse Cox, member of
the VFW Auxiliary, former employee of Singer Company and Area Agency on
Aging, and was preceded in death by five brothers, Kenneth, James,
Jasper, Efton and Elmer Case; one sister, Martha Bohannon; and one
niece, Patricia Aborn.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Lori Gilbert
of Clarksville and Lonnie and Rose Gilbert of Lamar; two brothers and
sisters-in-law, Johnny and Pansy Case of Bentonville and Leslie and
Jimmie Case of Kingmon; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Blackie and
Thelma Gilbert of Lamar; sisters-in-law, Florence Boggs of Clarksville,
Lillian Gilbert of Lamar, Ruth Ethridge of Texas, Alice Gilbert of
Murfreesboro, and Artie Bell Case Burton; 11 grandchildren; and four
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, at Hardwicke Funeral
Chapel with Rev. Johnny Case officiating. Burial will be in Oakland
Active pallbearers will be Kevin Gilbert, Charlie Gilbert, Jason
Gilbert, Levi Gilbert, Vic Gilbert, and Steven Weaver.
Honorary pallbearers will be George Stewart, Danny Curtis, Randy
Gilbert, Gary Moore, and Sonny Schmidt.