Alice Mae Walter, 84, of Clarksville died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2004, at
Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith.
A native of Fayetteville, Tenn., she was a daughter of the late
Ewing and Rachel Mae Moore Smith, widow of Freddie Walter; graduate of
Orville (Alabama) High School, and member of Hilltop Bible Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Freda Walter of Clarksville and
Denise Roberson of Bartlesville, Okla.; one son, William H. Meeks of
Oklahoma City, Okla.; four grandchildren, Billy Meeks of Grand Prairie,
Texas, Tim Meeks of Highland Village, Texas, Adam Walter of Western
Grove, and Tricia Wilkinson of St. Louis, Mo.; and three
great-grandchildren, Dylan Meeks and Julianne Meeks, both of Highland
Village, Texas, and Keianna Walter of Western Grove.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Harmony Presbyterian
Church with Rev. Bob King officiating.
Burial was in Harmony Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke
Active pallbearers were Kenny Phillips, Daniel Sanborn, Bob Bean,
Bob Accord, Alan Ashlock, and Mike Sanborn.
Honorary pallbearers were Cecil Bradley Jr., Edward Bradley, and Garth
Bernice V. Johnson, 89, of Hartman died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004, at
Johnson Regional Medical Center.
She was a daughter of the late Matt Ransom and Beulah Phelps
member of Hartman Methodist Church, former employee of Priebe, Hanford
and Swift Company, and was preceded in death by one son, Mike Johnson.
Survivors include her husband, Ray L. Johnson; one daughter and
son-in-law, Phyllis and Sonny Jones of Monticello; two sons and one
daughter-in-law, Monroe K. Johnson of Hartman and John K. and Inge
Johnson of Alma; one brother, Henry Gilmore of Sacramento, Calif.; and
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, at Roller-Cox Chapel
with burial in Hartman Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Kirby Johnson, Charlie Plugge, Maxie Gilmore,
Andy Johnson, Larry Plugge, and Bill Steele.
Memorials may be made to the Hartman Methodist Church or the Hartman
Evie I. Vanatta
Evie Imogene Vanatta, 74, of Lamar died Monday, Feb. 16, 2004, at her
She was a daughter of the late Roy and Nina Vanatta and was preceded
in death by one sister, Wanda Christine Jones.
Survivors include two daughters, Flora Honeycutt of Center Ridge and
Lucille Nolen of Greenbrier; six sons, Jesse Ball and Danny Ball, both
of Lamar, Darrell Ball and Jay B. Love, both of Knoxville, Richard Love
Sr. of Russellville and Jack Love of Center Ridge; three sisters,
Rosetta Chenault of Morrilton, Rina Auld of Tennessee and Bessy Mender
of Pasla, Kan.; three brothers, Roy Vanatta of Welch, Okla., Ray
Vanatta of Mt. Pleasant, and Jerry Vanatta of Tonasket, Wash.; 28
grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at Roller-Cox Chapel
Rex Coon officiating. Burial will be in Springfield Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Jesse Ball, Darrell Ball, Jay B. Love,
Danny Ball, Jack Love, and Richard Love.
Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, at Roller-Cox
James E. Carter
James Ervin Carter, 65, of Clarksville died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004, at
Johnson Regional Medical Center.
He was a native of Johnson County and son of the late James Ray
Survivors include his widow, Judy Carter; three daughters, Sheila
Headman of Spokane, Wash., and Pamela Carter and Lisa Carter, both of
Portland, Maine; one son, Michael Carter of Missoula, Mont.; mother,
Dorothy Carter of Clarksville; two brothers, Roger Carter of St. Louis,
Mo., and Robert Carter of Clarksville; and eight grandchildren.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel
with Paul Farrar officiating. Burial was in Lamar Cemetery.
Pallbearers were John Buffington, Jim Campbell, Jeff Riley, Leonard
Buffington, David Clayborn, and Kermit Warren.
Joan C. DeSander
Joan C. DeSander, 90, of Burt, Mich., mother of Mrs. Robert (Alida)
Raquepaw of Clarksville, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2004, at The Lutheran
Home in Frankenmuth, Mich.
She was a native of Caro, Mich., but had lived most of her life in
Burt, Mich., daughter of the late Michael and Madgalina Joas Lehner,
widow of Leslie A. DeSander, member of Birch Run Baptist Church,
employee of Birch Run area schools for nine years, and was preceded in
death by one stepson, Leslie R. DeSander, and four brothers, Frank,
Tony, Joseph and John Lehner.
Survivors are one other daughter, Mrs. James (Arlene) Hauck of Birch
Run, Mich.; two sons, Emil DeSander of Lansing, Mich., and Bernard
DeSander of Saginaw, Mich.; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Joe (Carol) Megar of
Arizona; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one
great-great-grandchild; two brothers, Mike Lehner of Florida and Carl
Lehner of California; one sister, Helen Feighner of Utah; and numerous
nieces and nephews.
Services were at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, at O'Guinn Family Funeral Home
with Rev. Matt Kanaar officiating. Private inurnment at Cook Cemetery
will be held at a later date.
Marvie Brown, 76, of Clarksville died Monday, Feb. 16, 2004, at her
She was a native of Newton County, daughter of the late Lynn and
Cowan Mooney, widow of Howard Brown, and was preceded in death by one
son, Randall Brown; three brothers, Lloyd Mooney, Elbert Mooney and
Phil Mooney; and two sisters, Lynnette Rogers and Oralee Davis.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Stanton and Terrie
of Clarksville; one brother, Joe Paul Mooney of Hyampom, Calif.; and
four grandchildren, Aubrey Brown and Brittany Brown, both of
Clarksville, Nicole Brown of Little Rock, and Alisha Dawn Boggs of Las
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at
Hardwicke Funeral Chapel.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, at Hardwicke
Obey Beebe, 87, of Prospect, La., whose son and daughter-in-law,
Russell and Pamela Beebe reside in Clarksville, died Monday, Feb. 9,
2004, at the Veterans Hospital in Alexandria, La.
He was a son of the late William and Anna Knight Beebe and was
in death by two brothers, Herbert Beebe and Kent Beebe, and two
sisters, Gertrude Trotty and Ozema Monk.
Other survivors include his widow, Helen Owens Beebe; one grandson
spouse, Thomas and Michelle Ann Beebe of Clarksville; one
granddaughter, Belinda Parker of Clarksville; and two
great-grandchildren, Dylan Parker and Michelle Dawn Beebe of
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, at Chapel of Hixson Brothers
Funeral Home in Pineville, La., with Rev. Leland Briggs officiating.
Burial was at Frazier Cemetery in Prospect, La.
Robert Lee Chavers
Robert Lee Chavers, 75, of Blackwell, Okla., father of Deborah Williams
of Lamar, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004, at Blackwell Regional Hospital
in Blackwell, Okla.
He was a retired Clarksville Foundry employee, member of the
Faith, and son of the late John Chavers and Tamsey Atwell Chavers.
Survivors include two other daughters, Linda Hunt of Ponca City,
and Melissa Mead of Atkins; one son, Donald Lee Chavers of Ponca City,
Okla.; two brothers, C. N. Chavers of Springdale and Walter Chavers of
Ozark; and five grandchildren.
Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 13, at the
Knoxville Cemetery with Rev. James Shinn officiating. Arrangements were
under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Stella Harvell, 83, of Paris, mother of Charles Harris of Lamar, died
Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004, in Fort Smith.
She was a member of First Baptist Church of Ratcliff and daughter of
the late Horace and Elizabeth Coffman Condley.
Survivors include her husband, Max Harvell; three daughters, Judy
Johnson of Greenwood, Jean Johnson of Hackett and Patricia Pruett of
Paris; two other sons, Larry Lawrence of Magazine and Gary Harvell of
Greenwood; five sisters, Loreda Compas of Sikeston, Mo., Iva Fortner of
Apache Junction, Ariz., Helen Blankenship of Bend, Ore., and Clarene
McCoy and Shirley Johnson, both of Russellville; three brothers, Elbert
Condley of Fresno, Calif., A. J. Coffman of Russellville, and Lewis
Coffman of California; and several grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, at Roller Chapel in
Paris with burial in Caulksville Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Chuck Parsons, Steve Wooten, Jason Johnson, Paul
Vinsant, Boyd Farmer, Kevin Farmer, and Shannon Farmer.