Barbara L. Armstrong
Barbara Layne Armstrong, 59, of Russellville, whose son and
daughter-in-law, Carey Scott and Samantha Armstrong, reside in
Clarksville, died Feb. 29, 2004, in Russellville.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church and a former realtor.
Survivors include her husband, Eugene A. Armstrong; one daughter and
son-in-law, Catherine and Alan DeWitt of Fort Smith; one other son,
Christopher M. Armstrong of Atkins; parents, Floyd R. and Margaret L.
Hendricks of Fort Smith; one sister, Judy Allen of Fort Smith; and two
grandchildren, Emily and Jessica of Fort Smith.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 4, at Roebuck Chapel with
burial at Woodlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Edwards Funeral
Home of Fort Smith.
Pallbearers were Josh Moore, Ryan Ness, Shouston Wood, Chris Stout and
Boyd M. Davis
Boyd M. Davis, 74, of Clarksville died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004, in
He was a native of Lamar, son of the late Almut Reed and Lula Wood
Davis, retired lineman, member of Belle Grove Masonic Lodge No. 410 at
Ludwig, and was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice Curtis Davis.
He is survived by three daughters, Alice Kelly of St. Louis, Mo., Melba
Rodgers of Conway, and Gladys Sinks of Mountain Home; one son, Marvin
Davis of Taos, N. M.; two half-sisters, Wilma Holt of Springdale and
Lula Mae Pottinger of Ohio; seven grandchildren; and 11
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel
with Rev. Bill Holt officiating. Burial was in Union Grove Cemetery.
Pallbearers were David Rodgers, Mike Patterson, Lee Patterson, Kenneth
Davis, James Davis, and Johnny Smith.
Don Sims Jr.
Don Sims Jr., 52, of Fayetteville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald (Joyce
White) Sims Sr. of Lamar, died Wednesday, March 3, 2004, at Springdale.
He was a member of Victory Family Worship, missionary for 27 years
serving in 52 countries, veteran of the U. S. Army, and was preceded in
death by one brother, Daniel Sims.
Other survivors include his widow, Nora Knick Sims; two sons, Jon Sims
of Barstow, Calif., and Samuel J. Sims of Elkins; two daughters, Renee
Weingartner of Wichita, Kan., and Sarah Watts of Centerton;
grandmother, Hazel White of Hutchinson, Kan.; two sisters, Denice Key
and Dianne Kimbrough, both of Clarksville; and eight grandchildren.
Funeral was at 1 p.m. Friday, March 5, at Victory Family Worship in
Springdale with Rev. Billy Coffman officiating. Interment followed at 4
p.m. at Oakland Cemetery in Clarksville under the direction of
Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Springdale.
Memorials may be made to Make A Wish Foundation, 209 Lapis Lane,
Fayetteville, AR 72701.
Dew Yates, 82, of Oark died Thursday, March 4, 2004, at Johnson
Regional Medical Center.
She was a daughter of the late Alda Stepp Mullins, a Baptist, and was
preceded in death by one son, Bryan Yates.
Survivors include her husband, Herla Yates; one son and
daughter-in-law, Gary and Carolyn Yates of Oark; father, Clero Mullins
of Clarksville; one sister, Wilma Tate of Wichita, Kan.; three
brothers, Loren Mullins of Clarksville, Herla Mullins of Ozone, and
Darious Mullins of Winslow; and two grandchildren, Mark Yates of Pine
Bluff and Matt Yates of Russellville.
Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at the
Yale Cemetery with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Arrangements were
under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
James Jeffery Duncan
James Jeffery (Jeff) Duncan, 38, son of Sue Killough Duncan of Wichita,
Kan., formerly of Lamar, died Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004, at his home in
He was chief financial officer with Dean and Deluca and was preceded in
death by his father, James G. Duncan.
Other survivors include his widow, Erin Duncan; two daughters, Morgan
Renee and Hannah Marie, both of the home; three sons, Michael James,
Joseph Guy, and David Jeffery, all of the home; two brothers and
sisters-in-law, Larry and Cheryl Hamilton of Lolo, Mont., and Scott and
Leslie Duncan of Wichita, Kan.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Susan
and Frank Osborn of Wichita, Kan., and Amy and Omar Mendez of Wichita,
Kan.; numerous nieces, nephews, uncles and aunts, including Lura Harmon
and Bobbie Sherrill, both of Lamar.
Funeral was at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, at Asbury United Methodist
Church in Wichita, Kan., under the direction of Hillside Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church or Wichita
State University Foundation.
Jessie P. Gipson
Jessie Pitts Gipson, 92, of Clarksville died Wednesday, March 3, 2004,
at Johnson Regional Medical Center.
A native of Clarksville, she was a daughter of the late William Henry
and Iva Elizabeth Peeples Haigwood, widow of Bud Pitts and Noah Gipson,
member of Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, 50-year member of Lamar
Chapter No. 516 Order of the Eastern Star, retired from Clarksville
Hospital where she was employed as a nurse for many years, and was
preceded in death by one brother, George Haigwood, and one sister,
Survivors include one sister, Hazel Rowton of Statesboro, Ga.; two
nieces, Elizabeth Sheffer of Fort Smith and Karen Haigwood of
Russellville; two nephews, James Alfred Rowton of Statesboro, Ga., and
George Haigwood Jr. of Kansas City, Mo.; and special friends, Frances
Webb and Larry Jones, both of Clarksville.
Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 6, at
Oakland Cemetery with Rev. Al Rowton officiating. Arrangements were
under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Eric Sheffer, Larry Jones, Mark Lawrence, Robert E.
Qualls, Robert Bartlett and George Haigwood Jr.
Monte C. Brown
Monte Claud Brown, 69, of Covina, Calif., nephew of John W. Williamson
of Clarksville, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004, in Covina, Calif.
He was a native of Ozark, son of the late Wallace Claude and Iva Jane
Williamson Brown, businessman in the Glendora, Calif., area for 50
years, a deacon and 43-year member of Covina Assembly of God Church,
and was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Joyce Brown; one daughter, Tami
Gedigian; one son, Kevin; three brothers, James Smith and Ray Brown,
both of Covina, Calif., and Billy Brown of Landers, Calif.; three
sisters, Ann Smart of Glendora, Calif., and Jane and Judy Smart, both
of Enid, Okla.; and five grandchildren, Ashley, Dakota, Whitney, Alexis
Funeral was at Covina Assembly of God Church with burial at Oakdale
Cemetery in Glendora, Calif.
Oneil Morrison, 89, of Rock Springs, Wyo., died Wednesday, March 3,
2004, at her home.
A native of Clarksville, she was a daughter of the late H. B. and
Jennie Yandell McMillan, 1932 graduate of Clarksville High School,
widow of Thomas R. Morrison, member of the First United Methodist
Church in Clarksville, and was preceded in death by one sister,
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Sandy and Carl Pearson
of Rock Springs, Wyo., and Gayle and Darrell Benz of Deltona, Fla.; two
brothers and sisters-in-law, Yandell and Isabel McMillan of Orlando,
Fla., and Tom and Neva Yandell of Searcy; three grandchildren and
spouses, Shelley and Dennis Jereb, Kristi and Paul Briggs, and Todd and
Stacey Pearson; and four great-grandchildren, Ashley and Reanna Jereb
and Megan and Kayla Briggs.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 6, at Fox
Funeral Home in Rock Springs with Rev. Ed Mendenhall officiating. The
body was cremated. Inurnment will be at Oakland Cemetery in Clarksville
at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Sweetwater County or Respite Care,
809 Thompson, Rock Springs, WY 82901.
Robert (Bob) Loaskie, 58, of Altus died Tuesday, March 2, 2004, in
He was a retired self-employed used auto dealer.
Survivors include his widow, Carolyn Loaskie; two daughters, Becky
Zimmerman of Belleville and Jennifer Mendenhall of Van Buren; one
sister, Ann Craig of Cedarville; two brothers, Jimmy Kleinschmidt of
Fort Smith and Jerry Kleinschmidt of Greenwood; and two grandchildren.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 4, at Edwards Van-Alma Chapel in
Van Buren with cremation following the service.