Henry L. Palmer
Henry L. Palmer, 70, of Puyallup, Wash., a native of Lamar, died April
20, 2004, in Lakewood, Wash.
He was a son of the late David and Mary Palmer of Lamar, served in the
U. S. Army during the Korean War, was employed for the ASARCO Refinery
for 18 1/2 years, and was preceded in death by one sister, Patsy Palmer
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Betty Palmer; three children,
Sharon Stone, David Palmer and Mary Welch; five grandchildren, Mike,
Jim, Stephanie, Kyle and Sara; two great-grandchildren, Sierra and
Nikki; four brothers and three sisters-in-law, Warren and Hattie
Palmer, William and Wanda Palmer, George and Geneva Palmer and David
Palmer, all of Lamar; and six sisters and five brothers-in-law, Hannah
Lou and Truman Hutchins, Clara and Chester Wilson and Alice Harmon, all
of Lamar, Maude and Larry Holman of Clarksville, Mary and James Hale of
Hartman and Joyce and Larry Vest of Knoxville.
Funeral was at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 24, in the Mountain View Funeral
Home Garden Chapel with Sam Holden officiating. Burial was in Mountain
View Memorial Park in Tacoma, Wash.
Pallbearers were Mike Stone, Jim Stone, Dennis Welch, Bill Root, Jason
Blackfield and Paul Schultz.
Ila A. Hardcastle
Ila Ann Hardcastle, 99, of Ozark, formerly of Hartman, died Tuesday,
May 4, 2004, at Ozark Nursing Home.
She was a daughter of the late R. W. and Martha Dee Kuykendall
Robertson, widow of John Hardcastle, Baptist, and was preceded in death
by one daughter, Wilma Smith; and one son, Thirman Hardcastle.
She is survived by two grandchildren, Marilyn Brewer and Rickey Smith,
both of Oregon; and a number of great-grandchildren and
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 6, at Roller-Cox Chapel with
burial in Kendall Cemetery.
James E. Langston
James Edwin (Jim Bo) Langston, 65, of Fort Smith died Saturday, May 1,
in Fort Smith.
He was a native of Coal Hill, son of the late Homer and Orilla
Langston, 1956 graduate of Coal Hill High School, U. S. Navy veteran,
Baptist, retired supervisor of Tyson Foods, pressroom foreman at the
Southwest Times Record for 27 years, and was preceded in death by one
daughter, Lori Schossow.
Survivors include his widow, Delores Langston; one daughter, Landa
Dauphinais of Greenwood; one brother, Tony Langston of Fort Smith; five
grandchildren, Holly, Emily and Landan Dauphinais, all of Greenwood;
James David and April Schossow, both of Fort Smith; one
great-grandchild, Caleb Schossow of Fort Smith; and one niece, Carol
Langston of Seattle, Wash.
Funeral was at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 4, at Woodlawn Memorial Park Chapel
in Fort Smith.
Burial was at Woodland Memorial Park under the direction of Edwards
Funeral Home of Fort Smith.
Lois Louise Cox
ois Louise Cox, 73, of Scranton died Wednesday, April 28, 2004, in
She was a daughter of the late Mark Ray and Lou Venious McElyea Ellis,
member of Scranton First Baptist Church where she taught a
two and three-year-old Sunday school class for 20 years, member of
Gideons International for 19 years, and was preceded in death by one
brother, Carl Ellis.
Survivors include her husband, Elmo J. Cox; three daughters and two
sons-in-law, Patricia Ann and Billy Ray Harrison of Grayson, La., Paula
Louise Liles of Scranton, and Cathy Lynn and Elbert W. Pfeiffer of
Paris; three sons and daughters-in-law, Spencer Charles and Cathy Sue
Cox and Michael Ray and Pamela Ann Cox, all of Scranton, and Julian
Eugene and Paula Lynn Cox of Charleston; six sisters, Beatrice Burkett
of Scranton, Alline Thompson of Little Rock, Gylnn Tacker of Clinton,
Veola Webb of Moreland, Elizabeth Edwards of Cabot, and Barbara
Yarbrough of Conway; two brothers, Kenneth Ellis of Hyde Park, Mass.,
and Charles Ellis of Stuttgart; 19 grandchildren; and seven
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 1, at Scranton First Baptist
Church with burial in Stoney Point Cemetery at Scranton. Arrangements
were under the direction of Roller Funeral Home of Paris.
Active pallbearers were Johnny Tacker, Junior Tacker, Bill Burkett,
Hollis Edwards, Calvin Edwards, Shane Pfeiffer, Chuck Ellis, and Stacy
Honorary pallbearers were Paul Hecker and Greg Ashlock.
Lillian O. Dobbs
Lillian Ollie Cline Dobbs, 95, of Clarksville died Monday, May 3, 2004,
at her home.
She was a daughter of the late Silas C. and Martha Matilda Poteet
Cline, widow of Verdis Ken Dobbs, Baptist, and was preceded in death by
one sister, Golden Cline; five brothers, Oral C. Cline, James H. Cline,
William E. Cline, Loften Cline, and Pearl J. Cline; and one
half-brother, Glen Cline.
She is survived by one daughter, Violet L. Garrett of Clarksville; one
son, James E. Dobbs of Clarksville; five grandchildren; eight
great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and two
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, at Roller-Cox Chapel with
Rev. Amos Pledger and Eddie G. Gross officiating. Burial will be in
Active pallbearers will be Joe Dan Calvin, Paul Williams, Robert
Bartlett, Bobby Warren, Verlon Harris and Herman Houston.
Honorary pallbearers will be Justin James, Bobby Cline and Joe Fite.
Lucille Morris, 81, of Clarksville died Friday, April 30, 2004, in
Johnson Regional Medical Center.
A native of Jamestown, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Essie
Ray Patterson Martin, widow of John W. Morris, and a member of East
Mount Zion Baptist Church, Coal Hill VFW Post 8532 Ladies Auxiliary,
Bunch Walton Post No. 22 of the American Legion, Fraternal Order of the
Eagles and the DAV Auxiliary.
She is survived by two daughters and one son-in-law, Mary and Nelson
Sears and Ardith Morris, all of Clarksville; two sisters and one
brother-in-law, Mildred Martin of Clarksville and Anita and David
Harris of Russellville; one brother and sister-in-law, James and Pat
Martin of Russellville; two grandsons and one granddaughter-in-law,
John and Mitzi Sears and John Seidensticker, all of Clarksville; four
great-grandchildren, Bayley and Dylan Sears, Ross Dinsmore and Ashley
Gordon; two stepgranddaughters, Rachel Gordon of Chicago, Ill., and
Sarah Seidensticker of Pennsylvania; four other sisters-in-law, Betty
Ruth Morris, Wilma Hamilton and Gwen Kemper, all of Fort Smith, and
Lera Morris of Clarksville; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 4, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with
Mike Eppinette officiating. Burial followed at 1 p.m. at the National
Cemetery in Fort Smith.
Active pallbearers were Matt Martin, Mike Martin, Paul Martin, David
DeSalvo, Jim Morris and David Morris.
Honorary pallbearers were Timothy Martin, Alan Martin and Henry DeSalvo
Shirley Pat Denton
Shirley Pat Denton, 66, of Coal Hill died Sunday, April 25, 2004, in a
Fort Smith hospital.
She was a native of Coal Hill, member of Coal Hill First Baptist Church
and Order of the Eastern Star in Coal Hill, daughter of the late
Johnnie H. and Eunita Wheeler Denton; and was preceded in death by one
daughter, Kathy Yancey.
Survivors include one daughter, Colleen Garner of Coal Hill; one son,
Tim Spiegel of Pepperell, Mass.; one brother, Johnnie Denton of Coal
Hill; and six grandchildren.
Funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 29, at Coal Hill First
Baptist Church with Rev. David Qualls officiating.
Burial was in Hess Cemetery at Coal Hill under the direction of Shaffer
Funeral Home of Ozark.
Active pallbearers were Jamey Bell, Ronnie Bohanan, Gayle Mitchell Jr.,
Greg Selby, Dale Ludack, and Steven Bean.
Honorary pallbearer was Troy Lee Hess.
Verneil Ward Reed
Verneil Ward Reed, 94, of Earle died Friday, April 23, 2004, at a West
She was a native of Clarksville, daughter of the late L. A. (Gus) and
Irma Hamilton Ward, retired beautician, and was preceded in death by
one brother, Kenneth Ward, and one sister, Martha Marie Ward.
Survivors include her husband, A. L. (Leon) Reed; one nephew, Rickie
Ward of Clarksville; one niece, Theresa Douglas of Clarksville; five
great-nephews and great-nieces; and two great-great-nieces.
Funeral was at 1 p.m. Monday, April 26, at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home
in West Memphis with burial in Marion.