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Boyd Austin


Boyd Austin, 102, of Clarksville died Wednesday, May 5, in Countryside Manor Nursing Home.

A native of Knoxville, he was a son of the late Charles W. and Eva Wilson Austin, retired farmer and preceded in death by his wife, Eula Dillon Austin; two sons, Dewey and Boyd Austin; three daughters, Helen Lucchetti, Mary West and Faye Iker; two brothers; and four sisters.

He is survived by three daughters, Betty Daniels of Marysville, Wash., and Joyce Jenkins and Billie Wilkinson, both of Clarksville; two sisters, Juanita Arnold of Moore, Okla., and Beatrice Hammonds of Lake Havasu, Calif.; 19 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, May 10, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Dr. Robert Brown officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Dennis Jenkins, Stephen Jenkins, Larry Jenkins, Derek Daniels, Doug Austin, and Ashley Davis.

Brian M. Thompson


Brian Michael Thompson, 45, died Tuesday, May 4, 2004, in Carrollton, Texas.

He was a native of Clarksville, graduate of Clarksville High School and the University of Arkansas with a degree in pharmacy and was employed at Baylor Medical Plaza in Dallas, Texas.

Survivors include his widow, Maria E. Thompson; one son, Michael A. Thompson; father, Raymond F. Thompson of North Carolina; mother, Murieline Skaggs of Clarksville; one brother, Brent Thompson of Idaho Falls, Idaho; one sister, Shari Koch of Scranton; grandmother, Lenora Thompson of Clarksville; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 8, at Rhoton Funeral Home Chapel in Carrollton, Texas.

Charles N. Martin


Charles Norman Martin, 74, of Clarksville died Wednesday, May 5, 2004, at his home.

He was a retired painter and minister, Army veteran, and son of the late Jacob Thomas and Velma Elizabeth Conrod Martin.

He is survived by four daughters, Karen Kibler of Homosasa Springs, Fla., Rebecca Sanders of Harrison, Shana Force of St. Joseph, Mo., and Shara Martin of Destin, Fla.; two sons, Steve Martin and Samuel Martin of Clarksville; one sister, Elsie Spencer of Florida; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Funeral was at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Jim Goodman officiating. Burial was in Lone Pine Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Tony Boydston, Darren Sanders, Shawn Force, Darren Reynolds, Donnie Mooney, and Robert Jackson.

Cloy M. Price


Cloy Murphy Price, 77, of Dover died Thursday, May 6, 2004, at AMI St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville.

He was a son of the late Arthur and Bessie Hern Price, native of Driggs, United States Air Force veteran of World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War, a master sergeant and worked in explosive ordinance destruction. He was the recipient of the World War II Victory Medal, the Occupation Medal, the Air Force Good Conduct Medal, the Air Force Longevity Services award with three oak leaf clusters and the Air Force Commendation Medal. Following his 20-year military career, he was employed by the United States Postal Service in Russellville, member of the Rogers Rye Post No. 2283 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Riggs Hamilton Post of the American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans, the Pope County Cattlemen's Association and the Dover First Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for many years. He was preceded in death by four brothers, G. C., Troy, Ira and J. A. Price; and an infant sister.

Survivors include his widow, Jeanette Priebe Price; one son and daughter-in-law, Dale Ray and Cathy Price of Irvine, Calif.; one daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Jim Bradford of Clarksville; three brothers, Lewis Price of London, Beauford Price of Russellville and Cecil Price of Texas; one sister, Parthena Smith of Arizona; five grandchildren, Samantha Parker of Clarksville, Andrea Smart of Baton Rouge, La., and Benjamin Price, Chara Dale Price and Nathan Price, all of Irvine, Calif.; and three great-grandchildren, Brittany, Breanna and Brooklyn Parker of Clarksville.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, May 10, at the First Baptist Church of Dover with Rev. Jeff Paxton officiating.

Burial was in East Point Cemetery at Russellville under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service.

Active pallbearers were Benjamin Price, Nathan Price, Brian Smart and Dr. Shane Parker.

Honorary pallbearers were Wayne Nordin and deacons of First Baptist Church of Dover.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, Dover, AR 72837.

Clara M. Smith


Clara M. Smith, 73, of Ozark, died Wednesday, May 5, 2004, at her home.

She was a native of Coal Hill, daughter of the late Gus and Elizabeth O'Brien Hurst, city clerk for the city of Ozark for 28 years, member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, and was preceded in death by one daughter, Monica Kaye Smith.

Survivors include her husband, L. B. Smith; one daughter, Frances Lane Smith of Ozark; one son, Gary William Smith of Ozark; four sisters, Augusta Williams of Chouteau, Okla., Martha Lovette of Catoosa, Okla., Wilma Walker of Coal Hill, and Frances Barros of Owasso, Okla.; two brothers, Lawrence Hurst of Tulsa, Okla., and Leon Hurst of Locust Grove, Okla.; two grandchildren, Leigh Anne Smith and William Christopher Smith, both of Ozark; and two great-grandchildren, Christopher Elijah Smith and Madison Dawn Smith, both of Ozark.

Rosary was at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 6, at Shaffer Funeral Home. Funeral was at 10 a.m. Friday, May 7, at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father Hilary Filiatreau, O.S.B., officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery at Ozark.

Active pallbearers were Joe Powell, Loye Randolph, Alvin Brewer, Alfred Williams, Joe Lovett, and David Del Soto.

Honorary pallbearers were Bill Hudspeth, Wallace Wisdom Jr., Merle Del Soto Jr.

Faye E. Morrow


Faye Elizebeth Morrow, 89, of El Dorado, formerly of Hartman, died Friday, May 7, 2004, at Oak Ridge Nursing Home in El Dorado.

She was a Baptist, daughter of the late James M. and Nancy Kesterson Lee, and widow of Porter Lee Morrow.

She is survived by two daughters, Debbie Stevens of Camden and Vera Hardin of Texas; one son, Walter Hamm of Mississippi; one brother, Sonny Lee of Little Rock; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 11 a.m. Monday, May 10, at the Hartman Cemetery with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Harl R. Griffith Sr.


Harl Robert Griffith Sr., 97, of Russellville died Sunday, May 9, 2004, at AMI St. Mary's Regional Medical Center.

A native of Coal Hill, he was a son of the late Robert and Martha Jane Quillin Griffith, graduate of the University of the Ozarks, coal mine operator and retired state mine inspector for the state of Arkansas, member of the 16th Street Church of Christ in Russellville, and was preceded in death by his wife, Koy V. Griffith.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Harl (Elaine) Griffith Jr. of Russellville; one daughter and son-in-law, Jane G. and Chuck Freeman of Rogers; five grandchildren and spouses, Terri and Jim Knight of Russellville, Tommy and Patricia Griffith of Cheyenne, Wyo., Kelly Hearn of Lees Summit, Mo., Shelly Thompson of Lenexa, Kan., and Tiffany Teis of Tulsa, Okla.; and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 11, at Shinn Funeral Service Chapel in Russellville with A. W. Goff and Andy Kleinlein officiating. Entombment was in Woodlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum in Fort Smith.

Junior T. Cummins


Junior Thomas Cummins, 63, of Ozone died Wednesday, May 5, 2004, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a carpenter, son of the late Thomas Cummins, and was preceded in death by one sister, Peggy Stepp; and two brothers, Ervin Cummins and Clarence Cummins.

Survivors include his widow, Evelyn Reynolds Cummins; two daughters and one son-in-law, Jessica and Lee Sams of Ozone and Sherry Cummins of the home; one son, Steven Cummins of the home; mother, Rosie Cummins of Ozone; four sisters, Ruby Morgan of Coal Hill, Edna Bean of Ozone, Darlene Stepp of Clarksville and Barbara Hogue of Hartman; two brothers, Paul Cummins and James Cummins, both of Ozone; two grandchildren, Logan Sams and Josie Sams, both of Ozone; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral was at 11 a.m. Friday, May 7, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Robert Boen and Rev. Carl Sory officiating. Burial was in Mossville Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Gary Melson, Andy Cummins, Teddy Bohannon, Lonnie Reynolds, Clay Bean, and Casey Cummins.

Honorary pallbearers were nephews, Brad Reynolds and David Reynolds.

Jay W. Long


Jay W. Long, 70, of Yuba City, Calif., father of Mark Long of Lamar, died April 13, 2004, in Yuba City, Calif.

He was a native of Warner, Okla., served in the U. S. Navy and was employed in civil service for ten years and as a warehouseman for several years. He was preceded in death by two brothers and seven sisters.

Survivors include his companion, Allie Mae Marler of Yuba City, Calif.; one daughter, Deborah Gill of Mountainburg; two other sons, Rick Long of Mountainburg and Timothy Long of Lincoln; one brother, Herbert Long of Yuba City, Calif.; two sisters, Sue Engman and Essie Fielden, both of Ukiah, Calif.; 15 grandchildren including Mark Long of Spadra, Jacob Long of Lamar and Destiny Jedrysek of Knoxville; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were at Russian River Cemetery in Ukiah, Calif.

Lorene Casey


Lorene Casey, 87, of Krum, Texas, sister of Marcie Martin of Clarksville, died Monday, May 3, 2004, in Krum, Texas.

She was a native of the Minnow Creek Community, daughter of the late Stanley and Emma Matthews, widow of Denver Casey, and member of the Church of Christ.

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Denver and Cliff Vinsonhaler of Chico, Calif., and Joyce and Don Killough of Krum, Texas; one brother, Arch Matthews of Brazoria, Texas; one other sister, Ila Ellis of Ontario, Canada; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral was Saturday, May 8, in Krum, Texas, with Don Killough officiating.

Nona May Gray


Nona May Gray, 92, of Fort Smith, sister of Cleman Wilkins of Clarksville, died Sunday, May 9, 2004, in Fort Smith.

Other survivors include one son, Charles Gray of Warner, Okla.; ten grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 14, at the Hayes Chapel Cemetery on Highway 64 west of Clarksville. Arrangements are under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith.

Ola Lee Nordin


Ola Lee Ashmore Nordin, 91, of London died Saturday, May 8, 2004, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a native of London, daughter of the late Wiley Sherman and Millie Teletha Wilson Ashmore, widow of Rev. James L. (Roy) Nordin and a lifetime member of the London Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include four daughters and two sons-in-law, Rev. Wilma and Marvin Wharton of the Flat Rock Community, Verlan L. Nordin of Dardanelle, Iva Lee and James Nicholas of Athens, Ala., and Aimee J. Sudmeyer of Morrilton; six grandchildren, Joddy Whorton, Douglas T. Lewis, April Tollison, Jason Lewis, Jessie Lewis and Aimee Dawn Sudmeyer; and four great-grandchildren, Dalton Lewis, Marvin Louis Whorton, James Whorton and William Tollison.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, at London Assembly of God Church with Rev. Jerry Schlinker officiating.

Burial was in London City Cemetery under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service.

Active pallbearers were Randy Heflin, Tom Willis, R. J. Cochran, Kenneth Haulmark, Gary Anderson and Clarence Roberson.

Honorary pallbearers were Charles McClaren and Becky Cooper.

Memorials may be made to London Assembly of God Church, P. O. Box 246, London, AR 72847.

Rick Jay Long


Rick Jay Long, 45, of Mountainburg, brother of Mark Long of Lamar, died Wednesday, May 5, 2004.

He was born in Compton, Calif., to Jay and Shirley Harderson Long, a U. S. Navy veteran, musician and artist.

Survivors include one son, Ryan Long of Johnson; two daughters, Tezar'e Long of Johnson and Heather Long of California; one other brother, Tim Long of Lincoln; one sister, Deborah Gill; and local nephews, Mark Long of Spadra and Jacob Long of Lamar; and one niece, Destiny Jedrysek of Knoxville.

Graveside services were at 3 p.m. Monday, May 10, at West Fork Cemetery under the direction of Beard's Funeral Chapel of Fayetteville.

Carl D. Chrisman


Carl D. Chrisman, 52, of Hartman died Monday, May 10, 2004, at St. Edward Mercy Medical Center in Fort Smith.

He was a native of Richmond, Calif., graduate of Hartman High School, U. S. Army veteran, long-time employee of Tyson Foods and was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Charlie and Ora Chrisman and maternal grandmother, Lorene Marvel.

Survivors include his widow, Marilyn Walters Chrisman; one daughter and son-in-law, Shelly and Kevin Farmer of Rogers; two sons, Mike Weathers of San Diego, Calif., and Chad Chrisman of Hartman; parents, Leo and Babe Chrisman of Hartman; grandfather, Orville Marvel of Hartman; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Gail and Gary Ireland of Jacksonville Beach, Fla., Tammy and Bill Scopp of Leawood, Kan., and Angie and Terry Throckmorton of Harrisonville, Mo.; one brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Merrie Chrisman of Hartman; five grandchildren, Tyler Chrisman of Ozark, Mayce Chrisman of Hartman, Tyler Farmer and Shannon Farmer, both of Rogers, and Shayla Carter of Bella Vista; two great-grandchildren, Cali and Khalia Carter of Bella Vista; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 13, at the First United Methodist Church in Clarksville with Rev. Terry Schlinker officiating.

Burial will be in Hartman Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers will be Woody Norwood, Bill Scopp, Terry Throckmorton, Jake Throckmorton, Adam Chrisman, Caleb Chrisman, Kris Chrisman, and Robert Patterson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Brooke, George Kilgore, Dr. David Brantley, Kent Yates, Jason Patterson, Barry Marvel, Jeep Yates, Tyler Chrisman, Tyler Farmer and Tyson maintenance crew.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel.

Memorials may be made to Hembree Cancer Center, Mercy Fund, P. O. Box 1700, Fort Smith, AR 72917 or First United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 535, Clarksville, AR 72830.


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