Betty Lou Terry
Betty Lou Terry, 72, of Scranton died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006, at her
She was a native of Scranton, daughter of the late Thomas Jefferson and
Opal Cordell Brown, and member of the Scranton Holiness Church.
Survivors include her husband, Albert (Sonny) Terry; one daughter,
Jeannette Gilmore of Paris; two sons, Dennis Terry and wife, Nancy, of
Scranton and Larry Terry and wife, Anita, of Wellington, Mo.; four
sisters, Robbie Lee Selph and husband, Arlis, Reba Hixon, and Freda
Hinkle, all of Scranton, and Mary Corbin and husband, Gerald, of
Decatur; three brothers, T. J. Brown and wife, Pat, of Scranton, Ricky
Brown and wife, Betty, of Clarksville, and Orville Brown of Paris; ten
grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Scranton Holiness
Church with Rev. Phillip Barnard officiating.
Burial was in McKendree Cemetery under the direction of Brotherton
Brothers Funeral Home of Paris.
Active pallbearers were Cody, Josh, and Steven Terry, David Gilmore,
Gary Selph, and Danny Hixon.
Honorary pallbearers were Gary Lensing, Arthur and Quinton Selph,
grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Cecil F. Nichols
Cecil F. Nichols, 77, of Clarksville died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006, at
Countryside Manor Nursing Home.
A native of Ozark, he was a son of the late John and Bessie Collins
Nichols, member of the Church of Christ, retired farmer, and was
preceded in death by one daughter, Oleta Stockton.
Survivors include his wife, Mickey Nichols; four daughters, Linda
Johnson of Ozark, Berrnetta Cooper of England, Nellie Johnson of Lamar,
and Gladys Nichols of Hartman; five sons, Steve Nichols of
Russellville, Allen Nichols, Roger Nichols and Doug Nichols, all of
Hunt, and James Nichols of Hartman; two sisters, Hazel Nichols of West
Plains, Mo., and Betty Mae Spitzer of Russellville; three brothers,
Eugene Nichols of Gum Log, Harley Nichols of Lutherville, and Johnny
Nichols of Clarksville; 27 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel
with Rev. Jerry Richardson officiating. Burial was in Liberty Hill
Cemetery at Hunt.
Pallbearers were Scott Nichols, Erick Nichols, Chad Johnson, Seth
Johnson, Dustin Nichols, Josh Brousseau, and Jimmy Brousseau.
Gladys R. Farmer
Gladys Ruth Farmer, 91, of Little Rock died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006.
A native of Clarksville, she was a daughter of the late Robert Lee and
Ethel Adkins Farmer, 1938 graduate of the University of the Ozarks,
received a master of arts degree in English from the University of
Arkansas, recipient of the Ozarks Alumni Merit award in 1944, and was
scheduled to receive Ozarks Legacy Award in April. She taught in public
schools in Arkansas, Texas and Arizona for 43 years, was a member of
the Daughters of the American Revolution and First Presbyterian Church
in Conway and had been a resident of Presbyterian Village since 1998.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Lou Drake and Doris Grant;
and three brothers, Lee Farmer, Ralph Farmer, and Cecil Farmer.
Survivors include one sister-in-law, Lois Farmer of Tulsa, Okla.; and
several nieces and nephews including Pat Farmer of Clarksville, Dorcas
Pate, Homer Farmer, Robert Farmer, Ray Farmer and Betty Bales, all of
Tulsa, Okla., Ann Drake and Heber McKissack of Conway, and Bill Drake
of Springfield, Mo.
Memorial graveside services were at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at Oakland
Cemetery with Rev. Kathy Kaczmarek, chaplain of Presbyterian Village,
and Rev. Lance Jones officiating. Arrangements were under the direction
of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Ethel Adkins Farmer Drama Scholarship at
the University of the Ozarks, First Presbyterian Church of Clarksville
or First Presbyterian Church of Conway.
Gladys Cleo Schoonover, 82, of Clarksville died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006,
at Johnson Regional Medical Center.
She was a native of Dover, daughter of the late Burl and Evelyn
Girardot Brown, widow of Otto K. Schoonover and Alfred Andrews Jr., a
Jehovah's Witness, formerly employed as a licensed practical nurse in
Nevada and at AMI St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville;
and was preceded in death by two brothers, Lawrence and Fay Brown; and
two sisters, Opal Taylor and Hallie Casey.
Survivors include three sons, Alfred Wayne Andrews of Jefferson City,
Mo., Jimmy Ray Andrews of Long Beach, Calif., and Paul David Andrews of
Dover; four daughters, Gladys Warren of Clarksville, Brenda Lavone
Doyle of Dover, Betty Jo Andrews of Jacksonville, Texas, and Mary
Evelyn Turner of Wichita, Kan.; two brothers, Charles Brown of
Pocahontas and Burl Bradley Brown of Hot Springs; one sister, Estelle
Ford of Riverside, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; and numerous
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at Shinn Chapel with Rev.
Clellan H. Tilley officiating. Burial will be in McFadden Cemetery at
Pallbearers will be Paul David Andrews, Alfred Wayne Andrews, Larry
Eugene Doyle, Charles Jim Hanks, Eric Hanks, and Clellan H. Tilley.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, at Shinn Funeral
Home in Russellville.
Jessie M. Callahan
Jessie M. Callahan, 64, of Lamar died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006, at Johnson
Regional Medical Center.
She was a native of Lamar, daughter of the late Tom and Ruby Carter
Sams, and was preceded in death by one daughter, Kimberly Callahan; one
son, Roland Freeman; one grandson, Derek Freeman; and one brother,
Tommy Ray Sams.
Survivors include two sons, Harley Freeman of Ozone and George
Freeman of Clarksville; three sisters, Kanna Lou Crotts of Lamar,
Edna Henderson of Mississippi, and Deborah Wilhelm of Clarksville; one
brother, Billy Sams of Mississippi; 11 grandchildren; two
great-grandchildren; and the father of her surviving children, Olen
Freeman of Clarksville.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel
with Rev. Vernon Bass officiating. Burial was in Lamar Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were George Freeman, Harley Freeman, Johnny Wood,
Roger Williams, Jefrey Callahan, and Don Wilhelm.
Honorary pallbearers were Gary Hughes, Jim Hughes, Everette
McCalister, Charlie Stepp, Tim Freeman, and Albert Arrowood.
Janey J. Pickett
Janey Jerlene Pickett, 71, of Clarksville died Monday, Jan. 30, 2006,
at Countryside Manor Nursing Home.
She was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church, daughter of the
late Columbus Franklin and Cleo Neal Carlton, and widow of W. G.
Survivors are one daughter, Reba Boswick of Clarksville; two sons, Gary
Tate of Clarksville and Chris Pickett and wife, Terrie, of London; four
brothers, Lawrence Carlton of Oark, Benny Carlton of Clarksville, and
Frank and Lowell Carlton, both of Ozone; three sisters, Linda Seals of
Coal Hill, Barb Perky of Tennessee, and Alma Batchelder of Redding,
Calif.; and 12 grandchildren.
Funeral was at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Clayton Rylee officiating. Private burial was in
Oakland Cemetery following cremation.
Joyce F. Reynolds
Joyce Faye Ferrell Reynolds, 65, of Coal Hill died Tuesday, Jan. 31,
2006, at her home.
She was a member of the Assembly of God Church and daughter of the late
M. D. Ferrell.
Survivors include her husband, Billy Bert Reynolds; one son, Michael
Bert Reynolds of Coal Hill; mother, Gertie Tumbleson Ferrell of
Clarksville; one brother, Leon Ferrell of Benton; two grandchildren,
Brandy Ann Reynolds Shelton and Matthew Bert Reynolds; and four
great-grandchildren, Madison Nicole Shelton, Garrett Levi Reynolds,
Billy Bert Reynolds Jr., and Michaela Renell Reynolds.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel
with Rev. John Kindrix and Rev. Gerald Morris officiating. Burial was
in Hess Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Tommy Dean Hanson, Billy East, Buddy Beavers, Jerry
Parker, Denton Tumbleson, and Charles Dodge.
Kenneth Sams, 74, of Coal Hill died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006, at Lamar.
He was born at Lamar to William Alec and Dona Faye Bean Sams.
Survivors include two daughters, Pamela Mann and Sheila McCalmon, both
of Shawnee, Kan.; three sons, Gary Sams of Bashor, Kan., Ray Allen Sams
of Coal Hill and Melvin Sams of Van Buren; two sisters, Martha Turner
and Mary Gustafson, both of Coal Hill; one brother, Claude Sams of
Yakima, Wash.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the
Coal Hill Cemetery with Marion Wood and Mark Wood officiating.
Arrangements were under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.
Pallbearers were Aaron Self, Beacher Self, Michael Guess, Darrell Wayne
Self, Edward Bonerese, Rich Mann, and Robert McCalmon.
Lavern Wages, 48, of Clarksville died Friday, Feb. 3, 2006, in St.
Vincent Medical Center. She was born Sept. 2, 1957, at Van Buren,
daughter of the late Earl Claire and Jetta Jean Drewry Buck. She
attended Union Grove Baptist Church and was an active officer of the
239th Family Support Group.
She is survived by her husband, Tim; a daughter, Rachael Wages of
England; two sons, Danny and Jason Daniels, both of Fayetteville; two
sisters, Lavonne (twin) Veal of Clarksville and Janice Perez of
Russellville; a brother, Lanny Bicio of Ozone; and a granddaughter,
Kinsee Daniels of Fayetteville.
Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, at Union Grove
Baptist Church with Rev. Burnett King and Rev. Bob Freeman officiating.
Burial services followed at the Union Grove Cemetery under the
direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home. Visitation was from 6-8 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 6, at Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Active pallbearers were Jim Pat Mills, Wes Kendrick, Buddy Beavers,
Mike Allen, Kenneth Kennedy, and Andy May.
Honorary pallbearers were John Clark Sr., Steve Clark, Paul Harmon, and
Omar O. White
Omar O. White, 88, of Russellville, formerly of Clarksville, died
Monday, Feb. 6, 2006.
He was a native of Neodesha, Kan., graduate of Weleetka (Oklahoma) High
School, former employee in the Seminole oil fields, served in the U. S.
Army in the Pacific campaign with the 32nd Division 127th Infantry, was
the recipient of two Purple Hearts, Bronze Star and the Combat
Infantryman's Badge, was a former owner-operator of a cold storage
facility in Clarksville and was preceded in death by his first wife,
Elizabeth (Betty) Fulbright White.
Survivors include his wife, Lillian Balkman White; one stepson, Bob
Balkman; two nephews, Gary and Brian Stewart; five great-nieces; and
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at the Clarksville Church of
Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at Hardwicke Funeral
Patti Hurst, 44, of Pensacola, Fla., died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006.
She was a daughter-in-law of the late Raymond and Elizabeth Hurst of
Survivors include her husband, Mike Hurst; one daughter, Tabitha of
Kentucky; one son, Adam of the home; sister-in-law, Lisa Dewinter of
Fort Smith; uncle, Howard Hurst of San Antonio, Texas; and two aunts,
Dorothy Hallmark of Fort Smith and Janice Peters of Clarksville.
Funeral and burial were Friday, Feb. 3, in Pensacola, Fla.
Vernon Timmons, 70, of Alma, brother of Elizabeth Estep of Coal Hill,
died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006.
He was a son of the late Blake and Josie Timmons, served in the
military 36 years including the Air Force during the Vietman War, was a
retired aircraft mechanic crew chief for the 188th Air National Guard,
member of the Alma VFW, and was preceded in death by two sisters,
Catherine Estep and Lorene Riggs.
Survivors are his wife, Sylvia Timmons; one daughter, Roberta Parks of
Van Buren; two sons, Steven of Van Buren and Basil Timmons of Dallas,
Texas; one other sister, Irene Marshall of Camarillo, Calif.; two
brothers, Herman of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Harvey of Oxnard, Calif.;
and three grandchildren.
Rosary was at 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, at Edwards Van-Alma Chapel.
Funeral mass was Monday, Jan. 30, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in
Van Buren. Burial with full military honors was in the U. S. National
Cemetery at Fort Smith.
William Mitchell Jr.
William (Jack) Mitchell Jr., 32, of Clarksville died Friday, Feb. 3,
2006, at St. Edward Mercy Medical Center in Fort Smith.
He was a Baptist, graduate of Franklin High School in Meadville, Miss.,
employee of Sara Lee Hosiery, and son of the late William Mitchell Sr.
Survivors include his wife, Tonya Willis Mitchell; one daughter, Kya
Mitchell of Clarksville; mother and stepfather, Emma and Carl Ray Reed
of McCall Creek, Miss.; one sister, Sharon Mitchell of McCall Creek,
Miss.; three brothers, Vincent Harris and wife, Vanessa, of Washington,
D. C., Charles Mitchell and wife, Sheila, of McComb, Miss., and Billy
Ray Nelson of Birmingham, Ala.; one niece, Charlie Mitchell of McComb,
Miss.; one sister-in-law, Latasha Traylor of Clarksville;
mother-in-law, Denise Wilson of Russellville; and two brothers-in-law,
Steven Willis and Tyrone Willis, both of Clarksville.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Church of Christ
with Rev. Gary Hinkle officiating.
Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke
Active pallbearers will be Julius Denham, Calvin Watson, Justin
Pittman, Joseph May, Andre May, and Dexter May.
Honorary pallbearers will be Patrick Baker, Floyd Chenault, James
Tasco, Roscoe Gordon, and James Bean.