Avis Walker, 74, of Scranton died Monday, April 24, 2006, at her home.
She was born in Logan County, daughter of the late Andrew Scott and
Letha Benegar Rogers, and Dublin Freewill Baptist Church secretary for
Survivors include her husband of 54 years Billy C. Walker; one
daughter, Deborah Tencleve and husband, Kenneth, of Scranton; one son,
Roger C. Walker of Scranton; and two grandsons, Andrew Tencleve and
wife, Sarah, and Stephen Tencleve.
Private graveside services and burial were at the Wares Chapel Cemetery
near Dublin with Rev. Herb Tilley officiating. Arrangements were under
the direction of Brotherton Brothers Funeral Home of Paris.
Benjamin R. Holland
Benjamin Ryan Holland, 30, of Clarksville died Tuesday, April 25, 2006,
at Johnson Regional Medical Center from injuries sustained in a
one-vehicle automobile accident.
He was self-employed at H & H Truss Company and was preceded in
death by his mother, Cheryl Ailstock Holland.
Survivors include his wife, Jennifer Jordan Holland; father, Clinton
Holland of Clarksville; two brothers, Michael Holland of Clarksville
and Jimmy Holland of Maumelle; and one sister, Lenora Holland of
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Friday, April 28, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Dewayne Holland officiating. Burial was in Mt. Vernon
Active pallbearers were Chad Kendall, Wilson Overbey, Stephen Graves,
Keith Massey, Kevin McGuire, and Brandon McGuire.
Honorary pallbearers were J. L. Holman, Duane McGuire, Eugene McGuire,
and Bill McGuire.
Edward E. Hon
Edward Eugene Hon, 80, of Wichita, Kan., died Thursday, April 20, 2006.
A native of London, he was a son of the late James D. and Lydia Mattis
Hon, retired aircraft employee and was preceded in death by two
brothers, Glen Hon and David Hon; and one sister, Maxine Gobell.
Survivors include his wife, Earnestine Hon; one son and
daughter-in-law, David and Kimberly Hon; one brother, Gerald Hon of
London; two sisters, Hilda Boyd of London and Wilma Gray of
Russellville; two granddaughters, Rebecca and Sabrina Hon; and extended
family, Iva Shinn of Russellville, Juanita Hercules of Kansas City,
Mo., Geraldine Bell of Tampa, Fla., and Connie Tucker of London.
Funeral was Monday, April 24, in Wichita, Kan.
Edmund W. King
Edmund William King, 54, of Columbus, Ohio, died Tuesday, April 25,
2006, at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
He was born in Worcestor, Mass., the son of the late Jane Edmund King
and the late Cecil Gammill King, a 1969 graduate of Upper Arlington
High School and a 1972 graduate of the University of the Ozarks in
Clarksville. He received a masters of business degree from New Mexico
Highlands University and was a retired U. S. Postal Service employee
after 18 years of service.
Survivors include his triplets, Thomas Edmund King, Joseph Daniel King
and Angela Marie King, all of Delaware, Ohio; and one sister, Carolyn
Jane King of Columbus, Ohio.
Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 29, at
Union Cemetery in Columbus, Ohio, under the direction of Schoedinger
Memorials may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 6610 Busch
Blvd., Columbus, OH 43229.
Floyd A. Fetters
Floyd A. Fetters, 86, of Clarksville died Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at
Johnson Regional Medical Center.
He was a native of Lamar, World War II veteran with the Army Air Corps,
flew 160 missions including three times over Normandy during the day of
its invasion, and was preceded in death by one daughter, Joan Fetters;
four brothers, Lloyd, Dennis, Charles Ray and David Earl Fetters; and
one sister, Maudean Brandon.
Survivors include three sisters, Irene Callahan of Lamar, and Helen
Pruitt and Colleen Wilson, both of Pottsville; one brother, Raymond
Fetters of Lindsey, Calif.; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, April 28, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel
with Rev. Bill Holt and Lance Fetters officiating.
The body was cremated.
Harold J. Clark
Harold J. Clark, 69, of Mulberry, father of Kathy Marlow of
Clarksville, died Wednesday, April 19, 2006, in Ozark.
He was a son of the late Howard and Mable Harkin Clark, native of
Leslie, retired, disabled veteran of the U. S. Army having served in
special forces-1st Cavalry Division in the Vietnam War and a member of
Mulberry First Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Millsap Clark; one other daughter,
Cindy Clark of Santana, Kan.; two sons, Harold J. Clark Jr. of Calaway,
Fla., and Timothy Clark of Alma; two brothers, Lewis Clark of Modesto,
Calif., and Max Hall of Ponca City, Okla.; 13 grandchildren; and three
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, April 24, at Mulberry First Assembly of
God Church with Rev. Dade Kindrix officiating.
Burial was in Belt Cemetery at Ozark under the direction of Shaffer
Hartsel Warren, 77, of Clarksville died Saturday, April 29, 2006, at
Johnson Regional Medical Center.
He was a native of Salus, son of the late Manley and Effie Brison
Warren, member of Batson Baptist Church, Army veteran of the Korean
War, 50-year member of Harmony Masonic Lodge No. 433 and 50-year member
of Harmony Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, retired employee
of the Arkansas State Forestry, and was preceded in death by one
brother, Arnold Warren.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years Mary Lou Cooper Warren; two
sisters, Irene Raymond of Elk City, Kan., and Juanita Brinkman of
Coffeyville, Kan.; and four brothers, Argus (Doc) Warren of Lamar,
Delbert Warren of Belfair, Wash., Kenneth Warren of Quinlan, Texas, and
Bobby Warren of Clarksville.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 3, at Hardwicke Funeral
Chapel with Rev. Richard Snyder officiating. Burial will be in Batson
Active pallbearers will be Donald A. Warren, Clarence Warren, Brent
Cooper, J. D. House, Kevin McGuire, and Brandon McGuire.
Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Brinkman, Glen Warren and Richard
LaDanna Wise Goff
LaDanna Wise Goff, 51, of Clarksville died Friday, April 28, 2006, at
She was a native of Sacramento, Calif., member of Jamestown Assembly of
God Church, and was preceded in death by her mother, Leola Wise.
Survivors include one daughter, Christina Lummus of Clarksville; father
and stepmother, Lindell and Neomia Wise of Clarksville; three sisters,
Linda Wise of Bigelow, Mildred Anderson of Wellington, Utah, and Brandy
Olivas of Price, Utah; and two brothers, Troy Wise of Lamar and Don
Hanson of Stillwater, Okla.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, May 1, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with
Rev. Dade Kindrix officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Homer Qualls, Frank Sampley, Harold Gene Barron, Byron
Lewis, Chris Christiansen, Steve Frederick, Jack Heil and Kevin
Lilburn L. Williams
Lilburn Lane Williams, 90, of Fredericksburg, Va. died Monday, April
24, 2006, at The Hughes Home in Fredericksburg, Va.
He was a former member of the Johnson Regional Medical Center Auxiliary.
He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Central Arkansas
in Conway and a master's degree from Louisiana State University, was
employed in Arkansas public schools for 36 years as a high school
physical education teacher, football, basketball and track coach,
principal and administrator, served in the U. S. Army as a hospital
recreation director during World War II, member of Tabernacle United
Methodist Church of Fredericksburg, Va., lecturer on native wildflowers
and fall colored foliage, and was preceded in death by his wife of 60
years Abbie Baird Williams.
Survivors include three sons, Dr. Forrest B. Williams of Falls Church,
Va., Dr. Russell W. Williams of Fredericksburg, Va., and Carl R.
Williams of Arlington, Va.; and five grandchildren.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at Welch Funeral Home Chapel
in Montross, Va., followed by burial at the cemetery of the Providence
United Methodist Church of Montross, Va.
Mary K. Hooten
Mary Kathryn Hooten, 90, died April 19, 2006, in Menard, Texas.
A native of Clarksville, she was a daughter of the late Mattie and
Eugene Park, an educator, retired from Copperas Cove (Texas) ISD as a
librarian in 1980 after 20 years of service, recipient of the Citizen
of the Year award in Copperas Cove in 1980, 53-year-plus member and
past worthy matron of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 1070 in
Copperas Cove, former member of Grace Methodist Church in Copperas Cove
for several years and present member of First United Methodist Church
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Bill Hooten; three sons,
Bill Hooten Jr. and wife, Patti, of Irving, Texas, Rex Hooten and wife,
Doreen, of Kempner, Texas, and Max Hooten and wife, Barbara, of Menard,
Texas; one sister, Florence Darnell; one brother, George Park; nine
grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held from 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, at Calvary
Funeral Home followed by interment at 3 p.m. at the DFW National
Cemetery in Dallas, Texas, with Chaplain Ralph Smith officiating
Neal E. Newman
Neal Edward Newman, 46, of Clarksville died Thursday, April 27, 2006,
at AMI St. Mary's Regional Medical Center.
A native of Santa Rosa, Calif., he was a member of The Way Church,
member and chaplain of the Christian Motorcycle Association, storm
spotter, prison minister at the Johnson County Detention Center, and a
rural volunteer fireman.
Survivors include his wife, Julie Newman; three daughters, Sonja Rudder
and Sabrina Newman, both of Clarksville, and Stacy Newman of Modesto,
Calif.; two sons, Chris Newman of Weatherford, Okla., and Jessie Rudder
of Pelsor; parents, Faith Helms of Comanche, Okla., and Dean and
Jeannie Williams of Dardanelle; two sisters, Penny Helms of Comanche,
Okla., and Dorie Stanley of Dardanelle; three brothers, Ronnie Williams
of Royersford, Pa., Bruce Williams of Waurika, Okla., and Ernie
Williams of Merced, Calif.; three grandchildren, Destiny Rudder,
Michael Rudder and Joseph Rudder, all of Clarksville; and several
nieces and nephews.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, at Hedgeway Church with Rev. Don
Alexander, Rev. Gerry Smith and Chaplain Paul Northcut officiating.
Burial was in Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral
Pallbearers were Chris Newman, Bruce Williams, Ronnie Williams, Delbert
Helms, Donnie Wood, and Alex Smith.
Nancy Thayola Strackbein, 71, of Hartman died Sunday, April 30, 2006,
at her home.
She was a retired office secretary, member of the Church of Christ,
widow of Eugene H. Strackbein, daughter of the late Taylor Wallace
Sanders and Mildred N. Clary, and was preceded in death by one son,
Russell Edward Bellinger; one brother, Taylor Wallace Sanders Jr.; and
one sister, Vicki Horn.
Survivors include three daughters, Jeanne Strackbein, DVM, and husband,
Blake Hawkins, DVM, of Clarksville, Nancy and husband, Terry Singleton
of Miami, Fla., and Kathy and husband, Dale Dodge of Hartman; one son,
Wade Bellinger of Hartman; three sisters, Marjorie Kubicek of Denton,
Texas, Alice Low of Sherman, Texas, and Laura Ann Nickerson of Santa
Rosa, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 6, at
Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Terry Singleton, minister,
Paul Blackard, 85, of Hartman died Sunday, April 30, 2006, at
Clarksville Convalescent Home.
He was a retired farmer, heavy equipment operator, son of the late
Harlan and Ola Parker Blackard, and was preceded in death by his wife,
Lillian Halmes Blackard.
Survivors include one daughter, Karen Nordin of Clarksville; one son,
Larry Blackard and wife, Carol, of Hartman; five grandchildren, Jeff
Blackard, Eric Blackard, Nick Blackard, Bryan Nordin and Callie Nordin;
and three great-grandchildren, Abby Blackard, Wyatt Blackard, and Tyler
Funeral was at noon Tuesday, May 2, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel
with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jeff Blackard, Eric Blackard, Nick Blackard, Bryan
Nordin, Richard Van Der Martin and Duane Steele.
Thomas A. Fretwell
Thomas Allen Fretwell, 55, of Clarksville died Saturday, April 29,
2006, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.
He was a cattle farmer and son of the late John Raney Fretwell.
Survivors are his wife, Lisa Loch Fretwell; one daughter, Jennifer
Fretwell of Clarksville; one son, Jonathan T. Fretwell of Riverside,
Calif.; mother, Charlene Issacs Fretwell of California; and two
sisters, Elaine Hackett of Oceanside, Calif., and Carol Fretwell of El
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, at
Roller-Cox Funeral Home with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating.
The body was cremated.