Arvel Lee Jones
Memorial services and burial for Arvel Lee Jones, 82, of Osteen, Fla.,
who died March 13, 2006, at his home, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday,
May 20, at the Woodland Cemetery with Rev. Bill Milam officiating.
He was a native of McCurtain, Okla., son of the late Z. W. and Josie
Jones, retired superintendent for Lario Oil and Gas Company, Mason,
Baptist, and U. S. Army veteran of World War II serving in Europe.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years Ilene Hudson Jones, formerly of
Clarksville; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Cecilia and Bob
Harrison of Osteen, Fla., Deloris Spenser of Odessa, Texas, Patricia
and Dr. Ron Manicom of Austin, Texas, and Beverly and Gerald Gaines of
Lubbock, Texas; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one
great-great-grandson; and two brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law,
Raymond and Naomi Hudson, Mildred Blackburn, and E. E. Hudson, all of
Memorials may be made to Woodland Cemetery Trust Fund, P. O. Box 431,
Clarksville, AR 72830.
Billy Jack Keith
Billy Jack Keith, 23, of Ozone died from injuries sustained in a
one-vehicle accident on Highway 21 at 4:10 a.m. Saturday, May 13, 2006.
He was a carpenter and was preceded in death by his grandparents,
Claude and Dollie Keith and Molly Webb.
Survivors include his parents, Billy Eugene and Mary Webb Keith of
Ozone; grandfather, Harrison Webb of Ozone; one sister and
brother-in-law, Shannon and Jack Johnston of Fort Payne, Ala.; two
nephews, Logan and Hunter Johnston of Fort Payne, Ala.; and one niece,
Lauren Johnston of Fort Payne, Ala.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev.
Carl Sory officiating. Burial was in Salus Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Justin Williams, Joe Lee, Matt Martin, Lonnie Haggard,
Jared Turner, and Shannon Ragsdale.
Dawson Bryant, 96, of Coal Hill died Tuesday, May 9, 2006, at Sparks
Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith.
He was a native of Coal Hill, son of the late Ransy and Cynthie Hunt
Bryant, retired farmer and Arkansas Highway Police Weights and
Standards employee, lifelong member of Ferguson Memorial Church where
he was an elder and Sunday school superintendent for many years, member
of the Johnson County School Board for 31 years, graduate of Coal Hill
High School, past president of the Coal Hill Alumni Association, and
was preceded in death by his wife, Eddie Lou Frye Bryant.
He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Pat
Shamblin of Victorville, Calif.; one son and daughter-in-law, Allen and
Linda Bryant of Coal Hill; five grandchildren; and six
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, May 12, at Ferguson Memorial Presbyterian
Church with Rev. Bob King and Burley King officiating.
Burial was at Coal Hill Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke
Pallbearers were Mickey Smith, Joe Hoing, Don Robert Hurst, Otto Wall,
Bentley Yates, and Jeep Yates.
Hannah N. Vaughn
Hannah Nicole Vaughn, infant daughter of Daniel and Jessica Vaughn of
Ozone, died Monday, May 15, 2006, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.
Other survivors are one brother, Briar Leroy Vaughn of Ozone;
grandparents, Bo and Brenda Miller, Jimmy English, and Billy Joe and
Janice Vaughn, all of Clarksville; and great-grandparents, Lester and
Frances Skaggs and Norma Gentry, all of Clarksville, Mae English of
Hagarville, and Jimmy and Dean Segraves of Jasper.
She was preceded in death by great-grandparents, Lester English, Leroy
Miller and Joe and Mary Vaughn.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 18, at Roller-Cox Chapel with
Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial will be in Case Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Doug Hunter and Dusty Talley.
Honorary pallbearers will be Steven Scarlett and Joel Tipton.
Johnny C. Capps Jr.
Johnny Claude Capps Jr., 46, of Lamar died Wednesday, May 10, 2006, at
He was disabled.
Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Jean Capps; one daughter, Krystal
Marie Capps of Lamar; one son, Johnny Ray Capps of Lamar; parents,
Johnny Claude Capps Sr. of California and Eleanor Jo Bunch Miller of
Indiana; six sisters, Suzan Keppron, Theresia Olson and Deborah Capps,
all of Houston, Texas, Lucinda Miller of Peru, Ind., Gloria Kirkham of
Moblesville, Ind., and Renee Rogers of Kokomo, Ind.; and two
grandchildren, Blake Allyn Hill and Nicholas Bryan Capps.
A private memorial service was held.
Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Juanita (Bobbie) Thompson, 86, of Hunt died Thursday, May 11, 2006, at
She was a Boeing Airplane Factory employee, Baptist, native of Franklin
County, and daughter of the late William and Emma McKenney Thompson.
She is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, May 15, at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel
with Rev. Leo Villines Sr. and Rev. William Sowells officiating. Burial
was in Gar Creek Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Gary Bocksnick, Loyd Parker, Mouse Holland, Donnie
Davidson, Danny Selby, and Dylan Selby.
Graveside services for Kenneth Doke, who resided in the Clarksville
area in the 1930s and 1940s, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May
20, at the Lone Pine Cemetery.
Marvelene Childers, 91, of Lamar died Wednesday, May 10, 2006, at
Clarksville Convalescent Home.
She was a native of Lamar, daughter of the late Arch and Myrtle Tanner
Zachary, widow of Burl Childers, member of the Lamar Church of Christ,
and cook at Lamar School for several years.
She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Wanda Fay and Ray
Willis of Lamar; one son and daughter-in-law, James and Doris Childers
of Clarksville; two grandchildren, Steve Willis and Kelly Hardgrave and
husband, Rusty; and two great-grandchildren, Zackery Willis and Hailey
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Friday, May 12, at the Lamar Church of Christ
with Darien Downs officiating.
Burial was in Lamar Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral
Pallbearers were Ronnie Zachary, Roger Zachary, Jerry Zachary, Dane
Childers, Jerry Don Childers, and Ken Childers.
Roy J. Brasher
Roy James (Jim) Brasher, 60, died Sunday, April 30, 2006, at his home
at Stone Mountain, Ga.
He was a native of Coal Hill, graduate of Central High School in Tulsa,
Okla., member of Harvard Avenue Baptist Church in Tulsa, Okla., served
in the U. S. Air Force during the Vietnam War, and a former employee of
Sooner Federal Bank, Adams Parker Drilling Company and J. C. Public
Relations in Tulsa, Okla.
Survivors are his wife, Carol Brasher; three children, Suzie and
husband of Bufford, Ga., Brian and wife of Venis Beach, Calif., and
Robert of Tulsa, Okla.; parents, Roy and Lucille Brasher of Tulsa,
Okla.; one brother, Rev. Richard Brasher of Tulsa, Okla.;
mother-in-law, Liz Mouldin; one granddaughter, Bailey Clements; and
numerous aunts and uncles in Arkansas.
Burial with military honors was at the National Cemetery in Georgia on
Ralph C. Ehren
Robert C. Ehren, 75, of Paris went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May
14, 2006. He was born December 7, 1930 in Houston, Texas, to Albert and
Esther Basye Ehren. He graduated from Booneville High School,
University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, the University of Tennessee,
and the University of Arkansas. Starting in 1961; he served as
Principal of Paris High School for seven years and retired as
superintendent of the Paris School District in 1989.
He served the Lord in many ways through the First Baptist Church of
Paris, Gideons International, and the Paris chapter of Promise Keepers.
He faithfully served the community in several roles throughout his 45
years of living in Paris.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Laura Sue Hill Ehren. They have
three children, Janet and husband John Gathright of Conway, Grant Ehren
and wife Paula of Russellville, and Kirk Ehren and wife Cinda of
Conway. Seven grandchildren who loved their granddaddy are also
survivors. They are John Paul and wife Rebekkah Gathright, Laura
Gathright, Jordan, Jodi, Tyler, Logan and Makenzie Ehren.
Mr. Ehren is also survived by three brothers and one sister. Fritz
Ehren and wife Juanita of Clarksville, twin brother Ralph Ehren and
wife Betty, Marie Ehren Peek and husband Herbert, Norman Ehren and wife
Jayne. Mr. Ehren has nine nieces and nephews.
There are many wonderful things the family could share about Mr. Ehren
and how he has touched uncountable numbers of lives in a positive way.
One main thought is that we all testify that Robert Ehren lived his
life privately just as he did publicly. He was a genuine trustworthy
and honest man who set a worthy example. His life was surrendered to
the Lord Jesus Christ at an early age and he left a legacy of
faithfulness to his family.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at First Baptist
Church of Paris with burial in the Oakwood Cemetery-Paris under the
direction of Roller-Funeral Home-Paris. Visitation was Tuesday evening
from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Online guest book www.rollerfuneralhomes.com
Pallbearers will be Nick Jewell, Tom Friesen, Trixie Edwards, Rev.
Clarence Mathis, Jim Cunningham, Jr. Nickerson, Tom Pohlmeier, Abbot
Jerome Kodel. Honorary pallbearers will be the Promise Keepers,
Gideons, Sunday School Class.
Memorials may be made to Gideons International, First Baptist Church of
Paris, 311 E. Main, Paris, AR 72855, and Conway Christian School, 701
Polk Street, Conway, AR 72032.