Bobby C. Henry
Bobby C. Henry, 66, of Mulberry, brother of Lynn Meurer of Hartman,
died Thursday, May 18, 2006, at Mulberry.
He was a native of Mulberry, son of the late Albert and Ruth Huggins
Henry, retired from the U. S. Army and was a member of Mulberry First
Survivors include his wife, Ila Nichols Henry; one daughter, Angie
Chrisco of Paragould; one son, Jeff Henry of Mulberry; one
stepdaughter, Tammie Richie of Mulberry; three other sisters, Erma
Scott of Paragould, Reta Moore of Lavaca, and Helen Brigance of
Fayetteville; one brother, Leroy Henry of Jonesboro; and two
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 20, at Mulberry First Baptist
Church with Rev. Steve Harrilson officiating.
Burial was at Rankin Cemetery near Ozark under the direction of Shaffer
Funeral Home of Mulberry.
Craig A. Marvel
Graveside services and burial for Craig Alan Marvel, 45, of Conway, who
died Tuesday, May 23, 2006, at Conway Regional Medical Center were at
10 a.m. Friday, May 26, at the Hartman Cemetery with Rev. Larry Pillow
officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox
He was a 1979 graduate of Conway High School, employee of
Crow-Burlingame Auto Parts Store, member and pianist of Zion Baptist
Church, and was preceded in death by one sister, Jo Ann Marvel; and
grandparents, Florine Hatcher Green, Clarence Green, Albert and Hazel
Poyner Marvel, M. D. Whatley and Henry Slankard.
Survivors are his parents, Bruce and Pat Marvel of Russellville; one
brother, Thomas Marvel of Russellville; grandmother, Iona Slankard of
El Dorado; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Florence T. Jones
Florence Thomas Roper Jones, 94, of Hagarville died Thursday, May 25,
2006, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home.
She was a member of the Lee's Chapel Assembly of God Church, daughter
of the late James J. and Annie Sanders Thomas, widow of Richard M.
Jones, and was preceded in death by one son, Charles Roper, and one
grandson, Larry Cowell.
Survivors are one daughter, Evelyn Emerson of Hagarville; four
stepchildren; three sisters, May English and Essie Freeman, both of
Lamar, and Ruby Ewton of Oklahoma; and five grandchildren, Linda Oneal
and husband, Gene, of Springdale, Ronnie Cowell and wife, Sheliah, of
Lamar, Charlotte Williams of Rogers, Brian Roper and Sherry Deal and
husband, Randy, all of Dover; and ten great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 27, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial was in Annie's Chapel
Pallbearers were Bobby English, Larry English, Don Freeman, Gary
Robbins, Brian Roper, and Justin Cowell.
James W. Bailey
James W. Bailey, 68, of Clarksville died Thursday, May 25, 2006, at his
He was a retired director of Arkansas Environmental Academy in Camden,
served on water, waste water, solid waste, and recycling boards where
he was the recipient of numerous honors and awards, son of the late
Drayfus and Ruth E. Moore Bailey, and was preceded in death by one son,
Jimmy Bailey, and one brother, Jerry Bailey.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon M. Bailey; three daughters, Angela
Vaught and husband, Herb, of Altus, Tammy Pearson of Richmond, Va., and
Melodye Stickley and husband, Russell, of Hartman; and seven
grandchildren, Cody and Alexandria Vaught, Nick Helms, Collin and Katie
Pearson, and Brittney and Quincey Stickley.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 29, at the Kingdom
Hall of Jehovah's Witness with Don Collie officiating. Arrangements
were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Needy Paws or Johnson County Public Library.
Jackie W. Banning
Jackie W. Banning, 66, of Scranton died Sunday, May 28, 2006, in
He was born at Cecil to Alex and Sarah Pippin Banning, member of
Northside Baptist Church in Charleston and a retired carpenter and
Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Banning; one sister, Phyllis Lemon
of Van Buren; and one sister, A. C. Banning of Charleston.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 31, at Smith Mortuary Chapel
with burial in McKendree Cemetery north of Subiaco.
Pallbearers will be Donald Thompson, Billy Hughes, Angelo Palarino, Tim
Moffet, Russell Houser, and Philip Benard.
Michael E. Conley
Michael E. Conley, 49, of Ozark, brother of Denise Belt of Hunt, died
Sunday, May 21, 2006, at his home.
He was an Army veteran, painter, native of Fort Polk, La., and son of
the late Ruby Smith Conley.
Survivors are one daughter, Shannon Conley of Saltillo, Miss.; one son,
Ross Conely of Saltillo, Miss.; father, Bill Conley of Ozark; two other
sisters, Rita Harris of Alma and Melissa Pannell of Ozark; four
brothers, Russell, Robert and Dennis Conley, all of Texas, and Billy
Conley of Ozark; and three grandchildren.
Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 25, at Cass
Cemetery with Rev. Jan Akins officiating. Arrangements were under the
direction of Shaffer Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Nick and Chris Schwartz, Dusty Thomas, Tim Pannell,
David Belt, and Harvey Hill.
Opal H. Barnes
Opal Holland Barnes, 87, of Tulare, Calif., died May 2, 2006.
A native of Lamar, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Mary Lou
Hughes Holland, reared and educated in the Greenwood Community near
Altus, widow of Clyde Estes and Glenn Barnes, Baptist, and was preceded
in death by one grandson, Mark Clark; three brothers, Blondell, Dwight
and Chaylon Holland; and two sisters, Ruth Williams and Eria Mooney.
Survivors include one daughter, Wilma Estes Clark of Tulare, Calif.;
one brother, Jack Holland of Visalia, Calif.; two sisters, Fern Davis
of Tulare, Calif., and Verna Dean of Dinuba, Calif.; and two
grandchildren, Ed Clark Jr. and Fonda DeAzevedo.
Funeral and burial were in Visalia, Calif.
Paul W. Powers
Paul Wesley Powers, 32, of Ozark, formerly of Clarksville, died Friday,
May 19, 2006, in Ozark.
Survivors include two sons, Gavin Reilly and Justice Blade Powers, both
of Lamar; parents, Billy and Susan Bennett of California and Dr. Allan
and Sylvia Walker of Ozark; four sisters, Kimberly Ramos of California,
Charity Darter of Cecil, and Stacy Lambert and Paulette Hoyle of Little
Rock; one brother, William Bennett of California; and fiance, Holly
Parrish of Lamar.
A memorial service is pending but will be announced later by Shaffer
Funeral Home of Ozark.
Viola E. Tipton
Viola Elizabeth Williams Tipton, 92, of Joplin, Mo., formerly of
Clarksville, died Sunday, May 28, 2006, at National Healthcare Center
in Joplin, Mo.
She was a daughter of the late Solen and Nancy Armenda Russell
Williams, widow of Rex M. Tipton, member of Clarksville First Baptist
Church, attended Johnson and Crawford County Schools and Arkansas Tech
University in Russellville, former owner of Tipton Motor Company with
car dealership for Studebaker, Packard and Jeep, an artist whose
paintings were shown in many exhibits, and was preceded in death by two
sisters, Jewell Lorene Williams Laster and Margaret Alice Williams Wood.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Bill Orbin
of Joplin, Mo., and Dortha and George Metcalf of Las Cruces, N. M.; one
son, Roger Tipton of Little Rock; one brother, Clarence R. Williams of
Ozark; one sister, Bessie Mae Williams Brown of Van Buren; five
grandchilren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Private graveside services and burial will be held at 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday, May 31, at Oakland Cemetery. A memorial service will be held
at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 31, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with
Rev. Billy Usery officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Fort Smith Art Center, 423 North 6th
Street, Fort Smith, AR 72901.
Walter O. Marler
Walter Owen Marler, 57, of Henryetta, Okla., father of James Marler of
Clarksville, died Saturday, May 27, 2006.
He was formerly of Philpot Valley, Okla., son of the late Walter Owen
Marler Sr. and Hazel Marler of Henryetta, Okla., member of the Masonic
Lodge and the Word of Truth Tabernacle of Van Buren, and retired
employee of Ceco Construction in Knoxville.
Survivors include one daughter, Kutina Ray of Van Buren; one other son,
Owen Marler Jr. of Van Buren; three grandsons, Joshua Ray, and Blaze
and Braxton Marler; two sisters, Betty Applegate of Muldrow, Okla., and
Gale Dillon of Henryetta, Okla.; two brothers, Bill Marler of Missouri
and Wallace Marler of Henryetta, Okla.; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services and burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 1, at
Senora Cemetery in Henryetta, Okla.
Active pallbearers will be Billy Marler, Bobby Wilcox, Bobby Wilcox
Jr., David Wilcox and Steve Wilcox.
Honorary pallbearers will be Waylon Marler, Johnny Sanders, James
Dalham and Jerry Parker.
Visitation will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, at Shurden Funeral Home
in Henryetta, Okla.