Lotha Smith, 94, of Clarksville died
Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.
She was a native of Clarksville,
daughter of the late James and Etta Conway Smith, retired beauty
operator, and member of West Mount Zion Methodist Church where she
taught a Sunday school class for 30 years.
She has no immediate survivors.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan.
7, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Marci Ward officiating.
Burial was in West Mount Zion Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Pat Blackard, C.O.
Blackard, Don Dougan, Al Davis, Charles Callahan, and Ashley Davis.
Bernice J. Brown
Bernice Johnston Brown, 96, of
Clarksville died Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, at Johnson Regional Medical
A native of Clarksville, she was a
daughter of the late William Newton and Lula Harris King, widow of Joe
J. Johnston and James Don Brown, member of First Baptist Church, Crape
Myrtle Garden Club, and Clarksville Country Club, avid golfer, formerly
employed by ARVAC as manager of the head start program, and was
preceded in death by one son, William King Johnston.
She is survived by one son and
daughter-in-law, Joe Johnston Jr. and wife, Judy, of Clarksville;
daughter-in-law, Linda Walton Johnston of Valrico, Fla.; one
stepdaughter, Caroline Lindner and husband, Mike, of West Linn, Ore.;
five grandchildren, Josh Johnston and wife, Michelle, of Clarksville,
Jill Bendtsen and husband, Jay, of Cheland, Wash., Susan Moss and
husband, Chris, of Jasper, Ga., Shelley Fritz and husband, Rob, of
Valrico, Fla., and William Bryce Johnston and wife, Jennifer, of Tampa,
Fla.; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan.
11, at East Mount Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Robbie Jackson
Burial was in Mount Airy Cemetery at
Ludwig under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Josh Johnston,
Bryce Johnston, David King, Danny Leeds, Louie Don Leeds and Hank
Delorise J. Hurtado
Delorise Jean Hurtado, 71, of London
died Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, in Clarksville.
She was a native of Leonard, Tulsa
County, Okla., daughter of the late James Sebern and Georgia Mead
Young, member of the class of 1957 in Bixby, Okla., where she resided
until 1975, when she and her family moved to Atkins, member of the Flat
Rock Worship Center in London, dietitian, past president of Rogers Rye
Post 2283 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, and was preceded
in death by a grandson, Richard Byrum; two sisters, Pauline Farmer and
Lena Anderson; four brothers, Raymond, Wayne, Willie and Marvin
McLaughlin; and stepmother, Letha Young.
Survivors include her husband, Herb
Hurtado; two daughters, Debbie Johnston of Green Forest and Debra Ford
of Pottsville; four sons, Billy Linker of Little Rock, Terry Linker of
Russellville, Randy Linker of Tulsa, Okla., and James Linker of Atkins;
four stepdaughters, Karen, Debbie, Cheyenne and Robin; four stepsons,
Agapito, Richard, Lewis and Greg Hurtado; four sisters, Gladys Osborn,
Alice Butler, Frances Tollette, and Juanita McMurrian, all of Oklahoma;
two brothers, Frank and Jerry Young of Tulsa, Okla.; 31 grandchildren;
11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday,
Jan. 13, at the Flat Rock Worship Center at London with Rev. Ronnie
Birge officiating. Cremation will be under the direction of Shaffer
Funeral Home of Ozark.
Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 13, at the Flat Rock Worship Center at London.
Edith Winters Walton
Edith Winters Walton, 89, of
Clarksville, died Friday, January 8, 2010, at Johnson Regional Medical
The daughter of the late Robert Lin
Winters and Rachel Evans Winters Robertson, she was born January 27,
1920, in Hartman, AR. To those who knew her she was a devoted wife, a
loving mother, and a special Gran.
She was a member of Cherry Street
Baptist Church, graduate of Clarksville High School and Business
College of Fort Smith. She especially enjoyed traveling with her
husband and loved to golf and play bridge.
Widow of R.P. Walton, she was
preceded in death by her grandson, Ryan Walton.
She is survived by two daughters,
Linda Johnston of Valrico, FL and Charlotte White and husband, James,
of Clarksville, TN; one son, Mark Walton of Clarksville; four
grandchildren, Susan Moss and husband, Christopher, of Jasper, GA,
Shelley Fritz and husband, Robert, of Valrico, FL, Christopher White of
Clarksville, TN, and Bryce Johnston and wife, Jennifer, of Tampa, FL;
five great-grandchildren, Tristan Holtz of Denver, CO, Alexandra Holtz
of Gainesville, FL, Cameron Fritz of Valrico, FL, Allison Fritz of
Valrico, FL, and Sarah Moss of Jasper, GA; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on
Tuesday, January 12, 2010, at 2:00 P.M. at Cherry Street Baptist Church
with burial at Oakland Cemetery in Clarksville under the direction of
Hardwicke Funeral Home of Clarksville.
Pallbearers were long time friends,
Robert "Powell" Smith, John Chrisman, Kent Cecil, James Willis, Hank
Sparks, and grandson, Bryce Johnston.
Memorials may be made to Cherry
Street Baptist Church, P. O. Box 378, Clarksville, AR 72830.
Bob Gene Taylor
Bob Gene Taylor, 75, of Morro Bay,
Calif., died Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, at a San Luis Obispo (California)
He was a son of the late Earl and
Golda Taylor and was preceded in death by one son, Jeffery Earl Taylor;
and one great-granddaughter, Mattibelle Nicole Pickard.
He is survived by his wife of 37
years, Sharon K. Taylor; children, Stephanie and Allen Ray of Coal
Hill, Robin Gene Taylor of Pahrump, Nev., Vernon Ross Taylor of
Clarksville, and Cindy Johnson; eight grandchildren; five
great-grandchildren; four stepchildren, Lorinda Fleming, of Visalia,
Calif., Charles Mayes, of Anchorage, Alaska, Jimmy Mayes of Phelan,
Calif., and Karri Prader of Visalia, Calif.; six stepgrandchildren; and
Doy E. Russell
Doy Everrett Russell, 76, of
Clarksville died Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010, at Clarksville Health and Rehab.
He was a native of Clarksville, son
of the late John and Jessie Perry Russell and a heavy equipment
Survivors include his wife, Pat
Russell; two daughters, Sheila Harderson and husband, Jodey, of Ozone
and Debbie Schmoker and husband, Lance, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; one
son, Jason Russell and wife, Porsha, of Ozark; one sister, Rebra Wilyes
of Kansas City, Kan.; one brother, Jack Russell of John Day, Ore.; six
grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside services and burial were
at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 11, at Woodland Cemetery with Rev. Garland
Williams officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of
Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Memory Jay Furr
Memory Jay Furr, 53, of Scranton
died Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010, in Scranton.
She was born in Indianapolis, Ind.,
to George and Nadine Stubbs Haynes and was retired.
Survivors include her husband of 30
years, Larry Furr; one son, Raymond Furr of Scranton; three daughters,
Dawn Furr of Scranton, and Barbara Furr and Maggie Young, both of
Clarksville; father, George Haynes of Scranton; three sisters, Janie
Hall of Paris, Cee Richardson of Clarksville and Connie Hilton of Fort
Smith; two brothers, Doug Haynes of Smithville and Roger Proper of
Malvern; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday,
Jan. 14, at Roller Funeral Home Chapel in Paris with burial in Oakwood
Pallbearers will be Brandon Young,
Cecil Fleming, Alex Olmos, Lester Fleming, Bobby Furr, Larry Wesley
Furr and Jonathan Haynes.