Alpha Mae Stone
Alpha Mae Stone, 84, of Hagarville
died Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010, at the Newton County Nursing Home in Jasper.
She was born in Limestone, the
daughter of the late William and Susie Curtis Davis, widow of Vernon
Scott Stone, longtime resident of Newton County, member of the Deer
Church of Christ, and was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Julie
Ann Stone; five brothers, Truman, Custer, Russell, Beecher and
Mitchell; and six sisters, Laura Davis, Stella and Pearlie Davis, Norma
Stone, Verna Carlton, and Gracie Nelson; one great-grandson, Clayton
Carney; and two great-granddaughters, Ashlyn Woods and Creasey Adele
Survivors are her children, James
and Bernice Stone of Lurton, Jerry Stone of Jasper, Ricky Stone of
Harrison, Billy and Shala Stone and Teresa and Danny Campbell, all of
Hagarville, and Beverly and Wayne Cornwell of Knoxville; one sister,
Imalee Cowick Hendrix of Gravette; 19 grandchildren; 38
great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday,
Feb. 18, at the Deer School Gymnasium with Ricky Stone officiating.
Burial will be in Curtis Cemetery at
Limestone under the direction of Coffman Funeral Home of Jasper.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Argus
Stone, Robert Stone, Kenny Stone, Travis Stone, Richie Stone, Timmy
Stone, Michael Carney, Jamie Carney, Casey Campbell, Brandon Campbell,
Eli Stone, Preston Stone, Dustin Adams and Tanner Wade.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 17, at Coffman Funeral Home in Jasper.
Earl Green, 81, of Clarksville died
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010, at his home.
He was born at Chaffee, Mo., son of
the late Earl Dee and Pearl McKnight Green, graduate of Chaffee
(Missouri) High School, member and deacon of Clarksville First Baptist
Church, Army veteran of the Korean War, employed as a supervisor at the
Clarksville Shoe Plant of 24 years and in Missouri for 16 years,
football official for several years, and did woodworking.
Survivors include his wife of 55
years, Anita Jackson Green; two sons, Eddie Carter and wife, Gayle, of
Pasadena, Texas, and John Carter of Houston, Texas; one brother, George
Green of Advance, Mo.; two grandchildren, Justin Carter and wife, Lana,
and Sarah Carter, all of Pasadena, Texas; and two great-grandchildren,
Reese Carter and Blayke Carter of Pasadena, Texas.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb.
12, at Cherry Street Baptist Church with Rev. Billy Usery and Rev.
Darrell Bridges officiating.
Burial was at Oakland Cemetery under
the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Len Bradley, Alan
Brooke, Jim Damon, Gene Harris, Harve Taylor, and Bob Virden.
Eleanor R. Terpstra
Eleanor Rosemarie Terpstra, 80, of
Clarksville died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010, at Lamar.
She was a native of Altus, daughter
of the late Joe and Ida Elser Rofkahr, and was preceded in death by one
daughter, Carol Handy; and three brothers, Leo, Leonard and Adolph
Survivors include her husband,
Howard Terpstra; two daughters, Connie Watkins of Clarksville and Betty
Jones of Grand Rapids, Mich.; one sister, Marie Holt of Broken Arrow,
Okla.; two brothers, Ralph Rofkahr of Banning, Calif., and James
Rofkahr of Denning; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside services and burial were
at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at St. Mary's Cemetery at Altus with Mark
Watkins officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Shaffer
Funeral Home of Ozark.
Grandsons and nephews served as
Emma Gene Young
Emma Gene Young, 68, of Geismar,
La., died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, at Hospice of Baton Rouge Butterfly
She is survived by her husband, Reno
Young; daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Bill Hanuska of Hartman; son
and daughter-in-law, Brad and Angela Young of Amelia, La.; five
grandchildren including Ciara, Emily and Shelby Hanuska of Hartman; and
The body was cremated and no
memorial service was held.
Everett O. Hancock
Everett O. (Bud) Hancock, 86, of
Danville, whose daughter and son-in-law, Mary Lou and Jim Douglas,
reside in Clarksville, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, at Chambers Memorial
Hospital in Danville.
Born in the Ranger Community, he was
a son of the late Joe and Ila Bailey Hancock, member, deacon and
retired Sunday school teacher at Danville First Baptist Church,
employed in the hardware, appliance and building supply business for 52
years, member of the Danville Masonic Lodge No. 41 for 50-plus years,
32nd degree Mason and past master and past secretary which he served
for 40-plus years, past active member of the Danville Lions Club,
served as Danville city recorder from 1962-1975, recipient of the
Estwing Gold Hammer award for 50 years of service to the hardware
industry, and was preceded in death by one brother, Gerald Wade
Hancock; and three sisters, an infant, Norma Lee Hancock, O'Neita May
and Velta Joe Hancock.
Other survivors include his wife of
64½ years, Mildred Stroud Hancock; one son and daughter-in-law,
(Jim) and Sandy Hancock of Hot Springs; grandchildren and spouses, Neal
and Kim Douglas and Julie Douglas Currier, all of Clarksville, and
Madison Bailey and Bentley James Hancock, both of Hot Springs;
great-grandchildren, Alex and Elizabeth Currier and MaKenzie and Morgan
Douglas, all of Clarksville; one brother, Richard Hancock of
Belleville; one sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and A.D. Morris of
Danville; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral, along with Masonic rites,
was at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at the Danville First Baptist Church
with Rev. Jamie Staley and Rev. Keith Kluthe officiating.
Burial was in Earl Ladd Cemetery
under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville.
Active pallbearers were Joe Taylor,
Tom Gray, Doug Miller, Dr. Forrest Moudy, Waymon Sides, Pledger Ball,
Tom May and Glenn Mott.
Honorary pallbearers were Tom Gray's
Men 5 Sunday School Class.
Memorials may be made to Danville
First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 877, Danville, AR 72833.
Francis E. Clifton
Francis E. Clifton, 78, of
Clarksville died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010, at Johnson Regional Medical
He was a native of Argenta, Ill.,
son of the late Delmar and Elsie Holland Clifton, Army veteran of the
Korean War, retired truck driver of 50 years, and was preceded in death
by one brother, Robert Clifton; and one grandson, Adam Braden.
Survivors include his wife, Ada
Clifton; four daughters, Mary Ann Clifton of Maroa, Ill., Donita Craft
and husband, James, of Clarksville, Elsie Reed of Rantoul, Ill., and
Lori Hallum and husband, Bill, of Hartman; three sons, Delmar Clifton
and wife, Diane, of Maroa, Ill., Martin Hitchcock and Tina of Decatur,
Ill., and Jason Clifton and wife, Kaye, of Clarksville; two sisters,
Ardella Pennington of Deland, Fla., and Wanda Hicks and husband, Steve,
of Blue Mound, Ill.; two brothers, Delbert Clifton and wife, Gwen, and
Vernon Clifton and wife, Carol, of Decatur, Ill.; 22 grandchildren; 20
great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb.
15, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Sam Howell officiating.
Burial was in Lone Pine Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Delmar
Clifton Jr., Bruce Clifton, Jamey Craft, Dalton Hallum, Cliff Clifton,
and Matthew Hitchcock.
Honorary pallbearers were Delmar
Clifton Sr., Martin Hitchcock, Jason Clifton, Bill Hallum, and James
Glen D. Pritchard, 74, of Dover died
Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, at his home.
A native of Hartman, he was a son of
the late Oce and Verdie Lewis Pritchard, employed as a long haul truck
driver for many years, attended the Assembly of God Church, and was
preceded in death by two brothers, Dwain Pritchard and Doyle Pritchard.
He is survived by two sons, Ronald
Glenn Pritchard and wife, Annette, of Saltillo, Miss., and Jerry
Pritchard and wife, Lori, of Plumerville; one daughter, Dee Dee Young
and husband, Andy, of Russellville; two stepchildren, Ann Hartman and
husband, Mike, of Nash, Texas, and Jimmy Cumbie of Mesa, Ariz.; two
sisters, Gail Sanders and Wanda Pritchard, both of Dover; one brother,
Aubrey Pritchard and wife, Elaine, of Dover; six grandchildren, Erika
Young, Andy Pritchard, David Pritchard, Tina Pritchard, and Rachel and
Renee Pritchard; one great-grandson, Levi Gage; one
great-granddaughter, Shaylin Grace Collum; and numerous nieces,
nephews, and cousins.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.
9, at Humphrey Funeral Service Chapel in Russellville with Rev. Jackie
Pledger officiating. Burial was in Pollard Cemetery at Dover.
Kenny D. Duncan
Kenny Dewayne Duncan, 36, of North
Little Rock, nephew of Junior Young and Ray Young of Clarksville, died
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010, at his home.
He was a son of the late Kenneth A.
and Mable Rhea Young Duncan and a native of Sherwood.
Other survivors include one sister,
Belinda Darlene Polk of North Little Rock; two aunts, Bertha Young and
Nancy Young of North Little Rock; and one niece, Beranna Rhea Justinich
of North Little Rock.
Graveside services and burial were
at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, at Liberty Hill Cemetery at Hunt with Rev.
Amos Pledger officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of
Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Active pallbearers were Junior
Young, Ray Young, Lawrence Robinson, J.D. Ellison, Levi Willis and
Honorary pallbearers were Danny
Young and Donnie Young.
Mae J. Gulledge
Mae Jewel Gulledge, 98, of Clinton,
mother of Reta Brashears of Clarksville, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010, at
the Ozark Health Nursing Center in Clinton.
She was a native of Patrick,
daughter of the late William and Ida Bell Baker Parsley, widow of Elzie
Henry Gulledge, retired housekeeper for Saint Paul Schools, and was
preceded in death by two sons, Robert Gulledge and Lyle Gulledge; one
daughter, Goldie Thornsberry; four grandsons; two great-grandsons; one
great-granddaughter; two brothers; and two sisters.
Survivors include one son, Glenn
Gulledge of Patrick; four other daughters, Gayle Miller of Hazel
Valley, Marilyn Ritchie of Patrick, Ellen Davis of Farmington, and
Karen Lefler of Clinton; two daughters-in-law, Elsie Gulledge of
Wichita, Kan., and Essie Gulledge of Kansas City, Mo.; one
Billy Parsley of Anchorage, Alaska; one sister, Doris Jones of
Cathedral City, Calif.; 23 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; and
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb.
13, at the Patrick Community Building with Rev. Dean Baker officiating.
Burial was in the Patrick Cemetery
under the direction of Brashears Funeral Home of Huntsville.
Great-grandsons served as
Pauline T. Kraus
Pauline Thompson Kraus, 89, died
Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, in Columbia, S.C.
She was a native of Clarksville,
daughter of the late Ewell and Ethel Womack Thompson, widow of Gomer E.
Kraus Jr., former resident of Jacksonville, Fla., and was preceded in
death by five brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include one son, Gary
Kraus of Chico, Calif.; one daughter, Paula Zammiello (Rock) of
Columbia, S.C.; two grandchildren, Dr. Robert C. Holleman Jr. (Will
Mickelson) and Diana Howard (Chris) of Columbia, S.C.; two
great-granddaughters, Alexis Zeigler-Holleman and Madeline Howard; one
niece, Karen Anderson of Crested Butte, Colo.; and two nephews, Rev.
Forrest Anderson of San Antonio, Texas, and James T. Shrigley of
Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery in
Reva M. Immel
Reva M. Immel, 90, of Clarksville
died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010, at her home.
She was born at Red Oak, daughter of
the late Frank and Dovie Harmon Henderson, widow of Chester Immel,
member of First Landmark Missionary Baptist Church where she taught
Sunday school for 53 years, and an employee of Clarksville Laundry for
She is survived by one daughter,
Lola Stewart of Clarksville; three sons, Frank Immel and David Immel,
both of Clarksville, and Terry Immel of Hughes Springs, Texas; one
brother, James Henderson of Clarksville; nine grandchildren; and 11
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb.
13, at First Landmark Missionary Baptist Church with Dr. Roger Stewart
and Rev. Vernon Bass officiating.
Burial was in Oakland Cemetery under
the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Active pallbearers were Craig Immel,
Trent Immel, Todd Immel, Steve Immel, Keith Sewart, and Jason Warren.
Honorary pallbearers were James
Jaggers, Wayne Pyron, Hunter Immel, Brent Stewart, and Haden Stewart.
William H. Glass
William H. (Bill) Glass, 72, of Fort
Smith, formerly of Oark, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010, at his home.
He was born in Baltimore, Md.,
veteran of the U.S. Air Force, retired Coca-Cola route man, member of
Unity Baptist Church of Van Buren, and had been active in church league
baseball and Boy Scout work.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy
Glass; six sons, William (Mike) Glass of Bath, N.Y., Ray Glass of
Hackett, Robert Glass of Fort Smith, Paul Neu of Roland, Okla.,
Clayton Neu and Kenneth Neu of Fort Worth, Texas; one sister, Frances
Loughridge of Charleston; two brothers, Michael Glass of Tulsa, Okla.,
and Grady Glass of Cedarville; 10 grandchildren; and five
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Wednesday,
Feb. 10, at Fentress Mortuary Chapel in Fort Smith with burial at
Forest Park Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were William,
Ray, Robert, B.J., and Michael Glass and Paul Neu.
Honorary pallbearers were LeRoy
Casalman, Roger Meek Jr., Sam Lee, John Goodson, and Ben Glass.
Father Victor Gillespie
Father Victor Gillespie, OSB, age
81, monk of Subiaco Abbey, died peacefully February 9, 2010. He was
born March 5, 1928, in Atkins, Arkansas, the youngest of seven
children. He was christened Anthony Joseph. Anthony Gillespie attended
Assumption Parochial School in his hometown before going to Morris
School in Searcy, Arkansas, for his freshman and sophomore years of
high school. Brother Cyprian Hill, CFP, who taught for 66 years, said
that Anthony Gillespie was the best math student he had ever had in the
classroom. For his junior and senior courses of study, Anthony
transferred to Subiaco Academy, graduating with the class of 1945. For
one year following graduation he was employed at Subiaco in the Abbey
Press before joining the United States Air Force in 1946. Stationed in
Japan, Anthony served as a photo lab technician before his honorable
discharge in 1948. Anthony Gillespie returned to Subiaco in 1950 where
he professed his vows as a monk on September 14, 1951, receiving the
name Victor. He was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Albert L.
Fletcher at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew in Little Rock, Arkansas, on
May 26, 1956. "Two religious who greatly influenced my vocation" said
Father Victor, "were Brother Cyprian Hill, CFP, of Morris School and
Father Christopher Paladino, OSB, of Subiaco Academy." Apart from his
teaching for one semester in 1958 at Laneri High School in Fort Worth,
Texas, Father Victor spent a quarter-century teaching in the Subiaco
Academy math and physics departments from the late 1950s to 1982. In
addition he was the school photographer and gave unstintingly of his
time and talent in taking thousands upon thousands of pictures through
the years for yearbooks, calendars, ad infinitum: including shooting
game films for the coaching staff who always boasted that they had the
best in the land. For many summers, after teaching the academic year in
the academy, Father Victor studied in Missouri at St. Louis University
earning a B.A. in math and physics in 1961, and then at Peabody College
in Nashville, Tennessee, where in 1965 he completed his M.A. in math
and physics. He also attended Dominican House of Studies in River
Forest, Illinois, and the University of California in Berkeley. Father
Victor was Master of Novices and Formation Director for two years,
1958-60, and thereafter served for one year as assistant vocation
director. In the academy, Father Victor had the expertise of making
learning an enjoyable and fascinating experience. High standards of
learning set in the classroom were tempered with his friendly and
jovial personality; students knew they had an empathetic mentor in
Father Victor. He was very proficient in balancing his daytime hours in
the classroom with nocturnal photo development in the darkroom. Later,
recalling his career as a photographer/developer, Father Victor said:
"That was pretty rough work; sometimes it meant taking 1500 pictures in
six months and spending a few hours each night in the darkroom
developing them." Father Victor was an avid sports fan. He once
commented that he always read the sports section of the paper first
because he wanted to hear about the successes of people before reading
of their failures. Following his years of teaching in the academy,
Father Victor received his first permanent pastoral assignment in 1982
when he became assistant pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Muenster,
Texas. In 1989 he was named pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Muenster,
which, at that time, was the largest parish staffed by the Benedictines
of Subiaco Abbey. Father Victor was recalled to Arkansas in 1994
become pastor of Holy Redeemer Parish in Clarksville, where he directed
the renovation and expansion of the church. Following this he received
his last pastoral assignment in 1999, namely pastor of St. Benedict
Parish in Subiaco, a position that he held until 2005, when he was
diagnosed with lung cancer and retired to the Abbey Health Center,
where he was residing at the time of his death."I have never regretted
making my religious vows," said Father Victor. "Sometimes religious
life is difficult, but there are always friends and classmates to
support you and share your burdens. There's nothing quite like
community living." One sister-in-law, Louise Gillespie of Salem,
Oregon, and many nieces and nephews, survive him.
The Christian Wake Service was held
at 7:00 p.m. Friday, February 12, 2010, in the Abbey Church. The Mass
of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February
13, 2010 under the direction of Roller Funeral Home in Paris. Online
May he rest in peace.