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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 Stone.

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

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 Rofkahr.

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 honorary pallbearers.
Emma Gene Young

Emma Gene Young, 68, of Geismar, La., died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, at Hospice of Baton Rouge Butterfly Unit.

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 one great-grandson.

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, J. E. (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 Center.

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 Craft.
Glen Pritchard

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 Raymond Young.

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 brother, Billy Parsley of Anchorage, Alaska; one sister, Doris Jones of Cathedral City, Calif.; 23 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; and 40 great-great-grandchildren.

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 pallbearers.

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 Fayetteville.

Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery in Jacksonville, Fla.
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 35 years.

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 great-grandchildren.

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., and 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 great-grandchildren.

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 to 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 guestbook www.rollerfuneralhomes.com

May he rest in peace.
-Paid Obituary-


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