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Alicia Ann Wyatt

Alicia Ann Wyatt, 53, of Branch, sister of Phillip Wyatt of Clarksville, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, in Charleston.

She was a native of Charleston, daughter of the late Dorothy (Chastain) and John Wyatt Sr., attended the First Baptist Church in Branch, and was preceded in death by one brother, John Wyatt.

Survivors include two sisters, Shirley Cox of Little Rock and Barbara Lovell of Fort Smith; and two other brothers, Jim Wyatt of Fort Smith and Bill Wyatt of Van Buren.

Funeral was at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, at the First Baptist Church in Branch with Rev. Roy Lovell and Rev. Tim Hobbs officiating.

Burial was at Hampton Cemetery north of Branch under the direction of Brotherton Brothers Funeral Home of Charleston.

Pallbearers were family members.
Carol E. Yandell

Carol Evageline Yandell, 71, of Clarksville died Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010.

She was a daughter of the late James and Alberta Trew and member of the First United Methodist Church in Clarksville where she served for many years in various capacities including director of children's choir and numerous other roles within the children's ministry. As a retired teacher, she began her teaching career in Connecticut as a public school teacher and then as a guidance counselor. After moving to Clarksville, she was employed at the University of the Ozarks as program coordinator for what is now the Jones Learning Center prior to becoming an associate professor of child development from 1980-2003. She also served as director of the Mustard Seed and Helping Hands community projects for 15 years. She was preceded in death by one sister, Connie Posey; and one brother, Royal James Trew.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Archie Yandell; four daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy and Jim Rehanek of Jenks, Okla., Colleen and Kenneth Rodonski of Clarksville, Connie and Jerry Douglas of Wichita, Kan., and Coral and Sam Gould of Clarksville; 11 grandchildren, Nikki Boggs and Matthew Rodonski, both of Fort Smith, Michelle Irwin of Newport News, Va., Ashley, Kevin, Melissa and Shannon Douglas of Wichita, Kan., Joshua Rehanek of Jenks, Okla., and Alex, Katie and Connie Gould of Clarksville; two great-grandchildren, Taison Silas and Aaron Rodonski; one sister, Marilyn McGrath; and one brother, Robert Trew.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at the First United Methodist Church in Clarksville with Rev. David Hanshaw officiating.

The body was cremated. The cremation remains burial will be at the Bethlehem Cemetery at a later date.

Local arrangements are under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Family Life Center, P. O. Box 535, Clarksville, AR 72830.
Cecil Hudson

Cecil Hudson, 89, of Clarksville died Friday, February 26, 2010, at home.

Born February 1, 1921, he was the son of the late Oliver Langley and Viola Ford Hudson. He was raised in the Woodland Community. An Army veteran of World War II and former owner of Hudson Candy Company, he was known locally as the Candy Man to lots of people. He was a member of Cherry Street Baptist Church and Harmony Masonic Lodge 433 and a 32nd degree Mason.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Genevieve Overbey Hudson; a son-in-law, Ron Tomasich; nephew, Robert Hudson; sister, Juanita King; brother, Reece Hudson; and brother-in-law, Jim Dickerson whom he loved like a brother.

Survivors are three daughters, Brenda See of Spring, Texas, Diane Cornett and husband, Keith, of Harrison, and Peggy Rills and husband, Barry, of Baton Rouge, La.; five grandchildren, Sherry, Lynda and Tammy of Houston, Texas, and Jonathan and Sarah Riggs of Baton Rouge, La.; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Winnie Dickerson of Clarksville; and one brother, Alton Hudson of Fort Smith.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 2, at Cherry Street Baptist Church.

Visitation was from 6-7 p.m. Monday, March 1, at Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Woodland Cemetery Association, P. O. Box 231, Clarksville, AR 72830, or Cherry Street Baptist Church, P. O. Box 378, Clarksville, AR 72830.
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Gary Patrick Blackard

Gary Patrick Blackard, 63, of Clarksville passed away on February 25, 2010.

Pat was born June 6, 1946, to C.O. (Bug) and Mamie Dougan Blackard and proud sisters and brother, Juanita, Almeta, Rita, Ann, C.O., Phyllis, and later joined by his little sister, Judy. As a boy, Pat loved to hunt and fish, something he never outgrew.

Pat graduated from Hartman High School in 1964 and attended The College of the Ozarks.

He married the love of his life, Hylda Pierce, on February 20, 1965. Together they built a wonderful life and family that included three daughters, Stephanie, Sheila and Patti Kaye.

A welder by trade, he used his skills to do much more than earn a living. Pat volunteered to help family and friends with projects frequently. An example of his talent can be seen from when he helped a good friend bring to life a symbol of faith. You may have noticed it, it's the cross that is seen while driving east on I-40 near Mulberry.

Pat played as hard as he worked. He enjoyed playing softball, riding his Harley, hunting and fishing. But the thing that brought him the most enjoyment was time spent with his grandchildren, Conor, Rooster, Gidget, Buddy-Rough, and Patrick.

He was an active member and deacon of Second Baptist Church in Clarksville.

Because of the decision Pat made to accept the gift of salvation, on February 25, 2010 when his journey on this earth ended, his eternal journey began in the presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Pat is survived by his wife of 45 years, Hylda Pierce Blackard; three daughters and sons-in-law, Stephanie and Steve Habenicht of Little Rock, Sheila and Ric Academia of Kona, Hawaii, and Patti and Greg Alexander of Plano, Texas; five grandchildren, Conor and Seth Patrick Habenicht of Little Rock, Grace Academia of Kona, Hawaii, and Grayson and Patrick Alexander of Plano, Texas; one brother, C.O. Blackard Jr. of Clarksville; five sisters, Juanita Ehren of Clarksville, Rita Daniel of Hot Springs Village, Ann Dorman of Gruver, Texas, Phyllis Sparks of New Boston, Texas, and Judy Hardgrave of Clarksville; a multitude of treasured nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. He was preceeded in death by his parents, C.O. and Mamie Dougan Blackard and one sister, Almeta Yerby of Van Buren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, March 1, at Second Baptist Church in Clarksville with Rev. Tom Dicus and Rev. Allan Greer officiating.

Burial was in Union Grove Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers were John Crockett, John Brown, John Callahan, Steve Habenicht, Ric Academia and Greg Alexander.

Honorary pallbearers were deacons of Second Baptist Church.

Visitation was from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, at Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Baptist Vista Encampment, P. O. Box 166, Ozark, AR 72949, or Second Baptist Compassion, 709 Oak Street, Clarksville, AR 72830.
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Herbert R. Collier

Herbert Rady Collier, 91, of Fayetteville died Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville.

He was a native of Hunter, son of the late George and Ollie Coleman Collier, heavy duty mechanic, served in World War II in the South Pacific, longtime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8532 in Coal Hill and the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 62 in Clarksville, member of Second Baptist Church in Clarksville, and was preceded in death by one daughter, Carla; one stepdaughter, Rita Megee; four brothers; and three sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Lena Collier; one daughter, Shirley Orsinoe of Labelle, Fla.; two sons, Shon Collier of Shirley and Mark and wife, Shanon, of Lehigh Acres, Fla.; two stepsons, Pete Dunham and wife, Ruth Ann, of Arlington, Texas, and Jerry Dunham and wife, Wilda, of Fayetteville; one stepdaughter, Virginia Beavers of Whitehall, Mont.; one stepson-in-law, Bill Megee of Crosses; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; 13 stepgreat-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 26, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home followed by burial at 2 p.m. at the National Cemetery in Fayetteville.

Memorials may be made to Second Baptist Church Mission Fund in Clarksville or First Baptist Church Mission Fund in Elkins.
Jocelyn Riddle

Jocelyn Kay Riddle, 70, of Lamar died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville.

She was a daughter of the late George Miles Jones Sr. and Garnett “Maggie” Jones and was preceded in death by one niece, Laney Morriss.

Survivors include her husband, Charles E. Riddle; four sons and two daughters and their spouses, Ken and Sherri Fredrick of Florida, Tim and Kathleen Riddle of Kentucky, Lisa D’Ann and Todd Briggs of Barling, Clay Riddle of Pennsylvania, Lori Ann Riddle of Mississippi, and William “Chip” and Kim Riddle of Lamar; two brothers and one sister, Jan Morriss of Fayetteville, George and Donna Jones of Japan and Roger and Dottie “Ellie” Jones of Pottsville; 13 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date.

Arrangements were by Larry G. Acklin Funeral Home of Morrilton.
Neomia Louise Wise

Neomia Louise Wise, 77, of Clarksville died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, at Clarksville Health and Rehab.

She was a native of Clarksville, daughter of the late Truman and Aggie Lantz Owens, widow of Lindell Wise, member of Jamestown Assembly of God Church, graduate of Clarksville High School, a registered nurse having been employed at Johnson County Hospital, Countryside Manor Nursing Home, Clarksville Convalescent Home, and Jefferson County Hospital in Pine Bluff, and was preceded in death by one brother, Tommy Owens.

She is survived by one daughter, Deborah Camper of Garfield; one son, John Thomas Camper Jr. of Rogers; two sisters-in-law, Glenda Owens and Linda Owens, both of Clarksville; one sister, Wanda Scholtes and husband, Robert, of Clarksville; three brothers, Truman Owens and wife, Earla, of Russellville, James Owens and wife, Dorothy, of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Carl Owens and wife, Patty, of Berryville; three grandchildren, Adam Clemons of Korea, Sgt. Victor Clemons of Okinawa, and Jana Johnson of Harrison; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Leo Villines and Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Chad Johnson, C.J. Owens, Steve Owens, Jimmy Owens, Jack Heil, and Frank Sampley.
Ralph V. Badger

Ralph V. Badger, 91, of Clarksville died Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, at Clarksville Health and Rehab.

He was a native of New Florence, Mo., son of the late Erritt and Iverna Fowler Badger, retired from the United States Air Force, veteran of World War II and Korean War, attended United Pentecostal Church, and was preceded in death by one brother, Leonard Badger; and one sister, Dorthy Badger.

He is survived by one nephew, Jimmy Badger of Edenton, N.C.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 2, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Vernon Long and Rev. Michael Minniear officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Terry Sanderson, Kevin Walton, Rodney Long, Jimmy Hutchins, Jack Sanderson, and Bobby Richardson.
Ruth Crotts Fisher

Ruth Crotts Fisher, 82, died Monday, March 1, 2010, in Vancouver, Wash.

She was a native of the Ross Community in Pope County, former resident of Lamar, daughter of the late James Frank and Esta Terry Crotts, attended Lamar High School, former resident of California, and was preceded in death by four sisters, Catherine Ralph, Nada Kelly, Helen Rainey, and an infant, Hazel Ann Crotts.

Survivors include her husband, Arthur Lloyd Fisher; three daughters, Deborah Morrison, Barbara Goll, and Paula Daredji; one sister, Sue Denny; one uncle, Leslie Crotts; several grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral arrangements are pending.
Victor W. Fulton Sr.

Victor Wayne Fulton Sr., 65, of Knoxville died Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, at St. Edward Mercy Medical Center in Fort Smith.

He was a retired mechanic, son of the late Perry Fulton Sr. and Merle Remley Fulton, and a native of Evansville, Ind.

Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Patricia Fulton; one daughter, Diane Dilks of Knoxville; three sons, Victor Fulton Jr. and wife, Jeni, of Chicago, Ill., Wayne Birge and wife, Amy, of Bryant, and Barrett Fulton of Los Angeles, Calif.; and four grandchildren, Allen and Heather Dilks of Knoxville and Madelyne and Nathan Birge of Bryant.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Charletta Ann Baumann

Charletta Ann Baumann, 57, of Springdale, formerly of Clarksville, died Monday, March 1, 2010, at Earlene Howard Hospice Center in Springdale.

She was a native of Mulberry, graduate of Oark High School, co-owner of Alpha Aviation in Springdale, and was preceded in death by her father, Charles Dickerson.

Survivors include her husband, Randy Baumann; one son, Jason Baumann of Clarksville; mother, Mollie Dickerson of Clarksville; two sisters, Rhonda Boen and husband, Rodger, of Fallsville and Tammy Pledger and husband, Charlie, of Clarksville; one brother, Gary Dickerson and wife, Cheryl, of Clarksville; and two grandchildren, Cheyenne Baumann and Austin Baumann.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 4, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Jackson Cemetery at Grenade Chapel.


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