Alicia Ann Wyatt
Alicia Ann Wyatt, 53, of Branch,
sister of Phillip Wyatt of Clarksville, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, in
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
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
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,
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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 Kay Riddle, 70, of Lamar
died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center in
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
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
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
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
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.