Allen Ray Standridge
Allen Ray Standridge, 47, of Dover
died Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in
He was a native of Clarksville, son
of the late Clinton Ray Standridge, retired Tyson Foods employee after
25 years of service, attended Gospel Lighthouse Pentecostal Church at
Bull Frog Valley, and was preceded in death by one daughter, Jessica
Survivors include two sons, Kyle
Allen Standridge and Michael Wesley Standridge, both of Dover; mother,
Helen Ruth Standridge Clark of Dover; one sister and brother-in-law,
Connie Lynn and Clinton E. Fillion of Dover; two brothers and one
sister-in-law, Carl Rodger and Marilyn Standridge and Kevin Earnest
Standridge, all of Dover; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Friday, March
26, at Gospel Lighthouse Pentecostal Church at Bull Frog Valley with
Rev. Jackie Brewer and Rev. Arnold Humphrey officiating.
Burial was in Annie's Chapel
Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Active pallbearers were Brian Roper,
Mike Freeman, Dale Freeman, Billy George, Chris Jackson, and David
Honorary pallbearers were
Christopher Williams and James Vaughn.
Edwin R. Gehrt
Edwin Richard Gehrt, 59, of
Clarksville died Monday, March 29, 2010, at his home.
He was a native of Oak Park, Ill.,
son of the late Edwin Richard and Helen Marcum Gehrt, and an automobile
He is survived by one son, Richard
Gehrt of California; one sister, Kim Ozimek of Clarksville; two
brothers, Ken Gehrt and Jon Gehrt, both of Clarksville; one grandchild,
Cody Gehrt; one niece, Tasha Hall of Clarksville; and one nephew,
Richard Hall of Clarksville.
A memorial service will be held at
11 a.m. Friday, April 2, at Lone Pine Cemetery. Cremation was under the
direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
James Arch King
James Arch King, 92, of Fort Smith
died Wednesday, March 17, 2010, at Sparks Regional Medical Center.
He was a son of the late Dr. Reuben
Ephraim and Jessie Ogden King of the Harmony Community, graduate of
Clarksville High School, served in the U.S. Army at Camp Callan,
Calif., during World War II, retired employee of Dixie Cup, longtime
member of Grand Avenue Baptist Church where he taught the men's class
for many years and also served in other areas of the church, and was
preceded in death by one sister, Mabel Laster; and four brothers, Paul
King, Noel King, Abe King, and Oden King.
Survivors include his wife of 68
years, Gracia Ragon King; two daughters, Linda (Curtis) Cullen of
Richardson, Texas, and Kay (Harold) Hill of Perryville; seven
grandchildren, James (Tami) Cullen, Jon (Keli) Cullen, Kari (Brian)
Allen, Matt Cullen, Jarod Cato, Brian (Cheri) Hill, and John (Layne)
Hill; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday,
March 20, at Grand Avenue Baptist Church with Rev. Phil Whitten and
Rev. Mike Stark officiating. Graveside services and burial followed at
2 p.m. at the Lone Pine Cemetery near Harmony. Arrangements were under
the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.
Grandsons served as pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to Grand
Avenue Baptist Beyond Measure Building Fund, 3900 Grand Avenue, Fort
Smith, AR 72904.
Johnny K. Verwiebe
Johnny K. Verwiebe, 78, of Lamar
died Sunday, March 28, 2010, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.
He was a native of Lutherville, son
of the late Tony and Ollie Ada Pearson Verwiebe, printer, Lutheran, and
was preceded in death by three sisters, Zelda Hawkins, Helen
Standridge, and Maralee Verwiebe; and four brothers, Larry Verwiebe,
Bill Verwiebe, Carl Verwiebe, and Sonny Verwiebe.
Survivors include his wife, Gloria
Verwiebe; three daughters, Dora Otto and husband, Rick, of Knoxville,
Viola Smith of Bryant, and Allegra Moore and husband, Mike, of
Russellville; two sons, Andy Verwiebe and wife, Linda, of Clarksville
and Tim Verwiebe of Fort Charlotte, Fla.; two sisters, Nell Adams of
Clarksville and Ruby Pfeifer of Vancouver, Wash.; 11 grandchildren; and
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday,
April 1, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with burial in St. Paul
Lutheran Cemetery at Lutherville.
Active pallbearers will be Derick
Otto, Patrick Otto, Denvis Moore, Alan Moore, Brannon Smith, Tyler
Smith, Joshua Marcaletti and Chris Marcaletti.
Honorary pallbearers will be Howard
Verwiebe, Tony Verwiebe and Jack Horn.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m.
Wednesday, March 31, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Lewis Herbert Harkness
Lewis Herbert Harkness, 75, of Coal
Hill died Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at the Veterans Administration
Hospital in Little Rock.
He was a native of Ponttac, Miss.,
son of the late Connie Clarence and Ather Beatrice Williams
mechanic, member of Coal Hill VFW Post No. 8532, and was preceded in
death by two brothers, Clarence Eugene Harkness and Lamon Wayne
Harkness; one sister, Beatrice Euree Holland; one grandchild; and two
Survivors include two daughters,
Janice Warnock of Clarksville and Dianne Flowers and husband, David, of
Raytown, Mo.; two sons, Mike Harkness and wife, Karen, of West Memphis
and Billy Harkness and wife, Mary, of Paris; grandchildren, Bobby and
Misty Warnock and Carla Cowell, all of Clarksville, Lizzie Harkness,
Sean Musselwhite and Joshua Musselwhite, all of West Memphis,
Flowers of Omaha, Neb., Bobbie Dianne Henry of Belton, Mo., Patricia
and Michelle Harkness of Tyler, Texas, Jason Patterman of Van Buren,
Todd Moffet and Meagan Moore, both of Paris, Coty Harkness of Cecil,
and Johnny Breedlove of Denning; and 28 great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday,
March 27, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Horne
officiating. Burial was in Lone Pine Cemetery.
Pallbearers were David Flowers, Paul
Blakeley, Johnny Breedlove, Bobby Warnock, Leo Flowers, Brett Henry,
Todd Moffet, and Justin Carpenter.
Maribeth Mallory King
Maribeth Mallory King, 89, of
Russellville, widow of Clarksville native Dr. William Ernest King Jr.,
died Monday, March 22, 2010, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center.
A native of Little Rock, she was a
daughter of the late George Leonard and Edwina Reid Mallory, member of
Central Presbyterian Church, and was preceded in death by one daughter;
two sons; and one granddaughter.
Survivors include one son and
daughter-in-law, Fred Ernest and Judy Pannell King of Memphis, Tenn.;
two daughters, Kathryn King Kish of Plano, Texas, and Alice King Kutz
and husband, Kurt, of Springdale; and three grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at 2
p.m. Friday, March 26, at Central Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dave
Private burial was in Oakland
Cemetery in Russellville under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service
Memorials may be made to Central
Presbyterian Church, 400 West Main Street, Russellville, AR 72801.
Oleander Mays Melson
Oleander Mays Melson, 71, a native
of Oark, died Tuesday, March 23, 2010, in Sacramento, Calif.
After moving to California, she and
her late husband of 50 years, J.L. Melson, a former Johnson County
resident, started an antique and used tool business at the Denios,
Galt, and 49er flea markets. She was a daughter of the late James T.
and Rosa Eggers Mays and was preceded in death by three brothers.
Surviving are her children, Barbara
Lawrence, Joseph (Karen) Melson, Rev. Patrick (Kellis) Melson and
Michele Corbus; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two
brothers, John (Carol) Hubbard and Luther F. Mays of Oark.
Funeral was at 1 p.m. Friday, March
26, at Sunset Lawn Chapel of the Chimes in Sacramento, Calif. Burial
was in Sunset Lawn Memorial Park.