Brent David Mason
Brent David Mason, 43, of Lamar died
Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at Clarksville.
He was a native of Kansas City, Mo.,
cosmetologist, member of Clarksville First United Methodist Church and
Rock Solid Clarksville First United Methodist Church contemporary
praise and worship band and chancel choir, and was preceded in death by
one brother, Kent Matthew Mason.
He is survived by two stepchildren,
Sommer Riermaier and Britten Umholtz of Clarksville; parents, David and
Gloria Hutchins Mason of Lamar; one sister and brother-in-law, Paula
and Travis Rutledge of Clarksville; one niece, Sasha York; two nephews,
Zac York and Jordan Rutledge of Clarksville; and four stepgrandchildren.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, April
12, at Clarksville First United Methodist Church with Rev. David
Hanshaw, Joey Hannah and Robert Williams officiating.
Burial was in Minnow Creek Cemetery
under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Active pallbearers were Steve
Hutchins, Jimmy Hutchins, Keith Brown, Alvin Mason, Michael Mason, and
Honorary pallbearers were members of
the Rock Solid Clarksville First United Methodist Church contemporary
praise and worship band.
Eugene F. Goforth, 85, of Cabot,
father of Teressa (Shelby) Robinson of Lamar, died Friday, April 9,
2010, at Springhill Baptist Hospital in North Little Rock.
He was a native of Cabot, son of the
late Aubrey C. and Roxie Grace Herrin Goforth, served in the United
States Army in the Philippines during World War II, former service
station operator, former employee of Fort Roots Hospital, substitute
mail carrier, owner of an ice house, bait shop and sporting goods
store, member and deacon of First Baptist Church of Cabot, and was
preceded in death by five brothers and four sisters.
Survivors include his wife of 63
years, Fredia Boyd Goforth; one other daughter, Anita (Keith) Ihms of
Little Rock; one brother, Ralph Goforth of Jacksonville; three
grandchildren, Jason Tipton and Kalli Tipton, both of Little Rock, and
Jennifer Tipton Campbell of Conway; and two great-grandchildren,
McKinley Grace Tipton and Beau Taylor Campbell.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, April
12, at First Baptist Church in Cabot with Rev. Harold O'Bryan and Rev.
Dick Avey officiating.
Burial was in Sumner Cemetery under
the direction of Moore's Cabot Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the library
of First Baptist Church of Cabot or the charity of the donor's choice.
Lucy Jacobs, 94, of Clarksville died
Saturday, April 10, 2010, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.
She was a native of Johnson County,
daughter of the late John Franklin and Savannah Smith Bridges, widow of
Fearel Woodrow Jacobs, member of First Landmark Missionary Baptist
Church, retired Singer Company employee, and was preceded in death by
two sisters, Lennie Randell and Nettie Jacobs; and two brothers, Oren
Bridges and Erna Bridges.
She is survived by three daughters,
Jean Iddings of Clever, Mo., Shirley Price of Clarksville and Phyllis
Galbreth of Pleasant View, Tenn.; one son, Bobby Jacobs of Clarksville;
one sister, Magdalene Dobbs of Clarksville; one brother, Olen Bridges
of Camargo, Okla.; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday,
April 14, at the First Landmark Missionary Baptist Church with Rev.
Vernon Bass and Rev. Ransom Storms officiating.
Burial will be in Kendall Cemetery
under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Active pallbearers will be Robert
Gibson, Logan Phillips, Johnny Cline, Stephen Galbreth, Kevin Jacobs,
Chris Tucker, and Bruce Phillips.
Honorary pallbearers will be James
Price, Don Galbreth, Matthew Galbreth, Randy Cline, Bobby Don Jacobs,
and Len Bradley.
Bishop, 76, of Dover, father of Carolyn Matthews of Clarksville, died
Tuesday, April 6, 2010, at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center in
He was a native of Russellville, son
of the late John Thomas and Betty Aslee Freeman Bishop, farmer, member
of the North New Hope Assembly of God Church, and preceded in death by
one son, Donald Bishop; one brother, Charles Bishop; and two infant
Survivors include his wife, Lillie
Bishop; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Terry and Wilma Bishop and
Perry Bishop, all of Dover; four other daughters and two sons-in-law,
Betty and Juan Rodriguz of Roland, Okla., Shirley Little of Van Buren,
Becky and Michael Rine of De Ridder, La., and Mary Nelms of Dover; one
brother and sister-in-law, Billy Wayne and Kay Bishop of Marked Tree;
four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Barbara and Pete Bell and Linda
and Curtis Hand, all of Marked Tree, Lillie Fisher of Wynne, and Willie
and Willard Hughes of Houston, Texas; and numerous grandchildren and
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Thursday,
April 8, at Shinn Funeral Service Chapel in Russellville with Rev.
Terry Svolos officiating. Burial was in the Booger Hollow Cemetery
north of Dover.
Pallbearers were oldest grandsons,
Jeff Bishop, Charley Bishop, Michael Bishop, Greg Bishop, Justin
Bishop, J. R. Larrison and Ray Young.
Paul Anthony Hatchett
Paul Anthony Hatchett, 42, of
Summers died Monday, April 5, 2010, at his home.
He was a native of Los Angeles,
Calif., son of the late Hazel Hatchett, 1986 graduate of Clarksville
High School, received a bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering
from Spartan School of Aeronautics, and employed as a maintenance
manager for Simmons Industries in Siloam Springs.
Survivors include his wife, Nina
Garrett Hatchett; one son, Zach Hatchett of the home; one stepson,
Andru Mefford of Martin, Tenn.; one stepdaughter, Amanda Sawyer of
Clarksville; one stepgranddaughter, Mik Smith of Clarksville;
Roy Hatchett of Clarksville; one brother, John Hatchett and wife,
Traci, of Little Rock; and two nephews, Jaxon Hatchett and Brock
Hatchett, both of Little Rock.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday,
April 10, at Wasson Memorial Chapel in Siloam Springs.
Pauline (Polly) Bingham, 91, of
Lamar died Sunday, April 11, 2010, at Clarksville Health and Rehab.
She was a daughter of the late
William Frederick and Mary Haywood Dalton Daily, native of Dover but
moved to California at a young age and was employed by Technicolor
Studios in Hollywood for several years. She was also a real estate
investor in Costa Mesa, Calif., active in the Daughters of the American
Revolution, and was preceded in death by two husbands, Pert Sargent and
She is survived by two brothers,
Jack Daily of Florida and Bob Daily of Georgia; and numerous nieces and
nephews including local residents, Joe Ann Young and Johnny West.
The body was cremated. Local
arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Erika Renee Burns
Tad Yount, 45, of Clarksville died
Sunday, April 4, 2010, from injuries sustained in an automobile
accident on Highway 21 north of Clarksville.
Survivors include his mother, Roena
Yount of Lamar; father, Aubrey Yount of Clarksville; one son, Brad
Yount of Benton; one brother, Brit Yount of Clarksville; and two
sisters, Gwen Bell of Plano, Texas, and Lynn Sears of Greenbrier.
The body was cremated. The family
will hold a private memorial. Arrangements were under the
Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Mary M. Blackard
Erika Renee Burns, 28, of Lawton,
Okla., died Tuesday, April 6, 2010, in Lawton, Okla.
She was a native of Clarksville,
Baptist, and daughter of the late Gary Poole.
She is survived by two daughters,
Amianne and Maree Burns of Lawton, Okla.; one son, Gavin Burns of
Lawton, Okla.; mother, Emily Stackhouse Shepard of Billerica, Mass.;
and one brother, Christopher Poole of Massachusetts.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April
13, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robbie Jackson
officiating. The body was cremated.
Rose Berg King
Mary Margaret Blackard, 72, of
Tahlequah, Okla., died Saturday, April 10, 2010, at her home.
She was a native of Jenks, Okla.,
daughter of the late Leslie Albert and Eartha Della Blankenship Trent,
attended Hopewell, Edison and Washington Elementary schools in
Muskogee, Okla., Alice Robertson Junior High School and Horace Mann
Junior High School in Tulsa, Okla., Clarksville (Arkansas) High School,
Tulsa Central High School, Northeastern State University and received a
bachelor of science degree in business majoring in tourism management
and a minor in accounting. She was former employee of Hawk's Dairy,
Ann's Bakery and Brenner's Men's Store business office, former vice
president of Guy Engineering in Tulsa, Okla., and co-owner and
co-manager of Arrowhead Camp on the Illinois River for 19 years and
Pine Valley Cabins for 12 years.
She was a member of the PAC Board
for the Bill Willis Community Mental Health Center, president of the
Family Advisory Council at Eastern State Hospital, was honored in 1990
for outstanding service as a volunteer at New Beginnings Club House in
Tulsa, Okla., served as treasurer and membership chair of the Tulsa
Business and Professional Women's Club, former member of the American
Association of University Women of the Tahlequah Branch, and served as
hostess for the annual tour of homes. While a member of Faith Baptist
Church she served as a Sunday school teacher, church clerk, soloist and
member of the finance committee. In recent years she was a member of
First Baptist Church in Tahlequah and sang with the 350 member Singing
Churchwomen of Oklahoma choir. She was preceded in death by one
brother, James Carroll Trent; and one half-sister, Patsy Hosmer.
Survivors include her husband of 54
years, Bill Blackard; three daughters, Angela Swift and husband, Mark,
of Tulsa, Okla., Dawn Fisher and husband, Jim, of Albuquerque, N.M.,
and Lorrie Friet and husband, Jay, of San Diego, Calif.; two sons,
Hurley Blackard of Tahlequah, Okla., and Edward Blackard and wife,
Penny, of Russellville; one half-sister, Wanda Godwin of Calgary,
Canada; one half-brother, J.R. Trent and wife, Colline, of Muskogee,
Okla.; seven grandchildren, Jimmy Fisher and wife, Alicia, Wendy
(Fisher) and husband, Tom, Nicole (Bointy) Walls and husband, Jimmy,
Kristen (Swift) Torbett and husband, Kent, Emily Blackard, Nicholas
Blackard and William Friet; and four great-grandchildren, Patrick
Bointy, and James, Lacey and Sara Fisher.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, April 14, at First Baptist Church in Tahlequah, Okla., with
Rev. Buddy Hunt, Rev. David Blake, and Jerry Hawkins officiating.
Burial will be in Molly Field
Cemetery near the Illinois River under the direction of Hart Funeral
Home of Tahlequah, Okla.
Memorials may be made to First
Baptist Church Children's Ministry, 221 South Commercial Road,
Tahlequah, OK 74464.
Rose Berg King, 84, of Clarksville
died Thursday, April 8, 2010, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.
She was born in Vienna, Austria in
1925, to Jacob and Cecilia Essig Berg. She was a student at Jewish
boarding school in Vienna when Austria was annexed to the German Third
Reich in 1938. At age 13 and after one failed attempt to leave Austria
and certain deportation to the Nazi death camps, she escaped and
eventually made her way to Kibbutz Afikim in the British Mandate of
Palestine. She lived and worked on the kibbutz until she was old enough
to join a women's unit of the British RAF. She met her future husband,
Jasper King, where they were both stationed in Cairo, Egypt. The two
married in Norway, where Rose lived for several years after the war.
She immigrated to the United States, arriving by boat in New York
Harbor on St. Patrick's Day 1952. She and Jasper lived in Chicago,
Ill., until they moved to Clarksville in 1954, where he helped his
father run King Jewelry.
She was a member of First United
Methodist Church and was preceded in death by two older brothers,
Ludwig and Josef, who were involved in the European resistance to the
Nazis in World War II.
Survivors are one daughter, Julia
Ciaravino and husband, Michael, of Benton, La.; two sons, Aron Mellich
of Washington and Richard King of Massachusetts; one brother, Phillipe
Berg of Paris, France; three grandchildren, Jacob, Laura and Joseph
King; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday,
April 13, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Hanshaw
officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Aron Mellich,
Richard King, Michael Ciaravino, Joe King, Bill Crosby, and Charlie