Arlis R. Greathouse
Arlis R. Greathouse, 56, of Clarksville died Sunday, Dec. 13, 1998,
at his home.
He was a native of Big Run, W. Va., and had been employed at Clarksville
Footwear the past nine years.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Linda Greathouse; three sons, Danial
Greathouse and Artie Greathouse, both of Wierton, W. Va., and Tim Greathouse
of Clarksville; one stepdaughter, Tami Link of Hot Springs; three grandchildren,
Joshua Greathouse and Matt Greathouse, both of Lamar, and Ashley Greathouse
of Wierton, W. Va.; and five stepgrandchildren, Steve Tucker, Justin Tucker,
and Andy Tucker, all of Ohio, Aaron May of Clarksville and Haley Link of
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, at Hardwicke Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Vernon Bass officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Mrs. Audrey I. Warren
Mrs. Audrey Inez Warren, 73, of Ozone died Thursday, Dec. 10, 1998,
at Johnson Regional Medical Center.
She was a Methodist.
Survivors include her husband, Bobbie L. Warren of Ozone; one daughter
and son-in-law, Susanne and Lanny Bicio of Ozone; one son and daughter-in-law,
Michael Lee and Barbara Warren of Ozone; one sister and brother-in-law,
Betty and Ray Johnson of Texas; one brother and sister-in-law, Ed and Virginia
Hall of Texas; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial was in Russell Cemetery
Pallbearers were Louis Reece, Jerry Dean, Doug Carey, Bill Clark, Fred
McCoy, Pat Brain, Jake Bailey, David Steel, and Lanny Bicio.
Earl B. Wise
Earl B. Wise, 92, of Clarksville died Friday, Dec. 11, 1998, at AMI
St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville.
A native of Clarksville, he was a son of the late William Presley and
Mary Mason Wise, and was preceded in death by his wife, Virgie Mae Bohannon
Wise. He was a retired coal miner, a member of the Clarksville First Assembly
of God Church and a deacon in the church for 27 years.
He is survived by three daughters, Earlene Lipsey of La Mirada, Calif.,
Karlene Hawkins of Russellville, and Denise Nichols of Lamar; one son,
Lindell Wise of Clarksville; one sister, Jewel Taylor of Clarksville; 17
grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, at the Clarksville First Assembly
of God Church with Rev. Dade Kindrix and Rev. David Reddick officiating.
Burial was in Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral
Active pallbearers were Carl Williams, Levi Willis, Calvin Warren, Herb
Phillips, Bob Fuller, and Wesley Kendrick.
Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Leavell, Earl Childers, and John Mefford.
George R. Crowley
George R. Crowley, 66, died Sunday, Dec. 6, 1998.
He was born in Clarksville, a son of the late Herbert and Elizabeth
Crowley, attended Clarksville Schools until his junior year in high school,
was a 1949 graduate of Tulsa Central High School, served four years in
the United States Air Force, and graduated from Oklahoma State University
with a BSEE degree in 1958. His career was in aerospace working chiefly
with radar and guidance systems.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Eloise Crowley; two daughters and
sons-in-law, Cindy and Rodney Wilson of Fort Collins, Colo., and Linda
and Dale Dubbert of Albuquerque, N. M.; one sister and brother-in-law,
Virginia and Bill Lewis of Tulsa, Okla.; one brother and sister-in-law,
Art and Shirley Blackard Crowley of Catoosa, Okla.; mother-in-law, Ethel
Asfahl of Enid, Okla.; four grandchildren, Danny Wilson, Lauren Wilson,
Brian Dubbert and Anna Dubbert; aunt, Gladys Ransom of Louisiana; two brothers-in-law
and wives; and numerous nephews and nieces.
Friends are invited to join the family for a remembrance walk around
Heller Park at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, according to information released
by Butler-Stumpff Funeral Home of Tulsa, Okla.
Brother John Schad, O.S.B., 82, monk of Subiaco Abbey, died Friday,
Dec. 11, 1998, at Abbey Health Center.
He was born Lawrence H. Schad on Jan. 10, 1916, in Lindsay, Texas, to
John and Sophie Schad. He attended St. Peter's School in Lindsay, Texas,
graduated from Subiaco Academy in 1935, and spent one year in the college
department at Subiaco before returning to the family farm following the
death of his father in 1937. In 1942, he was inducted into the Army where
he served during World War II in the Pacific. While in the armed service
he earned two bronze stars and the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign medal as well
as a good conduct medal. After being honorably discharged in 1942, he entered
Subiaco Abbey where he made his monastic profession of vows on June 10,
1948, taking the religious name of John. He retired earlier this year after
working for 50 years on the abbey farm.
He is survived by two brothers, Father Sylvester Schad of Corpus Christi,
Texas, and Edward Schad of Gainesville, Texas; four sisters, Sister Alma
Sophie Schad, Sister Vera Schad and Sister Helen Margaret Schad, all of
San Antonio, Texas, and Mrs. John P. (Mae) Streng of Muenster, Texas.
A Christian Wake service was held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, and the
Liturgy of Christian Burial was at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 14, in Saint
Benedict Church at Subiaco. Interment was in the Abbey Cemetery under the
direction of Roller Funeral Home of Paris.
John H. Whittmore
John Henry Whittmore, 84, of Witter, father of Gary Whittmore of Hagarville,
died Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1998, at his home.
He was born at St. Paul to Andrew Jackson and Mary Emaline Jones Whittmore
and was a farmer.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Pauline Burnett Whittmore; one other
son, Vernon Whittmore of Huntsville; one daughter, Bernice Cain of Huntsville;
two brothers, L. D. Whittmore of Rogers and Louie Whittmore of Witter;
one sister, Lou Ann Wheeler of Prairie Grove; nine grandchildren; and 11
Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at Witter
Cemetery with Rev. Sam Judd officiating. Arrangements were under the direction
of Brashears Funeral Home of Huntsville.
Pallbearers were Russell Hoskins, Daryl Taylor, Felix Milligan, Landon
Hawkins, Sonny Varnell, and Dearl Masterson.
Mrs. Macie Childers
Mrs. Macie I. Childers, 88, of Lamar died Thursday, Dec. 10, 1998, at
Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith.
A native of Lamar, she was a daughter of the late William McGruder and
Edna Emma Simpson Selby, widow of Claude C. Childers, member of the Lamar
Church of Christ, and was preceded in death by one son, Wayne Childers.
She is survived by six sons, Kenneth Childers of Clarksville, Carl Childers
of Richmond, Calif., William Childers of Van Buren, and Argus Childers,
James Childers, and Duane Childers, all of Lamar; four daughters, Helen
Bouchard of Clarksville, Susie Francis of Orlando, Fla., Gail Newman of
Van Buren, and Donna Jackson of Alma; one sister, Florence Zachary of Rodeo,
Calif.; 19 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14, at the Lamar Church of Christ
with Rev. Sam Howell officiating.
Burial was in Lamar Cemetery under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service
Pallbearers were Selby Brown, Pete Christenson, Bill Jackson, Gene Newman,
Bart Langley, and David Clayborn.
Mrs. Mamie B. Young
Mrs. Mamie Bell Roulston Young, 89, of Clarksville died Friday, Dec.
11, 1998, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.
She was a daughter of the late George W. and Hattie Peller Roulston,
widow of Lester Young, and a Pentecostal.
She is survived by one daughter, Jonnie Lynch of Dardanelle; two sons,
Lee D. Roulston of Bradley, Calif., and Robert Roulston of Priest River,
Idaho; two sisters, Jessie Brummett of North Ridge, Calif., and Florence
Dill of Brinkley; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Graveside services and burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday,
Dec. 16, at Elizabeth Hall Cemetery at New Blaine with Rev. Amos Pledger
officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral
Nola C. Justice
Nola C. Justice, 51, of Clarksville died Saturday, Dec. 12, 1998, at
Baptist Regional Medical Center in Little Rock.
She was a native of Clarksville, member of St. Paul AME Church at Tuckerman,
graduate of Grace James High School of Clarksville and attended The College
of the Ozarks one year.
She is survived by one sister, Kaye Bagsby Person of Tuckerman; two
brothers, Rudolph Justice Jr. of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Michael Justice
of Huntsville, Texas; several nieces and nephews; and a cousin, Ann Gilkey
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, at Hardwicke Funeral Home
Chapel with burial in Oakland Cemetery.
Robert L. Brimer
Robert Lawrence (R. L.) Brimer, 72, of Russellville died Thursday, Dec.
10, 1998, at AMI St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville.
He was a native of Belcher, son of the late Benjamin and Ruth Hutchins
Brimer, retired employee of Van Horn Construction, and a Baptist.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Joyce Beatrice Hodges Brimer; two
daughters, Sheila Kay Brimer of Conway and Sharon Gay Brimer of Dardanelle;
three brothers, Glenn Brimer of McRay, Oneal Brimer of Beebe, and Johnny
Brimer of Searcy; two sisters, Leona McGuire of Malvern and Flossie Cato
of Conway; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at Humphrey Funeral Service
Chapel in Russellville with Rev. W. H. McCuin officiating. Burial was in
Rest Haven Memorial Park at Russellville.
Herman Reed Sitz
Herman Reed Sitz, 81, of Ozark, father of Betty Gilmer of Clarksville,
died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998, at his home.
He was a retired employee of Arkansas Valley Electric, Navy veteran,
member of Calvary Baptist Church, native of Taft, son of the late William
Marion and Dellie Dickerson Sitz, and was preceded in death by one daughter,
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Allie Sutherland Sitz; five other
daughters, LaRue Walden, Shirley Schaffer and Regina Hice, all of Ozark,
Janice Drake of Cumberland, Md., and Donna Pendasula of Calhoun, Ga.; one
sister, Cree Veen Slusser of Jonesboro; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel
in Ozark with Rev. Gib Allen officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Hansell Yearta, John Fisk, Michael Kirby, Cebo
Dickerson, Lonnie Turner, and Rick Keisman.
Honorary pallbearers were H. B. Bowman and John Keith.
Vernon Betnar, 73, of Clarksville died Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1998, at Johnson
Regional Medical Center.
He was a native of Pettigrew, retired lumber mill employee, attended
Trinity Chapel Pentecostal Church of God, and was preceded in death by
one brother, Jim Betnar.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Jean Betnar; two daughters, Brenda
Perry of Clarksville and Kay Carmody of Hartman; one sister, Shirley Walker
of Clarksville; two brothers, Lavon Betnar and Leon Betnar, both of Clarksville;
five grandchildren, Jimmy Miner of Pampa, Texas, Travis Miner of Harrison,
Glenda Jay of Russellville, Karen Turpin of Lamar, and Angela Huffman of
Lewisville, Texas; eight great-grandchildren; six nephews; and three nieces.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at Trinity Chapel Pentecostal
Church of God with Rev. Bob Freeman and Rev. Terry Schlinker officiating.
Burial was in Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral
Pallbearers were Jimmy Miner, Travis Miner, Ronnie Betnar,
Larry Betnar, Gerry Turpin, and Tim Huffman.
Wanda J. Jones
Wanda J. Jones, 67, of Ozark, sister of Ray (PeeWee) Jones of Knoxville,
died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, at Mercy Hospital/Turner Memorial in Ozark.
She was a former employee of Arkansas Valley Technical Institute and
the Franklin County Extension Service, charter member of the Ozark Recreation
Club and the Little Creek Country Club, member of the Ozark First United
Methodist Church, native of Ozark, and daughter of the late Thomas Lester
and Orah Hardcastle.
She is survived by one sister, Marye Jayne Pendleton of Fort Smith;
one other brother, Harold Faye Jones of Ozark; and eight nieces and nephews
including Donna Lannam of Clarksville.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at Ozark First United Methodist
Church with Rev. Ed Wyers and Rev. Roger Glover officiating.
Burial was in Highland Cemetery under the direction of Shaffer Funeral
Home of Ozark.
Active pallbearers were Charles Ray White, Eddie Melton, David Myers,
Michael Cuce, Don Farris, Jeff Farris, Burl White and James Brandenburger.
Honorary pallbearers were classmates of 1949 including Bob Harris, Johnny
Barham, JoAnn Phillips, Gail Hillard, Porter Hillard, Bob Horn, Bea Gilsinger,
Nadine Bishop, Mary Faye Smith, JoAnn Hughes, Annette Cole, Wilma Carson,
Paul Acord, Billie Keck, and Mary Skelton.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 503 West Commercial,
Ozark, AR 72949.