Mrs. Alice Ann Dade
Mrs. Alice Ann (Retha) Whitaker Dade, 63, of Altus died Sunday, Sept.
13, 1998, at her home.
She was a waitress, former resident of Tulare, Calif., daughter of the
late Ray and Alice Drew Whitaker, widow of Don Dade, and attended Hartman
High School and the Assembly of God Church.
She is survived by one son, Harold Ray Boren of Altus; one stepdaughter,
Ruth McGhee of Corcoran, Calif.; one stepson, Don Dade Jr. of Visalia,
Calif.; four sisters, Shirley Boen of Clarksville, Agnes Oliphant of Branson,
Mo., Betty Morgan of Quapaw, Okla., and Elizabeth O'Rander of Augusta,
Ga.; one brother, Thomas R. Whitaker of Oklahoma City, Okla.; nine grandchildren;
and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial was in West Mount Zion
Active pallbearers were Dustin Boren, Robbie Van Den Berg, Virgil Kessler,
Earnest Bohannon, Dean Morgan, and James Owen.
Honorary pallbearers were Johnny W. Reed, Randy Reed, and Kenneth Reed.
Mrs. Barbara J. Byrd
Graveside services and burial for Mrs. Barbara Jean Byrd, 62, of Huntsville,
who died Sept. 12, 1998, at her home, were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15,
at the Hartman Cemetery with Rev. Paul Tipton officiating.
Arrangements were under the direction of Brashears Funeral Home of Huntsville.
Pallbearers were Marvin Cousins, Bobby Cousins, Cory Cousins, Jamie
Cousins, David Maine, and Jamie Simmerman.
She was born in Topeka, Kan., to Edward Francis Marion and Sarah Ann
Among the survivors are her husband, Thomas J. Byrd; four daughters,
Mrs. Toni Ann Smith and Mrs. Penny Gather, both of Panama City Beach, Fla.,
Mrs. Belinda Cousins of Huntsville, and Mrs. Reva Payne of Siloam Springs;
four brothers, Bud King of Oklahoma City, Okla., Melvin King of Monett,
Mo., Richard King of Prairie Grove, and Joe King of Springdale; four sisters,
Mrs. Elizabeth Christeson and Mrs. Dora Sparks, both of Murdock, Kan.,
Mrs. Sarah Talley of Wichita, Kan., and Mrs. Janetta Sanchez of Entiat,
Wash.; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Britt York, 87, of Lamar died Saturday, Sept. 12, 1998, at Johnson Regional
A native of Wewoka, Okla., he was a son of the late Walter Daniel and
Dorthula Clementine Fagan, member of Stillwell Bible Baptist Church, Pittsburg
Masonic Lodge, Fort Smith 32nd Consistency Club, and Johnson County Cattleman
Association, former president of Johnson County Riding Club where he was
a former director of the quadrille, Merchant Marine veteran of World War
II, retired poultry USDA inspector, and former supervisor of Priebe Processing
Plant, Hanford Processing Plant, and Swift Plant.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Gertrude York; three daughters and
one son-in-law, Wilma Frances Reinert of Cave Creek, Ariz., Diane Finfrock
of Broad Channel, N. Y., and Peggy and Kenny Lederman of Lamar; two sisters,
Jo Baker of Sulphur Springs, Okla., and Pearl Putman of Ada, Okla.; five
grandchildren, Ken Lederman and Amy Lederman, both of Lamar, Deanna Mielke
of Arizona, and Heather Finfrock and Britt Finfrock, both of Washington;
and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, at Stillwell Bible Baptist
Church with Rev. Jim Goodman officiating.
Burial was in Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral
Pallbearers were John Askins, Mark Watkins, Al Clark, Wendell Lee, D
Carethers, and Glen Crutchfield.
Memorials may be made to Family Life Center, Stillwell Bible Baptist
Church, Route 3 Box 253 AA, Clarksville, AR 72830.
Donald Paul Wewers
Donald Paul Wewers, 40, of Subiaco died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998, at
He was a graduate of Paris High School, owner and operator of Subiaco
Heat and Air Conditioning, and a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church
at Subiaco and the Knights of Columbus No. 3787 at Paris.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Donna Weisenfels Wewers; one daughter,
Morgan Dawn Wewers of Subiaco; two sons, Mitchell Paul Wewers and Marcus
Evan Wewers, both of Subiaco; parents Herman and Stella Schluterman Wewers
of Subiaco; three sisters, Patti Wewers of Scranton, Janet Scroggins of
Conway, S. C., and Anita Collier of Charleston; and one brother, Edward
Wewers of Scranton.
Rosary was at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at St. Benedict Catholic
Church at Subiaco.
Funeral mass was at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at St. Benedict Catholic
Church with burial in St. Benedict Cemetery at Subiaco. Arrangements were
under the direction of Roller Funeral Home of Paris.
Pallbearers were Victor Schluterman, Leonard Lensing, Bobby Sewell,
Tom Strobel, Ronnie Forst, and Leon Schluterman.
Memorials may be made to the Scholarship Fund for the Wewers Children,
c/o First National Bank, Paris, AR 72855.
Eugene G. McManaman
Eugene George McManaman, 65, of Prescott, Ariz., died Sunday, Sept.
6, 1998, at his home.
He was a son of the late James L. McManaman and a factory employee.
Survivors include his mother, Georgena Wolters McManaman of Hartman;
two sisters, Verlynn Burton of Claremore, Okla., and Elene Fair of Hartman;
one brother, James H. McManaman of St. Paul Park, Minn.; and several nieces
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery
Francis Louis Werner
Francis Louis Werner, 80, of Gideon, Mo., died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998,
at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
He was born in Clarksville to J. H. and Josephine Mertens Werner, a
member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Malden, Mo., Knights of Columbus,
the White House Retreat League, and the American Legion, a farmer, and
World War II Navy veteran of the Seabees of the South Pacific.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ida Borgognoni Werner; one son, Louis
Werner of El Cajon, Calif.; four daughters, Dr. Mary Frances Werner Luckey
of Florence, Ala., Kathleen Klipfel of Gideon, Mo., Diana Jones of Lohman,
Mo., and Anita Toole of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; four sisters, Mildred Huhner,
Lillian Coor, Mary Lorfing, and Josephine Werner of Clarksville; two brothers,
William Werner of Little Rock and Bernard Werner of Clarksville; and nine
grandchildren, David Jones, John Klipfel, Michelle Klipfel, Sara Jones,
Kristina Werner, Angela Werner, Amanda Toole, Allison Toole, and Alicia
Rosary was at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden,
Mo. Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at St. Ann Catholic Church
in Malden, Mo., with Father Glenn Eftink officiating. Burial was in Memorial
Park Cemetery in Malden, Mo.
Mrs. Gene Robertson
Mrs. Gene Robertson, 72, of Clarksville died Thursday, Sept. 10, 1998,
at Johnson Regional Medical Center.
She was a daughter of the late Fletcher Thompson, widow of Cecil Robertson,
graduate of Clarksville High School, and member of the First United Methodist
Church and United Methodist Women Association.
She is survived by two daughters, Kathy Robertson of Frankfort, Ky.,
and Phyllis Tucker of Little Rock; mother, Mrs. Frances Thompson of Clarksville;
three grandchildren, Phillip Grabher of Fayetteville and Laura Hamilton
and Donna Price, both of Little Rock; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, at the Clarksville First United
Methodist Church with Rev. Lowell Eaton officiating.
Burial was in Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral
Pallbearers were Reece Barnsley, Howard Haasis, Robert Carter, Phillip
Grabher, Robert Price, and Cass Wofford.
Johnnie Willis Rhoades
Johnnie Willis Rhoades, 88, of Clarksville died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998,
at his home.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, son of the late
Luther and Tressie Gunter Rhoades, ASC employee and farmer, served on the
Hartman School Board, and was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Mildred
He is survived by two daughters, Becky Bane of Clarksville and Kathleen
McCaffrey of Iowa City, Iowa; one son, Paul Rhoades of Santa Teresa, N.
M.; one sister, Corrine McKone of Los Angeles, Calif.; and six grandchildren.
Graveside services and burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17,
at Oakland Cemetery with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Arrangements are
under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Mrs. Lillie Irene Boen
Mrs. Lillie Irene Boen, 81, of Wichita, Kan., died Wednesday, Sept.
2, 1998, in Wichita, Kan.
She was a native of Fallsville and a former resident of Oark.
She is survived by three sons, Clinton Boen of Oark, Harold Boen of
Cheney, Kan., and Clayton Boen of Wichita, Kan.; one daughter, Lois Combs
of Wichita, Kan.; one sister, Gracie Richey of Clarksville; two brothers,
Ernest Lee McGuire of Dice and James McGuire of Knoxville; nine grandchildren;
and 11 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at Westside
Freewill Baptist Church in Wichita, Kan., with Rev. Garry Ledbetter, pastor,
Graveside services and burial will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19,
at Oark Cemetery.
Loyd C. Fetters
Loyd C. Fetters, 83, of Clarksville died Sunday, Sept. 13, 1998, at
Johnson Regional Medical Center.
He was a son of the late Dennis and Dora Easley Fetters, Navy veteran,
Pentecostal, retired employee of Eureka Brick and Tile Company, mechanic
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Margie Holland Fetters; seven daughters,
Mary Woodard, Linda Hutchins, Willa Faye Smith, and Brenda Gilbert, all
of Clarksville, Ruby Holman of Coos Bay, Ore., Cathy Kay Denn of Port Orford,
Ore., and Audrey Arnetta Scruggs of Hernando, Miss.; five sons, Laudell
Fetters, Steve Fetters, Curtis Fetters and Joe Fetters, all of Clarksville,
and Earl Fetters of Lamar; five stepsons, John Wayne Wood and Charles Wood
Jr., both of Clarksville, Ernie Wood of Springfield, Mo., Fred Wood of
St. Louis, Mo., and Paul Wood of Fayetteville; three sisters, Irene Callahan
of Lamar, Helen Pruett of Pottsville, and Colleen Wilson of Arley, Ala.;
two brothers, Raymon Fetters of Lindsey, Calif., and Floyd Fetters of Arley,
Ala.; 33 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; ten stepgrandchildren;
and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at Roller-Cox Funeral
Home Chapel with Rev. Bob Freeman and Rev. Phil Redding officiating. Burial
will be in Lamar Cemetery with military honors.
Active pallbearers will be William Smith, Norman Smith, Jerry Woodard,
Wendell Woodard, Dalton Fetters, and Brian Fetters.
Honorary pallbearers will be Wesley Fetters, Duston Fetters, Jonathon
Fetters, Lance Fetters, Dennis Fetters, Daniel Fetters, Tony Holman, Eric
Holman, Terry Holman, Curtis Scruggs, Chip Scruggs, and Jared Wood.
Mrs. Leena E. Holcomb
Mrs. Leena Elizabeth Holcomb, 73 of Schofield, Wis., died Wednesday,
Sept. 9, 1998, at her home.
A native of Clarksville, she was a daughter of the late George and Merry
May Walker, widow of Gilbert Ocie Holcomb, member of Belle Grove Chapter
No. 56, Order of the Eastern Star at Ludwig, Thomas Street Baptist Church
in Wausau, Wis., and the American Legion Auxiliary Post 215 in Minco, Okla.
Survivors include three children and spouses, Gilbert and Ruth Holcomb
of Weston, Wis., Juanita Sue and Richard Van Norman of Dallas, Texas, and
Sandra Beth and Steve Sims of Cumby, Texas; four sisters, Jewel Best of
Ozone, Jean Daniels of Fayetteville, Marie Bryan of Minco, Okla., and Lee
Forest of Tahlequah, Okla.; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, at Brashear Baptist Church
in Brashear, Texas. Burial was in Brashear Community Cemetery in Brashear,
Texas. Arrangements were under the direction of Peterson Funeral Home of
Memorials may be made to Comfort Care and Hospice Services, c/o the
Leena Elizabeth Holcomb family, 505 Moreland Avenue, Schofield, WI 54476.
Mrs. Luisa Lerma
Mrs. Luisa Lerma, 92, of Clarksville died Sunday, Sept. 13, 1998, at
Johnson Regional Medical Center.
She was a native of Chihuahua, Mexico, daughter of the late Fransisco
and Albina Almanza Ochoa, widow of Feliciana Lerma, and member of Second
She is survived by two daughters, Carmen Ponce of Perris, Calif., and
Hope Zaragoza of Madera, Calif.; five sons, Manuel Lerma of Norco, Calif.,
Jose Lerma of San Francisco, Calif., Alfred Lerma of Carson, Calif., Chito
Lerma of Pacioma, Calif., and Felix Lerma of Lancaster, Calif.; one brother,
Tony Ochoa of Garden City, Kan.; 29 grandchildren including a granddaughter
and spouse, Jenny and Chuck Whitson Jr. of Clarksville; 51 great-grandchildren
including Jessica and Alex Olmos Whitson of Clarksville; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral and burial will be in Riverside, Calif. Local arrangements are
under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Miss Margaret Sigwalt
Miss Margaret Joyce Sigwalt, 64, of Lamar, daughter of the late R. O.
and Ollie Sigwalt, died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998, at Countryside Manor
She is survived by one sister and brother-in-law, Eileen and Elden Neumann
of Sarasota, Fla.; and one nephew, Tom, and wife, Melinda, and children,
Kate, Erin, Michael and Alexandra, of Chesterfield, Mo.
Memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, at Countryside
Manor Nursing Home with burial in Rosemont Cemetery in Des Plaines, Ill.
Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Countryside Manor Nursing Home Activity Fund,
P. O. Box 579, 300 South Thompson Road, Lamar, AR 72846.
Namon Manvil Palmer
Namon Manvil Palmer, 98, of Clarksville died Sunday, Sept. 13, 1998,
at Clarksville Convalescent Home.
He was a farmer, Baptist, son of the late Andrew and Vester Davis Palmer
and was preceded in death by his wife, Ocra Faye Donaldson Palmer.
He is survived by one son, James J. Palmer of Lamar; two grandchildren,
Manvil Palmer of London and Margaret Palmer Cater of Clarksville; seven
great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, at Roller-Cox Funeral
Home Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial will be in Annie's
Orville O. Curran
Orville O. Curran, 68, of Clarksville died Sunday, Sept. 13, 1998, at
He was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force, affiliated with the Assembly
of God Church, and son of the late William Earl and Mary Beryl Warren Curran.