Beverley Hon, 73, of London died
Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock.
She was a native of Spalding,
Saskatchewan, Canada, daughter of the late Vernon and Emma Christie,
member of Cabin Creek Baptist Church and employed as an administrative
assistant in the development office at Arkansas Tech University for 20
Survivors include her husband, James
Hon; two daughters, Carrie Crow and husband, Terry, of Memphis, Tenn.,
and Deborah Hernandez and husband, Tom, of Greenville, S.C.; five
grandchildren, Robyn Wall and husband, Nathan, Cady Crow and Matthew
Crow, all of Memphis, Tenn., and Zoe Hernandez and Maia Hernandez, both
of Greenville, S.C.; one great-grandchild, Ellie Wall of Memphis,
Tenn.; three brothers, George Christie, Douglas Christie, and Jim
Christie, all of British Columbia, Canada; one sister, Lyn Olsenberg of
Beaver Lodge, Canada; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral was at 1:30 p.m. Saturday,
Jan. 28, at Cabin Creek Baptist Church in Lamar with Pastor Denton
Burial was at the Hon Cemetery in
the Flat Rock Community under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service
Memorials may be made to Cabin Creek
Baptist Church, P. O. Box 315, Lamar, AR 72846.
Helen Louise Overbey
Helen Louise Arnold Overbey, 86, of
Lamar died Friday, Jan. 27, 2012.
A native of Lamar, she was a
daughter of the late Howell Copeland and Daisy Naomi Lollis Arnold,
widow of George Wilson Overbey Sr., member of Lamar First United
Methodist Church where she was a former Sunday school teacher, retired
Clarksville Shoe Plant employee, former grocery store manager and lunch
room employee for Lamar School, Meals on Wheels volunteer, and was
preceded in death by one nephew, Ransy Massengale.
Survivors include two sons, George
Wilson (Betty) Overbey Jr. and William Howell (Debra) Overbey, all of
Lamar; one daughter, Catherine Louise (Wayland) Stumbaugh of
Prairie Grove; one brother, Henry Seth (Vivian) Arnold of Lamar; two
sisters, Sarah Beth (H.L.) Stumbaugh of Lamar and Charlotte Sue
(Harold) Warren of Fort Smith; grandchildren, Trina (Ron) McKenzie,
Mike Felkins, Jeanna (Bobby) Cook, Doug Stumbaugh, Wilson (Mandy)
Overbey, Amanda Overbey, and Bethany Stumbaugh; great-grandchildren,
Emily (Michael) Floyd, Clayton Felkins, Kevin Felkins, Paden Cook,
Colby Cook, and George Samuel Overbey; nieces, Terri Stumbaugh and Jill
Tate; and nephews, Steve Stumbaugh, Rick Massengale, Dennis Stumbaugh,
Greg Arnold, Jeff Arnold, and Arron Arnold.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan.
28, at Lamar First United Methodist Church with Rev. Tammy Jo Teltow
and Rev. David Hanshaw officiating.
Burial was in Lamar Cemetery under
the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Active pallbearers were Wilson
Overbey, Doug Stumbaugh, Colby Cook, Steve Stumbaugh, Dennis Stumbaugh,
Arron Arnold, Jeff Arnold, Greg Arnold, Rick Massengale, and George
Honorary pallbearers were Ron
McKenzie, Bobby Cook, Mike Felkins, Michael Floyd, Clayton Felkins and
Memorials may be made to First
United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 177, Lamar, AR 72846.
Jason Justin Gober
Jason Justin Gober, 27, of Altus,
Arkansas, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, in
Clarksville, Arkansas. He was a construction worker. He touched many
lives, radiated warmth and love, never met a stranger and he had a joy
for life and for helping others. He had a big laugh and was one of the
most kind-hearted people you could meet. He was a loving father, son
and companion. He was born May 6, 1984, in Clarksville, Arkansas, to
Monroe G. and Lillie Wilson. He was preceded in death by his father and
two sisters, Connie Sanders and Caroline Butler.
Funeral service was held at 2:00 PM
Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at Shaffer Chapel with Minister Robert Johnson
officiating with burial at Highland Cemetery in Ozark under the
direction of Shaffer Funeral Home.
He is survived by his mother; his
daughter, Addalynn Michelle Gober of Macclenny, Florida; his wife,
Stacie Gober of macclenny, Florida; his close friend, Barbara Wheeler
of Clarksville; one brother, John Wilson of Rochester, Michigan; two
sisters, Lisa Ann Wyatt of Chicago, Illinois, and Martha Soto of Alix,
Arkansas; one uncle, W.D. Gober of Ozark.
Pallbearers were Mark Oswald, Blake
Murray, Scotty Nichols, Steven Trent, Donnie Campbell, Mark Chesley,
Dusty Davidson, Tim Pascale, Boone Bullington, and Matthew Jones.
Honorary pallbearers were Brian Woodard, Ronnie James, Joshua, Eli and
Billy Sanders, and John Wilson.
The family visited with friends from
6:00-8:00 PM Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at Shaffer Funeral Home, 2315 W.
Commercial in Ozark.
To leave an online memorial tribute,
Julian Alvin West
Julian Alvin West, 76, of Scranton
died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012.
A native of Essex, Mo., he was a son
of the late Lenard B. and Mae Irene Hamilton West, graduate of
Wyandotte (Michigan) High School, mechanic, ordained minister of the
gospel, missionary, member of Hagarville Baptist Church and the
American Bible Society, and preceded in death by one brother, Richard
West; and one sister, Lilie West.
Survivors include two daughters,
Melody Miller of Midway and Sheila West of South Sudan, Africa; mother
of his children, Joan West of Paris; and one brother, Bill West of
A memorial service was held at 2
p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, at the Hagarville Baptist Church with Pastor
Kenny Preston officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of
Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to American
Bible Society, in memory of Partner # 092233113, 1865 Broadway, New
York, N.Y. 10023.
Roger John Strupp
Roger John Strupp, 60, of
Clarksville died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, in Hot Springs.
He was a native of Fullerton,
Calif., and son of the late Earl Joseph and Myrtle Bernice Graham
Survivors include his wife, Cora
Jane Alexander Strupp; two sisters, Irene Sotomayer of Louisiana and
Alice Cohen of California; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at a
later date and burial will be private.
Arrangements were under the
direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Vernon Loyd Jones
Vernon Loyd Jones, 80, of
Clarksville died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, at Fort Smith.
He was a son of the late Loyd and
Emma Swafford Jones, retired welder from Central Foundry and Stove
after 30-plus years of service, farmer, cattleman, elder and member of
Coal Hill Church of Christ, Air Force veteran of the Korean War, and
was preceded in death by three brothers, Curtis Jones, Horace Jones,
and J.T. Jones; and one sister, Edna Jones.
Survivors include his wife of 56
years, Dellaine Lohman Jones; one daughter, Doris (Lindy) Harvey of
Hunt; one sister, Ruth Timmerman of Hunt; one brother, Wayne Jones of
Hunt; three grandchildren, Dee (Shaun) Bailey of Hunt, Jody (Abishak)
Dogra of Boston, Mass., and Matt (Jackie) Ross of Hunt; four
great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan.
28, at the Coal Hill Church of Christ with Jim Bullock and John Ballard
Burial was in Liberty Hill Cemetery
under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Gary Jones, Jerry
Jones, Charles Jones, Loyd Wayne Jones, Paul Timmerman, and John (Bud)
Wanda Louise Darter
Wanda Louise Darter, 73, of Ozark
went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 21, 2012. She was born
November 25, 1938, in Ozark to C.E. and Irene McKee and was a 1956
graduate of Ozark High School and a registered nurse at Johnson County
Regional Hospital. She was preceded in death by her father, C.E.
McKee, her brother, William Richard “Topsy” McKee, and husband, Doug
Darter, all from Ozark. She is survived by her mother, Irene
McKee of Ozark, four children, son, Stan Yother and wife, Linda, of
Fort Smith, son, Steve Yother of Ozark, daughter, Angel Yother of
Ozark, and daughter, Susan Lykins and husband, Joe, of Wellsville,
KS. She is also survived by five brothers, David McKee and wife,
Peggy, James McKee and wife, Pam, Jerry McKee, Scott McKee, and Randy
McKee all of Ozark; four sisters Virginia Berrier and husband, Lindsay,
of Asheville, NC, Sara Marriott and husband, Red, of Ozark, Cynthia
Green and husband, John, of Ozark, and Sandra McKee of Alma, 14
grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
As the oldest of 11 children and a
nurse for over 50 years, the care of others defined Wanda’s life.
Wanda obtained her B.S. in Nursing at Arkansas Tech University in
Russellville in 1981. Her undeniable talent for practicing and teaching
nursing was remarkable. Wanda’s dedication to her profession and
belief in giving quality care is evident by her consecutive record of
perfect attendance at both Turner and Johnson County Regional Hospitals
and multiple honors as Nurse of the Year during her service as the
Clinical Instructor of RN students at Arkansas Tech University.
Wanda was bestowed with the Dr. Howard A. Dishongh Respect for Officers
Award, presented for her heroics in the defense and rescue of a wounded
state trooper from an armed assailant in 1980. Wanda was a Mary Kay
consultant for almost 20 years and early on earned a Mary Kay car.
Among Wanda’s many accomplishments, her love for and dedication to her
family was her defining achievement.
Memorial services were held at West
Park Baptist Church in Ozark on Thursday, January 26, 2012, at 2 p.m.
with graveside service following at Highland Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Daniel Green, Jonathan Berrier, Kevin McKee, Michael
Lee, David Williams, Chris McKee, Neil McCormick, and Jason
McKee. Honorary pallbearers were Trey Lykins, Cody Lee and
co-workers of Johnson County Regional Hospital.
In lieu of flowers the family
requests that donations be sent to either West Park Baptist Church,
P.O. Box 541, Ozark, AR 72949, or Arkansas Tech Foundation, Attn: Wanda
Darter Memorial Nursing Fund, 8820 Tech Lane, Russellville, AR
To leave an online memorial tribute
Donna René Krissman
Donna René Krissman, 49, of
Clarksville died Monday, Jan. 30, 2012.
A memorial service will be held at
10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at East Mount Zion Trinity Baptist Church with
Rev. Robbie Jackson officiating.
Arrangements are by Hardwicke
A complete obituary will be printed
in next week’s Johnson County Graphic.