Carl Westover, 65, of Hartman died
Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at his home.
He was a native of Clarksville, son
of the late Tommy and Marie Epperson Westover, graduate of Orange
County High School in Orange, Calif., former employee of the
Clarksville Police Department, retired Crawford County deputy sheriff
after 25 years of service, former Hartman mayor for several years, and
a school resource officer at Cedarville.
Survivors include his wife, Glenda
Wilson Westover; one daughter, Kathleen Michelle Bowen of Hartman; and
four grandchildren, Jimmy, Johnny and Stacy Bowen of Hartman and Windle
Bowen of Clarksville.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.
22, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel with ministers Holly Brown and
Rev. Tom Bowen officiating. Burial was in West Mount Zion Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Bill Grill,
Dave Landers, Mike Swaim, Charlie Wells, Mike Wilson, and Gary Wilson.
Honorary pallbearers were Ethan
Brown, Mark Brown, and Jacob Brown.
Donald C. Malvaney
Donald Clair Malvaney, 77, of
Clarksville died Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at Clarksville.
He was a native of Puyallup, Wash.,
son of the late Willard Clyde and Anna Grace Lillibridge, veteran and
medic of the U. S. Army, member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church,
house painter, and preceded in death by one sister, Goldie Isles; and
two brothers, Albin Malvaney and Stanley Malvaney.
Survivors include his wife, Phylis
Jo Cornish Malvaney; three daughters, Sarita Ray, Marilee Esther and
Kammie Kay; one son, Donald Craig; one sister, Beverly Garcia of
Gladstone, Ore.; one brother, Glen Malvaney of Seaside, Ore.; seven
grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Crematory arrangements were under
the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Elnora Jean Mott
Elnora Jean (Norma) Mott, 69, of
Omaha, Neb., went to be with the Lord on Jan. 13, 2011.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, Billy G. Mott.
Survivors are one son, Alan S. Mott
of Arkansas; grandson, Austin; granddaughter, April; brother, Edwin
Slabzewski of Cheyenne, Wyo.; and sister, Virginia (Larry) Payne of
Her remains will be interred in
Eunice A. Highfill
Eunice A. Highfill, 87, of Hartman
died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort
A native of Franklin County, she was
a daughter of the late W.F. and Ora Jacobs Wheeless, widow of Cecil
Highfill, graduate of Hartman High School, employed at Douglas Air
Craft in Tulsa, Okla., during World War II, Christian, and was preceded
in death by two brothers, Hoyt Wheeless and Wayne Wheeless; and one
sister, Wanda Wheeless.
Survivors include two sons, Bobby
Highfill and wife, Elizabeth, of Springdale and Don Highfill and wife,
Flo Ann, of Hartman; one sister, Venice Kirby of Ozark; one brother,
Kenneth Wheeless of Ozark; seven grandchildren, Jeff Highfill and wife,
Katie, of Russellville, Reagan Highfill of Washington, D.C., Julie
Garrett and husband, Michael, of Hattiesburg, Miss., Nathan Highfill
and wife, Tiffany, of Virginia Beach, Va., Sarah Highfill and Martha
Highfill, both of Springdale, and Cory Highfill and wife, Tina, of
Hartman; and six great-grandchildren, Caleb Garrett, Joanna Highfill,
Levi Highfill, Abraham Highfill, Ayla Highfill, and Madison Highfill.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 23, at Kendall Cemetery Church with Rev. Ira Taylor
Burial will be in Kendall Cemetery
under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Nathan Highfill,
Cory Highfill, Jeff Highfill, Keith Pipkins, Michael Garrett, and Mike
Evelyn Marie Almgren
Evelyn Marie Almgren, 78, of
Clarksville, AR passed away and made the journey to her heavenly home
February 11, 2011. Memorial services will be held at Holy Redeemer
Catholic Church, Clarksville, AR at 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 25,
Evelyn was the daughter of the late
George Mogush and Eva Tomasic Mogush of Littles Corners, PA. On May 26,
1951, Evelyn married her sweetheart of almost 60 years, Louis E.
Almgren Jr., and shortly thereafter they relocated to Illinois to start
their family. In 1978, they made Breezy Hill Ranch in Clarksville, AR
their home. Evelyn was co-owner and operator of the Back Door BBQ in
Clarksville for 20 years where she made many acquaintances and truly
wonderful friends. Her greatest joy came from helping and caring for
the needs of others. She also enjoyed bird watching and gardening.
Gardening and hummingbirds always provided her much peace and comfort
especially during her last few years. Making pies for many businesses
and friends was another one of her passions. She was best known as the
Evelyn was preceded in death by her
parents, George and Eva Mogush; four sisters, Helen Kardosh, Mary
Mulvey, Rose Franklin, and Ann Webb; and three brothers, John, Charles
and Joseph Mogush.
She is survived by her beloved
husband, Louis E. Almgren Jr. of Clarksville, AR; two daughters,
Colleen Almgren of Bondville, IL and Carla Almgren of Clarksville, AR;
one son, Alan Almgren of Clarksville, AR; two brothers, Frank Mogush of
Meadville, PA and Mike Mogush of Edinboro, PA; and her Back Door BBQ
In lieu of flowers, Evelyn requested
that memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501
St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
The Almgren family would like to
thank the numerous friends, neighbors and relatives that provided
loving care and support during Evelyn’s illness and final days.
Roller-Cox Funeral Home,
Clarksville, Arkanasas, in charge of arrangements.
James Bolding Phillips
James Bolding Phillips of Portland,
Oregon, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center
in Gresham, OR after a two year battle with cancer.
He was born Oct. 23, 1961, in
Houston, Texas. He received an undergraduate degree in music at the
University of Texas at Arlington, and a master’s degree in music
education/music performance at the University of Oregon. He was an
accomplished musician and educator in the Eugene and Portland areas for
over 20 years. He served as principal of Sandy Grade School in Sandy,
OR for the past four years.
A celebration of his life was held
Feb. 18, 2011, at the Sandy Grade School gymnasium. School
superintendent Shelley Redinger said during the eulogy that “James has
been a motivator and instructional leader. We will miss his friendly
demeanor, his true passion for education, and his staunch dedication to
his staff and students.”
Survivors include his parents, Jack
and Ann Phillips of Clarksville; a brother, John Phillips III (Gina) of
Houston, Texas; a sister, Karen (Marvin) Fawley of Monticello, AR;
three nephews, John IV and Jackson Phillips of Houston, Texas, and
Ethan (Lesley Schack) Fawley of Minneapolis, MN; two nieces, Regan
(Rodney) Greene of Notasulga, AL and Jessica Fawley of Little Rock, AR;
and longtime friend and companion, Tim Taylor of Portland, OR.
A graveside service will be held at
Liberty Hill Cemetery at a future date.
Memorial donations may be made to
First United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 535, Clarksville, AR 72830 or
the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 1835, Clarksville, AR 72830.
Kaleb Brandin Needham
Kaleb Brandin Needham, 17, of
Pocola, Okla., died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at Fort Smith.
He was a native of Clarksville,
student at Pocola (Oklahoma) High School, where he was a member of the
band, attended culinary classes at Kiamichi Technology Center, member
of Spiro Fuel Band and This Constant Struggle Band, and was preceded in
death by a grandfather, Neman E. Russell.
Survivors include his parents, Doug
and Kim Needham of Pocola, Okla.; two brothers, Bradley Maulsby and
wife, Tina, of Van Buren and Ryan Needham of Pocola, Okla.; one nephew,
Cooper Maulsby; paternal grandparents, Ray and Sharon Needham of Ozark
and Patsy Needham of Clarksville; maternal grandmother, Mickey Russell
of Ozone; numerous aunts and uncles including Larry and Roberta
Shoemaker of Rayville, Mo.; and numerous cousins including Nathan Ray
Stewart and wife, Jennifer, of Van Buren, and Ethan Stewart.
A celebration of life service was
held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at Pocola High School gymnasium with
Rev. Shane Waldrop and Rev. John Ward officiating.
Burial was in Macedonia Cemetery at
Pocola, Okla., under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.
Active pallbearers were Justin
Smith, Antonio Largo, Grant Jones, Terry Rowland, Isaac Boardman,
Nathan Stewart, Brad Maulsby and Ryan Needham.
Honorary pallbearers were Tyler
Limbocker, Tyler Smith, Taylor Smith, Cory Hayes and Cody Hayes.
Lillian Hunt Zarwell
Lillian Hunt Zarwell, 97, of Fort
Smith died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at her home.
She was a native of Clarksville,
daughter of the late Dr. Earle and Totton Hutchison Hunt, widow of Col.
Ed Zarwell, graduate of Clarksville High School, received bachelor of
arts and master of arts degrees from the University of Arkansas,
employed as a speech therapist in the Fort Smith school for several
years prior to retiring in 1977, member of the First United Methodist
Church in Clarksville, Arkansas Retired Teachers Association, the Gold
Star Wife Club, and the Soroptims Club, was in special services with
the Army for several years, and was preceded in death by one brother
and sister-in-law, Earle Jr. and Helen Hunt; one sister and
brother-in-law, Dorothy and Louie Love; and son-in-law, Jackie Martin.
Survivors include one daughter,
Totton Zarwell Martin of Fort Smith; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday,
Feb. 23, at the First United Methodist Church in Clarksville with Rev.
Myron Ricketts officiating. Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. at
the church prior to the funeral.
Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery
under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to First
United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 535, Clarksville, AR 72830;
University of the Ozarks, 415 North College, Clarksville, AR
Needy Paws, 1100 East Main Street, Clarksville, AR 72830; or charity of
the donor’s choice.
Patricia Lou Higgins
Patricia Lou Morland Higgins, 80, of
Lamar died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.
She was a daughter of the late
Baxter Harris and Lou Vennie Mathis Bradley, member of the Jamestown
Assembly of God Church, and was preceded in death by her husband and
father of her children, Cecil Morland Sr.; husband, George Higgins; one
son, Cecil Morland Jr.; one daughter, Linda Mae Morland; two brothers,
Robert Bradley and Bill Bradley; and one sister, Anna Lee Moore.
She is survived by three sons, Larry
Morland and wife, Bessie, of Ozone, Gary Morland and wife, Virginia, of
Clarksville, and John Morland of Lamar; four stepsons, Clifford Higgins
and Barnie Higgins, both of Knoxville, C.W. Higgins of Hagarville, and
Dale Havener of Clarksville; two sisters, Sally Ladd of Lamar and
Shirley Riggs of Bakersfield, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and 11
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday,
Feb. 24, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger
officiating. The body will be cremated.
Pallbearers will be Joseph Morland,
Michael Morland, Jonathan Morland, Clint Morland, Jeffery Morland, Kyle
Higgins, Jamie Higgins, and Jo Higgins.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 23, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel.
Phillip Warren Sikes
Phillip Warren Sikes, 52, of near
Charleston, father of Stacy McElhaney and Jessica King, both of
Clarksville, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, in Paris.
He was a native of Paris, son of the
late Robert Sikes, head of maintenance at Correll Inc. in Charleston,
member of the state of Arkansas Boiler Inspection Division and Board of
Electrical Examiners, and was preceded in death by one sister, Erma
Other survivors include his mother,
Sue Frost Sikes Brown of Paris; three sisters, Shirley Sanders of
Sallisaw, Okla., and Sharon Lee and Ada Hall, both of Paris; one
brother, Bobby Sikes of New Blaine; five grandchildren, Luke, Ethan,
Levi, Emma and Sophie; and companion, Veronica (Ronnie) Seaton of
A memorial service was held at 2
p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, at Brotherton Funeral Home Chapel in
Charleston with Rev. Bill Van Meter officiating. The body was cremated.
Thelma Louise Reynolds
Thelma Louise Reynolds, 84, of Coal
Hill died Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.
She was a native of Texas, widow of
Robert Paul Reynolds, member of the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints, and was preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret
Marsh and Nadine Ward; and two brothers.
She is survived by several nieces
A memorial service will be held at
6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at the Church of Jesus Christ of
Crematory arrangements were under
the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.