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Audley Scarborough Jr.

Martin Audley Scarborough Jr., 83, of Clarksville died Oct. 15, 1998, at M D Anderson Hospital in Houston, Texas.

He was a son of the late Polly (Dunlap) and Martin Audley Scarborough Sr., graduate of Clarksville High School, The College of the Ozarks (now University of the Ozarks) and the St. Louis College of Pharmacy. During World War II he served in the United States Army Air Corps in Texas. He was in business with his father and brother at the Palace Drug Store until retirement in 1991.

He was a lifelong member, elder and deacon of the First Presbyterian Church in Clarksville, a member of the Shrine, Arkansas Pharmaceutical Association and 52-year member of Franklin Masonic Lodge. He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Hudson Scarborough.

Survivors include two daughters, Sylvia Scarborough and Marion Thomas of Clarksville; two brothers and sisters-in-law, William and Marjorie Scarborough and David and Dallas Scarborough; two grandchildren, Jason Papakostas and Miranda Thomas; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, at the Clarksville First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Lance Jones officiating.

Burial was in Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Jim Boyer, Bob Hardin, Ron Leonard, Kenneth Martin, Bill Stroupe, Edward Hudson, Jack Heflin, and Gary Hudson.

Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 1068, Clarksville, AR 72830.

Mrs. Charlotte Kimbriel

Mrs. Charlotte Ann Kimbriel, 49, of Clarksville died Friday, Oct. 16, 1998, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a cook, waitress, Baptist, and daughter of the late Clarence Campbell.

She is survived by two sons and one daughter-in-law, Michael and Jean Ann Kimbriel and Aaron Kimbriel, all of Clarksville; mother, Mrs. Opal Campbell of Clarksville; two sisters, Maudie Armstrong of Fort Smith and Jerry King of Clarksville; three brothers, Jim Campbell of Clarksville, Wayne Campbell of Sherwood, and George Hampton of Fort Smith; seven nieces; five nephews; and one great-niece.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 19, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Sam Howell officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Rhett Butler, Lonnie Reynolds, Teddy Bohannon, Alfred West, Dell Montgomery, and Blue Mack Zeiler.

Luther M. Belt

Luther M. Belt, 69, died Friday, Oct. 9, 1998, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home.

He was a retired soft drink bottling company employee, Army veteran of the Korean War, son of the late Roy and Mattie Nichols Belt, and a native of Ozark.

Survivors include one son, Jessie of Coal Hill; one daughter, Linda Belt of Anderson, Mo.; five brothers, Tommy Belt of Ozark, Lester Belt of Hunt, Leroy Belt of Greenland, Billy Belt of Tontitown, and Larry Belt of Lowell; three sisters, Leanna Cowan of Springdale, Dolly Green of Choctaw, Okla., and Betty Mason of Pampa, Okla.; and one grandchild.

Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, at the Belt Cemetery with Rev. David Morrow officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.

Pallbearers were David Belt, Daniel Belt, Jimmy Belt, Clyde Mason, Dennis Harrison and Garland Henson.

Mrs. Lois M. Combs

Mrs. Lois M. Boen Combs, 50, a native of Oark, died Friday, Oct. 9, 1998, in Wichita, Kan.

Survivors include her husband, James Combs; one son, Aron of Wichita, Kan.; one daughter, Shannon White of Wichita, Kan.; three brothers, Clinton Boen of Oark, Harold Boen of Cheney, Kan., and Clayton Boen of Wichita, Kan.; and three grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 12, at Westside Freewill Baptist Church in Wichita, Kan., with Rev. Garry Ledbetter, pastor, officiating.

Burial was in Wichita Park Cemetery in Wichita, Kan., under the direction of Culbertson-Smith Mortuary.

Active pallbearers were Jeff Boen Jr., Clint Boen Jr., Clayton Boen Jr., Harold Boen Jr., Daniel Boen, and Charles Johnson.

Honorary pallbearer was Rick Feiock.

Memorials may be made to the Westside Freewill Baptist Church in Wichita, Kan.

Mrs. Maxine Miller

Mrs. Maxine Miller, 75, of Route 1, Altus died Thursday, Oct. 15, 1998, at her home.

She was a native of Wayne County, Ill., daughter of the late Henry L. and Stella Ferguson Chapman, and a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall.

Survivors include her husband, Daniel Miller; two daughters, Donna Sue Norris of Altus and Marsha Miller of Magnolia, N. J.; one son, Daniel L. Miller of Altus; one sister, Leah Mae Johnson of Joplin, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at Oakland Cemetery with Elder Lee Lewis officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Mrs. Patricia Latham

Mrs. Patricia Ann Latham, 60, of Russellville, mother of Peggy Hayden of Clarksville, died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998, at National Park Medical Center in Hot Springs.

She was a native of Caruthersville, Mo., daughter of the late Pauline Alford Stout, retired employee of Wayne Poultry in Danville, and a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Dan Latham; one son, Douglas Latham of Japan; two other daughters, Teresa Parker of San Angelo, Texas, and Pamela Sharp of Russellville; father, C. W. Stout of Caruthersville, Mo.; two brothers, Edgar Stout of Indiana and Donald Stout of South Carolina; four sisters, Mary Hamilton of Michigan, and Wanda Capps, Peggie Dorr and Brenda Shaver, all of Missouri; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 16, at Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel in Dardanelle with Rev. John McCourt officiating. Burial was in Brearley Cemetery.

Ralph C. Kutait

Ralph C. Kutait, 72, of Fort Smith, father of Mary Ellen Robbins of Clarksville, died Saturday, Oct. 17, 1998, in Clarksville.

He was a retired Episcopal priest after last serving St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church of Fort Smith. He attended the University of Missouri, College of the Ozarks, and Master of Divinity from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn. He was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Fort Smith, was on the board of Harbor House, member of the County Welfare Board and Noon Civics Club, past member of the Gateway Board, Standing Committee Diocese of Arkansas, Executive Committee Diocese of Arkansas, past delegate to two general conventions of the Episcopal Church, past delegate of the VII Province of the Episcopal Church, a retired major chaplain in the United States Army having served during World War II, and was preceded in death by his wife, Elveda Kutait.

Among the other churches he served were St. John’s Episcopal of Harrison, St. Andrew’s Episcopal of Mountain Home, Emmanuel Episcopal of Lake Village, St. Paul’s Episcopal of McGehee, St. Augustine’s Episcopal of Fort Smith, and St. Matthew’s Episcopal in Clarksville.

Survivors include two other daughters, Julia Sophia Dobbins of Fort Smith and Najla Louise Kutait of Tulsa, Okla.; one sister, Nita K. Fawcett of Fort Smith; three brothers, Dr. Kemal Kutait and Jesse Kutait, both of Fort Smith, and Edward Lee Kutait of Little Rock; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, at St. John’s Episcopal Church with burial at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Fort Smith. Arrangements were under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith.

Active pallbearers were Eddie Kutait, Page Kutait, Kemal Kutait Jr., Mark Parrish, Robin Fawcett, and Tony Drake.

Honorary pallbearers were Joe Oswald, Ade Lipede, Dr. Theo Fields, Charles McSwain, Clem Egleston, Father Hillary, Ben Daly, and Darrell Fortune.

Memorials may be made to St. John’s Episcopal Church, 215 North 6th, Fort Smith, AR 72901.

Verlin Vire

Verlin Vire, 72, of Peoria, Ill., brother of Aileen Terry of Clarksville, died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998, at his home.

He was a son of the late Lewis and Lura Reed Vire, attended Oark High School, graduated from Arkansas Tech University in Russellville and attended the University of Arkansas. He was a World War II veteran having served in the South Pacific during wartime, a laboratory technician for 43 years, and employed by the Catapillar Tractor Company of Peoria, Ill.

Survivors include one other sister, Jewell Pack of Springdale; one brother, Vernon Hartsil Vire of Ozark; three nephews; five nieces; six great-nephews; and four great-nieces.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carmon Austin officiating. Burial was in Patterson Springs Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Denton Vire, Dallas Vire, Clyde Hammons, Loyd Skaggs, Clyde Vire, and Eugene Vire.

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