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3/10/1999

Obituaries

Mrs. Betty M. Sparks


Funeral for Mrs. Betty M. Bradley Sparks, 69, of Grove, Okla., who died Saturday, March 6, 1999, at Grove General Hospital will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 10, at Hinderliter-Woodard Chapel in Grove, Okla., with Rev. Leo Culver officiating. Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. at the Holman Cemetery near Lamar.

She was a daughter of Nealy and Vannie Harmon Bradley, member of the Grove First United Methodist Church and the Iris Garden Club of Grove, Okla., and was preceded in death by one sister, Marveline Jones of Vallejo, Calif., and stepmother, Lucille Link of Bixby, Okla.

Survivors include her husband, Rowland Sparks; one daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Gary Harris of Independence, Mo.; two brothers, Gene Bradley of Concord, Calif., and James Bradley of Turlock, Calif.; and two granddaughters, Reagan and Alissa Harris of Independence, Mo.

Edward Lloyd Mauldin


Edward Lloyd Mauldin, 69, of Springdale, son of Mrs. Ollie Ragan Mauldin of Clarksville, died March 2, 1999, in Springdale.

He was a native of Tinsman, son of the late Rev. Clece Fuller Mauldin, and had taught school for 25-plus years.

Other survivors include his widow, Mrs. Lavelle Mauldin; two sons, Kerry Mauldin of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Michael Mauldin of Fayetteville; four daughters, Sheri Quin and Lori Mauldin, both of Springdale, Daunelle Bishop of Siloam Springs, and Erin Deleeuw of Fort Hood, Texas; one brother, Cecil Mauldin of Chattanooga, Tenn.; two sisters, Doris Pitts of Clarksville and Bessie Spurgin of Panama City, Fla.; and ten grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 5, at Trinity Temple Assembly of God Church in Fayetteville with Kerry Mauldin and Rev. Don Evans officiating.

Burial was in Zion Cemetery under the direction of Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home.

Hoyt Jackson Campbell


Hoyt Jackson Campbell, 71, died Monday, March 8, 1999, at his home in Smyrna, Tenn.

A native of Lamar, he was a son of the late Grover Lee and Etta Sara Jones Campbell, U. S. veteran of World War II and the Korean War, member of the Baptist Church and a retired jig builder at Textron. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frankie Virginia Creager Campbell; and four brothers, Clyde Campbell, Eldon Campbell, Edgar Campbell, and Claude Campbell.

He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Marla Kim and Ray Mullins of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Christina and Steve Neal of Smyrna, Tenn.; one stepdaughter, Lani Marie Davis Harris of Purvis; two sisters, Betty Fay Schmidt of Tacoma, Wash., and Amanda Ray Wilson of Columbus, Miss.; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services and burial will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, at Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

Larry J. Rogers


Larry J. Rogers, 52, of Hope died Saturday, March 6, 1999, at Wadely Regional Hospital in Texarkana, Texas.

A native of Clarksville, he was a son of the late Estle and Ethel Scott Rogers, and employed as an equipment operator for Bobo and Bain Construction.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Pat Rogers; two sons, Joe Sasser of Stafford, Va., and Tony Sasser of Manassas, Va.; one sister, Carol England of Lonoke; three brothers, Sonny Rogers of Dover, Jerry Rogers of Houston, Texas, and Ronnie Rogers of Morrilton; and three grandchildren, Tiffany Bland and Daniel Bland, both of Tulsa, Okla., and Brittney Thomas of Virginia.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joey Goodin officiating. Burial will be in West Mt. Zion Cemetery near Hartman.

Mrs. Mildred E. Boen


Mrs. Mildred E. Boen, 92, of Clarksville died Tuesday, March 2, 1999, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a native of Mascoutah, Ill., daughter of the late Frank and Katy Meyer Bieser, widow of Walter Boen, member of the First Presbyterian Church, and member of the Clarksville Chapter No. 172 Order of the Eastern Star where she was a three-time matron of honor, grand chaplain in 1980, grand representative to California from 1983-85 and served on the board for the Order of Rainbow for Girls.

She is survived by one nephew, Bob Bieser of Dayton, Nev.

Funeral was at 3 p.m. Friday, March 5, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lance Jones officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Bob Beiser, Bill O’Neal, Sam Molinaro, Steve Rinke, Mike Jacobs, and Bud Cagle.

Mrs. Mabelle Kurtz


Mrs. Mabelle Kurtz, 98, of Clarksville died Monday, March 1, 1999, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home.

She was the widow of Otto Kurtz and member of the Jehovah’s Witness.

She is survived by one daughter, Clara Rubick of New Orleans, La.; three grandchildren, Jeanette Rubick of New Orleans, La., Michael Rubick of Great Falls, Mont., and Steve Garner of Sacramento, Calif.; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Friday, March 5, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel with Levon Kinsey officiating. Burial was in Coal Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Steve Garner, Michael Garner, Joe Glenn, Eric Hurst, Roy Morris, and R. L. Speaks.

Mrs. Marie Smith


Mrs. Marie Smith, 91, of Cooper, Texas, formerly of the Spadra Community, died Friday, March 5, 1999, in Cooper, Texas.

She was a native of Yantis, Texas, daughter of the late Robert Washington and Emma Brunetta Britt Morrison, widow of E. G. (Bill) Smith, and member of the Spadra Methodist Church.

She is survived by three daughters, Emma Jo Berry of Cooper, Texas, Margie Bogue of Omaha, Neb., and Sybil Day of Kansas City, Mo.; two sons, C. C. Eaves Jr. of Clarksville and Carl Eaves of Anthony, Fla.; three brothers, Millard Morrison of Clarksville, Texas, Melvin Morrison of Fritch, Texas, and Marvin Morrison of Greenville, Texas; 18 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, March 8, at the Spadra Methodist Church with Rev. Carmon Austin officiating.

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

Pallbearers were Joe Fetters, John Sanders, Kevin Sanders, Russell Lee Stokes, Doug Sumner, and Gene Raible.

Mrs. Marie Westover


Mrs. Marie Westover, 72, of Hartman died Tuesday, March 9, 1999, at her home.

She was a native of the Montana Community and daughter of the late Willie Cecil and Myrtle Farley Epperson.

Survivors include her husband, Tommy Westover; one daughter, Donna L. Garner of Corvallis, Ore.; one son, Carl Westover of Hartman; four brothers, Benny Epperson of Russellville, Pete Epperson and Jack Epperson, both of Hartman, and Bill Epperson of San Diego, Calif.; three grandchildren, Kathleen Powers of Hartman, Brian Johnson of Coal Hill, and Keith Allen Johnson of Corvallis, Ore.; and two great-grandchildren, Jimmy Powers and Johnny Powers, both of Hartman.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 11, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Johnson officiating. Burial will be in West Mount Zion Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Carl Westover, W. C. Epperson Jr., Benny Epperson, Raymond Wilson, Tommy Wilson, and Jackie Thomas.

Neal R. Domerese


Neal R. Domerese, 31, of Wentzville, Mo., grandson of the late Arch and Myrtle Domerese of Clarksville and Reginald Branch of Russellville, died Friday, March 5, 1999, at his home.

A native of St. Charles, Mo., he was an elementary education music teacher at Daniel Boone Grade School in New Melle, Mo., the past three years, former music director at Garden Baptist Church of Bridgeton, Mo., member of the National Educators, and received a master’s degree in education from National Louis University in Chicago, Ill., in February 1999. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Marrissa Hope Domerese.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Lynette A. Murray Domerese; one son, Dalton Lee Domerese of the home; parents, Wayne and Sidney S. Branch Domerese of Wentzville, Mo.; one sister and brother-in-law, Karla and Walt Lockley of St. Charles, Mo.; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim and Rena Domerese of Mt. Shasta, Calif., Dale and Regina Domerese of Eagle, Idaho, and Keith and Dori Domerese of Cortez, Calif.; and grandmother, Norma Branch of Russellville.

Funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 10, at Baue Chapel of Wentzville with burial in Linn Cemetery in Wentzville, Mo.

Memorials may be sent to Love, Inc., or the charity of the donor’s choice, % Baue Funeral Home, 1575 West Pearce Blvd., Wentzville, MO 63385.

Mrs. Nancy Kay Johnson


Graveside services and burial for Mrs. Nancy Kay Johnson, 43, of Van Buren, who died Saturday, March 6, 1999, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, at the Holman Cemetery north of Lamar. Arrangements are under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.

She attended the Golden Hills Community Church in Brentwood, Calif., and was a former employee of Raleys’ Deli in Oakley, Calif.

Survivors include her husband, Rick Johnson; one daughter, Dawn Caviness of Van Buren; one son, William Johnson of the home; one sister, Linda Wise of Pittsburg, Calif.; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Richard and Hettie Johnson of Van Buren.

Mrs. Nancy G. Tamuty


Mrs. Nancy Geisler Tamuty, 61, of Phoenix, Ariz., died Feb. 28, 1999, in Phoenix, Ariz.

She was a native of Hartman, graduate of Hartman High School and the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, and a retired school teacher and interior decorator.

Survivors include her husband, Don Tamuty; parents, Mickle and Eddyth Temple Geisler of Clarksville; and one brother, Mickey T. Geisler of Conroe, Texas.

A memorial service was held at 9 a.m. Friday, March 5, in Hansen Chapel in Phoenix, Ariz.

Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation.

Mrs. Ruby Mae Perry


Mrs. Ruby Mae Perry, 82, of Lamar died Thursday, March 4, 1999, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a daughter of the late Benjamin Harrison and Mary Susie Smith Warren and a Pentecostal.

Survivors include her husband, Henry Thomas Perry; three sons and daughters-in-law, Billy Wayne and Linda Perry and Gerald Don and Jackie Perry, all of Muskogee, Okla., and Steven Rex and Eunice Perry of Olive Branch, Miss.; seven sisters, Charlotte McAlister of Modesto, Calif., Helen Jarvis and Lorena Smith, both of Oklahoma City, Okla., Elizabeth Smith of Seminole, Okla., Minnie Sears of Harrah, Okla., Barbara Parker of Selma, Calif., and Gean Fields of Witherbee, Wyo.; one brother, Kermit Warren of Hartman; ten grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, March 8, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Wood officiating. Burial was in Minnow Creek Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Odis Sears, Billy Perry Jr., Derek Phillips, Dale Perry, Chris Perry, and Charles Dodge.

Thomas J. Milton


Funeral for Thomas J. (Tom) Milton, 54, of Little Rock, who died Wednesday, March 3, 1999, was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 6, at Fellowship Bible Church with Bill Parkinson officiating. Graveside services and burial were at Shrygley Cemetery at Coal Hill. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Chenal Funeral Home of Little Rock.

Memorials may be made to Fellowship Bible Church (the worship or student ministry), 12601 Hinson Road, Little Rock, AR 72212; Young Life of Central Arkansas, Box 26066, Little Rock, AR 72221; or Campus Crusade for Christ (Agape Eesti), 123 Valley Club Circle, Little Rock, AR 72212.

He was a native of Fort Smith, graduate of Fort Smith Senior High, Harding University, the National War College and the National Commander’s Communication Center at the Pentagon.

He was a member of Fellowship Bible Church where he served as a production assistant in the worship ministry, a fund-raiser volunteer for Central Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute (CARTI) and Young Life, vice president for On Hold Marketing and a past City Director of the city of Little Rock.

He was a retired Lieutenant Colonel with the United States Air Force Reserve after having served in the 188th Tactical Fighter Group and as squadron commander of the 96th Combat Support Squadron at the Little Rock Air Force Base.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Dee Milton; two daughters, Sherri Funk of Maumelle and Elizabeth Milton of Little Rock; one son, Michael Milton of Conway; two brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Mary Lee Milton of Urbana, Ill., and Jim and Wanda Milton of Conway; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dr. Vera Leaf Pearl


Dr. Vera Leaf Pearl, 95, of Clarksville died Sunday, March 7, 1999, at her home.

She was a dermatologist, daughter of the late Theodore and Annice Ericsson Leaf, widow of Dr. Allen S. Pearl, and was preceded in death by two sisters, Norma L. Bryant and Eva Bartlett.

She is survived by one niece, Marilyn McKinney of Martinez, Calif.; four great-nieces, Pam Pruett of Clarksville, Cindy Phillips of Richardson, Texas, and Carol Eleopolous and Beverly Villegas, both of California; one nephew, Robert W. Bartlett Sr. of Mesa, Ariz.; four great-nephews, Robert W. Bartlett Jr. of Coppell, Texas, Arthor Kotch of Brunswick, Maine, Patrick McKinney of Nevada, and Michael McKinney of Oregon; 21 great-great-nieces and nephews; and two great-great-great-nieces.

The body was cremated. Local arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

William A. Chronister


Funeral for William Aaron Chronister, who died Wednesday, March 3, 1999, was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Smith. Burial was in Minnow Creek Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Tom Ogden, Bob Poole, Holden Davis, Bob Williams, and Othel Armstrong.

He was a member of Franklin Masonic Lodge No. 9 in Clarksville and the First Freewill Baptist Church and was preceded in death by one son, William Don Chronister.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Nora Emiline Chronister; one son, Clishon Chronister of Van Buren; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Leota Mae Smith


Mrs. Leota Mae Smith, 85, of Clarksville died Monday, March 8, 1999, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

A native of Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Toy and Nettie Hinson Pitts, widow of Sidney Smith, member of the Assembly of God Church, and a retired practical nurse having worked in Branson, Mo., Mission and McAllen Texas, Eureka Springs and Mountain Home.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Sidney L. and Billie Smith of Clarksville; one brother, Toy Arnel Pitts of Clarksville; two grandchildren, John Smith of Kansas City, Mo., and Jo Ann Kinsey of Fort Smith; and one great-grandchild.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 11, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Stillwell Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, at Hardwicke Funeral Home.

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