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3/17/1999

Obituaries

Carl Barnard Dowe


Carl Barnard Dowe, 77, of Virginia Beach, Va., father of Charles Lindsay Dowe of Clarksville, died Tuesday, March 9, 1999.

He was a native of Norfolk, Va., son of the late Charlie Peterson and Edith Barnard Dowe, 1937 graduate of Portlock High School and a 1947 graduate of Duke University. He was a retired vice president of the Die and Cast Division of Anchor Post Products Inc., World War II veteran of the United States Navy, and member of Sandbridge Community Chapel of the United Methodist Church in Virginia Beach, Va.

Other survivors include his widow, Mrs. Madge (Margie) Baker Dowe; one daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and James J. Lynch of Burlington, Vt.; and two grandchildren, Cody Alexander Dowe and Cory Taylor Dowe, both of Clarksville.

Graveside services and burial were at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 13, at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens with Rev. Stephen D. Hays officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Lynnhaven Chapel, Virginia Beach, Va.

Memorials may be made to the Sandbridge Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 6113, Virginia Beach, VA 23456.

Mrs. Edna Jane Seeman


Mrs. Edna Jane Seeman, 87, of Lamar died Wednesday, March 10, 1999, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a member of the Holman Freewill Baptist Church, widow of Ed Seeman, daughter of the late Tom and Ada Pellham Cowell, and was preceded in death by one daughter, Juanita Reynolds Henry.

She is survived by two daughters, Arvetta Turner of Lamar and Murle Thomas of Seattle, Wash.; two sisters, Gladys Smith of West Fork and Velma Hamrick of Blue Lake, Calif.; two brothers, Hays Colvin of Sacramento, Calif., and Ward Colvin of San Pablo, Calif.; four grandchildren, Billie Henry of Lamar, Danny Turner of Dardanelle, Shirley Russell of Fort Smith, and Belinda Shannon of Livingston, Mont.; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 13, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bob Chronister officiating. Burial was in Holman Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Bub Pearson, Junior Manns, David Smith, Calvin Smith, Kenneth Smith, and Jimmy Don Jones.

Mrs. Hettie Keith


Mrs. Hettie Keith, 81, of Lamar died Friday, March 12, 1999, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a member of the Holman Freewill Baptist Church and daughter of the late Truman and Luevannie Thomas Alcorn.

Survivors include her husband, Alvin Keith; two sons, Edward Keith and Allen Keith, both of Clarksville; one sister, Jewell Watt of Bristow, Okla.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, March 15, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial was in Holman Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Hank Sparks, Ronnie Cowell, Eric Cowell, Don Freeman, James Alderson, and Travis Miller.

John C. Phillips


John C. Phillips, 74, of Clarksville died Monday, March 15, 1999, at his home.

He was a native of Hunt, son of the late Millard and May Nard Phillips, retired employee of Form-All in Knoxville, Baptist, Navy World War II veteran, and was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Phillips.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Jo Ann and Darril Hunt of Clarksville; one son and daughter-in-law, Harold D. and Brenda Phillips of Clarksville; three sisters, Ora Phillips of Hartman, Alta Gains of Ozark, and Syble Allen of Hartman; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, at Liberty Hill Church with Rev. Ira Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Hill Cemetery at Hunt.

Active pallbearers will be Johnny Little, Carroll Sherrell, Lester Belt, Allen Buskill, Larry Huff, and Walley Marler.

Honorary pallbearers will be L. D. Holland, David Davidson, Robert Holt, David Holt, and Bill Holt.

Lawrence Eugene Park


Lawrence Eugene (Larry) Park, 86, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1999, in Daytona Beach, Fla.

A native of Clarksville, he was a son of the late Eugene and Mattie Park, Navy veteran, attended The College of the Ozarks, and was a retired safety engineer with the Maryland Casualty Company in Baltimore, Md.

He moved to Florida in 1990, where he was an active member of the Ormond Beach Alliance Church, the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 84, American Veterans Post 500, Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 1263, Oceanside Rotary Club, Daytona Beach Clodbusters Men’s Choral Group, and the board of directors and treasurer for Windsor Apartments.

He is survived by one daughter, Lynda Gene Willing; one son, David E. Park; one brother, George Park of Quitman; three sisters, Florence Park of Quitman, Mary Hooten of Copperas Cove, Texas, and Louise Shaw of Noblesville, Ind.; six grandchildren, Steven Willing, Scott Willing, Dr. Karen Boone, Kristine Tilghman, David K. Park, and Wendy Geist; two great-grandchildren, Sydney Boone and Kaeli Tilghman; and numerous cousins.

Memorial services were conducted at the Ormand Beach Church on Feb. 8, and at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Baltimore, Md., on Feb. 26. Interment was in Maryland.

Memorials may be made to the Ormond Beach Alliance Church, 55 North Nova Road, Ormond Beach, FL 32174.

Levon Yates


Levon Yates, 62, died March 6, 1999, at Mound City, Kan.

He was a native of Red Star, son of the late Luster and Jeanetta Dixon Yates, attended Oark High School, moved to Missouri in the 1950s where he began farming, coached little league baseball teams, served in the United States Air Force, and was a 37-year employee of General Motors Leeds Plant in Kansas City, Mo., where he retired in 1991. After retirement he became involved in the woodcutting business and also began employment for Gepford Farms in Adrian, Mo., in 1995. He was preceded in death by seven siblings.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Patsy Loriane Todd Yates; three sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and DeeDee Yates, Troy and Mary Beth Yates, and Monty and Brenda Yates, all of Adrian, Mo.; four siblings, Roy Dale Yates of Archie, Mo., Lee Yates of Richmond, Calif., Iva Embry of Fort Smith, and Alice Miller of Seminole, Okla.; four grandchildren, Joshua, Chelsey, Dannielle and Alyxandria, all of Adrian, Mo.; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 10, at Atkinson Funeral Home Chapel in Adrian, Mo., with Rev. Robert Colston of the First Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Crescent Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Junior Grosshart, Jim Talley, Bill Darr, Dick Dickerson, Gary Ford, and Larry Cook.

Russell A. Hilton


Russell Anthony (Babe) Hilton, 43, of Clarksville died Monday, March 15, 1999, at his home.

A native of Clarksville, he was a member of the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, employee of GTE Telephone Company, and grandson of the late Bertha and Charlie Hilton Sr. and George Velte.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Teresa Hilton; two daughters, April Knee of Lamar and Naja Hilton of Clarksville; parents, E. Russell and Georgia Hilton of Clarksville; one sister, Francie Kenner of Clarksville; one brother, Mark Hilton of Clarksville; one grandchild, Tyler Williams of Lamar; grandmother, Mrs. Beatrice Velte of Clarksville; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Oliver and Bobbie Sexton of Lamar; two nieces and two nephews, Christie Einert, Kimberly Kenner, Jimmy Phillips, and Jordan Phillips, all of Clarksville.

Rosary was at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 17, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church with Father Victor Gillespie officiating. Burial will be in Holy Redeemer Catholic Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Sam Butler, Carl Velte Jr., Kent Cecil, Tommy Kramer, Robert Phillips, and Ron Pittman.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tim Hilton, Pat Hilton, Randy Hilton, Robert Hilton, Troy Hood, Todd Hood, Frank Hilton Sr., Roy Goodin, Brian Nichols, Charlie Hilton, Anthony Velte, Michael Velte, Steven Velte, Gale Velte, Stevie Hilton, Pete Kenner, Tim Skaggs, Frank Hilton, Steve Werner, Mike Werner, Chuck Joyner, Carl Velte, Freddy Hilton and Charlie Velte.

Troy Edward Brown


Troy Edward Brown, 82, of Clarksville died Friday, March 12, 1999, at Arkansas Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock.

A native of Clarksville, he was a son of the late Johnny and Lillie Patty Brown, World War II Army veteran, and retired from truck equipment sales.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ann Hanshew Brown; one daughter, Patricia Brown of Fayetteville; one son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Sherrie Brown of Russellville; one sister, Bobbie Siegfried of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two brothers, Hoyle J. Brown of La Puente, Calif., and Doye Brown of Edmond, Okla.; two grandchildren, Chris Brown and Troy Brown, both of Russellville; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, March 15, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carmon Austin officiating. Burial was in Liberty Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Argie Kendall, Hall Garrett, Cecil Hudson, Al Davis, Flynn Kinman, and Claud Hall.

Mrs. Wanetta B. Hays


Mrs. Wanetta B. Hays, 75, of Van Buren died Wednesday, March 10, 1999, in Van Buren.

She was a daughter of the late Guy R. and Nellie Morris Ralstin, widow of Hurley Hays, former resident of Coal Hill, and a Pentecostal. She was preceded in death by one son, Doyle Hays.

She is survived by three daughters, Virginia Phillips of Muldrow, Okla., Barbara Harris of Van Buren, and Linda Michelmann of Coal Hill; six sons, Jim Hays and Gary Lee Hays, both of Fort Smith, David Gene Hays of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Lester Ray Hays of San Diego, Calif., Paul Hays of Van Buren, and Ronnie Hays of Alma; one brother, Richard Raymond Ralstin; 28 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, March 12, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Hays officiating. Burial was in Hays Chapel Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Randy Hays, Jeremiah Hays, Stoney Hays, Leslie Fisher, Lester Hays, and George Michelmann.

Honorary pallbearers were Daniel Fisher, David Hays Jr., Ronnie Hays Jr. and Jerry Harris Jr.

W. W. Simpson


W. W. Simpson of Tulsa, Okla., died Saturday, March 13, 1999.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Genevieve Clark Simpson, a former resident of Johnson County; one son, Dr. Bobby Joe Simpson of St. Louis, Mo.; one grandson; and one granddaughter.

Burial was Tuesday, March 16, at Eastlawn Memorial in Tulsa, Okla.

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