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4/7/1999

Obituaries

Mrs. Beulah A. Voss


Mrs. Beulah A. Voss, 93, of Clarksville died Saturday, April 3, 1999, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home.

She was a native of the Pittsburg Community near Lamar, daughter of the late Oscar Monroe and Virginia Elizabeth Burns North, widow of Vandilla Voss, attended Minnow Creek School, member of the Mt. Home Freewill Baptist Church and Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, and a retired farmer and peach grower. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Marshall North and Newman North, and one sister, Eula Hendricks.

She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Latricia and Jerry Lingenfelter of Claremore, Okla.; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Raymond and Hannah North of Clarks-
ville and Everette North of Jonesboro, Ga.; one grandson and spouse, Scott and Sarah Lingenfelter of Wheaton, Ill.; one granddaughter, Ann Lingenfelter of Tulsa, Okla.; three nieces and spouses, Peggy and J. P. Mason and Nina and Earl Mason, all of Clarksville, and Betty Jean Boatwright of Texas; and a cousin and spouse, Marcie and Paul Martin of Clarksville.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Vernon Bass officiating. Burial will be in Minnow Creek Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Jerry Lingenfelter, Scott Lingenfelter, Earl Mason, Alvin Mason, James Wesley North, and Wayne Pyron.

Honorary pallbearers will be Allie Kraus, J. P. Mason Jr., Paul Martin, John Hern, and Leonard Richards.

Mrs. Faye E. Pledger


Mrs. Faye Elizabeth Pledger, 86, of Danville died Wednesday, March 31, 1999, at her home.

A native of Danville, she was a daughter of the late C. C. and Maude Estella Gatlin Sharpe, widow of Raymond Pledger, member of the Dan-
ville United Methodist Church, and was preceded in death by two brothers, Courtney Sharpe and Clayborne Sharpe.

Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, John and Cheryl Pledger of Clarksville, Jim and Geneva Pledger of Danville, and Bill and Lynne Pledger of Conway; two sisters, Allie Maude Grace of Danville and Mary Misenhiemer of Little Rock; six grandchildren, Martha Kay Cahill of Morrilton, Courtnie Pledger, Tiffany Smithhart and Christy Pledger, all of Conway, John G. Pledger of Russellville, and Holly Pledger of Clarksville; and three great-grandchildren, Drew Cahill and Tyler Cahill, both of Morrilton, and Laken Pledger of Conway.

Funeral was at 11 a.m. Friday, April 2, at the Danville United Methodist Church with Rev. Wade Schownes officiating.

Burial was in Earl Ladd Cemetery at Danville under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville.

Memorials may be made to the Danville United Methodist Church, Danville, AR 72833.

John Davis


John Davis, 93, of Clarksville died Friday, April 2, 1999, in Clarksville Convalescent Home.

He was a native of Coal Hill, son of the late Thomas M. and Julia E. Butts Davis, retired coal miner, and was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Violet Davis.

He is survived by three sons, John A. Davis of Little Rock, Sammy L. Davis of Bryant, and J. R. (Jimmy) Davis of Norfolk, Va.; one sister, Lucille Baker of Kansas; five grandchildren, Michael Shane Davis of Mt. Home, Deborah C. Leigh of Hurst, Texas, Hunter L. Davis of Bryant, and Melissa Graves and Stephanie L. Williams, both of Clarksville; and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, April 5, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Carmon Austin officiating. Burial was in Coal Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Cecil Brown, Hunter Davis, Michael Shane Davis, Hal Graves, Tommy Moore, and Buddy Rogers.

Jimmie (Jim) Moore


Jimmie (Jim) Moore, 70, of Fort Smith died Wednesday, March 31, 1999.

He was a maintenance employee for Trane Industries, World War II Army veteran, member of Heritage Baptist Church, member and past president of Local 716 UAW, and a mediator for the state of Arkansas Labor Department under Governor David Pryor.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ann Moore; three daughters, Linda Hall, Charlotte Bartlett and Connie Harp, all of Clarksville; one stepdaughter, Gail Jones of Fort Smith; two sons, Jim D. Moore of Lamar and Michael R. Moore of Fort Smith; one stepson, Wayne Jones of Van Buren; one sister, Coleta of Gans, Okla.; three brothers, Chet Moore and Birdie Moore, both of Fresno, Calif., and Freeman Moore of Gans, Okla.; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 11 a.m. Monday, April 5, at Heritage Baptist Church.

Burial was in the U. S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Putman Funeral Home of Fort Smith.

Pallbearers were Pat O’Brien, Ed Davidson, Randal Barbery, Bill Barbery, Bill Martin, and Brad Lewis.

J. D. Yarbrough


J. D. Yarbrough, 74, of Maxwell, Calif., died Wednesday, March 31, 1999, in California.

He was a native of Clarksville, son of the late Hobart C. and Paula Jones Yarbrough, 1944 graduate of Clarksville High School, graduate of The College of the Ozarks in Clarksville, and performed graduate studies at the University of Arkansas and Stanford University in California. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, rancher, an academic counselor and golf coach at Chabot College in Hayward, Calif., for several years, and was preceded in death by one son, Kirby Yarbrough.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Maureen Yarbrough; one son, Dane Yarbrough of San Francisco, Calif.; three sisters, Oleta Payne of Clarksville, Jessie Park of Russellville, and Alpha Klotz of Russell; and one brother, Loral Yarbrough of Mesa, Ariz.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 8, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Bill Woodard officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Bo Klotz, Kenneth Douthit, Danny Park, Rick Smith, Jack Phillips, and Sammy Wish.

Honorary pallbearers will be E. G. Smith, Stewart Willey, Fritz Ehren, Francis Pitts, Johnny Bock, and Dan Edwards.

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

Memorials may be made to the J. D. Yarbrough Co-Curricular Scholarship Fund, 25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward, CA 94545.

Ralph Elwood Beal Jr.


Ralph Elwood Beal Jr., 80, of Ozone died Monday, April 5, 1999, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a son of the late Ralph Elwood and Vina Dickerson Beal, member of the Stillwell Baptist Church, a 22-year employee of the U. S. Postal Service, and was preceded in death by one brother, John Beal of Ackerly, Texas.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. M. E. Vance Beal; two daughters and sons-in-law, Laura and Steve Thulis of Clarksville and Mary Jan and Jay Cannon of Woodstock, Ga.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Elwood (Ann) Beal III of Garland, Texas, and Mr. and Mrs. James Vance (Molly) Beal of Rowlett, Texas; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 7, at Stillwell Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Goodman and Rev. Vernon Bass officiating. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 9, at Restland Memorial Cemetery in Dallas, Texas. Local arrangements are under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Mrs. Wanda Faye Hook


Mrs. Wanda Faye Hook, 61, of Gentry died Sunday, April 4, 1999, in Siloam Springs Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Oark to Ester and Haven H. Lawrence Reeves, and was a former resident of Siloam Springs and Gravette.

Survivors include her husband, Arthur C. Hook; four sons, Arthur Cody Hook of Gentry, Donny Phillips of Decatur, Steve Phillips of the home, and Earl Phillips of Siloam Springs; two daughters, Cindy Fullerton of Siloam Springs and Shelly Cooke of Aztec, N. M.; one stepson, Floyd Hook of Gentry; one stepdaughter, Shirley Hook of Dallas, Texas; one brother, Arnold Reeves of Conway; one sister, Argie McCarley of Conway; two half-sisters, Virgie Dalton of Rogers and Alice Presser of Clarksville; 16 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, at Wasson Memorial Chapel in Siloam Springs with Rev. Dennis Jech officiating. Burial will be in Gentry Cemetery. WIDTH=”100%”>

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