July 27, 2021

5/26/1999

Obituaries

Mrs. Dortha Duty


Mrs. Dortha (Aunt Sissy) Duty, 89, of Fort Smith, formerly of Clarksville, died Tuesday, May 18, 1999, at her home.

She was a native of Johnson County, daughter of the late Lum and Mary Hunnicutt Warren, widow of Wylie Duty, and member of the North Park Baptist Church in Van Buren.

She is survived by three nephews, Warren Caudle of Van Buren, Archie Caudle of Fort Smith and Arch Warren Jr. of Oklahoma; two nieces, Nola Slack of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Mary Spankler of Fort Smith; eight great-nieces and great-nephews; and eight great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 20, at Oakland Cemetery with Rev. Larry Horne officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Mrs. Donna M. Magee


Mrs. Donna M. Magee, 60, of Watertown, S. D., died Friday, May 21, 1999, in Jenkins Living Center.

She was a native of Watertown, S. D., daughter of the late Ivan and Othillia Schiller Ramynke, graduate of Watertown High School, former nurse’s aide at St. Ann’s Hospital and Jenkins Methodist Home, and was preceded in death by one sister, Marilyn Ramynke.

Survivors include her husband, Dale Magee of Coal Hill; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Robert and Lovetta Magee of Mountain Home, Idaho, and William D. Magee of Watertown, S. D.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Joan and Mac McGlothlin of Coal Hill and Lori and Jerry Pledger of Ozark; one brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Mary Ramynke of Watertown, S. D.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Wake service was held at 6 p.m. Monday, May 24, at Wight and Fox Funeral Chapel in Watertown, S. D. Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, at Wight and Fox Funeral Chapel with Father Roger Geditz officiating. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Watertown, S. D.

David Lee Warren


David Lee Warren, 55, of Clarksville died Wednesday, May 19, 1999, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a native of Clarksville and former owner-operator of F & G Trucking Company, Farm and Garden Supply, and Small Engine Repair Service.

He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Cecil Mills, and grandparents, Melvil (Blue) and Effie Kerwin.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Nona Warren; one daughter and son-in-law, Deborah Lee and John David Beaupre of Clarksville; mother-in-law, Velta Mills of Clarksville; and one brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bruce and Charlsie Butler of Clarksville.

Funeral was at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 20, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Dr. Robert Brown officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Junior Young, Carl Easley, Keith Frost, Jesse Donaldson, Harold Davison, and Marvin Wade.

Honorary pallbearers were Verlon Harris, Jesse Campbell, Lester Mans, Thurman Bradshaw, and Tommy Sexton.

E. T. Vardaman


Funeral services for E. T. Vardaman, 67, of Little Rock, who died Thursday, May 20, 1999, were at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 22, in the chapel of Griffin Leggett Healey and Roth in Little Rock with Rev. Don Chancellor officiating. Graveside services and burial were at 3 p.m. at Oakland Cemetery in Clarksville.

Vardaman was in the retail furniture business in Little Rock for many years and owner of E. T.’s Bail Bonds for the past 16 years.

He was a son of the late Edward Tipton and Celia Lou Vardaman and was preceded in death by his first wife, Mabel Ellis Vardaman; one brother, Jim Vardaman; two sisters, Lorena Bean and Lois Simms; and one stepdaughter, Gwen Holland.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Carol Alexander Vardaman; one stepson, Derrick Alexander of Little Rock; one stepdaughter, Tauny Chaffin of Little Rock; two stepsons, Larry Ellis of Little Rock and Jack Ellis of Memphis, Tenn.; one sister, Lucille Wells Martin of Paris; and six grandchildren.

Mrs. Ingeborg Langguth


Mrs. Ingeborg Langguth, 72, of Lamar died Thursday, May 20, 1999, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home.

She was a native of Germany, daughter of the late August Camillo and Milada Maria Schubert Reinel, member of World Wide Church of God, and was preceded in death by one son, Ulich Langguth.

Survivors include her husband, Erich Langguth; two sons, Gerhard Langguth of Russellville and Alfred Langguth of Dallas, Texas; one sister, Margaret Reinel of Germany; and two grandchildren, Sarah Langguth and Karen Langguth, both of Pine Bluff.

Graveside services and burial were at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at the Annie’s Chapel Cemetery with Rev. William Condley officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

John Michial Brannen


Funeral for John Michial Brannen, 51, of Sherwood, who died Wednesday, May 19, 1999, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, was at 2 p.m. Monday, May 24, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial was in Knoxville Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Bryan Rider, Larry Rider, Jimmy Hudson, Leroy Morgan, Ronnie Paxson, and Edward Hudson.

Honorary pallbearers were Dwight Weymouth, Jim Warren, Dewey Ramsey, and Darren Childers.

He was a Baptist and son of the late Johnie Preslet Brannen.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Anne W. Brannen; one son, Christopher Trent Brannen of Cabot; mother, Joanna Lee Russell Brannen of Knoxville; two sisters, Ella Marie Paxson of Knoxville and Vicky Lints of Clarksville; one brother, Herbert Davis of Reardan, Wash.; and one niece, Jamie Alexandria Weymouth of Clarksville.

Johnnie Edward Riley


Johnnie Edward Riley, 66, of Hartman died Saturday, May 22, 1999, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a son of the late Franklin and Pliney Adkins Riley, native of Johnson County, and a member of the Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Georgia Steele Riley; one daughter, Marilyn Sue Morrow of Hornbeck, La.; one son, Johnny Douglas (J. D.) Riley of Killen, Texas; one sister, Thelma Moore of Cecil; one brother, Alfred Riley of Van Buren; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Kindrix officiating. Burial was in Hartman Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Terry Riley, Wesley Riley, Bill Riley, Ray Riley, Frankie Poyner, and Bobby Morrow.

Honorary pallbearers were Tommy Dorney, James Dorney, Leo Chrisman, Bill Steele, and Doug Steele.

John L. Zimpel


John L. Zimpel, 80, of Clarksville died Tuesday, May 18, 1999, at the Veterans Hospital in Little Rock.

A native of Sterling, Okla., he was a son of the late Joseph M. and Regina Werner Zimpel, Coast Guard veteran of World War II, member of the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, and American Legion Bunch Walton Post No. 22, graduate of Subiaco Academy, and past president of Clarksville Rotary Club.

He began selling homemade hot tamales in 1932, and was the owner-operator of several businesses in Clarksville during the past 45 years including City Food Shop, Quality Market, Fairway Market, Holiday Lanes, A. G. Food Market, and Holiday Coin Laundry.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Hedwig Zimpel, and one brother, Joseph W. Zimpel.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Loretta Zimpel; four daughters, Mrs. Danny (Mary) Smith of Houston, Texas, Mrs. Albert (Jeanie) Baltz of Fayetteville, Mrs. Glenn (Margie) Trembley of Omaha, Neb., and Judy Zimpel of Fayetteville; one son, John B. Zimpel of Mabelvale; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Barry (Debbie) Park of Clarksville and Donna Davis of Sallisaw, Okla.; one sister, Margaret Bachner of Clarksville; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and four stepgrandchildren.

Rosary service was at 7 p.m. Friday, May 21, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel by Abbot Jerome Kodell. Funeral mass was at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 22, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church with Rev. Victor Gillespie, Rev. Raphael DeSalvo, Rev. Sebastian Beshoner, and Rev. David Bellinghausen officiating. Burial was in Holy Redeemer Catholic Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Charlie Bauer, Gene Raible, Al Lorfing, Kent Cecil, Hank Paladino, and John Hilton.

Honorary pallbearers were Bob Bender, Bernard Crabtree, Freeman Wish, Floyd Pledger, Edward Fritchie, and Donald Plugge.

Mrs. Lorene M. Laster


Mrs. Lorene M. Laster, 89, of Coal Hill died Friday, May 21, 1999, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home.

She was a member of the Church of Christ, widow of Homer Laster, and daughter of the late Mitchell and Edna Hurt King.

She is survived by one daughter, Gail Williams of Coal Hill; one son, James Douthit of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Lisa Sturdivant of Ozark, Melissa Bramlett of Fort Smith, Robin Hudspeth of Lamar, and Mark Douthit of Nashville, Tenn.; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 25, at the Coal Hill Cemetery with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Murl E. Goodin


Murl E. Goodin, 82, of Little Rock died Monday, May 17, 1999.

He was a son of the late George and Martha Goodin, World War II veteran and served in the 84th Infantry, recipient of the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart, member of Toastmasters International and NARFE, and a Baptist.

He retired in 1976 after 37 years of federal service from the Little Rock District Corps of Engineers where he was selected to be a member of the Gallery of Distinguished Employees. He also served as a volunteer for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Hunter Safety Program for many years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Polly Hughes Goodin, four brothers and three sisters.

Survivors include one sister, Lillian Goodin Muldoon of Whittier, Calif.; one stepsister, Geneva Bell Williamson of Mabelvale; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral was at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, in the chapel of Griffin Leggett Healey and Roth in Little Rock with burial in Rest Hills Cemetery.

Mrs. Martha Scroggins


Mrs. Martha (Jettie) Jannette Scroggins, 87, died in a Lawton (Oklahoma) nursing home.

She was a native of Johnson County, daughter of the late Robert Lee and Rachel D. Parker Riley, widow of Jeff Scroggins, a Baptist, 15-year employee of Greswald Cleaners, and was preceded in death by one daughter, Betty Lou Delaney; granddaughter, Kelley Diane Newson; two sisters, Lizabeth Crooks and Letha Mae Dunn Davis; and two brothers, Marvin Esther Riley and William E. (Bill) Riley.

Survivors include one daughter, Jo Anna Nelsen of Lawton, Okla.; one son, Mickie Scroggins of Clinton, Okla.; one sister, Alpha Hyder of Hartman; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 11 a.m. May 6 at Highland Cemetery with Rev. David Gordon officiating.

Mrs. Neita Jo Isenhart


Mrs. Neita Jo Isenhart, 67, of Hartman died Thursday, May 20, 1999, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a Baptist, retired beautician, daughter of the late John Wiley and Hattie Carlislie Roberts, and preceded in death by one sister, Marie McAnally, and two brothers, Jasper Dewey Roberts and Heartsille Ragon Roberts.

Survivors include her husband, Wayne Isenhart; one daughter, Karen Jo Hall of Republic, Mo.; four sisters, Mabel Ashlock, Gussie Yasevich, and Jonnie Teltow, all of Clarksville, and Faye Sisk of Lamar; and two grandchildren, Steven Hall of Hartman and Angie Hall of Coal Hill.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, May 24, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Ken Ashlock officiating. Burial was in Minnow Creek Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Ronnie Roberts, Bob McAnally, Mac Clark, Gayland Holman, George Palmer, and Gary Jacobs.

Honorary pallbearers were Randy Teltow, Don Ashlock, Tom McAnally, John Bowman, James Robinson, Bill Adams, Lester Hampton, Pat Warren, and John O’Quest.

Mrs. Onnie M. Miracle


Mrs. Onnie M. Miracle, 86, of Clarksville died Sunday, May 23, 1999, at her home.

She was a member of First Landmark Baptist Church, widow of Walter I. Miracle, and daughter of the late Charles W. and Ellen Hudson Hartlein.

She is survived by two daughters, Eldarene Sexton and Murieta Rogers, both of Clarksville; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 27, at the First Landmark Baptist Church with Rev. Vernon Bass officiating.

Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Charles Sanford, Doyle Caldwell, Wayne Pyron, Wendell Lee, Nathan Caldwell, and Justin Sanford.

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