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6/23/1999

Obituaries

Cecil Holman


Cecil Holman, 72, of Sikeston, Mo., died Saturday, June 12, 1999, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

A native of Johnson County, he was a son of the late Pierce and Elizabeth King Holman, a self-employed building contractor, U. S. Navy World War II veteran, past commander of Henry Meldrum American Legion Post 114, member of the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, SEMO Shrine Club and Order of the Eastern Star No. 137.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Lenna Vee Mitchell Holman; two sons, Clint Holman of Sikeston, Mo., and Mike Holman of Lebanon, Tenn.; two daughters, Ann Burns of Sikeston, Mo., and Pat Orosz of Nashville, Tenn.; two brothers, Donald Holman of Dallas, Texas, and Morris Holman of Mesquite, Texas; two sisters, Juanita Cole and Ruth Sims of Clarksville; and four grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, June 14, at Ponder Funeral Home with Pat Hogan officiating. Masonic rites were conducted. Military graveside services and burial were at Garden of Memories Cemetery.

Mrs. Elizabeth Gee


Mrs. Elizabeth Gee, 75, of Coal Hill died Tuesday, June 15, 1999, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home.

She was a native of Belfast, Northern Ireland, daughter of the late Alfred and Isabella Dunne Carr, widow of Richard Henry Gee, attended the Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall, and was preceded in death by two sons, Richard Henry Gee Jr. and Timothy Gee.

She is survived by three daughters, Cheryl Miller of Coal Hill, Elizabeth Fridley of Covington, Va., and Denise Martinez of Murrieta, Calif.; one son, Terry Gee of Las Vegas, Nev.; one sister, Eleanora Samway of Ireland; two brothers, Albert Carr and John Carr, both of Ireland; 21 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 19, at Oakland Cemetery with Lee Lewis officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Mrs. Ethelene Johnson


Mrs. Ethelene Johnson, 90, of Clarksville died Wednesday, June 16, 1999, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a native of Clarksville, daughter of the late Jess and Mattie Minnie Martin, widow of Wesley Johnson, member of the Second Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by one daughter, Uldean Kirshberger.

Survivors include one daughter, Virdalene Chandler of Saucier, Miss.; one son-in-law, Carl Kirshberger of Clarksville; two sisters, Florence Medford of Slidell, La., and Leola Williams of Clarksville; four grandchildren, Carolyn Kirshberger of Clarksville, Michael Kirshberger of San Diego, Calif., Johnny Chandler of Georgia, and David Chandler of Mississippi; and nine great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 19, at Stillwell Cemetery with Rev. Joe Craft officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Mrs. Faye S. Basham


Mrs. Faye Stuart Basham, 75, of Clarksville died Wednesday, June 16, 1999, at Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Okla.

She was a native of Knoxville, daughter of the late Grady and Eula Cleveland Stuart, widow of John David Basham, graduate of Lamar High School and the University of the Ozarks, received a master’s degree from the University of Arkansas, and was a member of the University of the Ozarks Alumni Association, First Presbyterian Church and the Presbyterian Women’s Association.

Survivors include three daughters, Suzanne Coots of Siloam Springs, Elizabeth Gooch of Sand Springs, Okla., and Sara Miller of Fort Smith; three sons, Stuart Basham of Piedmont, Okla., and Richard Basham and Carey Basham, both of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Rita Young of Clarksville and Jemi LaVasque of Jacksonville; ten grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, June 18, at the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. John Shell officiating.

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

Pallbearers were Todd Kraut, Aaron Basham, Jon LaVasque, David Basham, Henry Branch, and James LaVasque.

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

Mrs. Iva Jane Dickerson


Mrs. Iva Jane Dawson Dickerson, 91, of Mulberry died Tuesday, June 15, 1999, at Beverly Health and Rehab in Van Buren.

A native of Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late John Henry and Lavinne Prime Dawson, widow of Oddie Dickerson, and a member of the Church of the Nazarene.

She is survived by one daughter, Melba Hurd of Dyer; two sons, Charles and Johnnie Dickerson, both of Mulberry; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 17, at Centerpoint Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Hubert Staggs and Rev. Charles Christian officiating.

Burial was in New Cemetery at Mulberry under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.

Active pallbearers were Jerry Dickerson, Joe Burnett, Freddie Davidson, Max Dodson, Dale Wagner and Johnny Henson.

Honorary pallbearers were Lonnie Nichols, Johnny Collett, Joe Benham and Doug Wilkins.

Mrs. Lillian M. Clark


Mrs. Lillian Marie Clark, 75, of Oklahoma City, Okla., died Saturday, May 29, 1999.

She was a native of Clarksville, daughter of the late Webb and Bertha Hamilton of Clarksville, 1942 graduate of Clarksville High School, and a member of Rancho Village Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Haston W. Clark; one daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Geary Azlin; one son and daughter-in-law, Larry R. and Ginger Clark; and two granddaughters, Lisa and Amy Azlin.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, at Rancho Village Baptist Church with Rev. Floyd McKee officiating.

Burial was in Resthaven Cemetery under the direction of Vondell L. Smith and Son Mortuary.

Mrs. Polly E. Gentry


Mrs. Polly Estella (Stella) Gentry, 84, of Russellville, mother of Dorothy Shook of Clarksville, died Sunday, June 20, 1999, at AMI St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville.

She was a member of the Assembly of God Church, widow of Bennie Gentry, daughter of the late Martin and Dora Dossie Reed, native of Spiro, Okla., former resident of Delaware, and was preceded in death by one daughter, Dora Hubbard, and seven brothers.

Survivors include four sons, J. R. Gentry of Havana, James Gentry of Russellville and Johnny Gentry and Tommie Gentry, both of Midland, Texas; two other daughters, Ola Jessen and Cathy Mackie, both of Russellville; ten grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 23, at Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel in Dardanelle with Rev. Robbie Jackson and Rev. Kenny Jay officiating. Burial will be in Graves Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Tony Witter, Matt Kotch, Benny Shook, Scott Strand, Jon T. Gentry, Thomas Hellmer, and Chris Gentry.

Mrs. Renee G. Larson


Mrs. Renee G. Larson of Clarksville died Wednesday, June 16, 1999, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a daughter of the late Tom and Gladys Wiley Stuart.

Survivors include her husband, E. Kenneth Larson; two sons, Paul Larson of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Richard A. Reed of Chico, Calif.; one brother, Bob J. Stuart of Dublin, Calif.; two nieces, Tina McAlester of Van Buren and Stacy Johnson of Fort Smith; and six grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 24, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel.

The body was cremated.

Mrs. Suzanne Carpenter


Mrs. Suzanne Jean Carpenter, 54, of Ojai, Calif., daughter of Bruce and Louise Church of Dearborn, Mich., formerly of Route 1, Hartman, died Monday, June 14, 1999.

She was a native of Detroit, Mich., former resident of Ventura County, Calif., associate director of Ventura Medical Foundation, retired mail carrier, and a 1973 graduate of California State University at Northridge with a bachelor of arts degree in history.

Other survivors include two sons, Erin and Seth of Ojai, Calif.; one daughter, Rebecca Carpenter of Oxnard, Calif.; and two granddaughters, Savanah of Oxnard, Calif., and Courteney of Ojai, Calif.

Memorial mass was at 11 a.m. Friday, June 18, at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Ojai, Calif., with Rev. Gary E. Sanders officiating.

Memorials may be made to Hogar Infantil (orphanage), c/o St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Ojai, Calif.

Samuel O. McReynolds


Samuel Owen McReynolds, 66, of Clarksville died Friday, June 18, 1999, from injuries sustained in an airplane crash at Altus.

He was a native of New Blaine and son of the late Elmer and Leona Sisk McReynolds. He retired from the U. S. Army as a lieutenant colonel, was a pilot in the 101st airborn division having served two tours in Vietnam, and was the recipient of distinguished honors and medals throughout his career. He was a graduate of Arkansas Tech University in Russellville and the officer command school at Leavenworth, Kan., and also did graduate work at the University of Tennessee. After retirement he ventured into private enterprises with the most recent being the designing and developing of an Airport Community at Altus.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Winnie McReynolds; one daughter, Peggy Sneegas of Topeka, Kan.; one son, John McReynolds of Slidell, La.; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gran and Neva Reynolds of Clarksville; two stepsons, Roy Slocum Jr. of Branson, Mo., and David Slocum of Shreveport, La.; and eight grandchildren.

A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 21, at the First Presbyterian Church in Clarksville with Rev. Lance Jones officiating.

The body was cremated.

Local arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Mrs. Thelma I. Ward


Mrs. Thelma I. Ward, 96, of Clarksville died Saturday, June 19, 1999, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, native of Westmoreland, Kan., daughter of the late Edward and Nettie Phelps Miles, and secretary at the Veterans Hospital in Topeka, Kan., for several years prior to retiring to Clarksville.

She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Alice M. and Bill Lichtenstern of Topeka, Kan.; one daughter-in-law, Jo Ward of Clarksville; two grandchildren, Sandra Lavin of Little Rock and Marian Lewis of Clarksville; and seven great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 22, at Mount Hope Cemetery in Topeka, Kan.

Local arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Mrs. Virginia I. Burgess


Mrs. Virginia Inez Burgess, 74, of Lamar died Tuesday, June 15, 1999, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the hospital auxiliary, widow of John Burgess, daughter of the late Fletcher and Emma Alexander Hamilton, and was preceded in death by two sisters, Alice Dora Newman and May Burgess, and three brothers, Charles Hamilton, Ed Hamilton, and John Hamilton.

She is survived by one daughter, Teri Jones of Lamar; three sons, Bob Burgess and Wayne Burgess, both of Ventura, Calif., and Bill Burgess of Pauls Valley, Okla.; one sister, Dexter McCarty of Marianna; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, June 18, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Roy Henderson and Rev. Lowell Eaton officiating. Burial was in Lamar Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Matt Jones, Joe Wages, Howard Haasis, Bill Armstrong, and Jerry Burgess.

Honorary pallbearer was Justis Hamilton Burgess.

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