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7/28/1999

Obituaries

Alan L. Kinman


Alan L. Kinman, 43, of Clarksville died Monday, July 26, 1999, at Johnson Regional Medical Center from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle accident at Hartman at approximately 12:26 a.m.

He was a native of Clarksville, son of the late Delmer Kinman, graduate of Clarksville High School and an employee of Razorback Farms in Springdale.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Denise Kinman; one daughter, Kelly Kinman of Clarksville; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Lee and Ericka Kinman of Gulfport, Miss., and Mikel Kinman of Russellville; mother, Mrs. Verlene Coleman of Clarksville; one brother, Larry Don Kinman; two grandchildren, Krista Kinman and Bryan Kinman, both of Gulfport, Miss.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Billy Usery officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Airy Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Jerry Don Childers, Randy Fowler, Doyle Boen, Mike Neumeier, Bruce Warren, and Wesley Kendrick.

Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Hogue, Donnie Clinton, and Bill Hudson.

Howard Morgan White


Howard Morgan White, 77, of Knoxville died Sunday, July 25, 1999, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a native of Zadock, son of the late Patrick Henry and Sallie Ann Meyers White, retired plumber, Army veteran of World War II, and was preceded in death by one son, Danny Ray White.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Vonnie Mae White; two daughters, Dorothy Goldsmith of Clarksville and Juanita White of Coal Hill; three sons, Jimmy White and Don White, both of Clarksville, and Ronnie White of Lamar; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Herbert Tilley officiating. Burial will be in Minnow Creek Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Vance Goldsmith, Ronnie White, Josh White, Bill Casey, Brian Clark, and Don Cagle.

J. C. Ruppert


J. C. (Jake) Ruppert, 89, died Friday, July 23, 1999.

He was educated in the Clarksville Public Schools, received a bachelor’s degree from the University of the Ozarks and a master’s degree from Oklahoma State University. As supervisor of Trade and Industrial Education and Coordinator of Postsecondary Area Vocational Technical Schools with the Vocational and Technical Education Division, Arkansas Department of Education from 1946-77, he provided the leadership for the passage of Act 328 of 1957 authorizing the establishment of postsecondary area vocational technical schools and helped in the planning and implementing of 24 postsecondary state vocational technical schools, 14 of which are now technical colleges, and nine area high school vocational centers.

A veteran of World War II, he served as a communications and training officer in the United States Navy Air Division on submarine patron off the English coast. His professional experiences included the following: 1969-77, coordinator of vocational technical schools, Arkansas Department of Education; 1946-69, state supervisor, trade and industrial education, Arkansas Department of Education; 1943-46, training officer, United States Navy; 1941-43, assistant director, Arkansas State Trade School; 1936-41, trade and industrial coordinator, Fort Smith High School; 1931-36, principal and diversified occupations coordinator, Clarksville High School; and 1930-31, principal and biology teacher, Yellville High School.

Major professional, civic offices, and recognitions include visiting professor for several summers at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Colorado State University, Florida State, and Mississippi State, several summers evaluating industrial education programs for the state of Utah, 1976 outstanding service award, American Vocational Association; president, National Association, state supervisor of trade and industrial education; outstanding service awards from National Vocational Industrial America and from Distributive Education Clubs of America; member of Distributive Vocational Association as well as awards from state chapters of these organizations.

He organized one of the first industrial cooperative training programs while serving as the principal of Clarksville High School. He also started and directed the Arkansas Trade School, a forerunner of the current postsecondary technical institutes. He assisted in the development and start of the first licensed practical nursing school in Little Rock and with additional financial support developed additional practical nursing schools throughout the states.

As president of the National Association of State Supervisors of Trade and Industrial Education he provied leadership for the organization of the Vocational Industrial Clubs of American, an organization of students enrolled in vocational education programs.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Gladys Ruppert.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Nancy Gene and Michael Feehan of Little Rock; one brother, H. E. Ruppert of Baton Rouge, La.; one sister, Jewel Pokorney of Clarksville; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 27, at Pinecrest Memorial Park with Rev. Charles McGuire and Rev. Clyde Irving officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Griffin-Leggett Healey and Roth of Little Rock.

Mrs. Mary R. Ramsey


Mrs. Mary Rose Meadows Ramsey, 81, of Morrilton, formerly of Clarksville, died Saturday, July 24, 1999, at her home.

She was a daughter of the late Alva R. and Mamie Elizabeth Park Meadows, widow of Cecil Ramsey, retired teacher and librarian, member of the Arkansas and National Education Associations and American Association of Retired Persons, and a Baptist.

She is survived by one daughter, Mary Elizabeth Ramsey Hayward of Bella Vista; two sons, Robert L. Ramsey of Morrilton and Thomas A. Ramsey of Hattieville; one sister, Jewelle Ramsey of Swain; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, July 26, at Deer High School with Rev. Coy Page officiating. Burial was in Swain Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Mrs. Mary Weatherton


Mrs. Mary M. Weatherton, 80, of Hartman died Tuesday, July 20, 1999, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a retired beautician, World War II Army veteran, member of the Clarksville Church of the Nazarene, daughter of the late H. O. and Mary M. Hennessey Slaughter, and was preceded in death by two sisters, Emma Horner and Beatrice Booten.

Survivors include her husband, Homer R. Weatherton; two daughters, Toni Morgan of Eureka, Calif., and Frances Arlene DeWitt of Yadkinville, N. C.; two sons, Karl Roby Weatherton of Cook, Minn., and Scott Fullerton of Yadkinville, N. C.; one sister, Leola Smart of Palestine, Texas; three brothers, Clay Benton Slaughter of Hughes Springs, Texas, H. O. Slaughter of San Antonio, Texas, and Bazil Slaughter of Apple Valley, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Friday, July 23, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Glenn Newton officiating. Burial was in Ware Chapel Cemetery at Scranton.

Pallbearers were Jack Heil, Bub Claunch, Harley Parker, Charles Goodin, Wayne Gregory, and Dane Mayes Jr.

Mrs. Nadine Farber


Mrs. Nadine Laveral (Granny Red) Farber died Saturday, July 24, 1999, at her home in Paris.

She was a cashier-clerk, Baptist, daughter of the late James and Edith Stubbs, and was preceded in death by three sons, Van Edward Haynes, Gene Albert Haynes, and Tracy Michael Proper.

Survivors include her husband, James F. Farber; five daughters, Jane L. Hall and Cecilia A. Richardson, both of Paris, Memory J. Furr of Scranton, Connie M. Hilton of Hot Springs and Penny S. Brown of Malvern; five sons, Douglas E. Haynes of Smithville, Matthew E. Haynes of Booneville, Roger Proper of Paris, and Jimmy Farber and Michael W. Farber, both of Malvern; three brothers, James Stubbs and Douglas Stubbs, both of Mooreland, Okla., and Billy Bazzle of Pleasant Plains; 18 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, at Roller Chapel in Paris with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Farber, Mike Farber, Ryan Hilton, Brian Fletcher, Jeff Buchanan, William Farber, and Randy Richardson.

Richard F. Parker Sr.


Richard F. (Rick) Parker Sr., 79, of Paris died Thursday, July 22, 1999, in Fort Smith.

He was a son of the late A. W. and Sally Chloe Melton Parker, retired from the U. S. Air Force, farmer, and owner-operator of Scranton Boat Sales in Scranton.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Grace Gunn Parker; two daughters, Marilyn Robberson of Paris and Jacqueline Williams of Clarksville; two sons, Richard F. Parker Jr. of Van Buren and David W. Parker of Greenwood; three sisters, Lucille Allen and Sue Samuels, both of McKinney, Texas, and Dorothy Kimblin of Gordonville, Texas; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 31, at Roller Chapel in Paris. The body will be cremated.

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