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10/13/1999

Obituaries

Mrs. Avis Johnson Hyden


Mrs. Avis Johnson Hyden, 78, of Clarksville died Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home.

She was a native of Clarksville, daughter of the late Arch and Clara Hinson Pitts, member of Union Grove Baptist Church, retired employee of Hanford and Priebe Processing plants, and was preceded in death by one son, Gerald Johnson.

She is survived by one son and two daughters-in-law, Tommy and Delilah Johnson of Clarksville and Nancy Johnson of Newcastle, Okla.; one stepson, Archie Johnson of Clarksville; one sister, Audrey Carroll of Laverne, Calif.; five grandchildren, Reg Johnson of Clarksville, Scott Johnson, Mark Johnson and Leann Gentry, all of Newcastle, Okla., and Lance Johnson of Odessa, Texas; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 11, at East Mount Zion Trinity Baptist Church with Rev. Bob Oden and Rev. Vernon Bass officiating.

Burial was in East Mount Zion Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Reg Johnson, Scott Johnson, Mark Johnson, Lance Johnson, Dave Gentry, and John Buffington.

Mrs. Alice Evans Taylor


Mrs. Alice Evans Taylor, 95, of Clarksville died Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a native of Heavener, Okla., daughter of the late Robert M. and Valeria Roberson Evans, lifetime member of the First Presbyterian Church, and a 50-year member of the Ludwig Extension Homemakers Club.

She is survived by two sons, Troy Taylor and Forrest Taylor, both of Clarksville; two grandchildren, Mike Taylor of Morrilton and Mark Taylor of Clarksville; two great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Burley King officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Phil Taylor, Aubrey Yount, Ewell Sexton, Norman Sexton, Alva Taylor, and Dan Leeds.

James E. Trantham


James Emmett Trantham, 82, of Olympia, Wash., died Monday, Oct. 4, 1999, in St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, Wash.

He was a former resident of Lamar, native of Hattieville, son of the late Taylor and Beulah Edwards Trantham, former resident of Humptulips, Wash., member of the Evergreen State Dahlia Association, former employee of Polson Log Company and Mayr Brothers Log Company in the Grays Harbor area, owner and operator of Humptulips Grocery and Union 76 until his retirement in 1979, and was actively involved in the restoring of old tractors, working with wood crafts and the Puyallup Fair. He was preceded in death by one brother, William, and one sister, Marjorie.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Fae Brim Trantham; one son, Kenneth of Boise, Idaho; one daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Bill; granddaughter, Malena of Olympia, Wash.; one brother and sister-in-law, Boyce and Grace Trantham and Hazel Trantham, all of Oklahoma City, Okla.; one sister, Helen Holloway of Anaheim, Calif.; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, in Hoquiam, Wash., with Betty Miller officiating. Burial was in the Humptulips Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Children’s Hospital Foundation, MS CL-04, P. O. Box 5371, Seattle, WA 98105-9907 or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Mrs. Lela M. Mayo


Mrs. Lela M. Mayo, 76, of Lockhart, Texas, died Friday, Oct. 1, 1999, at Seaton E. B. Davis Hospital in Luling, Texas.

She was a former resident of the Flat Rock area, member of Victory Temple Church of Hamilton, Texas, and was preceded in death by her parents, Tyson Elbert and Minnie P. Hollis, and Eddie Ada Hollis, who reared her; two sisters; two brothers; and one great-grandchild, Patrick Andrew Herrin, grandson of Mike Herrin of Lamar.

Survivors include her husband, Floyd Mayo; six children, Lisa Barger of Lockhart, Texas, Mike Herrin and wife, Glinda, of Lamar, Vernon Kott and wife, Kay, of Weatherford, Texas, Randall Springfield and wife, Charlotte, of Hollis, Okla., Brenda Love of Bryan, Texas, and Sandra Herrin of Austin, Texas; three sisters, Bethel Morse of London, and Rozelle Franks and Marie Anthony, both of Lockhart, Texas; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Burial was Oct. 4 at Oakwood Cemetery in Hamilton, Texas, under the direction of Riley Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers were James Lancaster, Glenn Morse, Bobby Morse, Elbert Franks, Johnny Slough, and Mark Machemer Jr.

Honorary pallbearers were all grandsons and two nephews.


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