April 07, 2021

12/22/1999

Mrs. Virginia B. Zimpel


Mrs. Virginia B. Zimpel, 83, of Clarksville died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999, at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville.

A native of Coffeyville, Kan., she was a daughter of the late Harley H. and Rose Plut Burke, member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 1938 graduate of the University of Arkansas with a bachelor of music degree, former teacher at Hartman High School and fifth grade class at Hurie Elementary School, was active in bridge clubs, did needlework, was a sports fan, and was preceded in death by one brother, Doyle Burke, and former husband, John L. Zimpel.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, John and Debbie Zimpel of Mabelvale; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Mary and Danny Smith of Houston, Texas, Jeanie and Albert Baltz of Fayetteville, Margie and Glenn Trembley of Chicago, Ill., Judy Zimpel of Fayetteville; one sister, Floreine Pollock of Tulsa, Okla.; nine grandchildren, Dayna Hilton of Clarksville, Alan Trembley of Macomb, Ill., Kevin Baltz of Fayetteville, Philip Keith Baltz of Houston, Texas, Kyle Baltz of Dallas, Texas, Marc Smith and Nicole Smith, both of Los Angeles, Calif., and Jennifer Zimpel and Greg Zimpel, both of Mabelvale; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hardwicke Funeral Home.


Mrs. Delsie Massengale


Mrs. Delsie Massengale, 88, of Pinckney, Mich., formerly of Clarksville, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 1999, at her home.

She was a native of Alpena Pass, daughter of the late Fred and Elvia Bailey, widow of Arkie Massengale, member of the Hays Chapel Extension Homemakers Club, the First Baptist Church of Clarksville and Tri Lakes Baptist Church in Brighton, Mich., and was preceded in death by one son, Fred Massengale, two sisters, Elsie Jones and Luella Massengale, and two grandchildren, Gloria Walker and Tammy Dawn Wilhelmsen.

She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Treva and Johnny Wilhelmsen of Pinckney, Mich.; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Danny and Joey Massengale of Grass Lake, Mich., and Larry Massengale of Pinckney, Mich.; one sister, Essie Snow of Alpena; eight grandchildren and spouses, Fred Massengale Jr., Tanya (Wilhelmsen) and Jeff Willis, Richie and Cindy Wilhelmsen, Greg and Regina Massengale, Jeff and Bev Massengale, Brandy Massengale Mooney, Jason Massengale, and Erin Massengale; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20, at the First Baptist Church in Clarksville with Dr. Robert Brown and Rev. Billy Usery officiating.

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

Pallbearers were Gary Massengale, F. M. Massengale, Ronnie McNair, J. R. Snow, Frank Jones, and Junior Massengale.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Livingston County, 620 Byron Road, Howell, MI 48843.

F. R. (Mickey) Perez


lorentino R. (Mickey) Perez, 66, of Dover died Monday, Dec. 20, at his home.

He was a native of Houston, Texas, son of the late Florentino and Manuela Ruiz Perez, former employee of the Coca Cola Bottling Company, retired equipment manager for Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, member of the North New Hope Assembly of God Church and the National Guard, and was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert R. Perez, Richard R. Perez, and Roger R. Perez.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Billie Bates Perez; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Linda and Ernie Nichols of Lamar, Flora and William Harrison of Dover, and Lucinda Carnicle of Dover; two brothers, Johnny R. Perez and Martin R. Perez, both of Houston, Texas; one sister, Scorro (Cora) Herendez of Humble, Texas; six grandchildren, Rebecca Sitzes, George Carnicle, Allen Carnicle, Audrey Tate, Erica Nichols and Adam Nichols; five great-grandchildren, Austyn Sitzes, Allisyn Sitzes, Shy-Ann Carnicle, Aarikah Sitzes, and Stephanie Sitzes; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, at the North New Hope Assembly of God Church with Rev. Dwain Pritchard and Rev. Bobby Judkins officiating.

Burial will be in the Owens Cemetery at Dover under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service of Russellville.

Active pallbearers will be George Carnicle, Allen Carnicle, Charles Wellman, Dennis Bates, Dennis Lee Bates, and Roy Soloman.

Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Sitzes, William James Harrison, Ernie Nichols, and Larry Bower.

J. D. Standridge


J. D. Standridge, 52, of Ozark died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999, in Greenwood.

He was a native of Clarksville, son of the late Edgar Standridge, a retired supervisor with Cargill Inc., and was preceded in death by one brother, Ed Standridge.

Survivors include one daughter, LuAnn Standridge of Ozark; mother, Mrs. Fay Wilkerson Standridge of Ozark; two nephews, Bobby Standridge of Ozark and Ricky Standridge of St. Louis, Mo.; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Memorial services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with Rev. Lamar Joy officiating.

Pallbearers were Charlie Standridge, Bobby Standridge, Ricky Standridge, Cliff Sanders, Bud Rue, Bob Bevil, Todd Bevil, and Robert Donald.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P. O. Box 1610, Little Rock, AR 72203.

Mrs. Lilla Densberger


Mrs. Lilla Mae Ferguson Densberger, 91, of Lamar died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999.

She was a daughter of the late Harry and Carrie Dubois Vincent, widow of Edward Ferguson, and a baker.

She is survived by four daughters, Naomi Crouse of Hartman, Lavonne Flansburg of Clarksville, Barbara Jackson of Lincoln, Neb., and Rebecca Stockdell of St. Joe, Mo.; one son, Robert Ferguson of Lincoln, Neb.; two brothers, Dale Sorereign of Lincoln, Neb., and Arthur Clark of California; 11 grandchildren; 22 grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, at Roller-Cox Funeral Chapel with Rev. George Willis officiating. Burial was in West Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Mike Stepp, Gary Dickerson, Chris Dickerson, Gil Stockdell, Ernie Bridgewater, and Kevin Dickerson.

Mrs. Monica L. Born


Mrs. Monica L. Born, 48, of Knoxville died Saturday, Dec. 18, at her home.

She was a native of Sikeston, Mo., graduate of Orange (California) High School, a lab technician, and court reporter at Bellevue, Wash., for three years.

Survivors include her husband, Bill Born; one daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Ron Evans of Santa Rita, Guam; three sons and one daughter-in-law, Stig and April Hunstiger of Goose Creek, S. C., Kallen Hunstiger of Riverside, Calif., and Christopher Davis of the home; mother, Joan Hebert of Knoxville; father, Billie Leon Largent of Santa Ana, Calif.; one brother, Randall Keith Largent of Sevierville, Tenn.; and three grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel.

The body will be cremated.

Otho (Sonny) Estep


Otho (Sonny) Estep, 81, of Coal Hill died Sunday, Dec. 19, 1999, at Baptist Medical Center.

He was a retired farmer, Army veteran of World War II, a member of the Coal Hill Assembly of God Church where he served as superintendent and deacon, and was preceded in death by three sisters, Ocie Windors, Mamie Stone, and Pearl Estep, and three brothers, Jeff Estep, Fred Estep, and Clyde Estep.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Juanita Reynolds Estep; one son and daughter-in-law, Bobby Bert and Sharon Estep of Coal Hill; one sister, Leanie Burnette of Texas; two grandchildren, Greg Estep of Coal Hill and Keva Chrisman of Ozark; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, at the Coal Hill Assembly of God Church with Rev. John Kindrix officiating.

Burial was in Hess Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers were Steve Acord, Michael Dennis, Nelson Teague, Ricky Hurst, Eugene Scarberry, and Fred Breedlove.

Honorary pallbearers were Donald Ray Hurst, Bill Yates, Tom Davenport, Jim Jackson, Leroy Douglas, and Richard Plugge.

Roger Dale Smith Sr.


Roger Dale Smith Sr., 37, of Clarksville died Sunday, Dec. 19, 1999, in Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a native of Clarksville, owner and operator of Smith Towing and Recovery, and a member of the Arkansas Towing and Recovery Board.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Sissy Smith; one daughter, Trinity Smith of Clarksville; one son, Roger Dale Smith Jr. of Clarksville; father, Earnest (Buck) Smith of Clarksville; mother, Arlene Vanover of Clarksville; grandparents, Oma Jaggers of Clarksville and Ishmal and Maggie Smith of Lamar; two sisters, Leah Bridgewater of Clarksville and Marsha Smith of Conway; one brother, Michael Smith of Clarksville; one half-sister, Elizabeth Smith of Knoxville; three half-brothers, Joshua Smith and Jamie Smith, both of Knoxville, and Phil Vanover of Clarksville; and several nieces and nephews.

Ronald Eugene Williams


Ronald Eugene (Kali) Williams, 32, of Clarksville died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 164 north of Hunt.

He was a native of El Centro, Calif., and a former resident of Ozark.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Sylvia and Dr. Allen H. Walker of Ozark; father, Kenneth Williams of Imperial, Calif.; three sisters, Charity Powers of Clarksville and Janet Williams and Jennifer Williams, both of Imperial, Calif.; and three brothers, Paul Wesley Powers II, Kenneth Williams and Kevin Williams, all of California.

The body was cremated. A family memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements were under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.

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