N. Baxter Cater
N. Baxter Cater, 93, of Hartman died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1999, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home.
He was a native of Excelsior, son of the late George D. and Mamie McWilliams Cater, a retired farmer, World War II Army Air Corps veteran, and member of the Hays Chapel Methodist Church, American Legion Bunch Walton Post No. 22, and the Johnson County Riding Club.
He is survived by one nephew, Bill Walton of Columbus, Ga.; and two nieces, Mamie Lou Dunn of Harlin-
gen, Texas, and Carol Benge of Seattle, Wash.
Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, at the Hays Chapel Methodist Church with Rev. Chris Rink officiating.
Burial will be in the Hays Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Bill Nowotny, Jimmy Morris, Dale Meek, Donald Meek, Bob Hurley, and Bobby Lewis
Mrs. Bessie Frost
Mrs. Bessie Florence Pitts Frost, 78, of Clarksville died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2000, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.
She was a charter member of Stillwell Bible Baptist Church, widow of King Frost, and daughter of the late Levi and Ida Bell Bash Pitts.
She is survived by two daughters and one son-in-law, Shirlene and Wendell Sears of Clarksville and Loma Sexton of Clarksville; one son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Susie Frost of London; two sisters, Doris Wilson and Gerta Collins, both of Florida; one sister-in-law, Gertrude Pitts of Lamar; one brother-in-law, Mervin Frost of Clarksville; seven grandchildren, Mike Sexton of Clarksville, Lance Sexton of Springdale, Joann Sexton Bartlett of Clarksville, Steve Sears of Pottsville, Stan Sears of Great Falls, Mont., Donny Frost of Clarksville and Tammy Frost Brown of Lamar; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, at Roller-Cox Funeral Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger and Rev. Jim Goodman officiating. Burial was in Lone Pine Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Mike Sexton, Lance Sexton, Stan Sears, Donny Frost, Jimmy Frost, and Steve Sears.
Mrs. Betty McCollum
Mrs. Betty (Tiney) McCollum, 72, of Tulsa, Okla., died Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, in Hartford.
She was a native of Hartman, daughter of the late Emil and Mamie Beumer Oberste, widow of Hugh L. (Mac) McCollum, and a member of St. Thomas Moore Catholic Church in Tulsa, Okla.
Survivors include one daughter, Gloria Snider of Hartford; two sons, Phillip McCollum of Chicago, Ill., and Daniel McCollum of St. Charles, Ill.; four sisters, Vera Stewart of Arlington, Texas, Jeanette Kendall and Bernice Hubbard, both of Tulsa, Okla., and Evelyn Clough of North Little Rock; two brothers, Danny Oberste of Sallisaw, Okla., and Mickey Oberste of Tulsa, Okla.; seven grandchildren, David Snider of Fort Smith, Dennis Snider of Waukesha, Wis., Laura Hicks of Waldron, Katie Snider of Hartford, and Sarah McCollum, Matthew McCollum, and Patrick McCollum, all of St. Charles, Ill.; and two great-grandchildren.
Rosary was at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel. Funeral mass was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Rev. William Wewers, O.S.B., officiating. Burial was in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery at Hartman.
Pallbearers were Gary Clough, Dennis Clough, Rick Oberste, Mark Oberste, Tim Hardin, and Steve Hubbard.
Mrs. Bernice E. Steele
Mrs. Bernice E. Steele, 78, of Clarksville died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.
She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene, retired licensed practical nurse, daughter of the late Bertrum and Hattie Keppel Alison, and widow of Bruce W. Steele.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Betty Kelly and Raymond and Kathy Evans, all of Grand Island, Neb.; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Glenn Newton officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Raymond Evans, Gary Dorney, Terry Kelley, Tracy Watts, Dennis Kelly, and Arthur McKittrick.
Memorials may be made to the Church of the Nazarene.
Earl O. Brown
Earl O. Brown, 99, of Clarksville died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.
He was a native of Clarksville, son of the late John Monroe and Mary Jane Gilmore Brown, retired coal miner, member of the United Mine Workers Association, and was preceded in death by his wife, Ollie Harris Brown, one brother, John M. Brown, and three sisters, Victoria Laneer, Effie Garrett, and Della Stallings.
He is survived by three nephews, Cecil Brown of Coal Hill, Dan Garrett of Clarksville, and Chester Garrett of Hot Springs; one niece, Wilma Mincher of Amarillo, Texas; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and several great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. David Zeiler officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Billy Teal, Milton Teal, Mark Hatchett, Bobby Hatchett, Robert Bartlett, and Jack Cecil.
Mrs. Elsie E. Potts
Mrs. Elsie E. Potts, 74, of Ola, mother of Glenda Terry of Hagarville, died Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville.
She was a native of Hollis, daughter of the late Virgil and Lena Wells Douthit, widow of Limmie Potts, member of the Ola Assembly of God Church, and was preceded in death by one son, Charles Potts, and one brother, Eugene Douthit.
Survivors include two other daughters, Wanda Young of Forest Hill, La., and Marilyn Reeves of Fort Smith; one brother, George Hawks; and eight grandchildren, Bert Young, Tiffany Young, Alica Terry, Allison Terry, April Turnbow, Katlyn Turnbow, Kolyn Turnbow, and Shelby Potts.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 3, at the Ola Assembly of God Church with Rev. Norman Chenowith officiating.
Burial was in the Sandlin Cemetery at Ola under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service of Ola
Hayley Renee Syfert
Hayley Renee Syfert, infant daughter of Brian and Johna Syfert of Clarksville, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, at AMI St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville.
Other survivors include one sister, Saylor Syfert of Clarksville; one brother, Hunter Syfert of Clarksville; grandparents, Robert and Barbara Syfert and John and Mary Laugwitz, all of Clarksville; and great-grandparents, Fred and Leota Cowell of Clarksville.
Private graveside services and burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, at Oakland Cemetery with Rev. Vernon Bass officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
J. D. Grigsby
J. D. Grigsby, 69, of Hartman died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000, in Clarksville.
He was a retired rancher and miner, son of the late James Douglas and Audie Marie Benge Grigsby, and was preceded in death by one sister and four brothers.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ruby Grigsby; three daughters, Marcia Patterson of Hartman, and Pamela Waits and Patricia Parham, both of Ozark; two sons, Danny Grigsby of Glendive, Mont., and Ronnie Grigsby of Subiaco; six sisters, Maxine Dorrough of Dardanelle, Exine Phillips of Magazine, Charlotte Osborn of Plainview, Barbara Jordan of Danville, Caroline Johnson of Kau Kaura, Wis., and Mary Jo Grigsby of Ola; four brothers, Donald Grigsby and Vondell Grigsby, both of Hartman, Loyd Ray Grigsby of Gerald, Mo., and Barney K. Grigsby of Danville; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, at Roller Chapel in Paris with burial in the Barnhill Cemetery at Magazine.
James W. Self Jr.
James Winfred Self Jr., 75, of San Diego, Calif., died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1999, at his home.
He was a native of Johnson County, son of the late James Winfred Self Sr. and Erla Patterson Self Snyder, and retired from the U. S. Navy and civil service.
He is survived by two daughters, Karen Self of Los Angeles, Calif., and Rhonda Self of San Diego, Calif.; two sons, Richard Self of Washington and James E. Self of San Diego, Calif.; one sister, Pam McKee of Clarksville; and one brother, Richard Snyder of Lamar.
Funeral and burial were in San Diego, Calif.
Mrs. Lillian Day Patten
Mrs. Lillian Mary Day Patten, 94, of Clarksville died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000, in Johnson Regional Medical Center.
She was a daughter of the late Samuel T. and Fredonia Jacobs Day, widow of Carl M. Patten, charter member of the Woodland Baptist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher, was instrumental in the construction of the Bethlehem Church-Community Building, and was a correspondent for the Johnson County Graphic for 80 years. She was preceded in death by five sisters, Elmer McSwain, Fannie Waller, Dessie Dobbs, Eunice Brashears, and Zenobia Edwards, and four brothers, Luster Day, Virgil Day, Seldon Day, and Erastus Day.
She is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Carolyn and Harley Williams of Morrilton, Patsy and Sam Dodson of Tulsa, Okla., and Betty Dennis of Clarksville; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, at the Woodland Baptist Church with Rev. Sam Howell officiating.
Burial will be in the Bethlehem Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Alan Nichols, Jeff Nichols, John Haubert, Tom Owens, Gary Nichols, and Wesley Williams.
Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Lee Vinson, 70, of Bono, father of Sharon Jordan of Clarksville, died Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, at his home.
He was a native of Grubbs, former resident of Egypt and Rockford, an employee of Eclipse for 18 years, and was preceded in death by his wife, Ina Jane Vinson, and three brothers, Ed, Lon and J. D.
He is survived by one son, Charles Vinson of Bono; two other daughters, Mary Montgomery of Jonesboro and Linda Wilson of Memphis, Tenn.; one sister, Edith Gatlin of Pocahontas; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 2, at Trinity Cemetery in Bono with Rev. Jerry Jolly officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home of Jonesboro.
Pallbearers were Sammy Montgomery, Terry Vinson, David Montgomery, Curt Jordan, David Turner, Tony Becker, and Brian Montgomery.
Mrs. Mildred Heft
Mrs. Mildred A. Heft, 92, of Paris, mother of Fred Heft of Clarksville, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, in Paris.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Paris, widow of Julius Heft, and was preceded in death by four sons, Theodore, Roy, Eugene and Ed Heft.
She is survived by two daughters, Catherine Bowen of Carlsbad, N. M., and Kay Johnson of Paris; five other sons, Art Heft of Steger, Ill., Thomas Heft of Crete, Ill., Dick Heft of Subiaco, and Lonnie Heft and Ray Heft, both of Paris; 25 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, at Roller Chapel in Paris with burial to follow in Baxley Cemetery at Paris.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, at Roller Funeral Home Chapel in Paris.
Mrs. Mattie Paul
Mrs. Mattie Paul, 87, of Ozark died Friday, Dec. 24, 1999, at Ozark Nursing Home.
A native of Clarksville, she was a daughter of the late Garland and Ora Harmon, widow of Jack D. Paul, member of the First United Methodist Church of Ozark, graduate of The College of the Ozarks, and received a master’s degree in social work at Tulane University. She was employed as an area supervisor for the welfare department and as the county director of the welfare department from 1934 until retirement.
Survivors include two nieces, Susie Cunningham of Clarksville and Mikie Wiley of Van Buren.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, at the First United Methodist Church in Ozark with Rev. Roger Glover officiating.
Burial was in Highland Cemetery under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home.
Mrs. Nina Arrington
Mrs. Nina Wiley Arrington, 67, of Hope died Dec. 31, 1999, at St. Michaels Hospital in Texarkana.
She was a native of Atkins, daugh-
ter of the late J. A. and Cora Wiley, widow of Carl Lee Arrington, member of the First United Methodist Church of Hope, was employed as a secretary to John Robert Graves at Citizens National Bank and the Graves and Graves Law Firm in Hope for 33 years, and was preceded in death by one brother, J. E. Wiley of Atkins.
She is survived by one son, Jim Arrington of Glenwood; two daugh-
ters, Malinda Arrington and Donna Rhodes of Tulsa, Okla.; one brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Becky Wiley of Atkins; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Alma Jean and Carl Embry of Atkins and Catherine and Jim Bolton of Dallas, Texas; one brother-in-law, Leonard Arrington of Hope, formerly of Clarksville; one sister-in-law, Dorothy Wiley of At-
kins; and four grandchildren, Eric Arrington, Lee-Ann Arrington, Tommy Britt and Ashley Powell.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, at the Hope First United Methodist Church with Davis Thompson and Norris Steele officiating followed by burial at 4 p.m. at Oakland Cemetery in Clarksville with Rodney Steele officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Herndon Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Foundation or the Susan B. Coleman Breast Cancer Foundation.
Mrs. Vera Lindsey
Mrs. Vera Lindsey, 93, of Springdale died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000, at a Springdale hospital.
She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Ozark.
Survivors include five daughters, Jewell Woolsey of Russellville, Alice Hiner of California, Ruby Wyers of Ohio, Mary Wanda Bohn of Ozark, and Linda Ryan of Mulberry; two sons, Floyd Lindsey and Ray Lindsey, both of Springdale; 26 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, at Shaffer Funeral Chapel with burial in Highland Cemetery at Ozark.
Pallbearers were Herbert Dickerson, H. B. Bowman, Artis Wayne Hill, Earl Wyers, Glen Warren, and George Overbey.
Memorials may be made to the Oak Grove Cemetery Fund.