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Arthur F. Nichols

Arthur F. Nichols, 88, of Heber Springs died Thursday, April 13, 2000.

He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and a former board member at the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville where he attended college.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Lou Seale Nichols; one son, Thomas Nichols of Houston, Texas; one daughter, Freddie Lou Quist of Heber Springs; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 16, in the chapel at Parkway Village, Commons Building. Burial was in Lower Brandywine Cemetery in Wilmington, Del.

Memorials may be made to the University of the Ozarks, Nichols Scholarship Fund, 415 North College Avenue, Clarksville, AR 72830.

Gary Don Phillips

Gary Don Phillips, 38, of San Clemente, Calif., grandson of the late Charlie and Iola Holloway of Clarksville, died Saturday, April 8, 2000, from injuries sustained in a highway accident en route to Los Angeles, Calif.

He was a native of Lawton, Okla., 1979 graduate of Eisenhower High School, attended the University of Oklahoma, received a bachelor of arts degree with a major in psychology from California State University at Fullerton, a master of arts degree in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University in 1998, and was interning in clinic psychology at the time of his death. He was employed at Ferrantelli’s in Dana Point, Calif., member of the First Baptist Church in Lawton, Okla., and grandson of the late Alvin and Dullie Phillips.

Survivors include his father, Don A. Phillips of Lawton, Okla.; mother Shirley Kaye Holloway Phillips of Lawton, Okla.; one brother and sister-in-law, Steven Todd and Antonietta Phillips of Fort Worth, Texas; and two nephews, Brent Phillips and Brad Phillips, both of Fort Worth, Texas.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, April 14, at the Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home with burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice of the Lawton Area, 1930 Ferris, Suite 10, Lawton, OK 73507.

Mrs. Hildagard Oberste

Mrs. Hildagard (Hilda) Oberste, 83, of Barling died Sunday, April 9, 2000, in Fort Smith.

A native of Hartman, she was a daughter of the late Frank Hugo and Marie Margaret Ehemann Soerries, widow of Ferdinand Oberste, member of Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church at Barling and past president of the Catholic Women’s Union of Arkansas.

She is survived by one daughter, Dorothy Clay of Jenny Lind; two sons, William of Harrisonville, Mo., and Richard of Beaumont, Texas; four sisters, Leona Cronin of Brainerd, Minn., Rita Lindsay of Oklahoma City, Okla., Rosemary Nitz of Atchison, Kan., and Florence Wiederkehr of Tulsa, Okla.; two brothers, Raymond Soerries of New Hudson, Mich., and Roman Soerries of Claremore, Okla.; and four grandchildren.

Rosary was at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, at Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church where the funeral mass was recited at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, with Father Bill Elser officiating.

Burial was at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Barling under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Robert Soerries, Joe Soerries, Albert Nitz, Bill L. Oberste, Joe Ehemann and Richard Brown.

Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 1301 Frank Street, Barling, AR 72923.

Mrs. Jewell Richardson

Mrs. Jewell Pauline Ratliff Richardson, 79, of Russellville, a former resident of Johnson County, died Monday, April 17, 2000, at AMI St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville.

A native of Russellville, she was a daughter of the late John Newton and Susie Ann Robinson Ratcliff, widow of Earl W. Richardson of Clarksville, member of Crow Mountain Baptist Church, and retired food service manager for the Russellville School District at London Elementary School.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Billy E. and Beverly Richardson of San Antonio, Texas, and George E. and Ivon Richardson of Russellville; one daughter and son-in-law, Earla and Truman Owens of Russellville; one brother, Bill Ratliff of Sanger, Texas; one sister, Margaret Brown of Santa Rosa, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at Crow Mountain Baptist Church with Rev. Don Rose and Rev. David McLemore officiating.

Burial will be in Lamar Cemetery under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.

Memorials may be made to the Crow Mountain Baptist Church, 1138 Crow Mountain Road, Russellville, AR 72802.

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