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5/31/2000

Earl James Coats


Earl James Coats, 72, of London, Arkansas, died Wednesday, May 24, at his home. He was born April 3, 1928, in Oklahoma, son of the late Earl and Zetola Smith Coats.

He was loved, respected and known as "The Chief" to his family. He was a Baptist. Retired from Union Carbide after 31 years having begun as a loader on the dock and ended his career as a plant superintendent, supervising plants in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK, Wichita, KS., and Dallas, Texas.

He was a veteran of WW2 having served on a repair ship of the US Navy. His grandmother, Susie Sunday, was full blood Cherokee and his grandfather, James Coates, was of Cherokee Indian Heritage and "The Chief" was very proud of this lineage.

Survivors: wife, Wanda Beth Walker Coats; daughters, Kelly Hager, Valrico, Florida, daughter, Lori Norwood and her husband, Larry Gilbert, Clarksville, AR, daughter and son-in-law, Theresa and Rev. Tom Pelton, Atlanta, Georgia, son and daughter-in-law, Duane and Melinda Norwood, Coal Hill, sisters and brothers-in-law, Jerry and Jim Martin, Del City, Okla., Linda and Don Muller, Del City, Oklahoma, Sue and Jerry Guadagno, Ocala, Florida, brothers and sisters-in-law, Rev. Bill and Louise Coats, Moore, Oklahoma, Sam and Mona Kae Coats, Clarksville, twelve grandchildren, one great-grandchild.

Service 2:00 PM, Friday, Woodland Baptist Church, burial Woodland Cemetery, with Rev. Kenneth Walker, Rev. Bill Coats, Rev. Tom Pelton, Rev. Clyde Vire, Rev. Jim Martin and Jerry Guadagno officiating.

Pallbearers personally chosen by Earl Coats are, active, Jeffrey Hager, Charlie Gilbert, Beau Norwood, Dustin Sexton, Levi Gilbert, Jake Sexton, Tim Pelton, Zachary Sexton, honorary, Jerry Wayne Guadagno, Mark Knutson, Steve Martin, Richard Finch, Bob Stewart, Terry Russell, Jimmie Walker, Gerald Lanier, Curtis Breeden, Walter Cooper, Jerry Courtney.

Memorials may be made to Area Agency on Aging, Hospice of West Central Arkansas, 103 West Parkway, Russellville, Ark.

Arrangements by Hardwicke Funeral Home, Clarksville, Arkansas.

Henry Thomas Perry


Henry Thomas Perry, 88, of Lamar died Tuesday, May 23, 2000, at Lamar.

He was a heavy equipment operator, son of the late William and Ellen Doak Perry, Pentecostal, and was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Ruby Mae Perry; one sister, Mrs. Ora Bell Tumbleson; and one brother, Lloyd Dodge.

He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Billy Wayne and Linda Perry and Gerald Don and Jackie Perry, all of Muskogee, Okla., and Steven Rex and Eunice Perry of Olive Branch, Miss.; four sisters, Rosemae Galentine, Nora Pitts, and Polly Holben, all of Lamar, and Jewel Henderson of Belleville; one brother, Eyns Dodge of Lamar; and ten grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 27, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. William Hickman officiating. Burial was in Minnow Creek Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Billy Perry Jr., Dale Perry, Chris Perry, Derek Phillips, Charles Dodge, and Odis Sears.

James H. Brown


James H. Brown, 78, of Knoxville died Thursday, May 25, 2000, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

A native of Lamar, he was a son of the late John T. and Lela B. Cates Brown, retired carpenter and cabinet builder for EWI and a former carpenter for Kenner Boats of Knoxville. He was a deacon at Knoxville First Baptist Church and an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II having served in the South Pacific.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Etta M. Turner Brown; three daughters and sons-in-law, Kathryn and Paul Dossett and Nelda and Rusty Eichelberger, all of Knoxville, and Connie and Gerald Noland of New London, Mo.; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Allen Brown of Knoxville and Dale and Hollie Brown of Atkins; one brother, Edgar R. (Cotton) Brown of Lamar; three sisters, Maggie Smith and Stella Higgs, both of Lamar, and Shirley Carey of Ozone; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 27, at the Knoxville First Baptist Church with Rev. Ira Taylor officiating.

Burial was in the Knoxville Cemetery under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service.

Active pallbearers were James Mize, Phil Rosel, Kerry Nordin, Ben Williams, Paul Ray Parker, John Whiteside, Billy Kenner, and Bob Chance.

Honorary pallbearers were deacons of the Knoxville First Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Building Fund, First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 203, Knoxville, AR 72845.

James O. Davis


James O. Davis, 79, of Ozark died Saturday, May 27, 2000, at his home.

A native of Natural Dam, he was a son of the late Terry Lee and Nora Shrader Davis, member of Altus Methodist Church, Army veteran of World War II, and a retired barber.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Frances Earladean Parker Davis; three daughters, Frances Thompson of Kansas City, Kan., Wilma Johnson of Fort Smith, and Sherian Bramlett of Altus; two sons, Michael Buck of Ozark and Kenneth Wayne Buck of Kansas City, Kan.; two sistrs, Mary Chaney of Texarkana, Texas, and Jewell Mounce of Fort Smith; ten grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 30, at the Altus Methodist Church with Rev. Phil Sturdy officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Elwood Thompson, Robert Johnson, Robert Joslin, Robert Bramlett, Edgar Cagle, and Bruce Haney.

John C. King


John C. King, 84, of North Little Rock died Saturday, May 20, 2000, at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences in Little Rock.

He was a retired building contractor, son of the late Roy and Mildred Morrow King, and a native of Neodesha, Kan.

He is survived by one brother, Rev. Francis King of Dubuque, Iowa, formerly of Clarksville; three nephews; and five nieces.

A memorial service and burial were at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 27, at the Harmony Cemetery. The body was cremated. Local arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Mark Edward Nagel


Mark Edward Nagel, 74, of Coal Hill died Friday, May 19, 2000, in a Van Buren hospital.

A native of Coal Hill, he was a son of the late Edward and Clara Beumer Nagel, poultry farmer, an Air Force veteran of World War II, member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Altus, and was preceded in death by one brother, Conrad Nagel.

He is survived by one sister, Delores Skulman of Ozark; one brother, Donald Nagel of Coal Hill; four nieces, Kimberly Tedford, Bernadette Dillman, Jennifer Underwood, and Rebecca Nagel; eight nephews, Briggs Skulman, Marc Skulman, Gregory Skulman, Robert Skulman, Walter Nagel, Gary Nagel, Chris Nagel, and Brett Nagel; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Rosary was at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark. Funeral mass was recited at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 24, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church by Father Hilary Filiatreau, O.S.B. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Briggs Skulman, Marc Skulman, Gregory Skulman, Robert Skulman, Walter Nagel, Gary Nagel, Chris Nagel, and Brett Nagel.

Mrs. Maude Jane Smith


Mrs. Maude Jane Smith, 100, of Lamar died Tuesday, May 23, 2000, at Clarksville Convalescent Home.

She was a daughter of the late William and Mary Bowen Warren, widow of Brad Smith, and a Baptist.

She is survived by two daughters, Joyce Miller and Magdalene Ashley, both of Lamar; one sister, Bertha Elms of Clarksville; one brother, William Warren of Lamar; 15 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Friday, May 26, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Gary Blair officiating. Burial was in Lamar Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Brad Miller, T. R. Grace, Steve Campbell, Wade Grace, Leon Bachus, and Donald Grace.

Honorary pallbearers were Junior Warren, Garry Warren, Randy Warren, Don Warren, Tony Warren, Roy Smith, and Jerry Elms.

Richard A. Periman


Richard A. Periman, 75, of Lamar died Saturday, May 27, 2000, at his home.

He was a native of Prairie Grove, son of the late Ivy Grayson and Perrilla Felton Periman, and was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Ervine Periman; two sons, Dale Plank and Jimmy Periman; and one granddaugther, Deanna Plank.

He is survived by three daughters, Denise Rogers of Dardanelle, Debra Laibe of New Smyrna, Fla., and Mary Gray of Kansas City, Kan.; seven sons, Duane Plank of Salt Lake City, Utah, Dean Plan, Darrell Plank and Doyle Periman, all of Lamar, Rev. David Plank of Conway, Douglas Plank of Clarksville, and Richard Periman of Kansas City, Kan.; two brothers, Bill Periman of Chillicothe, Mo., and Floyd Periman of Dunningan, Calif.; one daughter-in-law, Kayla Faye Plank of Clarksville; 22 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Mike Eppinette and Rev. Terry Schlinker officiating. Burial will be in Minnow Creek Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Kaleb Plank, Kyle Plank, Christopher Rogers, Matthew Jones, Ethan Plank, Steve Laibe, Jack Freeman, and Terry Dean Pelts.

Russell G. Tipton


Russell G. Tipton, 74, of Napa, Calif., died Friday, May 19, 2000.

He was born in the Goose Camp Community but moved to California in 1942, where he was employed in the shipyards as a welder before serving in the U. S. Marines in the Asiatic Pacific area from 1943-45. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and a first class journeyman pipefitter for the C & H Sugar Refinery from 1946 until retirement in 1981.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Alvina Tipton; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Larry Tipton of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Jerry and Jeannie Tipton of Napa, Calif.; one grandson and spouse, Antony and Adrianne Tipton of Minneapolis, Minn.; one brother, Joseph H. Tipton of Clarksville; and three sisters, Ethel Bougher of Clarksville, Kay Frost of Conway and Lorene Hickey of Antioch, Calif.

A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, at St. John’s Lutheran Church with Jack A. Geistlinger and Michael A. Schmid, pastors, officiating. A private burial was at Tulocay Cemetery under the direction of Richard Pierce Funeral Service.

Memorials may be made to the St. John’s Lutheran Church Building Fund.

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