April 15, 2021

11/1/2000

Amber Binz


Amber Binz, 23, of Ozark died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle accident at Dirty Creek on Interstate 40 at mile marker 42 approximately one mile east of the Altus exit.

She was a senior at the University of the Ozarks and an employee of Wal-Mart Store in Clarksville.

Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Anita and Dr. Lane Wilson of Ozark; father, Dennis Binz of Barling; one sister, Celeste Binz of College Station, Texas; one brother, Jeremiah of Ozark; and maternal grandparents, W. D. and Patty House of Ozark.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Highland Cemetery at Ozark.

Aaron Daniel Hudson


Aaron Daniel Hudson, 21, of Russellville died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock.

A native of Clarksville, he was a 1998 graduate of Drew Central High School in Monticello where he played basketball and tennis for the Pirates for four years. He attended the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville where he played tennis his freshman year, was a member of Epicenter youth group at Life Center Church, and was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, William Catlett; paternal grandfather, Henry Hudson; and maternal great-grandmother, Irene Catlett.

Survivors include his father and stepmother, Danny and Debbie Hudson of Russellville; mother, Tawana Hudson of Monticello; one brother, Christian Hudson of Benton; one sister, Ashley Hudson of Russellville; two stepbrothers, Matt Fleming and Eric Fleming, both of Russellville; fiancee, Tara Brown of Russellville; maternal grandparents, Arthur and Louise Moon of California; paternal grandmother, Chloe Hudson of Russellville; maternal great-grandmother, Agnes Houston of California; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, at Life Center Church with Rev. Larry Pyle and Rev. Steve Pyle officiating.

Burial was in Hudson Cemetery at Moreland under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service.

Active pallbearers were Roger Samour, Andrew Simpson, Greg Gilliam, Eddie Shaffer, Brian Hellard, and Brandon Hodge.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Epicenter youth group at Life Center Church.

Memorials may be made to Life Center Youth Building Fund in Russellville.

Alvin R. Hoyle


Alvin R. Hoyle, 81, of Russellville died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000.

He was a member of Twin Oaks Baptist Church in Clarksville, World War II Army veteran, Mason, retired electrician, farmer, and son of the late Walter B. and Kansas Forrestor Hoyle.

Survivors include his widow, Hazel Stitt South Hoyle; four sons, Gerald D. Hoyle of Joshua, Texas, Eugene Hoyle of Ft. Scott, Kan., Bobby Hoyle of El Dorado, and Roy Hoyle of Little Rock; one stepdaughter, Valorie By-
ram of Russellville; three stepsons, Aaron South of Russellville, Thom South of Cabot, and Nathan South of the U. S. Army in Germany; four sisters, Edith McKnight of Bee Branch, Ruby Henderson of Clinton, Juanita Bonds of Alread, and Irene Bates of Springfield, Ore.; one brother, Calvin Hoyle of Clinton; 19 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Roller-McNutt in Clinton with Rev. Troy Vaughn and Rev. Rodger Pearce officiating. Masonic gravesite rites and burial were in Crabtree Cemetery in Clinton.

Active pallbearers were sons and grandsons while honorary pallbearers were stepsons and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, Central Arkansas Chapter, 10411 West Markham, Suite 130, Little Rock, AR 72205-1409.

Local arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Eva Willis Farmer


Eva Willis Farmer, 89, of Ozark died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000, at Mercy Hospital/Turner Memorial in Ozark.

She was a native of Newton County, daughter of the late John and Alice Burton Willis, widow of Press Farmer, and Pentecostal.

She is survived by eight daughters, Lillie Keech of Van Buren, Ollie Pledger of Kibler, Mary Whitehead of Kansas City, Kan., Faye McGuire of Clarksville, and Lois Martin, Pauline McCartney, Dean Davis and Jane Case, all of Ozark; two sons, Donald Farmer of Ozark and Ronnie Farmer of Dardanelle; one sister, Josie Robison of Clarksville; one stepdaughter; 18 grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 20 stepgreat-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. J. D. Ellison and Rev. Bill Hanner officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery north of Ozark.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Hank Keech, Preston Whitehead, Jerry Case, Ronald Cowan, Benny Whitehead, and Wayne McCartney.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Shaffer Funeral Home in Ozark.

Edna M. Hart


Edna M. Hart, 65, of Clarksville died Friday, Oct. 27, 2000, at Batson.

A native of Iceleodo, she was a daughter of the late Floyd W. and Nellie P. Hill Morris, and was preceded in death by two sons, Jesse Hart and Lesley Hart; two daughters, Pricilla Hart and Virginia Hart; two brothers, Bobby Wayne Morris and Billy Ray Morris; and one sister, Maggie Alene McKnight.

Survivors include her husband, Marvin Hart Sr.; three daughters, Diannah Sharp of Hot Springs, Peggy Jamison of McCullen, Texas, and Mary Lemaster of Knoxville; four sons, Marvin Hart Jr. of Ohio, Wesley Hart and Burl Wayne Hart, both of Clarksville, and Christopher Marlow of the home; three sisters, Della May Yadon of Grenada Hills, Calif., Glenna Nicklas of Lowell, and Linda Davis of Lamar; three brothers, Lloyd Morris of Ontario, Calif., Rickey Morris of Lamar, and Blue (E. M.) Morris of Midlothian, Ill.; 11 grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, at the Oak Grove Cemetery with Rev. Terry Cameron officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hard-
wicke Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers were Wesley Hart, Wayne Hart, Christopher Marlow, Frank Lemaster, Darrell Ragsdale, and Justin Lemaster.

Honorary pallbearer was Marvin Hart Sr.

Flois D. Miracle


Flois Dickerson Miracle died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, in Dallas, Texas.

She was born in Johnson County in 1905 to the late C. A. and Ella Jacobs Dickerson, a graduate and lifelong supporter of the University of the Ozarks, a member of Highland Park Presbyterian Church of Dallas, Texas, and widow of William Hoyt Miracle, who was also a native of Johnson County.

She is survived by a number of nieces, nephews and cousins in this area.

Funeral and burial were Thursday, Oct. 26, at Sparkman-Hillcrest Memorial in Dallas, Texas.

Jesse Blue Martin


Jesse Blue Martin, 17, of Clarks-
ville died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle accident on Highway 103 North on Batson Mountain.

He was born on Sept. 23, 1983, in Scranton and was a junior at Clarksville High School.

Survivors include his parents, D. D. and Tootie Martin of Clarksville; one sister and brother-in-law, Debbie and Robert Loggins of Horseshoe Bend; one brother and sister-in-law, Josh and Sara Martin of Russellville; two nephews, Alex Martin and Shawn Martin, both of Russellville; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A memorial service was held at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, at the Martin home. The body was cremated. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Linda A. Hill


Linda A. Hill, 49, of Clarksville died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, at her home.

She was a daughter of the late Elgin and Margie Weaver Sanders.

Survivors include her husband, Max Hill; one daughter, Lisa Downs of Washington; three stepsons, Van Hill of Clarksville and Edie Hill and Stephen Hill, both of Texas; one sister, June Caldwell of Tennessee; and five grandchildren including Mike Travis of Clarksville.

A private service was held.

Roller-Cox Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Lois L. Karr


Lois L. Karr, 81, of Clarksville died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a member of the Church of Christ, daughter of the late Harrison and Almeda Kizziar Davis, widow of Virgil Karr, and was preceded in death by one daughter, Jo Ann Karr; and one son, Joel Don Karr.

Survivors include three daughters, Faye Young and Shirley Platt, both of Clarksville, and Kathleen Johnson of Pettigrew; two sisters, Erschell Sharp of Muskogee, Okla., and Dovie Ford of Haskell, Okla.; two brothers, Earl Davis of Braggs, Okla., and Joe Davis of Texas; 15 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Paul Bates and Keith Avaritt officiating. Burial was in Oark Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Dwight Kimbriel, Kevin Kimbriel, Carl Easley, Paul Tollison, Vernon Griffith, and James Griffith.

Neal C. Fowler


Neal C. Fowler, 37, of Hartman died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was born Jan. 2, 1963, at Ozark and was a 1981 graduate of Hartman High School.

Survivors include his widow, Sherry Wilson Fowler; one daughter, Michelle Fowler of the home; one son, Joseph Fowler of the home; parents, Bobby Joe and Fannie Fowler of Hartman; and one sister, Connie McGill of Fayetteville.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Sam Howell officiating. Burial was in West Mount Zion Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Matthew Cremer, Don Dougan, Bob Rofkahr, Tommy McCormick, Ben F. Hardgrave, and Jack Cecil.

Honorary pallbearers were James Allen Kyle, Bruce Kyle, Michael J. Fowler, and Michael D. Fowler.

Paul W. Thomas


Paul Winford (Shugie) Thomas, 72, of Clarksville died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000, at his home.

He was a son of the late Doc Edgar and Junie Rowden Thomas, a Baptist, retired grocery butcher, and was preceded in death by one sister, Pearl Larabee.

He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Alice Elaine and Eddie Kendall of Lamar and Paula Jo and Johnny Denbow of Midlothian, Texas; one son and daughter-in-law, Paul Edward and Kim Thomas of Clarksville; the mother of his children, Mary Thomas of Lamar; one sister, Louise Nagle of McKinney, Texas; two brothers, Marvin Thomas of Dallas, Texas, and Clarence Thomas of New York; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at Roller-Cox Chapel with burial in Knoxville Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Kevin Denbow, Jay Webster, Donny Anderson, David Price, Kyle Denbow, and Doyle Lawson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Clifton Hill, Gene English, Jesse Sheldon, and Gary O’Brien.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Ruel Ray Cox


Ruel Ray Cox, 94, of Lamar died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home.

He was a native of Searcy County, son of the late Jim and Mattie Harris Cox, former resident of London, member of the Freewill Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by his wife, Minnie Bewley Cox; one daughter, Wilma Anderson; two granddaughters, Joann Martin and Melonie Landry; one great-grandson; one great-granddaughter; one great-great-grandson; nine sisters; and one brother.

He is survived by two sons, Jim Cox of Patterson, La., and Bennie Cox of Benton Harbor, Mich.; two daugh-
ters, Mildred Dildy of Dover and Bonnie Coleman of Mulberry; 22 grandchildren; 65 great-grandchildren; 39 great-great-grandchildren; two great-great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, at the East Point Baptist Church with Rev. Hubert Staggs and Rev. Don Mulford officiating.

Burial was in East Point Cemetery at Russellville under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service.

Active pallbearers were grandsons while all grandchildren served as honorary pallbearers.

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