July 22, 2021

11/15/2000

Anna Lee Newell


Anna Lee Newell, 91, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2000, at Southpointe Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

She was a native of Johnson County, daughter of the late W. D. and Mattie Conway Phillips of the Spring Hill Community, widow of George Newell, and was preceded in death by four brothers, Ben P., John J., George K., and W. D. Jr.; and three sisters, Edna Temple, Avo Geisler, and Ruth Stewart.

Survivors include one son, Tom of Carson City, Nev.; one daughter, Patricia Smith of St. Louis, Mo.; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services and burial were Monday, Nov. 13, at Fridens Cemetery in St. Louis, Mo., under the direction of Buckholz Mortuary.

David Mark Scott


David Mark Scott, 73, of Hartman died Friday, Nov. 10, 2000, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a son of the late Letis Corwin and Hazel May Mendenhall Scott, an Army veteran and construction worker.

Survivors include his widow, Geraldine M. Scott; three daughters, Lois Carter of St. Louis, Mo., and Anna Lou Turner and Patricia Qualls, both of Clarksville; one sister, Nerva Scott Williams of Indiana; one brother, Russell F. Scott of Clarksville; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Darrell Kobs and Rev. Terry Schlinker officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.

Ethel M. Paxson


Ethel M. Paxson, 84, of London died Friday, Nov. 10, 2000, at Dardanelle Nursing Center.

She was a daughter of the late James and Etta Phelps Wolfe, affiliated with the Pentecostal faith, and was preceded in death by one sister, Nellie Cantrell; and one brother, Lester Wolfe.

Survivors include her husband, Harry Paxson; one daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Lee Morgan of London; three sons and two daughters-in-law, James and Joan Paxson of Clarksville, Ronald L. Paxson of Lamar, and Tarry and Kathy Paxson of Knoxville; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 13, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Doug Ming officiating. Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. at the National Cemetery in Fort Smith.

Pallbearers were Skip Wiggins, Steve Wilcox, Ray Britton, Kevin Ramsey, Kerry Wiggins, Bill Hill, Tim Storms, and Quinton Ramsey.

Georgia J. Campbell


Georgia Jacobs Campbell, 92, of Wewoka, Okla., died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000, at her home.

She was a former resident of Lamar, daughter of the late Lou and C. D. Jacobs, and the widow of Everett Campbell.

Survivors include three nieces, Bette Bright of Hot Springs, Pam Newton of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Peggy Crockett of Dallas, Texas.

Funeral and burial were Sunday, Nov. 5, in Wewoka, Okla.

Judy Kaye Schouweiler


Judy Kaye Schouweiler, 52, of Scranton died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2000, in Little Rock.

She was a Baptist and employed in the sanitation department of Wal-Mart Distribution Center in Clarksville.

Survivors include her husband, Charles Schouweiler; two daughters, Angela Draper of Midway and Karen Tucker of Knoxville; two sons, Darrell Schouweiler of Branch and Kevin Schouweiler of Clarksville; parents, John and Verena Beck of Paris; one brother, Albert Beck of Lavaca; and 13 grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, at Crestview Baptist Church in Midway.

Burial was in Prairie View Cemetery under the direction of Roller Funeral Home of Paris.

Pallbearers were Avery Parsons, Glen Heft, John Stansberry, Russell Schabell, Jimmy Patterson, and Boyd Blackard.

Jo Ann Pledger


Jo Ann Alston Pledger, 69, of Ozark died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2000, at St. Edward Mercy Medical Center in Fort Smith.

She was a native of Fort Smith, daughter of the late Joel and Ruby Williamson Jeffers, widow of Jim Jack Alston and Thomas Pledger, a member of the Altus Methodist Church, and retired.

She is survived by two daughters, Teresa Medford of Fort Smith and Linda Alston of Mt. Pleasant, Texas; one son, Jim Alston of Mt. Vernon, Texas; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at the Altus Methodist Church with Rev. Jim McElhaney officiating.

Burial was in the Rankin Cemetery under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers were Doug Pledger, Allan Hall, Terry Lewis, Robert Ross, Bryan Alston, Chris Alston, and Philip Alston.

Honorary pallbearers were Kenneth Ross, Harold Jennings and Gus Shaffer.

Johnnie Smith


Johnnie Smith, 70, of Centerton, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2000, at St. Mary Rogers Memorial Hospital.

A native of Swain, he was a son of the late Preston and Gracie Thomas Smith, former resident of Oark and Wichita, Kan., member of the American Hereford Association, American Quarter Horse Association, Ozark Quarter Horse Association and Bentonville Riding Club and a retired production manager of Bemco Inc., after 39 years of service. He was preceded in death by one brother; two sisters; and one grandson.

Survivors include two daughters, Rena Jo Deiner of Grandview, Wash., and Gracie DaLane Ramsey of Noel, Mo.; one brother and sister-in-law, Dolan and Lorene Smith of Farmington; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Jackie James of Hartman and Betty and Marvin Graves of Springdale; one sister-in-law, Ella Smith of Bentonville; five grandchildren, Dallas and Chyanne Deiner, Blake Moser, and Brett and Kendra Ramsey; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at Rollins Funeral Home with Pastor Dick Rogers and Rev. Donn Roach officiating. Burial was in Friendship Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Hospice, 1200 West Walnut, Rogers, AR 72756.

Jessie M. Walters


Jessie M. Walters, 78, of Clarksville died Friday, Nov. 10, 2000, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

A native of Jenny Lind, she was a daughter of the late Philip and Mary Logi Vozel, graduate of Charleston High School, and member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church and Mothers Altar Society.

Survivors include her husband, Jack Walters; two daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Mickey Patterson of Paris and Jayne and Stephen Usery of St. Paul, Minn.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jack and Leandra Walters of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Jim and Charlotte Walters of Clarksville; one brother, Joe Vozel of Clarksville; and six grandchildren.

Rosary service was at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel. Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 13, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church with Rev. William Wewers officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery at Fort Smith.

Pallbearers were Jon, Joe, James, and Danny Walters, Bernard Werner, and Gene Raible.

Leonora Falls Wilcox


Leonora Falls Wilcox, 89, of Clarksville died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2000, at AMI St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville.

A native of Pottsville, she was a daughter of the late Thomas B. and Sallie Evans Falls, widow of Rev. J. Clarence Wilcox, member of Clarksville First United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Power Circle and the Fellowship Pairs and Spares Sunday School Class, a member of Partners in Ministry of the Fort Smith District of the United Methodist Church, and a member of PEO.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, James Thomas and Laura Lee Wilcox of Rogers; two sisters, Hazel Hamaker of Pottsville and Patsy Barrett of Clarksville; two brothers, Rev. William Nale Falls of Little Rock and Thomas Bunn Falls of North Little Rock; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral was at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at the First United Methodist Church in Clarksville with Rev. Lowell Eaton officiating. Burial was in Pisgah Cemetery at Pottsville under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers were Dylan Hawkins, Cleve Reasoner, Mike Falls, Max Falls, John Falls, and J. J. Wilcox.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Fellowship Pairs and Spares Sunday School Class and the United Methodist Women.

Robert Ed Ferguson


Robert Ed Ferguson, 58, of Clarksville died Friday, Nov. 10, 2000, at his home.

He was a native of Clarksville, member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, a Catholic brother for ten years, a lithographer, college teacher, union negotiator and organizer, and a member and past president of Kiwanis Club in Vallejo, Calif.

He is survived by one daughter, Kitty Ferguson of Sierraville, Calif.; one son, Tom Ferguson of Clarksville; one brother, Floyd Ferguson of San Francisco, Calif.; two grandchildren, Brianna and Thomas Ferguson; and three nephews, Matt, Mike and Bruce Ferguson.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. David Bellinghausen officiating. The body was cremated with cremains buried in Stillwell Cemetery.

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