July 20, 2021

1/17/2001

Argie Carlile


Argie Carlile, 87, of Lamar died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home.

He was a member of the Full Gospel Church, retired employee of the timber industry, son of the late Joe and Belle Einard Carlile, and was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Webb Lollis Carlile; one sister, Bernice Blentlinger; and two brothers, Robert and Raymond Carlile.

He is survived by two stepdaughters, Katie Lollis and Patsy Lollis; and one stepson, William Lollis.

Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at Lamar Cemetery with Rev. Bob Holt officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Erma E. Freeman


Erma Elsie Burch Freeman, 84, of Clarksville died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home.

She was a daughter of the late Charles Arthur and Bertha Ellen Monroe Burch, widow of Linus Wolf Freeman, Catholic, retired office manager, and was preceded in death by four brothers, William, Leland, and Leo Burch, and Arthur Francis.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Laura (Wright) and Clinton Kelley of Clarksville; four grandchildren, Letitia Sue (Stewart) Talkington and husband, Ottie, of Van Buren, Sheila Ann (Stewart) Ragsdale of Clarksville, Steven Edward Stewart of Paris, and Sandra Dean Stewart Wallace of Jacksonville, Fla.; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at Roller-Cox Chapel followed by a private burial.

Francis A. DeMarie


Francis A. DeMarie, 88, of Clarksville died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, at North Logan Mercy Hospital in Paris.

He was a native of Brooklyn, N. Y., son of the late John and Stefana Ambriano DeMarie, and a Catholic.

Survivors include his widow, Helen DeMarie; one stepdaughter, Betty Killane of Clarksville; and one sister, Marie Catcher of Florida.

The body was cremated. Local arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Iva Jane Brown


Iva Jane Brown, 94, of Landers, Calif., sister of John W. Williamson of Clarksville, died Friday, Dec. 15, 2000.

She was a native of the White Oak Community, daughter of the late John William and Viola Hill Williamson, widow of Wallace Claud Brown, a 67-year member of the Assembly of God Church, and had been a resident of California for 55 years.

She was preceded in death by three children, Marie Iva Jean Brown, Fay Zell Brown, and John Robert Smith; one stepson, Rev. Carl W. (Jack) Brown; two stepgrandsons; one granddaughter; and two brothers, Ona and Edmond Williamson.

Other survivors include four sons, James H. (Pete) Smith, Monte C. Brown, and Ray D. Brown of Covina, Calif., and Billy D. Brown of Landers, Calif.; three daughters, Ann Smart of Glendora, Calif., Roberta J. Smart and Judith C. Smart of Enid, Okla.; one stepdaughter, Veda Mae Meadows of Coweta, Okla.; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral and burial were Thursday, Dec. 21, at Oakdale Mortuary in Glendora, Calif.

Lisa R. Casto


Lisa R. Nagengast Casto, 34, wife of Richard Casto of Coal Hill, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, in Storm Lake, Iowa.

She attended Fonda Community School in Fonda, Iowa, was a 1984 graduate of St. Mary’s High School in Storm Lake, Iowa, attended Iowa Central Community College Business School in Spencer, Iowa, former resident of Malvern and Hot Springs, an employee of Fischer Hydraulics in Laurens, Iowa, and was preceded in death by her mother, Janet Drey Nagengast; and one brother, Kevin Nagengast.

Other survivors include her father and stepmother, Ervin and Karen Nagengast of Clarksville; one brother, Gary Nagengast of Fonda, Iowa; three stepsisters, Michelle of Paris and Amy and Mary Vanderheiden of Clarksville; and one stepbrother, Jon Vanderheiden of Clarksville.

Mass of the Christian Burial was at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at St. Columbkille Catholic Church in Varina, Iowa, with Monsignor Leonard Ziegmann officiating. Interment was at St. Columbkille Cemetery in Varina, Iowa.

Pallbearers were Brian Hawks, Steven Drey, Troy Peterson, Paul Nagengast, Terry Cohoon, Brent Briggs, Dean Drey, and Jim Nagengast.

Mary Magdalene Ashley


Mary Magdalene Ashley, 77, of Lamar died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001.

She was a graduate of Lamar High School, Catholic, daughter of the late William Bradley and Maude Warren Smith, and widow of Thomas Ashley.

She is survived by one sister, Joyce Ann Miller of Lamar.

A private memorial service was held at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, at Roller-Cox Chapel. Funeral and burial were in Charles City, Iowa.

Peggy M. Harrison


Peggy Martin Harrison, 73, of Jonesboro, mother of Hugh W. Harrison III and Jack Scott Harrison, both of Clarksville, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, at her home.

A native of Howe, Okla., she was a former resident of Little Rock, retired secretary in the Department of Special Education and Communicative Disorders at Arkansas State University where she was employed from 1975 until 1995. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, where she was past chairperson of the Women’s Circle, and a volunteer with Special Olympics and the Arkansas Association of Retarded Citizens.

Survivors include her husband, Hugh Harrison; one daughter, Mary Cecilia Mansur of Little Rock; one other son, Robert Martin Harrison of Hot Springs; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at the First Presbyterian Church of Jonesboro with Rev. Dr. Steven Voris officiating. Burial was private and was under the direction of Emerson Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 710 Southwest Drive, Jonesboro, AR 72401.

Rannel Cargile


Rannel Cargile, 83, of Altus died Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, at Crawford Veteran Health and Rehabilitation Center in Van Buren.

He was a native of the Whippoorwill Community, son of the late Frank and Mary Owens Cargile, member of Altus First Baptist Church, disabled World War II Army veteran, and served as a medical technician in the South Pacific. He was the recipient of the American Theatre Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one Bronze Star and the Asiatic Pacific Ribbon with three Bronze Stars.

Survivors include his widow, Leona White Cargile; two daughters, Ann Underwood of Barling and Peggy Johnson of Longview, Texas; three sons, Amos Fowler and Joe Fowler, both of Longview, Texas, and Bill Fowler of Alix; one sister, Pauline Farmer of Fort Smith; one brother, O. D. Hopper of Ozark; 13 grandchildren, Josh Underwood of Fort Smith, Lance Fowler and Renae Fowler, both of Alix, Darrell Fowler, Bobby Johnson, Torrie Leath, Karla Fowler, David Fowler, Billy Johnson, and Don Fowler, all of Longview, Texas, David Fowler of Clarksville, Allen Fowler of Ozark, and Becky Fowler of Austin, Texas; and ten great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the Altus First Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Soucy officiating.

Burial was in Houston Cemetery at Alix under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers were Bob Kinney, Carl Vendel, C. A. Kuykendall, Ted Skolarski, Relus Sosebee, and George Flegel.

Honorary pallbearers were Josh Underwood, Lonnie Turner, James Abbott, Bettis Alston, Dan Miller, Pete Williams, Peck Sanders, Stanley Coyle, Thurman Childers, and Bob Brown.

Ruth W. Miesner


Ruth Ellen Williams Miesner, 53, of Mountainburg died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, in Van Buren.

She was a 1966 graduate of Coal Hill High School, a 1970 licensed practical nurse graduate of Arkansas Valley Technical Institute, a 1984 cosmetology graduate of Arkansas Valley Technical Institute, member of the Church of Christ, a licensed practical nurse at Cedar Ridge near Alma, daughter of the late Cecil D. Wathern, native of Rock Springs, Wyo., and was preceded in death by one daughter, Gena Williams.

Survivors include her husband, Joe Miesner; mother, Claudia Higdon Wathern of Alix; one daughter and son-in-law, Janie (Williams) and Larry Langley of Alma; one stepson, Joe Miesner Jr. of Fort Smith; one stepdaughter, Melanie Salnis of Fort Smith; two sisters, Jamie Edgar and Jane Meeler of Alix; eight grandchildren including Kayla, Jordan and Perry Langley of Alma; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation and memorial services were held from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, with cremation under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.

Shane Bass


Shane Bass, 44, of Ozark died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, in a Fort Smith hospital.

He was a native of Ozark, son of the late Floyd Bass, member of the First United Methodist Church in Ozark and employed as an electronic technician for Tyson Foods.

Survivors include his widow, Rell Bass; four daughters, Kim Timmerman and Leslee Post of Altus, Jaime Milam of Hartman and Sara Milam of Altus; mother, Onita Bass of Ozark; two brothers, Stephen Bass of Cooper City, Fla., and Tim Bass of Fort Smith; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, 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 of Ozark.

Pallbearers were Dallas Anderson, Homer Whitson, Sam Rainwater, Eric Ahne, Erine Mellon, and John Geels.

Sharon E. McConnell


Sharon E. McConnell, 59, of Dover died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, at her home.

She was a native of Clearsprings, Mo., former resident of Carthage, Mo., former personnel administrator for Fred’s Frozen Foods of Carthage, Mo., member of the First Christian Church of Carthage, Mo., attended Dover Cumberland Presbyterian Church and was a member of the Dover Garden Club.

Survivors include her husband, Denzil W. McConnell; one son and daughter-in-law, Chance and Jackie McConnell of Dover; twin daughters and sons-in-law, Pammy and Mike Lunn of Clarksville and Tammy and Lyndel Navarro of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; parents, John E. and Velma Sherrill Houston of Carthage, Mo.; one sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Tom Periman of Carthage, Mo.; six grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at Shinn Funeral Home in Russellville. A second visitation will be from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at Knell Mortuary in Carthage, Mo. Graveside services and burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at Oak Hill Cemetery in Carthage, Mo.

Memorials may be made to the AAA Hospice, 103 W. Parkway, Suite 2A, Russellville, AR 72801.

Stanley Holt


Stanley Holt, 46, of Clarksville died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001.

He was preceded in death by grandfathers, Lawyer Polk and Freddie Holt Sr.; and grandmother, Selia Ice Holt.

Survivors include one daughter, Danyelle Hawkins; two sons, Shawn and Stanley Holt Jr.; father, Freddie Lee Holt; mother, Jeraldine Polk Williams; five sisters, Fredina and Chiquita Holt, Tammy Massey, Charolette Jimerson and Peggy Williams; three brothers, Anthony Holt, Garland Holt and Terry Jimerson; two stepbrothers, Vincent White and Rashawn Jackson; one stepsister, Iretha Burlington; and grandmother, Daisy Polk.

Funeral will be at 12 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at New Bethel AME, 201 E. 16th Street in Stuttgart.

Visitation will be from 12:30-6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at Gunn Funeral Home Chapel at 301 College Street in Stuttgart.

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