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Barbara G. Gettle

Barbara G. Gettle, 53, of Clarksville died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at UAMS Hospital in Little Rock.

She was a native of Pueblo, Colo., daughter of the late Russell Loyd and Anne Traini Burner, attended First Baptist Church, a Johnson County Republican Women volunteer, member of the Mustard Seed Board, and former child care director at First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, James Gettle; one daughter, Krista Gettle of Oakland, Calif.; two sisters, Donna DeSimone of Burnsville, N. C., and Michelle Fox of Modesto, Calif.; one brother, Russell Burner of Pueblo, Colo.; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Robert Brown officiating. The body was cremated. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 800 West Cherry Street, Clarksville, AR 72830.

Goldie Irene Rackers

Goldie Irene Rackers, 83, of Russellville, mother of Phyllis Boswell of Lamar, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, at her home.

A native of Elaton, Mo., she was a daughter of the late James W. (Willie) and Sarah Colvin Harris, widow of Anthony H. (Tony) Rackers and a member of St. John’s Catholic Church where she was a former member of the Altar Society.

Survivors include one other daughter, Kathleen Austin of Russellville; three sons, Anthony Rackers of Jefferson City, Mo., William (Bill) Rackers of Owasso, Okla., and Michael Rackers of Germany; two brothers; two sisters, 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Rosary was at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at Shinn Funeral Service. Funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at St. John’s Catholic Church with Rev. Ernest Hardesty officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Billy Joe Wesley, Bob Jacimore, Pete McNulty, Jerome Whitbey, David Yacko, and Eddie Woestman.

Memorials may be made to AAA Hospice, 103 West Parkway, Suite 2-A, Russellville, AR 72801 or St. John’s Catholic Church, 1900 West Main, Russellville, AR 72801.

John Jude Muke

John Jude Muke, 58, of Clarksville died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, at his home.

He was a native of New Jersey, Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, and owner of Liberty Bail Bonding Company.

Survivors include his widow, Iris Muke; father, John J. Muke of Las Vegas, Nev.; and one sister, Michelle Muke of Las Vegas, Nev.

The body was cremated.

Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Kathleen Taliaferro

Kathleen Taliaferro, 46, of Clarksville died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at her home.

Survivors include her husband, William Taliaferro; one daughter, Sally Dunn of Ozark; mother, Sally Sebastian of Ozark; and two sisters, Laurie Sebastian and Sandy Hoffman, both of Piscataway, N. J.

The body was cremated. Arrangements were under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home.

Leona M. Williams

Leona M. Williams, 88, of Clarksville died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, in Clarksville Retirement Center.

She was a native of Clarksville, daughter of the late Eli and Ollie Garner Clinton, and widow of Lawrence Williams.

She is survived by two daughters, Anna Lee Locklin of Rogers and Linda Hutcherson of Russellville; one son, Bob Williams of North Little Rock; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Robbie Jackson officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Danny Hutcherson, Jeff Nicholas, Brian Byrum, Billy Phelan, and Shelby Shook.

Honorary pallbearers were Leon Clinton, Bill Coats, and Larry Prescott.

Roscoe G. Acord

Roscoe G. Acord, 83, of Siloam Springs died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at Siloam Springs.

He was a former resident of Johnson County, son of the late William G. and Olevia Russell Acord, a member of the Church of Christ, and was preceded in death by his wife, Effie Davis Acord.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Glenda and Jimmy James of Siloam Springs; two sisters, Thula Stamps of Brawley, Calif., and Bille Vanover of Merced, Calif.; six grandchildren, Donnie James of Springdale, Tammy Reed of Lincoln, Seree Goedecke of Kansas, Okla., Tina Lynch of Colcord, Okla., Tim James of Siloam Springs, and Joy Winningham of Watts, Okla.; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at the Yale Church with Rev. Paul Hill and Wiley Davis officiating.

Burial was in Yale Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers were G. W. Stewart, Billy Ray Acord, H. D. Benson, Terry Litterell, Wayne Johnson, and Glen Acord.

Honorary pallbearers were Ben Dawdy, Jason Dawdy, Larry Dawdy, T. L. Hill, Mark Lynch, Randy Goedecke, Phil Reed, Warren Winningham, and Jerry Birkhahn.

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