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September 17, 2021

3/14/2001

Andy Sexton


Andy Sexton, 34, of Clarksville died Saturday, March 10, 2001, at St. Edward Mercy Medical Center in Fort Smith from injuries sustained from a gunshot wound.

A native of Ozark, he was a 1985 graduate of Clarksville High School and a carpenter.

Survivors include his widow, Sheila Terry Sexton; four sons, Dustin Sexton, Jacob Sexton, and Zachary Sexton, all of Coal Hill, and Skylar Sexton of Lamar; one stepdaughter, Samantha Terry of Lamar; mother and stepfather, Anita and J. C. Campbell of Clarksville; father and stepmother, Hartsell and Diana Sexton of Denning; and two brothers, Jamie Sexton and Tim Sexton, both of Clarksville.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at Shady Grove Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home. The body was cremated.

Almedia West


Almedia (Mickie) West, 80, formerly of Hagarville, died Sunday, March 11, 2001, in Dallas, Texas.

She was a native of Joplin, Mo., daughter of the late Grace Morrow and Justice and Ressie Morrow; widow of Basil Carlton West, member of the Church of Christ and the Over Fifty Five Club with St. Pius X Church, a volunteer with the Brady Center in Dallas, Texas, and was preceded in death by three sisters; and one brother.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Mary Francis West of Dallas, Texas, and Dennis and Darlene West of Lamar; one sister, Grace Williams of Sacramento, Calif.; one brother, Charles Robertson of Idaho; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 15, in Garland, Texas. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Hagarville Cemetery. The body was cremated. Local arrangements are under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Bernice L. Blevins


Bernice L. Blevins, 87, of Ozark died Tuesday, March 6, 2001, in Mercy Hospital/Turner Memorial in Ozark.

A native of the Harmony Community in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Rufus and Sara Adams Edwards, widow of Charlie Blevins, and a member of Webb City Baptist Church.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with Rev. Jan Akins officiating. Burial was in Liberty Hill Cemetery at Hunt.

Fred Sutterfield


Fred Sutterfield, 86, of Russellville, father of LaVonna Hudson of Knoxville, died Friday, March 9, 2001, at the Paris Health and Rehabilitation Center.

He was a native of Harriett, son of the late Wayne Arthur and Mary California Stephenson Sutterfield, United States Army veteran of World War II, member of the Free Will Baptist Church, retired employee of Boeing Aircraft in Wichita, Kan., and a nine-year employee of Arkansas Tech University in Russellville. He was preceded in death by 15 brothers and sisters.

Other survivors include his widow, Annie L. Sutterfield; one son, Freddie Sutterfield of Gate Harbor, Wash.; four grandchildren, Nicole Sutterfield of New York, N. Y., Denise Sutterfield of Tacoma, Wash., John Hudson of Morrilton, and Todd Hudson of Branson, Mo.; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services and burial were at 3 p.m. Friday, March 9, at Rest Haven Memorial Park with Rev. Freddie Goates officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.

Grace M. Chronister


Grace M. Chronister, 78, of Fort Smith, mother of Mary Domerese of Clarksville, died Sunday, March 4, 2001.

She was a member of the Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include one other daughter, Linda Stone of Fort Smith; four grandchildren, Dane Domerese, David Domerese, James Belk, and Jennifer Stone; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, at Ocker Memorial Chapel with burial in Hall Cemetery at Natural Dam.

Maude E. Looper


Maude Esther Overbey Looper, 91, of Clarksville died Friday, March 9, 2001, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a daughter of the late John Thomas and Josephine Horn Overbey, widow of Ben C. Looper, charter member of Oakland Street Full Gospel Church, and was preceded in death by one son, Edward Earl Looper; and four sisters, Glynn Graves, Ruth Horton, Bertha Overbey, and Mildred Carter.

She is survived by one sister and two brothers-in-law, Marie and Dennis Wheeler of Lamar and Earnest Graves of Tulsa, Okla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral was at 1 p.m. Monday, March 12, at Oakland Street Church with Rev. Carl Sory officiating.

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

Pallbearers were Darrell Wheeler, Calvin Price, Paul Williams, Larry Looper, Michael DuBois, and Wes Kendrick.

Naomi North McElroy


Naomi North McElroy, 88, of Fort Smith, formerly of Clarksville, died Wednesday, March 7, 2001, at Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith.

A native of the Minnow Creek Community, she was a daughter of the late Levi L. and Winnie E. Holloway Voss, widow of Orville North and Jeff McElroy, and member of Lamar United Methodist Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Deborah Ludlow of Fort Smith; one son, Robert North of Shreveport, La.; four grandchildren, Dr. Steven C. North of Roswell, N. M., Robin Lucius of Baton Rouge, La., Jennifer Barton of Fort Smith, and Scott Dillard of Rogers; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, March 9, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Ken Parker officiating. Burial was in Minnow Creek Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Dean Castleberry, Larry Oakes, Joe Metz, Larry Bacchus, Lonnie Turner, and Mike Whitson.

Honorary pallbearers were John Paul North, Bobby West, and Joseph Ham.

Reed Self


Reed Self, 77, of Carrollton, Ga., died Tuesday, March 13, 2001.

A native of Johnson County, he was a son of the late Walter Blaine and Savannah Carrollton Self, a retired supervisor of Douglas and Lomason after 37 years of service, and was preceded in death by one brother, Loy Self; and one sister, Reba Self.

Survivors include his widow, Anna Self; two sons and daughters-in-law, E. Ray and Sherry Turner Self and Billy R. and Kay Self, all of Peachtree City, Ga.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Jimmy Allen of Heflin, Ala., Sue and John Walls of Carrollton, Ga., and Sandra and Dennis Barr of Bowdon, Ga.; two sisters, Frances Evans and Cloa Robertson, both of Hartman; nine grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at Martin and Hightower Heritage Chapel in Carrollton, Ga., with Rev. G. W. Burson and Rev. Monroe Lipscomb officiating. Burial will be in Carroll Memory Gardens.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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