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3/21/2001

Addie Bilderback


Addie L. Bilderback, 87, of Clarksville died Friday, March 16, 2001, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

A native of Grow, Texas, she was a daughter of the late Luther Tom and Dora Dove Drake McWilliams, widow of Tom Bilderback, a Baptist, and was preceded in death by one son, Larry R. Bates.

She is survived by one son, Leon Bates of Clarksville; one sister, Vesta Hunt of Sudan, Texas; three brothers, Henry McWilliams of Amarillo, Texas, C. B. McWilliams of Littlefield, Texas, and Leslie McWilliams of Fort Smith; five grandchildren, Rhonda Armistead of Charlotte, N. C., Sharon Wofford of Russellville, and Melinda Middleton, Kelley Bates, and Jeff Bates, all of Clarksville; and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 3 p.m. Monday, March 19, at Stillwell Cemetery with John Ballard officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Betty Dean Black


Betty Jean Dean Black, 72, of Clarksville died Tuesday, March 13, 2001, at Fort Smith.

She was a retired office manager, member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, widow of George W. Dean and James Black, daughter of the late James and Alice Erickson Donnelley, and was preceded in death by one son, William Ward Dean.

She is survived by one daughter, Virginia Spiotto of Clarksville; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Friday, March 16, at Oakland Cemetery with Dan Farrer officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Bobbie Temple Taylor


Bobbie Temple Taylor, 84, of Clarksville died Thursday, March 15, 2001, at her home.

A native of Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Robert C. and Edna Phillips Temple, graduate of Fort Smith High School and Arkansas State Teachers College in Conway, member of the First United Methodist Church in Clarksville, the only retired lay teacher at Mt. St. Mary’s Academy in Little Rock, and a former teacher in the Pulaski County School District prior to retiring and returning to Clarksville.

Survivors include her husband, John C. Taylor; one brother, Lee Douglas Temple of Fort Smith; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Kendall Cemetery with Burley King officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Kendall Cemetery, Route 1 Box 349, Hartman, AR 72840, First United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 535, Clarksville, AR 72830, or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Clara Emma Snow


Clara Emma Snow, 84, of Lamar died Friday, March 16, 2001, at Little Rock.

She was a Methodist, daughter of the late William Fredrick and Anna Rose Loedige, widow of William Orison Snow, and was preceded in death by one son, William Douglas Snow.

She is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Adolph Novak of Pleasanton, Texas, Stella and Ralph Pruitt of Derby, Kan., Judy and Gary Greene of Pleasanton, Texas, and Barbara and Joe Dabney of Mountain View; one sister, Theresa Norcross of Lawrence, Kan.; two brothers, William Loedige of Lamar and Fred Loedige of Mesa, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at Roller-Cox Chapel with burial in the Reynolds Cemetery at Lamar.

Pallbearers were Philip Pruitt, Andrew Pruitt, Douglas Sotelo, Gayland Holman, Barry Miles, and Eric Heidel.

Curtis C. Wofford


Curtis C. Wofford, 86, of Ozark, brother of Cassius Wofford of Clarksville and Cletus Wofford of Hartman, died Tuesday, March 13, 2001, at Mercy Hospital/Turner Memorial in Ozark.

He was a son of the late Archie and Taney Hyden Wofford, native of Ozark, Navy veteran of World War II, member of Ozark First United Methodist Church, a 50-year member of the Ozark Masonic Lodge, and was retired after owning Nu-Way Cleaners in Ozark for 34 years.

Survivors include his widow, Evelyn Coleman Wofford; one sister, Chella Stokes of Ozark; and one other brother, Auzie Wofford of Russellville.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with Rev. Roger Glover officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery.

Ethel S. Caldwell


Ethel S. Caldwell, 89, of Clarksville died Monday, March 19, 2001, at Lamar.

She was a member of Stillwell Baptist Church, daughter of the late Henry and Eveline Elliot Wilson, and widow of Harles Caldwell.

She is survived by three daughters, Alma Lee Wilson of Clarksville; Delores Walsh of Oaklawn, Ill., and Marlene Farrow of Brandenton, Fla.; one stepdaughter, Susie Simmons of Perry; one sister, Clara Brooks of Merritt Island, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and one stepgreat-grandchild.

A private memorial service will be held. Arrangements are under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Fredrick G. Karnell


Fredrick Gunnar (Fritz) Karnell, 84, of Clarksville died Saturday, March 17, 2001, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a retired Greenville Tube employee, Lutheran, member of the Masonic Lodge, son of the late Gunnar Herbert and Edith Wilhelmina Karnell, and was preceded in death by one son, Michael Anthony Karnell.

Survivors include his widow, Helen Ann Mliczek Karnell; one daughter, Victoria Mary Roberts of London; one son, Fredrick Gunnar Karnell Jr. of Pennsylvania; and three grandchildren, Fredrick G. Karnell III and Matthew Karnell, both of Pennsylvania, and Charles L. Roberts III of London.

Funeral was at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Father William Wewers officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Donnie Carroll, James Paxton, Randy Palmer, Mike Harvey, James Lee Zieler, and Jimmy Harmon.

John Wesley Reece


John Wesley Reece, 80, of Russellville, formerly of Johnson County, died Thursday, March 8, 2001, at AMI St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center.

A native of Minneapolis, Minn., he was a son of the late Fredrick and Josephine Reece, served in the U. S. Army in the South Pacific and received the Asiatic Pacific Theatre Ribbon with two bronze service stars, the Combat Infantry Badge, the Purple Heart with one Oak Leaf Cluster, and was the recipient of the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one bronze star, the World War II Victory Medal, the Bronze Star Medal, and the American Defense Service Medal. Following the war he entered the Merchant Marine where he served several years, was a life member of Rogers Rye Post 2283 of the VFW, and member of Pup Tent 3 Cooties in Russellville, Simpson Turner Chapter of the DAV, and the Military Order of the Purple Heart. He was a retired well driller and farmer.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Josephine Chapman, Lorraine Reece, and Pauline Reece; and two brothers, Verian Theodore Reece and Frederick Reece.

Survivors include two brothers, James Reece of Breezy Point, Minn., and Joseph Reece of Minneapolis, Minn.; one sister-in-law, Lila Lee Reece of Minneapolis, Minn.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services and burial were at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 17, at Shiloh Williamson Cemetery in Russellville under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. Full military honors were provided by Rogers Rye Post 2283 of the VFW.

Active pallbearers were members of Rogers Rye Post 2283 of Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Honorary pallbearers were K. P. Harvey and A. M. Armstrong.

Memorials may be made to the Rogers Rye Post 2283 of the VFW, P. O. Box 812, Russellville, AR 72811 or the Simpson Turner Post of the DAV, Russellville, AR 72801.

Norma Rhea Nowlin


Norma Rhea Nowlin, 74, of London died Monday, March 12, 2001, at London.

She was a livestock ranch owner, various produce grower, affiliated with the Assembly of God Church, daughter of the late William Mark and Lou Ella Whorton Vinson, and widow of William Thomas Nowlin.

She is survived by two stepdaughters, Betty Rogers of Stockton, Calif., and Shirley Haney of Suisun, Calif.; two sisters, Oma Lee Whorton of London and Vera Lou Roybal of Billings, Mont.; one half-brother, Johnny Vinson of London; one stepgranddaughter, Debra Bess of Calhoun, Ga.; one aunt, Agnus White of London; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 15, at the First Assembly of God Church in London with Rev. Jerry Schlinker officiating.

Burial was in East Point Cemetery at London under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers were Randy Hefley, Curtis Shilkels, Mike Ward, Randy Titsworth, Tom Willis, and Gub Cochran.

Honorary pallbearers were Rex Whorton, Ronnie Whorton, Leonard Whorton, Bob Mueller, Bill Mueller, and Jess Roybal.

Robert Lee Hogue


Robert Lee Hogue, 67, of Hartman died Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at his home.

He was a native of Alba, Texas, son of the late James Lewis and Annie Clementine Mosley Hogue, and was preceded in death by one brother; and two sisters.

Survivors include his widow, Mae Posey Hogue; five daughters, Deborah Dalton of Hartman, Phyllis Dalton, Robin Stepp, and Bobbie Marlow, all of Clarksville, and Barbara Hampton of Ozone; four sons, James Hogue and Larry Hogue, both of Hartman, Raymond Hogue of Lamar, and Johnny Hogue of Clarksville; one sister, Opal Jones of Lonoke, Texas; one brother, Rommie Hogue of Lonoke, Texas; 29 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Vernon Long officiating. Burial was in Spadra Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Raymond Hogue, Larry Hogue, James Hogue, Johnny Hogue, Dewey Marlow, David Hampton, and Jimbo Stepp.

Honorary pallbearers were Jake Hill, Leon Hill, Bruce Foster, Bob Weathers, Steve MacLeod, Dub Vaught, and Paul Wyers.

Sammy L. Buggar


Sammy L. Buggar, 56, of Clarksville died Monday, March 19, 2001, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a native of Dyess and a Baptist.

Survivors include his widow, Ine Buggar; mother, Mary Allen of Blue Mountain; and one brother, Lonnie Carter of Booneville.

Graveside services and burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 22, at Ellington Cemetery at Magazine with Rev. David Zeiler officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Thalia Masters Collins


Thalia Masters Collins, 52, of Scranton, sister of J. D. Masters of Clarksville, died Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a native of Mena, daughter of the late John Dewey and Ada Marie Marple Masters, and was preceded in death by one daughter, Sallie Dawn Masters.

Other survivors are one daughter, Teresa Hickey of Houma, La.; and one son, J. W. Collins of Scranton.

Graveside services and burial were at 1 p.m. Friday, March 16, at Carter Cemetery at Jamestown with Rev. Rick Reeves officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Vera R. Williams


Vera Rebecca Hudson Hart Williams, 90, of Clarksville died Thursday, March 15, 2001, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a Methodist, daughter of the late Samuel and Martha Kirwin Hudson, and was preceded in death by one daughter, Mona Kay Hart; three sisters, Norma Harvey, Bernice Self, and Eva McMillian; and two brothers, Elmer Hudson and Ernest Hudson.

She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services and burial were at 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 19, at the Woodland Cemetery with Rev. Lowell Eaton officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

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