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5/23/2001

Bertha B. Askins


Bertha Bynum Askins, 94, of Clarksville died Friday, May 18, 2001, at Mercy Hospital/Turner Memorial in Ozark.

She was a lifelong resident of Clarksville, daughter of the late James Isaac and Anna Ray Bynum, widow of John W. Askins, and member of Stillwell Bible Baptist Church.

She is survived by one son, John K. Askins of Clarksville; two sisters, Anna Marie England and Leola Hilton, both of Clarksville; two brothers, Robert Bynum and Ralph Bynum, both of Clarksville; three grandchildren, Mike Askins of Denver, Colo., and Steve Askins and Lisa Vandeveer, both of Clarksville; ten great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, May 21, at the Stillwell Bible Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Goodman officiating.

Burial was in the Stillwell Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were David Lasater, Adrian Lasater, Adam Askins, Steven Askins, Zach Vandeveer, and Kerry Sears.

Karen Sue Summers


Karen Sue Summers, 55, of Scranton died Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a daughter of the late Paul and May Jacobs.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas W. Summers.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating.

Lucinda Long


Lucinda Long, 91, of Clarksville died Friday, May 18, 2001, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was born at Ludwig, daughter of the late Will and Sally Blue Carter, widow of John A. Long, and member of Clarksville Church of Christ.

She is survived by one daughter, Jewell Patton of Clarksville; one son, W. T. (Bud) Long of Little Rock; three grandchildren, Connie Griffith of Coal Hill, Tom Nunley of Lafayette, La., and W. T. (Billy) Long Jr. of Little Rock; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at the Church of Christ with John Ballard and Mike Eppinette officiating.

Burial was at Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Ted Young, Edd Young, Greg Wilson, Toby Wilson, Bob Frost, and Craig Frost.

Lee Overbey


Lee Overbey, 91, of Clarksville died Saturday, May 19, 2001, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

A native of Lamar, he was a son of the late Tony and Mattie Landthrip Overbey, graduate of Lamar High School, Navy veteran of World War II, and former owner of Overbey IGA Store in Clarksville for 26 years.

He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Archie Lantz of Clarksville; three sisters, Mary De Vey of Newark, N. Y., Vera Young of Fort Smith, and Vivian King of Clarksville; four grandchildren, Mike Lantz of New London, Texas, Ronnie Lantz of North Little Rock, Greg Lantz of Conroe, Texas, and Sharon Mercure of Clarksville; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Billy Usery officiating. Burial will be in Mount Airy Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Eldon Scoggins, Mark Tumbleson, Tom Jones, Mike Rylee, Ronnie Lantz, and Greg Lantz.

Woody Ray Long


Woody Ray Long, 68, of Mountainburg, father of Shirley Faye Long of Coal Hill, died Saturday, May 12, 2001, at his home.

He was a native of Blanchard, Okla., son of the late Thomas Mason and Lula Lawrence Long, farmer, Army veteran, and member of the Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include his widow, Eula Faye Long; one other daughter, Lula Dale Cox of Arbyrd, Mo.; one son, Earl Ray Long of Lafe; two sisters, Effie Gardner of Moses Lake, Wash., and Frances Sivage of Fort Smith; and three grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 16, at the Harmon Cemetery with Rev. Alvin Hunter and Rev. Betty Huggins officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.

Pallbearers were William Bates, Camilo Gallegos, Albert Sivage, Jim Sivage, Thomas Sivage, and Billy Newton.

Harold Gene Barron Jr.


Harold Gene Barron Jr., 48, of Navasota, Texas, a construction employee, died Friday, May 11, 2001, in Navasota, Texas.

Survivors include his parents, Harold Gene Barron Sr. and Henrietta Jackson Barron of Clarksville; sister and brother-in-law, Joann and Leo Jasso of Danbury, Texas; three nephews; two nieces; and a number of aunts and uncles.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Jamestown Assembly of God Church with Rev. Amos Pledger and Rev. Rick Reaves officiating.

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

Pallbearers were Daniel Keenom, Vernon Martin, Homer Qualls, Billy Nichols, Christopher Keenom, and George Findley.

Havanah M. Mayfield


Havanah Mae Ward Shipman Mayfield, 82, of Conway, mother of Barbara Ann Standridge of Lamar, died Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at Conway Regional.

She was born at Naylor to Albert Orlander and Mary Jane Kirshner Ward, was the widow of Homer Mayfield, and was preceded in death by one son, Donnie Ray Shipman.

Survivors include six sons, Ronnie James Shipman of Cabot, Larry Shipman of Pine Bluff, Dale Alvin Shipman of Hot Springs, Ricky Keith Shipman and Michael Wayne Shipman, both of Little Rock, and Johnny Albert Shipman of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; two other daughters, Trudy Kay Birge of Siloam Springs and Roxie May Moreno of Little Rock; 30 grandchildren; 38-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Monday, May 21, at Pipkin Cemetery at Benton under the direction of Roller-McNutt Funeral Home.

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