July 31, 2021

5/30/2001

Aileen Demo


Aileen Demo, mother of Sharon Bailey of Clarksville, died Thursday, May 10, 2001, in Saginaw, Mich.

Other survivors include one son, Brent Demo; two sisters, Esther and Doris Corner; five grandchildren including Angela Vaught and Melodye Stickley of Clarksville and Tammy Pearson of Virginia; and ten great-grandchildren.

Dixie B. Whitfield


Dixie Bryant Whitfield, 95, of Coal Hill died Thursday, May 24, 2001, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home.

She was a native of Coal Hill, daughter of the late Ransy and Cynthia Hunt Bryant, widow of Percy Whitfield, and member of Ferguson Memorial Presbyterian Church and the Coal Hill Extension Homemakers Club.

Survivors include one brother, Dawson Bryant of Coal Hill; two nieces, Patricia Shamblin of Ozark and Gayle Hurst of Coal Hill; and one nephew, Allen Bryant of Coal Hill.

Funeral was at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at Ferguson Memorial Presbyterian Church at Coal Hill with Burley King officiating.

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

Pallbearers were Joe Hoing, Bentley Yates, Mickey Smith, Don Robert Hurst, Clay Bryant, and Lavon (Jeep) Yates.

Eva Eunice Cowell


Eva Eunice Cowell, 84, of London died Wednesday, May 23, 2001, at London.

She was a Baptist, daughter of the late Charlie and Galasha Chavers Bruton, and was preceded in death by two brothers, Odis Bruton and Alfred Bruton; and one grandchild, Miranda Baney.

She is survived by her husband, Woodrow Cowell; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Wanda and Larry Haggard of Ozone, Eva and David Dale of London, Sharon Baney of Oilton, Okla., and Mary Johnson of London; one son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Laquita Cowell of Coal Hill; 15 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Bob Holt officiating. Burial was in Lamar Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Andy Haggard, Lonnie Haggard, Sherman Cowell, Jarrod Parker, Jerry Christian, and Charles Ray Bruton.

Honorary pallbearers were James Cowell, Clayton Johnson, and Daniel Johnson.

James C. Roach


James C. Roach, 69, of Clarksville died Thursday, May 24, 2001, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

A native of Altus, he was a son of the late James and Susie Clark Roach, graduate of Altus High School, and Army veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors include his widow, Flossie Roach; two daughters, Debra Spoor of Gardner, Kan., and Cindy Trout of Clarksville; three sons, Stephen Roach and Mike Roach, both of Eudora, Kan., and Robert Roach of Lamar; one sister, Helen Ballinger of Kansas City, Mo.; one brother, Howard Roach of Kansas City, Mo.; several half-brothers and half-sisters; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Graveside funeral services and burial were at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 26, at Nichols Chapel Cemetery at Altus with Rev. Lance King officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Leroy Kinser


Leroy Kinser, 88, of Hartman died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at Beverly Nursing Home in Van Buren.

He was a native of Amsterdam, Mo., and a retired coal miner.

He is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Betsy and Don Doss of Van Buren, Patsy and Charles Evans of Hartman, and Linda and Allen Bryant of Coal Hill; one son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Jo Betsy Kinser of Warner Robins, Ga.; one brother, Junior Kinser of Woodland, Calif.; ten grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

A graveside memorial service was held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 25, at Hartman Cemetery with Rev. Chris Rink officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home. The body was cremated.

Loyd Morris



Loyd (Jack) Morris, 78, of Lamar died Thursday, May 24, 2001, at Paris Health and Rehabilitation Center in Paris.

He was a native of Hartman, son of the late Bert and Nellie Linton Morris, and a member of the Springhill Masonic Lodge No. 118.

He is survived by one sister and brother-in-law, Lois and Donald Miller of Hartman; two half-sisters, Sharon Trout of Oklahoma and Mrs. Rick (Mary) Hembree of Van Buren; three half-brothers, Ewell Morris and Leo Morris, both of Fort Smith, and Larry Hurst of Clarksville, nephew and niece, Duel and Judy Miller of Hartman, several stepnieces and stepnephews; and companion, Iris Terry of Lamar.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Lance King officiating. Burial was in Hartman Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Fred Dlugosh, Max Dlugosh, Duel Miller, Larry Lowry, Donald Lee Harkreader, and Jackie Thomas.

Marilyn I. Cemental


Marilyn I. Cemental, 46, of Hartman died Thursday, May 25, 2001, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

A native of Pope County, she was a Baptist and preceded in death by her mother, Betty Sue Williamson.

Survivors include her husband, Ellis Cemental; one daughter and son-in-law, Angela and Derek Rowley of Atkins; one son and daughter-in-law, Ellis Ray and Nerissa Cemental of Coal Hill; father, Leonard Ray Heflin of Russellville; three stepdaughters, Dora Garcia, Lisa Cemental and Rachel Cemental, all of Odessa, Texas; four grandchildren, Amber Carter, Ashley Rowley and Tristan Rowley, all of Atkins, and Brodric Cemental of Coal Hill; and five stepgrandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, at North New Hope Church with Rev. Chris Rink officiating.

Burial was in North New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Junior Ross, Jerry Ross, Jimmy Cemental, Julio Cemental, Joe Hall, and Mike Ross.

Margie Clayborn


Margie Clayborn, 87, of Knoxville died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a native of Oakland, daughter of the late George William and Mary Elizabeth Owens Johnson, widow of Cecil A. Clayborn Sr., and was preceded in death by two children; three sisters; and two brothers.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil A. (Michelle) Clayborn Jr. of Olym-
pia, Wash.; one daughter and son-in-law, Wilma and Ralph Denton of Mountain Home; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at the Knoxville Cemetery with Rev. Thomas Chenowith officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.

Michael L. Warren


Michael L. Warren, 50, of Ozone died Monday, May 14, 2001, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident 9.8 miles north of the Highway 21 and 64 intersection in Clarksville.

He was a retired Dow Chemical employee, Army veteran, and son of the late Audrey Inez Warren.

Survivors include his widow, Barbara Stepp Warren; one daughter, Jennifer Thompson of Kingwood, Texas; one son, Andrew Warren of Oak Harbor, Wash.; one stepdaughter, Joyce Dobbs of Hartman; one stepson, Sammy Stokes of Clarksville; parent, Bobbie Lee Warren of Ozone, one sister and brother-in-law, Susanne and Lanny Bicio of Ozone; and eight grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Friday, May 25, at the Russell Cemetery at Ozone with Rev. Bob Herod officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers were Joe Merkling, Earl Molten, Allen Hill, Darrel Canon, Jimbo Stepp, and Bob Hency.

Honorary pallbearers were Sammy Stokes, Eugene Hill, William Hill, and Michael Dobbs.

Opal Onella Melson


Opal Onella Melson, 78, of Clarksville died Thursday, May 24, 2001, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a daughter of the late Cicero and Tugle Baskin Baxter, widow of Zanna Melson, and was preceded in death by two sons, Dane Melson and Wayne Melson.

She is survived by three sisters, Hazel Taverner of Ozone, Fern Taverner of Clarksville, and Betty Hignite of Houston, Texas; and one granddaughter, Paula Archer of Little Rock.

Private services were held. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Donald Loren Nagel


Donald Loren Nagel, 73, of Coal Hill died Monday, May 28, 2001, in a Fort Smith hospital.

He was a native of Coal Hill, son of the late Edward and Clara Beumer Nagel, farmer, operator of Nagel’s Station in Altus, and was preceded in death by one brother, Mark Nagel.

Survivors include his widow, Reba Hanson Nagel; four daughters, Kim Tedford of Coal Hill, Bernadette Dillman of Bunker Hill, Ind., Jennifer Underwood of Quitman, and Becky Nagel of Van Buren; four sons, Walter Nagel and Chris Nagel, both of Coal Hill, Gary Nagel of Holly, Mich., and Bret Nagel of Ozark; twin sister, Dolores Skulman of Ozark; 18 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 31, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Hilary Filiatreau officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery at Altus.

Donald Loren Nagel


Donald Loren Nagel, 73, of Coal Hill died Monday, May 28, 2001, in a Fort Smith hospital.

He was a native of Coal Hill, son of the late Edward and Clara Beumer Nagel, farmer, operator of Nagel’s Station in Altus, and was preceded in death by one brother, Mark Nagel.

Survivors include his widow, Reba Hanson Nagel; four daughters, Kim Tedford of Coal Hill, Bernadette Dillman of Bunker Hill, Ind., Jennifer Underwood of Quitman, and Becky Nagel of Van Buren; four sons, Walter Nagel and Chris Nagel, both of Coal Hill, Gary Nagel of Holly, Mich., and Bret Nagel of Ozark; twin sister, Dolores Skulman of Ozark; 18 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 31, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Hilary Filiatreau officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery at Altus.

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