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6/13/2001

Billy Charles Dickerson


Billy Charles (Bill) Dickerson, 70, of Clarksville died Tuesday, June 5, 2001, at his home.

He was a native of Clarksville, son of the late James Wesley and Lillie Boen Dickerson, graduate of Clarksville High School, member of the First United Methodist Church, Navy veteran of the Korean War, cattle farmer, and co-owner of OK Food Market for 43 years. He was a former member and president of the Clarksville School Board and also served on the Clarksville Housing Authority board of directors for 24 years where he was chairman of the board for 13 years. He was preceded in death by two brothers, J. R. Dickerson and N. E. Dickerson; and three sisters, Jean Dickerson, Anna Moore, and Lottie Morgan.

Survivors include his widow, Peggy Dickerson; six children, Chuck Dickerson of Dallas, Texas, Billy Dickerson of Clarksville, Jimmy Dickerson of Oklahoma City, Okla., DeAnn Blackard and Dana Plugge, both of Clarksville, and Dinah Dickerson of Fayetteville; two daughters-in-law, Marian Dickerson and Susan Dickerson; two sons-in-law, Jeff Blackard and Charlie Plugge; stepmother, Ila Dickerson of Clarksville; one brother, Jim Dickerson Jr. of Clarksville; three sisters, Pearl Whitson of Clarksville, Bonnie Dickerson of Fort Smith, and Monetta Hadley of Ponca City, Okla.; and 13 grandchildren, Michael Dickerson, Chris Dickerson, Becca Dickerson, Greg Dickerson, Phillip Dickerson, John David Dickerson, Melissa Dickerson, Sarah Dickerson, Jordan Plugge, Wesley Plugge, Thomas Plugge, Abby Blackard, and Wyatt Blackard.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Friday, June 8, at the First United Methodist Church in Clarksville with Rev. Lowell Eaton officiating.

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

Pallbearers were Michael Dickerson, Chris Dickerson, Greg Dickerson, Phillip Dickerson, John David Dickerson, Wesley Plugge, Jimmy Dickerson III, Turner Whiton, Steve Edmisten, and Herman Houston.

Memorials may be made to the Visiting Nurses Agency and Hospice of Western Arkansas, 207 College Avenue, Clarksville, AR 72830.

Rev. Billy D. Williams


Rev. Billy D. Williams, 58, of Ozark, father of Hope Van Lauvan of Clarksville, died Thursday, June 7, 2001, at his home.

He was a native of Biscoe, son of the late Harvey Allen Williams, and a retired Pentecostal pastor of several area churches.

Survivors include his widow, Laurie Williams; two other daughters, Robbin Archer of Cabot and Gwen English of Altus; one stepdaughter, Terri Pullen of Ozark; two stepsons, David Pullen and Jonathan Pullen, both of Ozark; mother, Joyce Marie Hughes Williams; two sisters, Brenda Huntsinger Stacy of Ozark and Linda Flores of Waldron; one brother, Nick Williams of Ozark; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, June 11, at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Arleta Sheffield and David Zeiler officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Rev. Joe Lancaster, Rev. Jim McElhaney, Rev. Lonnie Sheppard, Rev. Carl Sory, Rev. Larry Willis, and Rev. Billy Paul Roberts.

George Raymond Fell


George Raymond Fell, 70, died Friday, June 8, 2001.

A native of Lake Village, he was a son of the late George Fell and Margaret Scucchi Fell, a graduate of Lake Village High School and The College of the Ozarks, a scholarship athlete, and a former coach at Clarksville High School. He was employed with Commercial Credit for 20 years in a managerial position and retired from the Bank of America of Jacksonville after 20 years. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Open Door Sunday School class, Jacksonville Rotary Club, Jackson-
ville Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club and Camden junior deputy softball program.

Survivors include his widow, Edna Hunnicutt Fell; three daughters and spouses, Linda and Barry Swain of Bamberg, Germany, and Mary and Rick Jenkins and Julie and Gregg Curtis, all of Little Rock; one brother, Jesse Fell of North Little Rock; sister-in-law and her husband, Jeanne (Hunnicutt) and Travis Taylor of Jackson, Miss.; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, June 11, at Griffin Leggett Healey and Roth in Little Rock.

Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 1101 North Mississippi, Little Rock, AR 72207 or Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 650 West 168th Street, New York, N. Y. 10032-9982.

Jackson Carmody Jr.


Jackson Bailey Carmody Jr., 43, of Leander, Texas, died Sunday, June 3, 2001, from injuries sustained while participating in a championship boat race on Corpus Christi Bay.

A native of South Bend, Ind., he was a former resident of Johnson County and attended Hartman High School. After moving to Texas, he was instrumental in various business ventures including Ranger Excavating, LP, Carlos & Charlie’s, M.C. Ruby, Inc., La Bandera Ranch in Carrizo Springs, and other land development enterprises. He was active in numerous associations and charities in the Austin area and also served as a director of The Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo and of the Texas Wildlife Association. He was associated with Children’s Heart Hospital and with the Safari Club International and was a sponsor of youth league sports in Leander and Cedar Park, Texas.

Survivors include his widow, Cheryl (Shari) Carmody; one daughter, Amanda Carmody of Leander, Texas; one son, Chase Carmody of Leander, Texas; father, Jack Carmody of Hartman; mother, Alvia Groskopf Carmody Yates of Clarksville; and four brothers, Rob and Justin of Arkansas and Rusty and Chris of Texas.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, at Riverbend Church in Austin, Texas, with Rev. Jim Black officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Jack Carmody Endowed Scholarship Fund, % The Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo. Additional information concerning contributions may be obtained by calling (512) 919-3000.

Rozella Woodard


Rozella Woodard, 77, of Clarksville died Sunday, June 10, 2001, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a Baptist, daughter of the late John Chavers and Tamsey J. Atwell, and widow of Charlie Woodard.

Survivors include one daughter, Lillie Wilson of Altus; one son, Charles D. Woodard of Clarksville; two sisters, Lizzie Mefford of Lamar and Viola Davis of Knoxville; three brothers, Walter Chavers of Clarksville, C. N. Chavers of Springdale, and Robert Lee Chavers of Oklahoma; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial will be in Carter Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be John Jennings, Jody Storms, Glen Chavers, Junior Anglin, Bob Nichols, and Carl Collins.

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