July 23, 2021

7/11/2001

Albert E. Westover


Albert Edward Westover, 78, of Clarksville died Friday, July 6, 2001, at his home.

He was a native of the Spadra Community, son of the late Carl and Sarah Marie McKinney Westover, a retired coal miner, Navy veteran of World War II, and was preceded in death by his wife, Jacquieta Westover; and one granddaughter, Brittany Holland.

He is survived by one daughter, Carol Holland of Clarksville; one son, Billy Westover of Eudora; one sister, Louise Rigsby of Clarksville; one brother, Tommy Westover of Hartman; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, July 9, at Hardwicke Funeral Home with Rev. Carl Holland and Rev. Bill Holt officiating.

Burial was in Liberty Hill Cemetery at Hunt under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Don Hatchett, Will Pizzotti, Danny Rigsby, Johnny Einert, Shannon Kaiser, Jim Rigsby, George Holland, and Kenny Bridgewater.

Helen R. Folkner


Helen Ruth Folkner, 68, of Coal Hill died Monday, July 9, 2001, at St. Edward Mercy Medical Center in Fort Smith.

A native of Coal Hill, she was a daughter of the late Lee and Nona Davis Hatchett, widow of Joe Folkner, member of Denning Methodist Church, and was preceded in death by four sisters, Gussie Bartlett, Gertie Hyde, Robbie Stevenson, and Jean Reynolds; and two brothers, Davis Hatchett and Leonard Hatchett.

Survivors include one son, Samuel Wilkins of Portland, Ore.; four sisters, Melva Hanson and Mildred Newman, both of California, Docha Sperry of Coal Hill and Pauline Mayfield of Clarksville; two grandchildren, Shaun Wilkins and Jimmy Wilkins, both of Portland, Ore.; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Randy Pruitt of Coal Hill.

The body was cremated.

Local arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Denning Methodist Church.

Jerry Lynn Tatum


Jerry Lynn Tatum, 60, of Bastrop, La., father of Kevin Wayne Tatum of Clarksville, died Tuesday, July 3, 2001, at Morehouse General Hospital.

He was a member of Cherry Ridge Baptist Church, United States Navy veteran, son of the late E. S. and Mary Tatum, and was preceded in death by one brother, Donald Wayne Tatum.

Other survivors include his widow, Edna Berry Tatum; two daughters, Mary Nero of Cecilia, La., and Tina Troxel of Scranton; two sisters, Pearl DuBose of Arizona and Joy Bryant of Malvern; two brothers, James Tatum of Farmerville, La., and E. S. Tatum Jr. of Arizona; and nine grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 5, at Cherry Ridge Baptist Church in Bastrop, La., with Rev. Charles Dupree and Dr. Charles Weedman officiating.

Burial was in New Forest Cemetery at Forest, La., under the direction of Golden Funeral Home of Bastrop, La.

Active pallbearers were Jerry Tomlin, Lynn Sanders, Bill Hunt, Stanley Smith, John Tackett, Bert Morland, and Jerry Goodman.

Honorary pallbearers were Chris Burchell, Kevin Tatum Jr., Shea Nero, and Vernon Tatum.

Lee Wayne Roden


Lee Wayne Roden, 41, of North Charleston, S. C., son of Lois Roden of Knoxville, died Monday, July 9, 2001, in North Charleston, S. C.

He was a mechanic, veteran of the United States Navy, son of the late Carl H. Roden, and of the christian faith.

Other survivors include three brothers and one sister-in-law, Roy A. Roden and Dan R. Roden, both of Knoxville, and Guy L. and Sonja Roden of Fort Irwin, Calif.; two nephews, Brandon Roden and Brian Roden, both of Fort Irwin, Calif.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

The body was cremated.

Local arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Ralph V. Bray Jr.


Ralph Vaughn Bray Jr., 49, of Russellville, father of Noah Bray of Clarksville, died Wednesday, July 4, 2001.

He was a United States Air Force veteran and son of the late Jeanette and Ralph Bray Sr.

He is survived by one other son, Anthony Bray of Russellville; two daughters, Jennifer Bray of Dover and Laura Bray of Atkins; one sister, Sandra Jones of New Blaine; and two grandchildren, Jeremiah Bray and Danyel Fry.

A celebration of life service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 7, in the chapel of Griffin Leggett Rest Hills in North Little Rock.

Roberta Laster


Graveside services and burial for Roberta Laster, 85, of Tulsa, Okla., formerly of Clarksville, who died Thursday, July 5, 2001, was at 3 p.m. Monday, July 9, at Oakland Cemetery in Clarksville with Dr. Robert Brown officiating. A prior service was held at 10 a.m. at Moore’s Eastlawn Chapel in Tulsa, Okla. Local arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

She was born on Crow Mountain near Pottsville and was the widow of Boyd Laster.

She is survived by two sons and two daughters-in-law, Billy H. Laster, Jimmy D. and Shirley Laster, and Pat Laster; two daughters and one son-in-law, Patricia A. and Terry Johnson and Linda G. Bates; one sister and brother-in-law, Nettie and Rev. Bob Rackley; nine grandchildren, David Copeland, Brett Johnson, Deanna Laster, Roxann Arvizu, Michelle Fisher, Jeanette Laster, Natisha Elefteriou, Shane Church and Clint Laster; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Roy Pannell Sr.


Roy Elmer Pannell Sr., 85, of Clarksville died Monday, July 2, 2001, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home.

A native of the Montana Community, he was a son of the late William Riley and Maggie Emma Knight Pannell, retired coal miner, member of the United Mine Workers of America and was in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maudie Pannell; three brothers, Walter, Jim and Millard Pannell; and two sisters, Bertha Weatherton and Evie Skidgel.

He is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Wayne Masingale of Shawnee, Kan., Linda and Jim Tipton of Clarksville, Francene and Darrell Freeman of De Soto, Kan., and Peggy and Pat Spindler of Fort Smith; three sons and daughters-in-law, Roy Jr. and Nancy Pannell of Shawnee, Kan., Riley and Vickie Pannell of Lawrence, Kan., and Glen and Sheila Pannell of Shawnee, Kan.; 19 grandchildren; and 39 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 5, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Mike Eppinette officiating. Burial was in the Hays Chapel Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Stephan Spindler, Lanny Tipton, Kipp Masingale, Eric Pannell, Neil Masingale, and Jared Pannell.

Honorary pallbearers were Monte Freeman, Todd Freeman, Will Vinson, Chris Masingale, R. E. Pannell, Tommy Pannell, and Josh Pannell.

Stella Mae Guinn


Stella Mae Elder Guinn, 87, of Littleton, N. C., formerly of Clarksville, died Wednesday, July 4, 2001, at Roanoke Rapids, N. C.

She was a member of Hays Chapel Methodist Church, retired Young’s Department Store employee, daughter of the late Andrew Jackson and Pollie Elder, and widow of Orville F. Guinn.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Arlie and Oneita Guinn of Littleton, N. C.; and two grandchildren, Gary Guinn of Virginia and Mary Weber of Maryland.

Funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 9, at Hays Chapel Methodist Church with Rev. Chris Rink officiating.

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

Pallbearers were Spike Feikema, Virgil Phillips, J. D. Jacobs, Argie Kendall, Bob McGuire, Ron Reeves, and Benny Ross.

Victor Ahne


Victor Ahne, 55, of Scranton died Tuesday, July 3, 2001, at Scranton.

He was a son of the late Frank Ahne, veteran of the United States Navy, employee of ATandT, and a member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church at Scranton and the American Legion Post 0258.

He is survived by one daughter, Helen James of Subiaco; three sons, Steven Ahne and Matthew Ahne, both of Scranton, and Anthony Ahne of McEwen, Tenn.; mother, Margaret Ahne of Scranton; four sisters, Charlotte Waits of Wichita, Kan., Mary Griesemer of Ballwin, Mo., Margie Spillers of Scranton, and Rita Brown of Benton; four brothers, Ed Ahne and Eric Ahne, both of Scranton, David Ahne of Little Rock, and Frank Ahne Jr. of Conway; and six grandchildren.

Rosary was at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 6, at Roller Chapel in Paris. Funeral mass was at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 7, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church.

Pallbearers were Heath Spillers, James Schwartz, Joe Hebert, Chris Ahne, Kevin Barr, and Jim Ahne.

Memorials may be made to the Logan County Health Department, Hospice Program, or the American Cancer Research Center.

Samuel E. Noe


Samuel E. (S. E.) Noe, 76, of Spanaway, Wash., died Wednesday, July 4, 2001, at his home.

He resided in Johnson County until 1942, when he entered the U. S. Coast Guard where he served in the Pacific during World War II. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sampson and Norma J. Pitts Noe; and three sisters, Alma Harris, Molly Young, and Nadean Reynvaan.

Survivors include his widow, Delorce Noe; three daughters, Pat and Linda of Spanaway, Wash., and Pam of Idaho; and three sisters, Imogean Storms of Clarksville, and Nita Brown and Nola Lewis of Tacoma, Wash.

Memorial services were held at the Baptist Church in Spanaway, Wash., with interment in the National Cemetery in Enumclaw, Wash.

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