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7/18/2001

James Cecil Farmer


James Cecil Farmer, 83, of Conway, father of Patrick Farmer of Clarksville, died July 14, 2001.

A native of Clarksville, he was a son of the late Robert Lee and Ethel Adkins Farmer, attended the University of the Ozarks, and was a decorated veteran of World War II having been stationed in the Aleutian Islands and having seen combat in the European Theatre of War. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Conway, a deacon in the Presbyterian Church, and a retired farmer and rancher.

Other survivors include his widow, Ruth Boddie Farmer; one daughter and son-in-law, Heber and Stephen McKissack of Conway; two grandsons and granddaughters-in-law, Marshal and Amy McKissack and Martin and Kelly McKissack of Conway; granddaughter, Marie McKissack of Conway; three great-grandchildren, Kelsey McKissack, Macy McKissack, and Jackson McKissack, all of Conway; one sister, Gladys Ruth Farmer of Little Rock; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, July 16, at the First Presbyterian Church of Conway.

Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 2400 Prince Street, Conway, AR 72032, the Susie Maude Pittman Endowed Theatre Scholarship, % the University of the Ozarks, 415 North College Avenue, Clarksville, AR 72830, or Woodland Heights Baptist Church, 4215 Prince Street, Conway, AR 72032.

Joe E. Underwood


Joe E. Underwood, 64, of Coal Hill died Saturday, July 14, 2001, at Clarksville Convalescent Home.

He was a native of Dardanelle, son of the late Otis Buford and Ida Mae Hickey Underwood, retired from the U. S. Air Force after 20 years of service, member of the Coal Hill VFW No. 8532, Retired Enlisted Association, Eagles and the Air Force baseball team for several years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Imogene Underwood; and one daughter, Sarah.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Karen Underwood of Alvin, Texas; one stepson and spouse, Ewell Edward and Linda Lingar of North Little Rock; two stepdaughters and spouse, Wanda and Danny Bush of Clarksville and Rita Wentz of Broken Arrow, Okla.; two grandchildren, Kacy and Amanda Scott of Alvin, Texas; four stepgrandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Burnett King officiating. Burial will be in Coal Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Dale Lingar, Billy Joe Bush, Don Evans, Glen Bartlett, Seth Hutchins, and Billy Duncan.

Pearlie S. Phillips


Pearlie Stone Phillips, 89, of Russellville died Wednesday, July 11, 2001, at AMI St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville.

A native of Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late James W. and Ellie Bohannon Stone, and the widow of Guss Phillips.

Survivors include three sons, Quinton Phillips of Russellville, Lee Roy Phillips of Dover, and James W. Phillips of Pottsville; five daughters, Darlene Standridge and Shirley L. Nelson, both of Dover, Betty Jones of Pottsville, Carolyn Woodward of Russellville, and Evelyn Garner of Dardanelle; 25 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Friday, July 13, at Rosetta Cemetery near Salus. Arrangements were under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.

Grandchildren served as pallbearers.

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