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Argie Ann Green

Argie Ann Lee Green, 96, of Ozark died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001, at Ozark Nursing Home.

A native of Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late James Riley and Nancy Shamblin Lee, co-owner of Roy Green General Merchandise Store, and a 75-year member of Grenade’s Chapel Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Katala Green Williams of Ozark and Roiselle Green Grim of Rogers; one sister, Robbie Lee Floyd Dillahunty of Ozark; four grandchildren, Anitra Williams Fay of Fort Smith, Russell Williams of San Diego, Calif., and Lynn Grim Kenworthy and Elise Grim Burt, both of Fayetteville; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Vaughn Marsden officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery at Ozark.

Bertha Ellen Elms

Bertha Ellen Elms, 96, of Clarksville died Friday, Aug. 3, 2001, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a daughter of the late William and Mary Boen Warren, widow of Floyd Elms, Protestant, and was preceded in death by three sisters, Rosie Hammons, May Barber and Maud Smith; and two brothers, Jim Warren and Bill Warren.

Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Ray and Allene Smith of Porum, Okla., and Jerry and Helen Elms and Roy and Betty Smith, all of Hartman; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial was in Lamar Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Vaughnon Freeman, Leland Freeman, Junior Warren, J. T. Barber, Terry Miller, Jim Elms, Tony Warren, Gary Warren, and Randy Warren.

Dr. Harold Eggensperger

Funeral for Dr. Harold O. Eggensperger, 88, of Fort Smith, who died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001, at St. Edward Mercy Medical Center, was at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the First United Methodist Church in Fort Smith. Graveside services and burial were at 2:30 p.m. at Oakland Cemetery in Clarksville.

Grandsons served as active pallbearers. The honorary pallbearers were ministers of the North Arkansas and Little Rock Conferences of the United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church Student Ministries in Fayetteville or the First United Methodist Church in Fort Smith.

A native of Hanska, Minn., Dr. Eggensperger was a son of the late Adolph and Dora Schneuer Eggensperger, moved to Arkansas with his family in 1925, received a bachelor of arts degree from Hendrix College in 1937, a bachelor of divinity degree from Southern Methodist University in 1940, and was awarded an honorary doctor of philosophy degree from Hendrix College in 1960.

He was ordained as a minister of the North Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church in 1937, and served churches in Blytheville, Little Rock, Beebe, Bentonville, West Memphis, Russellville, Fayetteville, Conway, Siloam Springs, and Fort Smith. He also served as district superintendent of the Conway District and as executive secretary of the North Arkansas Program Council. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Rela Young Eggensperger.

Survivors include his widow, Katherine Fiser Eggensperger; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Steve and Tami Eggensperger of Cabot and Mil Adams of Conway; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Frances Gibson Benton of Fayetteville, Pat and Ron Armbrust of Fayetteville, and Kathy and Steve Meyer of Prairie Grove; one brother, Arlo Eggensperger of Fort Smith; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Hazel Marvel

Hazel Marvel, 77, of Alexander, mother of Alberta Thomas of Clarksville, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001, at the Saline Nursing Center.

A native of Jasper, she was a daughter of the late George W. and Judie Thompson Poyner, widow of Albert Marvel Jr., retired nurse’s aide, member of the Calvary Assembly of God Church, and was preceded in death by one son, Richard; two brothers, Wilburn and Sylvester Poyner; two sisters, Dorothy Roland and Ava Anglin; and two grandchildren, Kenny Ferrell and Deanna Marvel.

She is survived by five sons, Wayne Marvel of Benton, Danny Marvel of Bryant, Dean and Bruce Marvel, both of Conway, and Michael Marvel of Columbia, Mo.; two other daughters, Carolyn Ferrell of Benton and Wanda Marvel of Columbia, Mo.; two brothers, Carl and Calvin Poyner of Hartman; two sisters, Laura Steele of Clarksville and Reba Harris of Hartman; 15 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home in Benton with Rev. Jimmy McDougal and Johnny Ferrell officiating. Burial was at Social Hill Cemetery in Benton.

Pallbearers were Wesley Ferrell, Johnny Ferrell, Randy Marvel, Gary Marvel, Scott Marvel and Darren Marvel.

Junior L. Moore

Junior L. Moore, 73, of Clarksville died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2001, at Clarksville.

He was a son of the late Robert and Zora Arbaugh Moore, retired pipeline employee and farmer, a Baptist, and was preceded in death by one sister, Edna Moore; and one brother, Argil Moore.

Survivors include his widow, Margie Rae Moore; two daughters, Loretta Kay Wilson of Clarksville and Connie Sue Moore of Marshall; one son, Alan Moore of Alma; two sisters, Beulah Dail of Harrisburg and Ava Davis of Booneville; two brothers, Hurlon Moore of Clarksville and Harvin Moore of Wichita, Kan.; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial was in Oark Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jason Moore, Travis Wilson, Shane Gray, Daniel Sanborn, Michael Moore, and Todd Wilson.

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