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September 17, 2021

9/12/2001

Andy L. Crabtree


Andy L. Crabtree, 72, of Clarksville died Friday, Sept. 7, 2001, at Clarksville Convalescent Home.

He was a native of Coal Hill, son of the late Robert Ernest and Polly Vian Evans Crabtree, a retired concrete finisher, and a Catholic.

He is survived by two daughters, Gloria Jean Rice of Lowell and Anita L. Gregory of Rogers; one son, Andy (John) Crabtree of Clarksville; four brothers, Bernard Crabtree of Clarksville, Bill Crabtree of Jasper, Leon Crabtree of Coal Hill, and Frank Crabtree of Altus; one sister, Mickey Hart of Conway; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. William Wewers, OSB, officiating. Burial was in Coal Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were John Crabtree, Michael Crabtree, Billy Joe Crabtree, Shawn Paul Crabtree, Kenny Crabtree, Steve Crabtree, and Jerry Crabtree.

Darlene Sikes


Darlene Sikes, 87, of Scranton died Monday, Sept. 9, 2001, at Lamar.

She was a member of Pleasent Hill Baptist Church in Crossroads, daughter of the late Ernest and Lena Smith Arnold, and widow of Ralph Thurman Sikes.

She is survived by two sons and one daughter-in-law, Lindal and Shelby Sikes of Scranton and Dale Sikes of Scranton; one sister-in-law, Lillie Arnold of Indiana; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Pleasent Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Danny Harris officiating.

Burial will be in Prairie View Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Chris Bittle, Anthony Bittle, Kenneth Fulmer, Bud Inman, Charles Bittle, and Austin Bittle.

John W. Morris


John W. Morris, 81, of Clarksville died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2001, at his home.

A native of Spadra, he was a son of the late John Morgan and Florence Hevron Morris, graduate of Hartman High School, member of Coal Hill VFW Post No. 8532, American Legion Bunch Walton Post No. 22, Disabled American Veterans, Fraternal Order of the Eagles, USS Edward Association and USS Cadmus Association, and served 22 years in the United States Navy.

Survivors include his widow, Lucille Martin Morris; two daughters and one son-in-law, Mary and Nelson Sears of Clarksville and Ardith Morris of Russellville; two sisters, Wilma Hamilton and Gwen Kemper, both of Fort Smith; four grandchildren, John Sears of Clarksville, Wellyn Seidensticker of Russellville, Sarah Seidensticker of Hamburg, Pa., and Rachel Gordon of Chicago, Ill.; and three great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Don Edward Morris, Jimmy Morgan Morris, Charles Ray Oxford, Robert Wayne Morris, John Morgan Morris, David L. Morris, Alan Martin, Paul E. Harris, Henry DeSalvo, and David DeSalvo.

Janice M. Parrott


Janice M. Parrott, 61, of Tulsa, Okla., daughter of Mae Evelyn Johnson Harris of Clarksville, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2001.

A native of Clarksville, she was a daughter of the late Arlie Roy Harris Sr. and a member of the Church of Christ.

Other survivors include her husband, Horace Joe Parrott; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Maurita and David Parker, Alisa Parrott, Christina Parrott, and Wendy and Travis Mills, all of Tulsa, Okla.; one son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Felecia Parrott of Bristow, Okla.; one brother, Arlie Roy Harris Jr. of Sallisaw, Okla.; one sister, Ruby Jane Sisco of Clarksville; and ten grandchildren.

Funeral was at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 10th and Rockford Church of Christ in Tulsa, Okla., with Herschel Dyer officiating.

Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery in Tulsa, Okla., under the direction of Nick Reynolds Funeral Service.

Pallbearers were Bill Corday, Bob Collier, Arno Lamb, Bill Little, Everett Tippin, and Warren Waggoner.

Jim Reeves


Jim Reeves, 86, of Ozark died Monday, Sept. 10, 2001, at Clarksville.

A son of the late Sam and Bertha Marshall Reeves, he was a native of Qulin, Mo., carpenter, Baptist, and World War II Navy veteran.

He is survived by one son, Ronald Gean Reeves of Orville, Calif.; three sisters, Nan Dunn of Ohio, Sylvia Kanne of Springfield, Mo., and Ester Feger of Kimberling City, Mo.; one brothers, Samuel Reeves of North Canton, Ohio; one half-brother, Paul Kerth of Jacksonville, Ore.; 12 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; and ten-year caregiver, Delores Guthrie of Ozark.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with Rev. Ransom Storms officiating. Burial will be in the National Cemetery at Fort Smith.

Lisa D. Shepherd


Lisa Diane Phillips Shepherd, 37, of Coal Hill died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

A native of San Pablo, Calif., she was a Baptist and was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Arch and Crystal Shepherd.

Survivors include one son, Levi Wayne Sexton of Flat Rock; parents, Mike and Linda Shepherd of Flat Rock; grandparents, Faye and Harvey Severn of London; one sister, Tammy Skolarski of Altus; three brothers, Michael Lee Shepherd of Altus, Larry James Smith of Clarksville, and Jody Smith of Flat Rock; and several uncles and aunts.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dewayne Holland officiating. Burial was in Hess Cemetery at Coal Hill.

Active pallbearers were Jimmy Jack Butler, Billy Middleton, David Lee Dunlap, R. D. Dunlap, Daniel Dunlap, Andy Butler, and David Bruce Dunlap.

Honorary pallbearers were Mark Lawrence, Gary Bell, and Tim Beaman.

Nell Gift


Nell Gift, 67, of Alix, mother of Andrew Day of Lamar, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2001, at a Fort Smith hospital.

A native of Spearman, Texas, she was a daughter of the late John and Ella Faus Bushman, widow of W. L. Gift, member of the Alix Assembly of God Church, a restaurant and nursing home cook, and was employed as a driver for Cass Job Corps.

Survivors include three other sons, Bill Gift of Alix, John Gift of Donna, Texas, and Lindon Day of Alix; two sisters, Sara Nealy of Canadian, Texas, and Grace Gift of Balko, Okla.; two brothers, George Bushman of Canadian, Texas, and Benny Bushman of Stinnet, Texas; and two grandchildren, Keith Day and Brad Day, both of Lamar.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with Rev. C. E. Simpson and Rev. Nancy Holman officiating. Burial was in the Houston Cemetery at Alix.

Pallbearers were Jason Runion, Kevin Hurt, Dean Holman, Lynn Day, Carl Day, Alvin Bushman, and John Bushman.

Memorials may be made to the Alix Assembly of God Church.

Robert Paul Sinor


Robert Paul Sinor, 32, of Clarksville died Monday, Sept. 3, 2001, in Fort Smith.

He was a factory employee and Army veteran.

He is survived by one son, Robert Heath Sinor of Clarksville; parents, Robert Earl and Dolly Sinor of Clarksville and Linda Jo Chick Sinor of Clarksville; one sister and brother-in-law, Carmen Elizabeth and David Lee Tilley of Texas; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Christopher Lee and Janet Sinor of Clarksville and Harley Douglas Sinor Clarksville; one nephew, Christopher Allen Sinor of Clarksville; and two nieces, Jessi Lynn and Abigale Leann Sinor, both of Clarksville.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Leo Villines officiating. Burial was in Yale Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Lee Tilley, Brent Gregory, Jimmy Butler, Stephen Sinor, Harley Sinor, and Travis Gregory.

Honorary pallbearers were David Hawkins, Scott Green, Jamey Chesser, Shawn Pentzer, and Hank Johnson.

Zearl Freeman


Zearl Freeman, 90, of Lamar died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a son of the late John E. and Rebecca Stewart Freeman, retired timber employee, and attended the Lee’s Chapel Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include his widow, Thursetta Cooper Freeman; three daughters, Virginia Lee Hampton, Frankie Marie Barber, and Carlene Mason, all of Lamar; two sons, Dale Allen Freeman and Ricky John Freeman, both of Lamar; one sister, Lois Etna Avery of California; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Lee’s Chapel Assembly of God Church with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating.

Burial was in Annie’s Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Frankie Ray Keylon, Gary Freeman, Don Ray Freeman, Johnny Keylon, Leland Freeman, and Ronald Hale.

Imogene N. James


Imogene Needham James, 80, of Clarksville died Monday, Sept. 10, 2001 at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Clarksville, daughter of the late Lee Roy and Minnie Wages Needham, and widow of Paul James.

She is survived by three daughters, Paula Wills of Clarksville, Betty New of Denton, Texas, and Molly McClaine of Clarksville; one son, Luke James of Blue Springs, Mo.; wo sisters, Selma Davis of Marlow, Okla., and Velma Benter of Calamesa, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and six great-grand children.

Graveside services and burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at Hartman Cemetery with Dr. Robert Brown and Rev. Billy Usery officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Carl McClaine, Douglas Wills, Gerrad James, Justin James, Luke James and Jason James.

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