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9/19/2001

Azalene Wilson


Azalene Wilson, 67, of Hartman died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

A native of Hartman, she was a daughter of the late Elzie and Jewell Harris Drewry, 1953 graduate of Hartman High School, member of Union Grove Baptist Church, Democratic committee woman, and was employed as a cook at Hartman School for many years.

Survivors include her husband, Raymond (Sonny) Wilson; three daughters, Sherry Fowler of Hartman, Beth Clements of Bethany, Okla., and Mary Ellen Neilson of Ontario, Calif.; three sons, Lonnie Ray Wilson and Michael Joe Wilson, both of Hartman, and Gary Wayne Wilson of Clarksville; two sisters, Virginia Kelly of Kibler and Louann King of Van Buren; one brother, Pete Drewry of Cedarville; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Union Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Burnett King and Rev. Sam Howell officiating.

Burial will be in Hartman Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Union Grove Baptist Church Nursery, Box 1705, Clarksville, AR 72830.

John Ray Childers


John Ray Childers, 67, of Alexander, formerly of Clarksville, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2001, at his home.

He was a native of Clarksville, son of the late Mildred Cagle Childers, Methodist, Army veteran, and retired truck driver and dispatcher for Safeway.

Survivors include his widow, Sharon Woodard Childers; one daughter, Teri Crofford of Benton; one son, Steven Childers of Malvern; father, Victor Childers of Lamar; one sister, Shirley Albertson of Russellville; and four grandchildren, Brittany Crofford of Benton, and Krista Childers, Kara Childers and Drew Childers, all of Malvern.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at the Clarksville Church of Christ with John Ballard officiating.

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

Pallbearers were Phil Miller, Lawrence Crofford, Joe Johnston, Duane Childers, Kenneth Childers, and Jack Phillips.

Juanita Barnett


Juanita Hess Barnett, 84, of Fayetteville, sister of Troy Lee Hess of Coal Hill, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2001, at a Fayetteville hospital.

A native of Coal Hill, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Clayton and Addie Ethel Hardgrave Hess, widow of Luther Barnett, member of Goddard United Methodist Church in Fort Smith, and was preceded in death by one brother, Thomas V. (Boots) Hess of Coal Hill.

Other survivors include two daughters, Melissa Carter and Cindy Weyer, both of Springdale; six grandchildren, Greg Simpson, Sarah Smreker, and Aaron, Adam, Jill and John Bradley; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at Fentress Mortuary in Fort Smith with Rev. Dois Kennedy officiating. Burial was in Hess Cemetery at Coal Hill.

Memorials may be made to the Goddard United Methodist Church in Fort Smith.

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