April 17, 2021

11/21/2001

Luther Cagle


Luther (Johnny) Cagle, 55, of Hartman died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2001, at his home.

He was a Baptist, Navy veteran, member of the Spadra Fire Department and was born at Altus to Luther Lee and Jewell Mayse Cagle.

He is survived by one daughter, Kimberley Sampley of Ozark; two sons, Kevin Lee Cagle of Mulberry and Kristopher Kyle Cagle of Tulsa, Okla.; two sisters, Katherine Willis of Ozark and Diana Kendall of Dover; and three grandchildren, Jessica Sampley, Jennifer Sampley, and Amy Cagle.

Graveside service and burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, at Highland Cemetery at Ozark with Rev. Jim McElhaney officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.

Pallbearers will be Ricky McKinney, Charles Cagle, J. R. Cagle, Johnny Eldredge, Jake Hill, and Wesley Willis.

Larry A. Hall


Larry A. Hall, 54, of Clarksville died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001.

A native of Clarksville, he was a graduate of Clarksville High School and the University of the Ozarks, a welder and son of the late Geneva Brown Hall.

Survivors include his widow, Jody Hall; parents, Claud and Ladema Hall of Clarksville; one sister, Janis Malloy of Clarksville; and three brothers, George Hall and Craig Hall, both of South Haven, Miss., and James Hall of Clarksville.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Sam Howell officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Rick Ward, Donnie Carroll, Tommy Brandon, Marty Reynolds, Bob Hency, and Don Curtis.

Honorary pallbearers were Larry Don Kinman, Mike Williams, Donnie Clinton, Doug Callahan, and Randy Callahan.

Leslie Ellen Williams


Leslie Ellen Williams of Willows, Calif., died Friday, Nov. 2, 2001.

A native of Shirley, she was a former resident of Clarksville, graduate of Lamar High School, and the widow of Rev. Henson K. Williams.

She is survived by four children and spouses, Joe Gene and Molly Williams of Orville, Calif., Sharon and Gerald Corbitt of Greenbrae, Calif., Laura and Jon Remmerde of Grants Pass, Ore., and Daniel and Traci Williams of Chico, Calif.; one sister, Laura Lawrence of Roseville, Calif.; one brother, Farris C. Privitt of Lamar; and seven grandchildren, Brian Lee Williams, Robert Dow Williams, Christopher Corbitt, Juniper Remmerde, Amanda Remmerde, Morgan Ashley Williams, and Cameron Williams.

Funeral was Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Willows Baptist Church with Rev. Eugene Overstreet officiating. Burial was in Willows Cemetery under the direction of F. D. Sweet Funeral Director.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Ottis T. Dickerson


Ottis Troy Dickerson, 82, of Clarksville died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home.

He was a son of the late James W. and Lydia Fleming Dickerson, Baptist, and oil field employee.

Survivors include his widow, Jewell Patterson Dickerson; one daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Joe Linn of Bee Branch; two sons and daughters-in-law, J. T. and Ruth Dickerson and Bob and Juanita Dickerson, all of Clarksville; five grandchildren, Debbie Bartel of Sallisaw, Okla., Michele Estep of Clarksville, Michael Don Dickerson of Emporia, Kan., Travis Linn of Bee Branch and Leanne Waddle of Damascus; and 12 great-grandchildren, Jacob, Megan, Jason, Emily, Sadie, Shelby, Caleb, Cadon, Lindsey, Mason, Savannah, and Cassidy Jo.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Arch Wheeler officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Glen Patterson, Raymond Patterson, Ronnie Patterson, Lonnie Patterson, Larry Patterson, Clyde Patterson, Selba Patterson, and Donald Wilhelm.

Thell F. Riddle Sr.


Thell F. Riddle Sr., 53, of Hartman died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, at his home.

A native of Van Buren, he was a son of the late Theron and Judy Carter Riddle, construction employee, paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division during the Vietnam War, and a member of the Coal Hill Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include his widow, Beverly Gale Poyner Riddle; two daughters, Heather Ashley of Lincoln and Candy Riddle of Coweta, Okla.; one son, Thell Riddle Jr. of Natural Dam; two stepsons, Billy Carter of Ozark and Brian Carter of Blossom, Texas; three sisters, Brenda Jarrad of Arizona, and Mary Burrows and Katie Cook, both of Chester; two brothers, Jeff Riddle of Susanville, Calif., and Robert Riddle of Litchfield, Calif.; four grandchildren, Allison Riddle and Sarina Riddle, both of Natural Dam, Bridgette Riddle of Alma, and Billy Riddle of Coweta, Okla.; and eight stepgrandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Stephen Maczko officiating. Burial was in Hall Cemetery at Natural Dam.

Woodrow Cowell


Woodrow Cowell, 89, of Lamar died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a son of the late Alonzo V. and Bell Plumley Cowell, retired sawmill employee, Baptist, World War II Army veteran, recipient of four Bronze Star Awards, Purple Heart Award, Good Conduct Medal, European African-Middle Eastern Theatre Campaign Ribbon, and three Overseas Bars, and was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Eunice Cowell.

He is survived by four daughters, Wanda Haggard of Ozone, Sharon Baney of Oilton, Okla., Mary Johnson of London and Eva Dale of Lamar; one son, Ray Cowell of Altus; three sisters, Wilma Self of Clarksville, Elta Cochran of Sand Springs, Okla., and Mable Thiebes of Salem, Ore.; 15 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial was in Lamar Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Lonnie Haggard, James Cowell, Charles Ray Bruton, Clayton Johnson, Andy Haggard, Daniel Johnson, and Jarrod Parker.

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