July 30, 2021

12/12/2001

Allan Dale Sturdivant


Allan Dale Sturdivant, 46, of Ozark died Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, at St. Edward Mercy Medical Center in Fort Smith from injuries sustained when his four-door 1994 Nissan Maxima struck a stray cow at 10824 State Highway 129 on Sunday night, Dec. 2, as he was en route home from church.

He was a supervisor for Tyson Foods in Clarksville, member of Trinity Chapel Pentecostal Church of God in Clarksville, and a native of Elk City, Okla.

Survivors include his widow, Donna Sturdivant; two daughters, Dana Sturdivant and Breanna Sturdivant, both of the home; parents, Kenneth and Zenith Hall Sturdivant of Ozark; grandfather, Russell Hall of Elk City, Okla.; two sisters, Brenda Beard and Rhonda Dutton, both of Ozark; and one brother, T. L. Sturdivant of Ozark.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Free Will Baptist Church in Ozark with Rev. Terry Schlinker and Rev. Eddie Jones officiating.

Burial will be in Hickory Grove Cemetery at Ozark under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home.

Nora Beth Little


Nora Beth Easley Little, 83, of Siloam Springs, formerly of Clarksville, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001, in Siloam Springs.

A daughter of the late Simon P. and Sarah Elizabeth Daniel Easley, widow of Enoch P. Little, retired teacher, and member of the First Methodist Church, What So Ever Sunday School Class, United Methodist Women, and Faith Hope Circle.

She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Ann and C. E. Todd of Siloam Springs; one sister, Gustava Easley of Albuquerque, N. M.; three brothers, Dr. G. T. Easley of Sulphur, Okla., Vernon Easley of Albuquerque, N. M., and Gayle P. Easley of Saratoga, Calif.; and two grandsons, Jason Cash of Russellville and Nathan Cash of Greenwood, Miss.

Funeral was at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Lowell Eaton officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Martin R. Howard, Eddie Brinks, Jack Phillips, Bob Oden, Rev. Leo Villines, and Harold Lewis.

Memorials may be made to Friends of Hospice, Washington Regional Medical Center, 4241 Gabel Drive, Fayetteville, AR 72703.


Carolyn H. Robert


Carolyn Hefley Robert, 54, of Bella Vista, sister of David Hefley of Clarksville, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001, at Bates Medical Center in Bentonville.

She was a native of Harrison, former resident of Clarksville, daughter of the late Berry and Gladys Burdine Hefley, self-employed sales manager of a furniture liquidation company and was preceded in death by one daughter, Dana; and one sister, Gayle.

Survivors include her husband, Roger Lee Robert; one son and daughter-in-law, Alan and Romy Rudder of Laredo, Texas; one daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Mike Thrailkill of Lowell; two other brothers, Robert Hefley of Harrison and Harold Hefley of Altus, Okla.; one sister, Marilyn Edgmon of Mossville; and three grandchildren, Vanessa, Jessica and Destiny.

Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at Lurton Assembly of God Church with Rev. Stan Taylor officiating.

Burial will be in Tarleton Cemetery in Lurton under the direction of Benton County Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, in the Buddy Burns Chapel in the Benton County Funeral Home at Rogers.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Carolyn Denton

Carolyn Denton, 85, of Clarksville died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001, at AMI St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville.

She was a native of Paris, daughter of the late W. A. (Bro) and Myrtie Stewart Baskin, widow of Ambers (Runt) Denton, graduate of Paris High School and the University of the Ozarks, retired school teacher having taught at Coal Hill and Clarksville for 35 years, member of the First Baptist Church, the Bethany Sunday School Class, Kappa Kappa Iota Sorority, Clarksville Chapter No. 172 Order of the Eastern Star, and the retired teachers association.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Evelyn Denton of Russellville; three sisters, Virginia Thomas of Subiaco, Hilda Mooney of Clarksville, and Jean Curd of California; three brothers, Bill Baskin of Ozark, Jearl Baskin of Paris, and Jimmy Baskin of Tucker, Ga.; and three grandsons and spouse, Jason Denton and Joshua Denton, both of Russellville, and Justin and Meredith Denton of Little Rock.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Dr. Robert Brown officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jason Denton, Justin Denton, Kenny Denton, Jimmy Baskin, Tery Baskin, and Jeff Baskin.

Harold N. Bishop Sr.


Harold N. Bishop Sr., 87, of Lamar died Friday, Dec. 7, 2001, at his home.

He was a native of Hartman, son of the late William Sparkman and Addie Mae Morrison Bishop, graduate of Hartman High School, member of the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, a retired coal miner and retired employee of Redondo Tile of Redondo Beach, Calif.

Survivors include three daughters and one son-in-law, Donna McKinney of New Orleans, La., Karen Bishop of Cypress, Calif., and Betty and Gerry Lange of Chicago, Ill.; one son and daughter-in-law, Harold (Butch) and Marie Bishop of Lamar; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Rosary was at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel. Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church with Rev. William Wewers officiating. Burial was in Hays Chapel Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Kevin McKinney, Tony Vincenti, Robert Sexton, Henry Serio, Jim Smith, and Greg Thompson.

Ivy Jane Roberts


Ivy Jane Roberts, 83, of Rudy, mother of Lyla Moore of Coal Hill, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001.

She was a daughter of the late George W. and Dorothy Mary Ann Hobbs Pixley, widow of Norman Roberts, and a Pentecostal.

She is survived by four other daughters, Ellen Redding and Sherry Foster, both of Rudy, Fern Goldsborough of Alma, and Mary Czarnikow of Muldrow, Okla.; three sons, Chester, Cleo and Cecil Arlen Roberts, all of Rudy; sister, Joyce Price of Van Buren; two brothers, Virgil Pixley of Portland, Ore., and Rev. Truman Pixley of Rudy; 33 grandchildren; 79 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Mount McCurry Cemetery Arbor at Rudy with Rev. Truman Pixley officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.

Larry Bly


Larry Bly, 58, formerly of Clarksville, died Nov. 30, 2001, in Pine Bluff.

He was a son of the late Bee and Carrie Bly of Clarksville.

He is survived by one sister, Barbara; and two brothers, Gary of Clarksville and Jerry of Wisconsin.

The body was cremated.

Lorna Ogilvie


Lorna Ogilvie, 78, of Clarksville died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001, at National Park in Hot Springs.

She was a native of Hibbing, Minn., widow of James H. (Jim) Ogilvie, member of the Harmony Presbyterian Church and the Coal Hill Extension Homemakers Club, past state president of extension homemakers club, 1940 graduate of Clarksville High School, active in Methodist and Presbyterian Church Circles and the Presbyterian Church Thrift Shop, board member of Horsehead Water Users Association, charter member of St. Andrews Methodist Church in Little Rock, and during World War II worked at the Pentagon.

She is survived by one son, James Robert Ogilvie of Erie, Pa.; one brother, Patrick Burris of Coos Bay, Ore.; and one grandson, Raymond Ogilvie of Pottstown, Pa.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the Harmony Presbyterian Church with Rev. Bill Woodard officiating.

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

Pallbearers were Wendell Self, Abe Laster Jr., Gerald Laster, Hall Garrett, Bill Porter, and L. C. Griffin.

Marjory N. Towe


Marjory N. Towe, 77, of Clarksville died Friday, Dec. 7, 2001, at her home.

She was a native of Dewitt, daughter of the late John and Mattie Powell Mitchell, widow of Nolus Towe, and owner and operator of N & L Marjory Bait Shop for 37 years.

Survivors include two sons, Johnnie Lee Steele of Virginia Beach, Va., and Lawrence E. Richey of Pine Bluff; and one sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Della and Ben McCarley of Van Buren.

The body was cremated. Local arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Irene S. Lundquist


Irene Smith Lundquist, 91, of Clarksville died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001, at her home.

She was a daughter of the late William Newton and Lula Harris King, native of the Ludwig Community, widow of James Earl Smith and Robert W. Lundquist, salutatorian of the 1930 graduating class of Clarksville High School, member of the First United Methodist Church and Clarksville Chapter No. 172 Order of the Eastern Star, and former employee of Stewart Sheppard Dress Shop for many years.

Survivors are one son, Jim Smith of Russellville; one stepdaughter, Edith Lou Sparks of Clarksville; one stepson, Joe Lundquist of Ozone; one sister, Bernice Brown of Clarksville; eight grandchildren, James Smith of Idabel, Okla., Pam Smith of Clarksville, Leslie Smith, Diana Smith, Crista Smith, Joshua Smith, Cherie Smith, and Angel Smith, all of Russellville; 15 great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Lowell Eaton officiating.

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

Pallbearers were Hank Sparks, Jim Yantis, Joe Lundquist, Eddie Brinks, Jack Phillips and Andy Sparks.

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