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October 15, 2021

12/19/2001

Dorothy Sue Brown


Dorothy Sue Brown, 72, of Clarksville died Friday, Dec. 14, 2001, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a daughter of the late Perkin and Susie Mae Rhodes Wilson, graduate of the Steven F. Austin College in Nacogdoches, Texas, retired school teacher, and member of the Living Church of God in Russellville.

She is survived by brother and sisters-in-law, Billy Barron and Bobbie Wilson of Cleveland, Texas, and Betsy Coody of Texas.

A memorial service was held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, at the Living Church of God in Russellville with Rev. Davy Crockett officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Eva I. Combs


Eva Irene Killgore Combs, 67, of Clarksville died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a retired truck driver, Methodist, daughter of the late Jesse and Viola V. Graham Killgore, widow of James O. (Jim) Combs, and was preceded in death by one son, James Paul Combs; one sister, Cathy Lee; and three brothers, Jay R. Killgore, Harold Killgore, and Lemuel Killgore.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Karron and Clifford Herbst of Subiaco and Sherry and Mike Loch of Kimball, Minn.; three sons, Leonard Combs of Clarksville, Frederick Combs of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Warren Combs of Tulsa, Okla.; two sisters, Elsie Mae Hernandez of Loveland, Colo., and Coye Nettles of Stilwell, Okla.; one brother, Jesse Leonard Killgore of Anchorage, Alaska; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial was in Wares Chapel Cemetery at Scranton.

Active pallbearers were Fred Combs, Christopher Nettles, Chris Combs, Steve Combs, Roger Combs, and Donald Lee.

John G. Kremers


John G. Kremers, 88, of Clarksville died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

A native of Prairie View, he was a son of the late John and Magdalen Anhalt Kremers, retired coal miner, member of the United Mine Workers and Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, a graduate of Subiaco Academy and attended Arkansas Tech University in Russellville where he played football for both schools.

Survivors include his widow, Dorothy Hilton Kremers; one daughter, Mary Pleva of Clarksville; two sons, Joe Kremers and Tom Kremers, both of Clarksville; two sisters, Elizabeth Schneider of Fort Smith and Theresa Etzkorn of Subiaco; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Rosary was at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church with Rev. William Wewers, OSB, officiating. Burial was in Holy Redeemer Catholic Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Paul Kremers, Larry Pleva, Eric Kremers, Nick Kremers, Kent Kremers, and Keith Kremers.

Mary Frances Bible


Mary Frances Bible, 43, of Clarksville died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001, at her home.

She was a native of Clarksville, daughter of the late Frank E. Farris, member of the First Baptist Church, graduate of the University of the Ozarks with a bachelor of science degree, graduate of Webster University with a master of business administration degree, and a college professor having taught at the University of the Ozarks, Webster University and Westark College in Fort Smith.

Survivors include her husband, Jim Bible; one daughter, Lesley Bible of Clarksville; one son, Colin Bible of Fayetteville; mother, Opal Huff Farris Cox; and one sister, Anna Campbell of Clarksville.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at Cherry Street First Baptist Church with Rev. Dwayne Holland and Rev. Billy Usery officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be Leon Holt, Stan Einert, Clinton Holland, Sid Hicks, Robert Wofford, Kenneth Herron, Todd Joyner, and Dewayne Over.

Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Lee’s Chapel Assembly of God Church, Route 1 Box 368, Lamar, AR 72846 or Needy Paws, P. O. Box 523, Clarksville, AR 72830.

Sophia Boles


Sophia Boles, 89, of Fort Smith died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001, in a Fort Smith hospital.

A native of Austria, she came to America in 1914, was a daughter of the late John and Bozena Bock and a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church.

Survivors include her husband, Neil Boles; one son and daughter-in-law, Bill H. and Joe Ann Bock of Pine Bluff; one brother, John E. Bock of Clarksville; four grandchildren, Kellie Bock Cohen and husband, Jeff; Kim Bock Buck, Kraig Bock, and Kirk Bock and wife, Lillian; five great-grandchildren, Jennifer and Jessica Buck, Garrett and Caroline Bock and Katie Cohen.

Funeral was at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church with burial in Holy Redeemer Catholic Cemetery at Clarksville with Monsignor John O’Donnell officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel of Fort Smith.

Pallbearers were Marion Glover, David Mazzanti, Roger Atkins, Mark Jelks, Bill Groves, and Cliff Benedict.

Memorials may be made to Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 103 East Main, Clarksville, AR 72830.

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