Eugene H. Strackbein
Eugene H. Strackbein, 66, of Hartman died Monday, May 6, 2002, at his home.
He was a son of the late William A. and Selma Anderegg Strackbein, retired from the Air Force, and was preceded in death by two brothers, Elmer Strackbein and Gilbert Strackbein.
Survivors include his widow, Nancy T. Sanders Strackbein; four daughters, Nancy Singleton of Miami, Fla., Kathy Dodge and Dr. Jeanne Strackbein, both of Clarksville, and Lynn Moczygenba of San Antonio, Texas; two sons, Russell Bellinger and Wade Bellinger, both of Hartman; one sister, Opal M. Harper of Harper, Texas; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 10, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Terry Singleton officiating.
Flois Wish Smith
Flois Wish Smith, 72, of Clarksville died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock.
She was a native of Clarksville, daughter of the late J. C. and Loda Cecil Wish, graduate of Clarksville High School, member of the First United Methodist Church, and was preceded in death by one sister, Lorraine Wish O’Neal.
Survivors include one daughter, Carolyn (C. J.) Smith of Benton; two sons and daughters-in-law, John Allen and Geneva Smith of Clarksville and Grant and Penny Smith of Russellville; two grandchildren and spouse, Jevin Allen Smith of Little Rock and Elizabeth and Josh Bruins of Fayetteville.
Graveside services and burial were at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at Oakland Cemetery with Rev. Lowell Eaton officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
John Arthur Davis
John Arthur Davis, 64, of Mountain Home, formerly of Clarksville, died Friday, May 3, 2002, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home.
A native of Coal Hill, he was a son of the late John and Violet Hammonds Davis, 1957 graduate of Clarksville High School, lifelong resident of Arkansas having moved from Little Rock to Mountain Home in 2000, and vice president of computer operations for Regions Bank of Little Rock.
Survivors include his widow, Dorothy Allison Davis; one son and daughter-in-law, Shane and Lara Davis of Mountain Home; two grandchildren, Jacob Shane Davis and David Stout, both of Mountain Home; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Sam and Carlynn Davis of Bryant and Jimmy Davis of Virginia Beach, Va.; three nieces, Debbie Leigh of Park City, Utah, Melissa Graves of Clarksville, and Stephanie L. Edwards of Clarksville; and two nephews, Hunter L. Davis of Bryant and Tim Schreckhise of Little Rock.
Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, at Oakland Cemetery with Rev. Michael Shy officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice or the American Cancer Society.
Jack Lax, 80, of Clarksville died Friday, May 3, 2002, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.
A native of Kim, Colo., he was a son of the late Henry Raymond and Berta Mead Lax, member of Woodland Baptist Church, member and past president of the Republican Men’s Club and the National Farmers Organization, and an Army Air Force veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his widow, Kathryn Overton Lax; one daughter, Barbara Eldredge of Clarksville; one son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Brenda Lax of Knoxville; three sisters, Lola Bell Weiss of Paris, Texas, Elva Hendricks of Lincoln, Neb., and Sue Chisum of Vega, Texas; four grandchildren and spouse, Jacky and Gina Lax of Knoxville, Kim Sarten and Katie Eldredge, both of Altus, and Felicity Shoeffler of Hartman; and four great-grandchildren, Andrew Rice, Samantha Childers and Madison Stutzman, all of Hartman, and Trenton Lax of Knoxville.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, May 6, at Woodland Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Sawyer and Rev. Sam Howell officiating.
Burial was in Woodland Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Active pallbearers were Ken Childers, Mark Nowotny, Darrell Williams, Jerry Scoggins, Walter Nowotny, and Harold Pitts.
Honorary pallbearers were Frank Wiser, David Hefley, Jim Patterson, Reece Hudson, Gene Faulkner, and Dutch Houston.
Memorials may be made to the Woodland Baptist Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 1009, Clarksville, AR 72830.
Janet Sue Oliger
Janet Sue Oliger, 48, of Lamar died Tuesday, May 7, 2002, at her home.
She was a daughter of the late Everett Riddle and E. Marie Marshall Sharp of Lamar, waitress-cook, and was preceded in death by one sister, Rose Marie Riddle.
Among the survivors are two daughters, Terry D. Reed of Lamar and Tanya M. Williams of Morrilton; one son, Cody Ray Brand of Russellville; and two grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating.
Pauline Bryson, 99, of Smithville, Texas, formerly of Clarksville and Lamar, died April 30, 2002, in Smithville, Texas.
Survivors are a grandson, Jay Earl Bryson of Odessa, Texas; granddaughter, Dana Marie; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews, all of Texas.
Graveside services and burial were Friday, May 3, at Moore’s Chapel Cemetery in Waveland with Elder Frank Brown of Clarksville officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville.
Palace Lou Cotton
Palace Lou Cotton, 67, of Clarksville died Monday, May 6, 2002, in Johnson Regional Medical Center.
She was a native of Clarksville, daughter of the late Willie Sr. and Lillie Patterson Cotton, and member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda Lou Cotton of Clarksville; one son, Richard Cotton of Russellville; three sisters, Ella Reed of Dardanelle and Lois Wrye and Shirley Alston, both of Clarksville; two brothers, C. H. Cotton of Fort Smith and Leroy Cotton of Clarksville; and three grandchildren, Clayton W. Whitaker and Stanley Holt Jr., both of Clarksville and Kelli Cotton of Russellville.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday, May 10, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with burial in Oakland Cemetery