April 07, 2021

6/5/2002

David L. Davis


David Leroy Davis, 66, of Clarksville died Wednesday, May 29, 2002, at his home.

A native of St. Paul, Minn., he was a son of the late George and Helen Nina Lush Davis, former employee of Johnson County Road Department, a member of Grace Lutheran Church and was preceded in death by one son, Stanley Davis.

Survivors include his widow, Joyce Davis; five daughters, Angela Donley of Bay City, Wis., Amy Dosdall, Rita Baker and Penny Drew, all of Hager City, Wis., and Jennifer Justice of Salus; one son, Elmer Davis of Clarksville; one sister, Amy Larson of Sacramento, Calif., two brothers, George Davis of Minneapolis, Minn., and Robert Davis of New Port, Minn.; 16 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 31, at Grace Lutheran Church with Rev. Loren Famuliner officiating. The body was cremated. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Gladys Mattox


Funeral for Gladys (GeGe) Mattox, 83, of Fort Smith, who died Saturday, May 25, 2002, at a Fort Smith nursing home, was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, at Faith United Methodist Church in Fort Smith. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery at Clarksville under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Stan Cook, Bill Cross, Dave Ross, Jim Townley, John England, Larry Hanley, Eddie Gatlin, Tom Crovella and Hardee Marvin.

Memorials may be made to Faith United Methodist Church, 2901 Massard Road, Fort Smith, AR 72903.

She was the widow of Chester Harold Mattox, a member of Faith United Methodist Church, past member of the Mountainburg Order of the Eastern Star, past member of the AEA and NEA, past member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, member of the Kappa Kappa Iota Teachers Sorority (Omicron Conclave of Fort Smith), a retired elementary teacher with the Pleasant View, Ozone, Mountainburg, Gentry, and Mansfield school districts.

Survivors include one daughter, Barbara Hart of Fort Smith; one sister, Helen Binkley of North Las Vegas, Nev.; one brother, Heartsill Peeples of Fayetteville; three grandchildren, Dawn Brasuell and Judd Hart, both of Benton, and Todd Hart of Cabot; and eight great-grandchildren, Molly, Luke and Ben Brasuell and Max, Haley and Mason Hart, all of Benton, and Spence and Madison Hart of Cabot.

Herman Boudreaux Jr.


Herman (Mickey) Boudreaux Jr., 58, of Harvey, La., formerly of Clarksville, died Friday, May 3, 2002, at West Jefferson Medical Center in Marrero, La.

A native of Gretna, La., he was a son of the late Herman A. Boudreaux, graduate of West Jefferson School in Harvey, La., and attended Delgado Community College in New Orleans, La. He was a former resident of Yukon, La., and former employee of Louisiana Power and Light, Nine Mile Pointe and at Arkansas Nuclear One in Russellville from 1982 until retiring. He was a parishioner of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Marrero, La.

Survivors include his widow, Betty Aucoin Boudreaux; one son, Christopher M. Boudreaux of Little Rock; one daughter, Melissa Keas of Yukon, La.; mother and stepfather, Ruby and Marcus Angelo; three brothers, Tommy Boudreaux, Dean Blank and Michael Blank, all of Louisiana; four sisters, Renee Adams of Tampa, Fla., Joy Wise and Debbie Edwards, both of Clarksville, and Judy Shano of Gretna, La.; and grandchildren, Allison Ellen and Claire Boudreaux of Little Rock and Jared and Jordan Keas of Yukon, La.

A mass was said at St. Joseph the Worker Church and burial was at Westlawn Cemetery on May 7.

Mitchell T. Wilcox


Mitchell Trent Wilcox, 41, of Fairfield Bay died Friday, May 31, 2002, at his home.

He was a computer technology and science teacher and bus driver at Shirley High School, native of Whittier, Calif., 1980 graduate of Altus High School, graduate of the University of the Ozarks, former resident of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, former manager of Econo Lodge Motel and the General Store in Clarksville, and a high school Sunday school class teacher.

Survivors include his widow, Susan King Wilcox; one daughter, Kirsten Wilcox; parents, Joy Wilcox of Fairfield Bay and Ed and Carolyn Wilcox of Mountain View; one brother and sister-in-law, Terry and Patricia Wilcox of St. Louis, Mo.; one sister, Heidi of Mountain View; and nieces and nephews, Jordan of St. Louis, Mo., and Cody, Corey and Haleigh of Mountain View.

A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, at the Shirley School auditorium with Tom Underhill and Rick Rana officiating. Arrangements were by Roller McNutt Funeral Home of Clinton.

Memorials may be made to the Shirley School Foundation for the science laboratory.

Reva M. Byrd


Reva Myrtle Byrd, 96, of Wichita, Kan., died Thursday, May 30. 2002, in Wichita, Kan.

She was a former resident of Clarksville, daughter of the late Guy and Clara Withrow Goodin, widow of Tom W. Byrd, and was preceded in death by four children.

She is survived by one daughter, Ruby N. Garner of Wichita, Kan.; one son, Thomas J. Byrd of Huntsville; 20 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Michael Pierson officiating. Burial will be in Hartman Cemetery.

Thelma F. Chappell


Thelma F. Chappell, 84, of Clarksville died Saturday, June 1, 2002, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a member of Knoxville First Baptist Church and Fellowship Sunday School Class, native of Pine Bluff, and was preceded in death by one son, Lewis Chappell; one sister, Geneva Allred; and one brother, W. C. Harden.

Survivors include her husband, Norman Chappell; one daughter, Lorene Thackston of Russellville; one son, Don Chappell of Clarksville; one sister, Dorothy Henderson of North Little Rock; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, at Knoxville First Baptist Church with Rev. Richard Snyder officiating.

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

Pallbearers were Chris Chappell, Kyle Blackburn, Mark Thackston, Bobby Henderson, Earl Allred, and Quitman McDonald.

Viola Zahn


Viola Pearl Callaham Freeman Zahn, 84, of Catoosa, Okla., formerly of Lamar, died Friday, May 31, 2002, at Catoosa, Okla.

She was a daughter of the late Arthur and Nora Mae Crotts Callaham, widow of Wilburn Freeman and Carl Zahn, Baptist, retired caregiver nurse, and member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by four sons, one infant, Kenneth, James and Roy Freeman; one brother, Leon Callaham; and two sisters, Erma Henderson and Billie Jean (Berg) Martin.

She is survived by six daughters and five sons-in-law, Mrs. Bill (Alma) Brooks of Joplin, Mo., Mrs. Doy (Wilma) Pledger of Coweta, Okla., Mrs. Kenneth (Pauline) Forbes of Broken Arrow, Okla., Mrs. James (Ernestine) McMullen of Tulsa, Okla., Mrs. Don (Brenda) Ellis of Inola, Okla., Mrs. Steve (Linda) Cross of Clarksville, and Edna Freeman of Hooker, Okla.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Samuel and Pam Freeman of Nowata, Okla., and Floyd and Tammy Freeman of Lamar; two sisters, Mrs. John (Izola) Drittler of Lamar and Mrs. Walley (Betty) Peterson of Oark; two brothers, Vincent Callaham of Dewitt and Roy Dean Callaham of Lamar; one sister-in-law, Mary Callaham of Sherrill; 24 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger and Rev. Travis Miller officiating. Burial was in Holman Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Greg Freeman, Jeff Freeman, Bo Freeman, Rick Pledger, Jeff McMullen and Kenneth Freeman.

Willie E. Stansbury


Willie E. Stansbury, 72, of Lamar died Sunday, June 2, 2002, at his home.

He was born at Horatio, son of the late Willie and Viola Hooks Stansbury, retired criminal investigator and a Baptist.

Survivors are his widow, Avelina Stansbury; three daughters, Cathy Lewis of Corona, Calif., and Kandi Haven and Annie Haven, both of San Juan Capistrano, Calif.; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Gregor and Lisa Stansbury of Anaheim, Calif., Robert and Frances Stansbury of Buena Park, Calif., and Paul Haven of San Juan Capistrano, Calif.; five sisters, two brothers; four brothers-in-law; and two grandchildren.

Funeral and burial will be Thursday, June 6, in San Clemente, Calif. Local arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Leave a Comment