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6/19/2002

Alice Ann Harris

Alice Ann Patterson Harris, 70, died Monday, June 17, 2002, at the home of a daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Dennis Charles Ledbetter in Charleston, W. Va.

She was a native of Russellville, daughter of the late Judge George O. and Dorcas Ferguson Patterson, magna cum laude graduate of The College of the Ozarks (now University of the Ozarks), received a MSE degree from Arkansas Tech University in Russellville and was Queen Elberta IX at the 1950 Johnson County Peach Festival.

She taught social studies in the Arkansas public schools for 24 years, spent three years at Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, Tenn., as an instructor in history, and was an adjunct faculty member at various community colleges in Tennessee and Virginia in addition to working with the Vietnamese ReEducation Program at Fort Chaffee following the fall of South Vietnam in 1975.

She was an elder in the Presbyterian Church serving in both First Presbyterian Church in Harrisonburg, Va., and First Presbyterian Church in Clarksville where she also served as deacon.

As vice chair of the Johnson County Democratic Party Central Committee, she also served as Spadra Ward 2 Committeeperson for several years, was a member of the Arkansas State Democratic Party Central Committee and was a member of the Arkansas State Democratic Party Executive Committee. She served briefly as 3rd vice president of Arkansas State Democratic Women. In 1984, she was an Arkansas delegate to the National Democratic Convention in San Francisco, Calif.

She was the Johnson County Coordinator of the Arkansas Sesquicentennial in 1986, during which time she wrote, produced and directed the historical pageant “Johnson County Jubilee” involving 150 people. In 1987, she received the Pillar of Progress award for outstanding service to Johnson County. She was the recipient of the Daughters of the American Revolution Arkansas Outstanding Teacher of American History award and was the first place winner of the Arkansas Press Association essay contest “What The First Amendment Means To Me.”

She served for several years as a member of the Clarksville Planning and Zoning Commission, was a board member of Counseling Associates, Inc., and was chairman of Criminal Detention Facilities Judicial Review for the Fifth Judicial District of Arkansas.

A member of the PEO Sisterhood, she was most recently a member of Chapter BB in Waynesboro, Va., having previously been a member of Chapter Q and Chapter CJ in Clarksville. She was a member of Alpha Theta Conclave of Kappa Kappa Iota of Clarksville of which she was the first president, and of Johnson County Historical Society and wrote genealogical articles for the History of Pope County, Volume 1. In Harrisonburg, Va., she was a member of the American Association of University Women and the Democratic Party Committee.

Other survivors include her husband, Eugene F. Harris; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Ronald George and Carolyn Morgan Harris of Nashville, Tenn., and Eugene Patterson Harris of Los Angeles, Calif.; five grandchildren, Sarah Caroline Harris, Susan Leslie Harris and Charles McConnell Harris of Nashville, Tenn., and Katherine Ashley Wolfe and Rebecca Jane Wolfe of Charleston, W. Va.; one sister and brother-in-law, Dorcas Sue and Robert H. Pine of Little Rock; three nephews, Robert Patterson Pine of Little Rock, Lonnie Butler of Hercules, Calif., and Walter South Jr. of Clarksville; one niece, Shirley Felkins of Clarksville; and several great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces, and great-great-nephews.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22, at the First Presbyterian Church in Clarksville with Rev. Lance Jones officiating.

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

Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 1068, Clarksville, AR 72830 or the American Cancer Society, Kanawha Hospice Care, Inc., 1143 Dunbar Avenue, Dunbar, W. VA 25064.

Betty L. Krohn

Betty L. Krohn, 78, of Clarksville died Friday, June 14, 2002, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a native of Alma, Neb., daughter of the late Leslie Lee and Hazel Marie Camp Hawkinson, widow of Rev. James W. Krohn, graduate of Mission (Texas) High School, member of Hays Chapel United Methodist Church, Power Circle of First United Methodist Church, American Cancer Society Board, and Johnson Regional Medical Center Auxiliary, volunteer for “Meals On Wheels” and at Clarksville Elementary School, former co-owner of Clarksville Frozen Foods for several years, former secretary at the First United Methodist Church for nine years and at Hays Chapel United Methodist Church for 15 years, former cook at Pyron Elementary School for ten years, and was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Ann Froehlich.

She is survived by two daughters, Janie Chappell of Clarksville and Margaret Taverner of Greenbrier; two sons, John Krohn and James Krohn, both of Clarksville; three sisters, Marilyn Hardin of Oklahoma City, Okla., Muriel Hardin of Middletown, Ohio, and Vera Cole of Leakey, Texas; one brother, Maurice Hawkinson of Oklahoma City, Okla.; ten grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, June 17, at the First United Metho-
dist Church with Rev. Chris Rink and Rev. Steve Wingo officiating.

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

Pallbearers were Chris Chappell, Rick Taverner, Matt Taverner, Bill Ward, Neil Hawkinson, and John Payne.

Memorials may be made to the Johnson County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, c/o Elizabeth Meek, Route 1 Box 379, Clarksville, AR 72830; First United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 535, Clarksville, AR 72830; or Hays Chapel United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 104, Hartman, AR 72840.

Dorothy May Bogan

Dorothy May Bogan, 83, of Clarksville died Tuesday, June 11, 2002.

She was a member of the Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, daughter of the late George Thurston and Lena Webb Bogan, and was preceded in death by two brothers, James Calvin Bogan and Kermit Bogan; and one sister, Ethel Bogan Wharton.

She is survived by six nieces, Helen Moser of American Falls, Idaho, Ethelene Worton of Ogden, Utah, Erma Ashcroft of West Jordan, Utah, Aleta Thompson of Deweyville, Utah, Wanda King of Hyde Park, Utah, and Lucille Westerberg of Boise, Idaho; and three nephews, Darrel Wharton and Dale Wharton, both of Pocatello, Idaho, and Doyle Wharton of Riverton, Utah.

Graveside service and burial were at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at the Sherman Cemetery at Oark with Rev. Ransom Storms officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Iona Curtis

Iona Curtis, 95, of Atkins died Thursday, June 13, 2002, at Atkins Nursing Center.

She was a native of Pope County, daughter of the late James Albert and Mary Jane Williams Curtis, and was preceded in death by one son, Clebert Curtis; six brothers, Arvel (Bob), Calvin, Daniel, Fieldon, Marion and Richard; and four sisters, Ellen, Tildy, Dicey and Nettie.

She is survived by five grandchildren, Bob Curtis of Russellville, Ronnie and James Curtis of Appleton, Paul Curtis of Atkins and Adona Chronister of Hector; 16 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and daughter-in-law, Eva Snow of Appleton.

Graveside service and burial were at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at the Shiloh Cemetery near Atkins under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.

Active pallbearers were Wesley Curtis, Ronnie Curtis, Billy Curtis, and B. J. Reid.

Honorary pallbearers were Dina Hall and the staff of Atkins Nursing Center.

Memorials may be made to the Senior Specialties Hospice, 1310 West Main Street, Suite A, Russellville, AR 72801.

James A. Havener

James Alex Havener, 55, of Clarksville died Tuesday, June 18, 2002, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home.

He was a native of Clarksville, son of the late Alex and Hollie Pierson Havener, retired truck driver from Patterson Oil Company, member of the Pentecostal Church, and was preceded in death by an infant son; three brothers, Bill, Arnold and Mike Havener; and four sisters, Hilda Jolly, Alma (Doll) Yates, Ethel Havener, and Anita Havener.

Survivors are one son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Carol Havener of Lamar; one sister, Helen (Boots) Vires of Portageville, Mo.; and three grandchildren, Tona Havener, Cheyenne Havener, and Darren Gillespie, all of Lamar.

Graveside services and burial will be at 2 p.m. Friday, June 21, at the Holman Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Bob Hency, Kenny Dalton, Michael Havener, and Dale Havener.

James R. Towe

James R. Towe, 73, of Clarksville died Monday, June 10, 2002, in Kaufman Health Care in Kaufman, Texas.

A native of Mt. Levi, he was a son of the late John Virgil and Ruth Pearl Smith Towe, welder with General Motors in St. Louis, Mo., for 27 years, and was preceded in death by two brothers, Ledford and R. C. Towe; and five sisters, Ruth Towe, Norma Rhett, Nellie Morris, Flola Smith, and Baby Doll Towe.

He is survived by one daughter, Virginia Blagburn of Kaufman, Texas; two sisters, Marie Burton of Morley, Mo., and Pauline Farr of Fort Collins, Colo.; two brothers, Jackie Towe of Sikeston, Mo., and Winford Towe of Morehouse, Mo.; four grandchildren, Jamie Lynn Booth of Dallas, Texas, and Wesley Patten, James Patten, and Amy Blagburn, all of Kaufman, Texas; and two great-grandchildren, Zoe Cobb of Dallas, Texas, and Dorian Patten of Kaufman, Texas.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, June 14, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Tom Patton officiating. Burial was in Knoxville Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Kenneth King, Kenny Yates, Wes Patten, Jim King, Jody Storms, and Timmy Storms.

Owen R. Vick

Owen R. Vick, 88, of Ozark died Saturday, June 15, 2002, in a Fort Smith hospital.

He was a certified public accountant, Navy veteran, Methodist, member of the Ozark VFW Post, native of Pope County, son of the late Joshua and Mammie Gideon Vick, and was preceded in death by his wife, Jewell Simpson Vick; and one daughter, Donna Simpson.

He is survived by one son, Stanley Simpson; one sister, Ethelyn Dollar; two brothers, Leroy Vick and Joe Vick; four grandchildren; three nieces, Martha Efurd, Robbie Harris and Vicki Green; and two nephews, Major General Douglas Owen Dollar and David Vick.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with Rev. Sammy Alverson and Rev. Don Minyard officiating.

Paul E. Martin

Paul E. Martin, 53, of Clarksville died Saturday, June 15, 2002, in a boating accident.

He was a native of Clarksville, attended Sallis School, graduated from Clarksville High School and Arkansas Tech University in Russellville with a degree in business, recipient of numerous sports and scholastic honors, national merit scholar, member of the Church of Christ, and owner of Arkansas Cycle Works in Clarksville.

Survivors are his widow, Cindy Campbell Martin; one daughter and son-in-law, Shelly and Brent Green of Russellville; parents, Paul and Marcie Martin of Clarksville; grandmother, Pearl Martin of Fayetteville; one sister, Beverly Martin of Oklahoma City, Okla.; three grandchildren, Callie, Kelsey and Carson of Russellville; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, at the Clarksville Church of Christ with Mike Eppinette and Marc Muncy officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the Johnson County Dive, Search and Recovery, P. O. Box 39, Clarksville, AR 72830.

Vera E. Ragsdale

Vera Eugenia Ragsdale, 88, of Dover died Monday, June 17, 2002, at her home.

A native of Russellville, she was a daughter of the late James and Sara Ann Stokes Rose, widow of W. E. (Bill) Ragsdale, graduate of Russellville High School, attended Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, and was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Rose Ragsdale of Dover; one daughter and son-in-law, Anna and Wayne Lovern of Chatham, Ill.; one brother and sister-in-law, Glen and Joan Rose of Texarkana, Texas; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Graveside services and burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 22, at Owens Cemetery near Dover. Visitation will be from 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Humphrey Funeral Service in Russellville.

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