April 07, 2021

7/31/2002

Earline Franklin


Earline F. Franklin, 88, of Fort Smith, formerly of Coal Hill, died Monday, July 29, 2002, in Fort Smith.

She was an artist, accomplished musician, lifetime member of the Coal Hill Presbyterian Church, daughter of the late Edward M. and Maud Smith Fry, and widow of Charles L. Franklin.

She is survived by one sister, Emily F. Griffith of Fort Smith; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services and burial were at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, at the Coal Hill Cemetery with Rev. Burley King officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Edward Q. Poynor


Edward Quitman Poynor, 79, a native of Clarksville, died Friday, July 26, 2002, at Kaseman Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque, N. M.

He was a retired pharmacist, member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Clarksville Country Club, U. S. Army veteran having served during World War II and the Korean War, attended the University of the Ozarks and graduated from Southwestern College of Pharmacy in Weatherford, Okla.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Poynor; and one sister, Susie Maude Pittman.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Nancy Ann and Herbert H. Bassett of Albuquerque, N. M.; one sister, Louise Spanke of Wheaton, Ill.; and four nieces and nephews.

The body was cremated. Graveside services and burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at Oakland Cemetery in Clarksville with Rev. Lance Jones officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Direct Funeral Services of Albuquerque, N. M.

Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 1068, Clarksville, AR 72830, the Kaseman Presbyterian Hospice Unit, 8100 Constitution, Suite 120, Albuquerque, N. M. 87110, or Needy Paws Animal Shelter, P. O. Box 523, Clarksville, AR 72830.

Ella Cotton Reed


Ella Cotton Reed, 88, of Clarksville died Tuesday, July 23, 2002, in Dardanelle Nursing Home.

A native of Moffett, Okla., she was a daughter of the late Willie Cotton Sr. and Lillie Patterson Cotton, widow of William David Reed Sr., and a member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Lilene Perry of Clarksville; one son and daughter-in-law, William David and Eula Reed of Dardanelle; two adopted sons, Carl Lee Cotton of Clarksville and Charles Cotton of Fort Smith; two sisters, Lois Wrye and Shirley Alston, both of Clarksville; two brothers, C. H. Cotton of Fort Smith and Leroy Cotton of Clarksville; four grandchildren, Glenn Reed of Little Rock, David Reed of Russellville, and Thomas Perry and Sarah May, both of Clarksville; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral was at 11 a.m. Friday, July 26, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Charlie Wells officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Glenn Reed, David Reed, Thomas Perry, Tyrone Perry, William Cotton, and William Brockman.

Honorary pallbearers were Joe Willie Perry, K. P. Heidleberg, Clarence May, Sam Scott, Claude May, Patrick Baker, and Allen Ray Chenault.

Edna Faye Sexton


Edna Faye Sexton, 78, of DeSoto, Mo., died Friday, July 26, 2002, in DeSoto, Mo.

A native of Coal Hill, she was a daughter of the late John William and Minnie Lee Luman, widow of Earl D. Sexton, and was preceded in death by one brother, Gene Bullard; and three sisters, Ruby Lundry, Irene Marvel, and Viola Roberts.

She is survived by three daughters, Linda Rencenhausen, Kathy Sampson and Sonia Waggoner, all of DeSoto, Mo.; three sons, Bill Sexton and John Sexton, both of Hillsboro, Mo., and David Sexton of DeSoto, Mo.; one sister, Maize Sparks of Santa Anna, Calif.; one brother, William Bullard of Pine Bluff; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, at Mahn Funeral Home in DeSoto, Mo., with Rev. Tim Wooten officiating. Burial was in the National Cemetery at Jefferson Barracks, Mo.

Morgan J. Howard


Morgan James Howard, 87, of Clarksville died Wednesday, July 24, 2002, at his home.

He was a native of Spadra, son of the late Jim and Rose Ladd Howard, member of Coal Hill Masonic Lodge No. 383 for 50-plus years, coal miner for 17 years, and a Navy veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his widow, Mary Bohannon Howard; two daughters and one son-in-law, Sonya and David Harp of Fort Smith and Jane Howard of Clarksville; three sons and daughters-in-law, Morgan Earl and Lynnell Howard and Wendell and Vicki Howard, all of Clarksville, and Bruce and Debbie Howard of Burk Burnett, Texas; one sister, Mattie Shaffer of Clarksville; ten grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 6 p.m. Friday, July 26, at the Spadra Cemetery with David Harp officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers were Link Childers, David Harp, Douglas Harp, Jeff Howard, Matthew Howard, and Mark Howard.

Honorary pallbearers were Luke Sexton, R. J. Sexton, Jonathon Howard, Ralph (Buster) Cowan, and Julianna Howard.

Memorials may be made to the Spadra Cemetery Association, % Lynnell Howard, 1916 Ridgewood Drive, Clarksville, AR 72830 or Spadra Methodist Church, % Mary York, Route 1 Box 324, Hartman, AR 72840.

Mozelle O’Neal


Mozelle O’Neal, 75, of Sallisaw, Okla., died Sunday, July 28, 2002, at Sallisaw, Okla.

She was a native of Clarksville, daughter of the late Monroe Leslie (Buddy) Johnson and Robbie Blackburn Johnson, graduate of Clarksville High School, former dental assistant, former ward clerk at Sparks Regional Medical Center, and member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Sallisaw, Okla.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Reggie and Melinda O’Neal of Sallisaw, Okla.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Zelinda and Donnie Baker of Fort Smith and Debbie and Warren Thompson of Van Buren; one brother and sister-in-law, Lynville and Margaret Johnson of Clarksville; stepmother, Mildred Johnson of Clarksville; seven grandchildren, Lorrie Smith, Chris Baker, Bryan Whittmore, Andy Iames, Justin Iames, and Lindsey and Micah O’Neal; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at Sallisaw City Cemetery Gazebo with Rev. Jason Helmbacher officiating. Burial will be in Sallisaw City Cemetery under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw, Okla.

Memorials may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church, P. O. Box 848, Sallisaw, OK 74955.

Ocie M. Walter


Ocie M. Walter, 88, of Clarksville died Thursday, July 25, 2002, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a daughter of the late George C. and Nora Callahan, widow of Charles A. Walter, member of East Mt. Zion Trinity Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by one son, L. D. Bales.

Survivors include one daughter, Thelma L. Clark of Clarksville; two sisters, Corene Yardley of Jacksonville and Jo Drennon of Leavenworth, Kan.; two brothers, Gerald Callahan of Jacksonville and James Callahan of Kansas City, Mo.; eight grandchildren, Linda A. Whitson of Clarksville and Elizabeth Bellar of University Place, Wash., Larry W. Hood and John M. Hayes, both of Clarksville, Nick E. Clark of Indianapolis, Ind., and Larry D. Bales, Greg Bales and David Bales, all of Seagrove Beach, Fla.; 20 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Private services and burial were at East Mount Zion Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

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