April 21, 2021

8/7/2002

Alton J. Askins


Alton Jervis (A. J.) Askins, 50, of Subiaco died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, at Heber Springs.

He was a former manager and co-owner of Cox Funeral Homes, mechanic at Clarksville Refrigerated Line, rancher, son of the late A. C. (Bud) Askins, and was preceded in death by one brother, Jimmy Askins.

He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca Ann and Charlie Cowie of Fort Wayne, Ind.; one son and daughter-in-law, Arron and Deanna Askins of Fort Smith; mother, Anna Mae Askins of Paris, three sisters and brothers-in-law, Kay and Ronnie Hibbs of Subiaco, Angel and Ray Fransisco and Karla and Leroy Lukins, all of Tulsa, Okla.; one brother and sister-in-law, Ronnie and Diana Askins of Scranton; two grandchildren, Dakota and Tiera Askins; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial was in McKendree Cemetery north of Subiaco.

Pallbearers were Larry Watts, Ron Grigsby, Joel Bankster, Herman Cunningham, Gary Watts, and Harlan Gattis.

Arlis F. Dotson Sr.


Arlis F. Dotson Sr., 80, of Subiaco, brother of Atha M. Inman and Anna Smedley, both of Clarksville; died Monday, July 29, 2002, at Paris from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

He was a 1940 graduate of Paris High School, attended Freed Hardiman College in Henderson, Tenn., retired sales manager for a farm equipment company, member of Midway Assembly of God Church, U. S. Army European Theater World War II veteran, member of VFW Post No. 8383, and was preceded in death by his parents, Colonel and Deloris Mullins Dotson; and one brother, John Paul Dotson.

Other survivors are six daugh-
ters, Dana Proffer of Grand Rapids, Mich., Dorothy Overman of Flint, Mich., Susie Perrine of Las Vegas, Nev., Dejon Kincer of Schertz, Texas, Diana Debolt of Midwest City, Okla., and Debbie Otto of Oklahoma City, Okla.; one son, Arlis Dotson Jr. of Davison, Mich.; 13 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at the Midway Assembly of God Church with Rev. C. L. Haston officiating.

Burial was in the Horn Cemetery at Midway under the direction of Roller Funeral Home of Paris.

Pallbearers were Dennis Lowe, Doug Lowe, James Horne, Lindell Parsons, Curtis Varnell, and Gordon Trusty.

Austin R. Fikes


Austin Ramsey Fikes, 74, of Benton, father of Nancy Fikes of Clarksville, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002.

A native of Benton, he was a son of the late John and Austrilla Fikes, licensed pilot, taught flying and served on the county airport commission, deacon of First Baptist Church of Benton, retired from ALCOA after a 35-year career which included supervision of the Sinter plant operations, and a volunteer with CJCOHN, the Churches Joint Council On Human Need.

He is survived by his widow, Eleanor Fikes; one other daughter, Cindy Fikes of Benton; one son and daughter-in-law, John and Chris Covey Fikes of San Diego, Calif.; adopted daughter, Cindy Marie Hogue of Benton; two grandchildren, Anne and Austin Fikes; one brother, Stuart Fikes of Benton; one sister, Marion Carttar of Benton; and nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the First Baptist Church in Benton.

Memorials may be made to CJCOHN, 308 West Narroway, Benton, AR 72015 or First Baptist Church Building Fund, Benton, AR 72015.

Calvin F. Langdon


Calvin F. Langdon, 74, of St. Louis, Mo., brother of Donald Langdon of Ozone, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, at South Pointe Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

He was born in Ozone to Emery and Dova May Langdon and was a journeyman-lineman for I.B.E.W. Local No. 2.

Other survivors include his widow, Juanita Savalick Langdon; two sons, Robert and Raymond Langdon; and one daughter, Linda Duncan of St. Louis, Mo.

The body was cremated. Funeral and burial will be held at the Ozone Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Mayer Funeral Home of St. Louis, Mo.

Doris Neely Clark


Doris Jean Neely Clark, 59, of Lamar died Wednesday, July 31, 2002, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home.

She was a native of Fort Smith, daughter of the late Rev. Archie Boone, widow of Lavon Clark, member of the American Legion Auxiliary, member and past commander of the DAV Ladies Auxiliary, nurse’s aide, and attended Jamestown Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Glen Chavers of Lamar; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Robert Clark of Clarksville and Donald and Kim Clark of Lutherville; mother, Minnie Doris Boone of Clarksville; two sisters, Joann Hill and Katherine Sue Allen, both of Clarksville; one brother, Rev. Charles Boone of Clarksville; four grandchildren, Shane Kuykendall and Kyle Kuykendall, both of Lamar, Brock Clark of Knoxville, and Ruth Floyd of Lutherville; and friend, Carlson Ainslie of Salus.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Richard Snyder officiating. Burial was in Annie’s Chapel Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Lloyd Nichols, Keith McCarley, John Belcher, James Overbey, Poncho Marlow, and George McClain.

Eddie J. Rose Jr.


Eddie Joseph Rose Jr., 67, of Little Rock died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002.

A native of Douglas, Ariz., he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Joseph (Christina Lockner) Rose Sr., member of St. Edwards Catholic Church where he served as altar boy for several years and graduated from Catholic High in 1953. He served in the Naval Reserve for eight years, was a member of the East End Hunting Club, worked for the Little Oaks Ball Park as a manager for 19 years and served as president of the park for six years, and retired from Parts-Warehouse Inc., after 45 years as purchasing agent. He was preceded in death by one sister, Christine Rose Cardenas.

Survivors include his widow, Reba Hardgrave Rose, formerly of Johnson County; three sons, Larry Rose, David Rose and Darren Rose, all of Little Rock; one grandson, Adam Rose of Little Rock; four sisters, Mary Ann Rose, Elizabeth Rose, and Toni Fitz, all of Little Rock, and Kathy Bowman of Bowmanstown, Pa.; three brothers, Richard Rose, Jimmy Rose, and Michael Rose, all of Little Rock; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

A Mass for Christian Burial was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at St. Edwards Catholic Church with Father John Antony as celebrant.

Graveside services and burial followed at 3 p.m. at the Oakland Cemetery in Clarksville. Arrangements were under the direction of Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth Custom Funerals and Cremations of Little Rock.

Memorials may be made to R.O.S.E. Foundation, 801 Sherman, Little Rock, AR 72202 or the Arkansas Hospice, 2200 Ft. Roots Drive, North Little Rock, AR 72114.

Farris C. Privitt


Farris C. Privitt, 91, of Lamar died Tuesday, July 30, 2002, at his home.

He was a retired construction and iron employee, son of the late Robert E. and Laura C. Holland Privitt, Baptist, and was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Sparkman of Clarksville and Hilda Carman of Albuquerque, N. M.; two sons, Robert H. Privitt of Thousand Oaks, Calif., and John E. Privitt of California; one sister, Laura Lawrence of Roseville, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Roller-Cox Chapel with George Carman officiating. Burial was in Holman Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Tommy Hensley, David Gainey, Frank Wiser, Grant Wiser, Brent Miranda and Jody Storms.

Memorials may be made to Youth Education Endowment NRA Foundation, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030.

Joseph M. Lipe


Joseph M. Lipe, 89, of Coalinga, Calif., died Sunday, Aug. 4, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a native of Gravely and son of the late Marcellus and Amy Hunnicutt Lipe.

Survivors include his widow, Lois Hawkins Lipe; one daughter, Billie Martin of Clarksville; one son, Joe Allen Lipe of Morro Bay, Calif.; three sisters, Helen Harris of Paris, and Eula Hall and Sula Shock, both of North Little Rock; seven grandchildren, Kevin Prevett, Robert Prevett, and Chris Prevett, all of Clarksville, Donna Truran of Santa Maria, Calif., Judy Starr of Hanford, Calif., Sherri Middleton of Atoka, Okla., and Carolyn DeVasure of Turlock, Calif.; and 13 great-grandchildren.

The body was cremated. Local arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Kimberly R. Kendall


Kimberly Renee Kendall, 37, died Wednesday, July 17, 2002.

She was a native of Oklahoma City, Okla., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orlie Kendall of Tulsa, Okla., graduate of William Woods College, and was self-employed as an interior designer.

Other survivors are one sister and brother-in-law, Marita and Mitchell Leos of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; and two nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial was at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 20, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Graveside services and burial followed at 4 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Cemetery near Hartman. Arrangements were under the direction of The Fitzgerald Funeral Service.

Kathleen O’Neal


Kathleen Marie O’Neal, 78, of Clarksville died Monday, Aug. 5, 2002, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home.

She was a daughter of the late Shannon and Minnie Hill Toye, widow of Wylie N. O’Neal, and a member of the Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include one stepdaughter, Grace Parker of Flat Rock; two nieces, Wynonna Powers of California and Barbara Bradburn of Florida; one nephew, Larry Ivey of California; and a number of great-nieces and great-nephews.

Graveside services and burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the East Point Cemetery at London with Rev. Carl Sory officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Molly Clinebell Beal


Molly Jean Clinebell Beal, 38, of Rowlett, Texas, a native of Anaheim, Calif., died Tuesday, July 30, 2002.

She was a 1982 graduate of Clarksville High School, superintendent of the Beginners Department at New Liberty Baptist Church where she was an active member for the last 17 years, taught dance at Rowlett Dance Academy, a band booster of the Rowlett Eagle Band, and was active in the PTA at Herfurth and Schrade schools.

Survivors are two children, James Matthew, 15, and Meagan Elizabeth, 13, and their father, James Beal, all of Rowlett, Texas; mother, Phyllis Jean Clinebell of Rowlett, Texas; father John V. Clinebell of Russellville; two brothers and sisters-in-law, John M. and Sharon Clinebell of Greeley, Colo., and Gregory S. and Terri Clinebell of Clarksville; two sisters-in-law and spouses, Laura and Steve Thulis of Clarksville and Mary and Jay Cannon of Atlanta, Ga.; one brother-in-law and spouse, Ralph and Ann Beal; nieces and nephews, Amanda Rose Clinebell of Clarksville, Kim, Annie and Greg Thulis of Clarksville, David Cannon of Atlanta, Ga., and Christie and Angie Beal; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at New Liberty Baptist Church with burial at Restland Memorial Park. Arrangements were under the direction of Williams Funeral Directors of Garland, Texas.

Marie Dougan


Marie Dougan, 88, of Clarksville died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, at St. Edward Mercy Medical Center in Fort Smith.

She was a native of Johnson County, daughter of the late Ed and Mary Geisler Turner, widow of Carl Dougan, member of the Union Grove Baptist Church and the Sulphur Springs Extension Homemakers Club, and was preceded in death by four brothers, George Turner, Ferrell Turner, Q. B. Turner, and Virgil Baskin.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Steve Griffin of Hartman and Barbara and Don Phillips of Alix; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Claud and Becky Dougan, Fred and Marlene Dougan, and Don Dougan, all of Clarksville; two sisters-in-law, Joyce Blackard of Tahlequah, Okla., and Frances Baskin of Clarksville; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Larry Horne officiating. Burial was in Union Grove Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Cheyne Dougan, Jeff Dougan, Mark Griffin, Truman Phillips, Fred Phillips, David Phillips, and Joe Dougan.

Honorary pallbearers were Aulda Meek, Katherine Garrett, Lois McCarley, Ann Warren, and Mamie Laster.

Merle M. Jacobs


Merle M. Jacobs, 91, of Hunt died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, at Paris.

She was a retired U. S. postmaster at Hunt, member of Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church at Hunt, Order of Eastern Star and National Association of Retired Federal Employees. She was a daughter of the late L. E. and Emma Teasdale Noe, widow of Argus M. Jacobs, and was preceded in death by one son, Phillip M. Jacobs; two sisters, Louise Kitchens and Loraine Thorton; and one brother, Robert Noe.

She is survived by two sons, Joseph R. Jacobs of Alexander and E. L. Jacobs of Paris; one sister, Gladys Douglas of Austin, Texas; two brothers, Lewis Noe and A. P. Noe, both of Austin, Texas; four grandchildren, Eddie L. Jacobs of Fairfax, Va., Edye L. White of Paris, Joseph Jacobs Jr. of Mandeville, La., and Jill Lewis of Alexander; and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, at Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church at Hunt with Rev. Burley King officiating.

Burial was in Liberty Hill Cemetery under the direction of Roller Funeral Home of Paris.

Active pallbearers were Harley Parker, Vernon Jones, Mike Jacobs, Jon Newton, Jamie Ledbetter and Donnie Davidson.

Honorary pallbearer was Phillip Truman Jacobs.

Memorials may be made to the Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church or Liberty Hill Cemetery Association at Hunt.

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