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October 15, 2021

10/9/2002

Andrew L. Young


Andrew Lee (Andy) Young, 67, of Russellville died Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, at his home.

He was a son of the late Leo and Pearlie Hughes Young, farmer, logger and an Army and Marine veteran.

He is survived by three sons, Arnold Lee Young of Pelsor, Andy Lee Young of Atkins, and Clarance Leo Young of Russellville; one stepson, Charles Freeman of Clarksville; two sisters, Grace Warren of Colorado and Nora Phillips of Clarksville; three brothers, Roy Young of Dover, Wayne Young of Lamar, and Kenneth Young of Hagarville; mother of his children, Marie Young; companion, Alice Harmon; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two stepgrandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Dr. E. Fay Bennett and Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial with military honors was at Fort Douglas Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Charles Freeman, Andy Young, Greg Phillips, Wayne Smith, Lee Young, and Leo Young.

Honorary pallbearers were Raymond Young, Danny Young, Roy Young, Kenny Phillips, Jerry Phillips, Jason Freeman, and Mike Robertson.

Charles M. Johnson


Charles Matthew Johnson, 16, of Clarksville died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002, at his home.

He was a student at Lamar Public Schools.

Survivors include his parents, Johnny Raymond Johnson of Clarksville and Margaret Ann Swayzer Johnson of Clarksville; and three brothers, Johnny Travis Johnson, Raymond Cole Johnson, and Billy Earl Johnson, all of Clarksville.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Mike Payne officiating. Burial was in Lamar Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Richard Johnson, Patrick Johnson, Timmy Reynolds, Chris Johnson, Brian Acello, and Leon Hill.

Honorary pallbearers were Jessie Johnson, Mike Lindsey, and Paul Wayne Williams.

Memorials may be made to the Charles M. Johnson Memorial Fund, P. O. Box 348, Clarksville, AR 72830.

Delia J. Case


Delia J. Case, 83, of Salus died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, at Clarksville Convalescent Home.

She was a member of the Free Holiness Church, widow of Sherman Case, and daughter of the late William and Winnie Cargile Boen.

She is survived by four daughters, Louise Hughes of Fort Douglas, Connie Boling of Fallsville, Vonda Hudson of Charleston, and Velda Mullins of Hagarville; two sons, J. D. Case of Rudy and Cecil Case of Evansville; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Salus Free Holiness Church with Rev. Robert Boen officiating.

Burial will be at the Case Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Danny Young, Christopher Mack, Carl Easley, Harrison Case, Elmer Case, and Joe Barnes.

Darlene B. Jones


Darlene Beatrice Gillock Jones, 64, of Clarksville died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a daughter of the late George Herschel and Freda Randall Gillock, widow of Herbert Jones, and a Baptist.

Survivors include her stepmother, Mary Gillock of Springfield, Ill.; two sisters, Cora Ackely and Stella Wyatt, both of Springfield, Mo.; and one brother, George Gillock of Taylorville, Ill.

Graveside memorial services will be held at a later date at the National Cemetery in Fort Smith with Rev. Michael Sawyer officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Eunice B. Crotts


Eunice B. Evans Crotts, 87, of Lamar died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002, at her home.

She was a daughter of the late James P. and Rosa Hudspeth Evans and widow of Walter V. Crotts.

Survivors include one son, J. T. Crotts of Lamar; one sister, Beuna Davis of Lamar; one sister-in-law, Iva Evans of Clarksville; three grandchildren, Doug Crotts of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Kelia Crotts Moore and spouse, Pete, and Tanif Crotts and spouse, Christina, all of Lamar; and special friend, Mary Thomas.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Bill Holt officiating. Burial was in Lamar Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Don Warren, James Holt, Michael Dodge, Eddie Thomas, James Ray Lemons, and Junior Warren.

Honorary pallbearers were Jeremy Moore, Kasey Moore, Kristian Moore, Jimmy Crotts, Haley Crotts, Sadi Crotts, Kyan Moore, Jeffery Moore, and Gregory Moore.

Floyd Eugene King


Floyd Eugene King, 77, of London died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002, at his home.

He was a son of the late John Floyd and Emma LaRue King, World War II veteran and retired employee of Rheems in Fort Smith.

Survivors include his widow, Arvie Faye Massey King; two daughters and one son-in-law, Anna Sue and Steven McGuire of Knoxville and Cynthia Denise King of London; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Juanita and Lonnie Hunsucker of Ozark and Carolyn and Lee Moore of Broken Bow, Okla.; and five brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Sharon King of Clarksville, Jesse and Nancy King of Inkster, Mich., Billy Ray and Ann King and Kenneth and Imogene King, all of Ozone, and Lawrence and Linda King of Tulsa, Okla.

Graveside services and burial were at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the Fort Smith National Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers were Steven McGuire, Eddie King, Tim Freeman, Kevin Massey, John Nowotny, and Jamie King.

Gleneta R. Day


Gleneta Ray Day, 75, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, in Tulsa, Okla.

A native of Johnson County, she was the widow of Virgil M. (Red) Day Jr., and a retired banking industry employee.

Survivors include two sons, Robert Day and Steven Day of Tulsa, Okla.; five grandchildren, Christopher Day, Amanda Day, Aaron Day, Dillon Day, and Danielle Day, all of Tulsa, Okla.; mother, Gertie Ray of Fayetteville; one brother, Jack Ray of Fayetteville; and one sister, Mereta Adams of Hartman.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Bethlehem Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Up With Trees, 9920 East 44th Place, Tulsa, OK 74146.

M. E. Vance Beal


M. E. Vance Beal, 78, of Ozone died Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a member of Stillwell Bible Baptist Church, widow of Ralph E. Beal Jr., and daughter of the late William Houston and Eva Bray Vance. She was preceded in death by one daughter-in-law, Molly Beal of Rowlett, Texas.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Laura and Steve Thulis of Clarksville and Mary and Jay Cannon of Woodstock, Calif.; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Ralph and Ann Beal of Lamar and James Beal of Rowlett, Texas; one sister, Margaret Vance of Denton, Texas; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Dwain and Barbara Vance of Denton, Texas, Aillun and Cathy Vance of Dallas, Texas, and William (Bill) and Joy Vance of Canton, Texas; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the New Liberty Baptist Church in Garland, Texas, with Rev. Ken Ashlock officiating. Burial was in Restland Memorial Park in Dallas, Texas, under the direction of Williams Funeral Home. Local arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Rhuel L. Williams


Rhuel L. Williams, 92, of Knoxville died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a retired Massey Hardware employee, member of the Knoxville Masonic Lodge, attended the Knoxville First Baptist Church, and was the son of the late Henry and Mary Belle Wallace Williams.

Survivors include his widow, Esther Wilson Williams; one son, James Douglas Williams of Fort Smith; two sisters, Emma Sue Karstetter of Fayetteville and Loretta Chronister of Hollydale, Calif.; two brothers, Truett Williams and Harold Arlagene Williams, both of Knoxville; and two grandchildren.

Funeral was at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the Knoxville First Baptist Church with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating.

Burial was in Knoxville Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers were Jodie Storms, Kevin Ramsey, Bill Bush, Jim Terrill, Steve Tillman Jr., and Kenneth Cash.

Honorary pallbearers were Glen Rainey and Carl Collins.

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