July 28, 2021

10/23/2002

Ashlynn N. Woods


Ashlynn Nicole Woods, 15-day-old daughter of Billy and Stephanie Carney Woods of Russellville, died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2002, at her home.

Other survivors include two sisters, Mariah Woods of Russellville and Summer Woods of Fort Smith; grandparents, Beverly and Wayne Cornwell of Knoxville, Dean and Mary Woods of Russellville, and James and Ginger Carney of Deer; great-grandparents, Rose and Curtis Keaton of Mulberry, Bill and Edna Woods of Clarksville, Alpha Stone of Hagarville, Doyle Carney of Deer and Diana Powers of Roland, Okla.; and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at the Gateway Pentecostal Church of God in Russellville with Rev. Jerry Vinson, Rev. Mark Keith and Rev. Curtis Keaton officiating.

Burial was in Rest Haven Memorial Park in Russellville under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle.

Active pallbearer was Wayne Cornwell.

Honorary pallbearers were Jamie Carney, Michael Carney, Brian Woods, Gabriel Woods, Cody Nance and Justin Keith.

Daren M. Johnson


Daren M. Johnson, 77, of Ozark died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002, at his home.

A native of Mt. Levi, he was a son of the late Charles Jefferson and Annie Elizabeth Graves Johnson, graduate of Clarksville High School, brick layer and heavy equipment operator, member of the Ozark Church of Christ, and Navy Seabees veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his widow, Lou Ella Johnson; two daughters and one son-in-law, Maria and Bill Bolin of Russellville and Linda Bethel of Fort Meyers, Fla.; one son and daughter-in-law, John and Judy Johnson of Ozark; one sister, Mae Harris of Clarksville; two brothers, Norman Johnson of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Charles Johnson Jr. of Lawton, Okla.; 11 grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at the Clarksville Church of Christ with John Brasseaux officiating.

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

Pallbearers were Jerry Hawkins, Jim Cooley, Frank Woolsey, Clayton Tompkins Jr., Jimmy Little, and Bill Bice.

Hugh Pat Moore Sr.


Hugh Pat Moore Sr., 58, of Clarksville died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2002, at Arkansas Heart Hospital.

He was an auto technician, Army veteran, and son of the late Everette L. and Ollie G. Light Moore.

Survivors include his widow, Jo Box Moore; six daughters, Cheryl Nowotny of Clarksville, Belinda Moore of Hartman, Rebecca L. Moore of North Beach, Md., Amy J. Moore of Alabama, Rachel L. Hendry of Kansas, and Emily R. Moore of Harrington, Del.; three sons, Pat Moore Jr. of Laurel, Del., and Zack A. Moore and Mac McWilliams, both of Clarksville; two brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Charles and Betty Box of Knoxville and Wendell and Annita Powell of Clarksville; one sister, Jane White of Sylacauga, Ala.; 11 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services and burial with full military honors were at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at Hartman Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers were Bob Jackson, Don Dougan, Mike Gilbert, Don Davidson, Paul Williams, Mike Williams, and Ted Sturges.

Honorary pallbearers were Don Nowotny, Mac McWilliams, Brandon Young, Jeffrey Nowotny, Marcus Lundy, Colton Davidson, Will McWilliams, and Michael R. Moore.

Rev. Hulon Wiser


Rev. Hulon (Shug) Wiser, 87, of Plainview, brother of Frank Wiser of Clarksville, died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2002, at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville.

He was a native of Havana, son of the late Porter and Ratha Rogers Wiser, retired heavy equipment operator, an Assembly of God minister, and a member of the Assembly of God Church in Havana. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Geneva Pearl Wiser; one brother, Joe Wiser; and one sister, Mary Wiser.

Survivors include his widow, Nell Green Wiser; two sons and daughters-in-law, Clyde and Wanda Wiser and William (Bubby) and Brenda Wiser, all of Havana; nephew and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Boyd (Linda) Robinson Jr. of Lake Jackson, Texas; stepson and wife, Kenny and Susan McRae of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; four other brothers, James Wiser of Danville, Bob Wiser of Ada, Okla., Roger Wiser of Havana, and Henry Wiser of Boron, Calif.; three sisters, Ida Sue Hall of Belleville, Betty Reed of North Little Rock, and Molly Fish of Garland, Texas; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Assembly of God Church in Havana. Burial was in Havana Cemetery under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville.

Pallbearers were Rick Wiser, Ron Wiser, Michael Wiser, Bill Wiser, Kevin Wiser, Barry Wiser, Heath Robinson, and Brandon Robinson.

Joe Dahlem


Joe Dahlem, 88, of Fort Smith died Friday, Oct. 18, 2002, in Fort Smith.

He was a member of Christ The King Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, American Legion and VFW, and served in the U. S. Army Air Corp.

Survivors include his widow, Wanda Earline Dahlem; four daughters, Debe Wright and Wanda Manchego, both of Greenwood, Sheila Smith of Fort Smith, and Winona Britting of Charleston; three sons, Bill Dahlem of Alma, David Dahlem of Fort Smith, and Rick Dahlem of Lavaca; one sister, Pauline Leding of Fort Smith; one brother, John Dahlem of St. Louis, Mo.; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Rosary was at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at Fentress Mortuary Chapel in Fort Smith. Funeral mass was at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at Christ The King Catholic Church with burial at Holy Cross Cemetery in Fort Smith.

Pallbearers were Michael and Thomas Pendleton, Stuart and Don Britting, Jason Patillo, Mike Oliver, and Phil Leding.

Jimmy Jones


Jimmy Jones, 60, of Altus died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2002, from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 64 near Coal Hill.

He was a native of Slayton, Texas, son of the late Elizabeth Leona Loar Jones, member of the Ozark MOPAR Club, elder and member of the Ozark Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, mechanic with Hagans Dodge and a master Chrysler technician. He was preceded in death by one son, Keith Jones.

Survivors include his widow, Ruby Jones; one daughter, Rhonda Musgrove of Grand Junction, Colo.; one son, Kyle Jones of Fayetteville; father, Benard of Altus; one sister, Elaine Jones of Altus; and two grandchildren.

A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Shaffer Funeral Home in Ozark.

Ronnie Jones


Ronnie Jones, 37, of Altus died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2002, in a Fort Smith hospital from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 64 near Coal Hill.

He was born in Fort Worth, Texas, to Melvin James and Ruby Caplinger Jones, member of the Ozark MOPAR Club and Altus Rural Fire Department, elder and member of the Ozark Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, mechanic with Hagans Dodge and a master Chrysler technician. He was preceded in death by one brother, Keith Jones; and grandmother, Leona Jones.

Survivors include his widow, Melissa Jones; one daughter, Shelby Jones of Altus; one son, Nathan Jones of Altus; mother, Ruby Jones of Altus; paternal grandparent, Benard Jones of Altus; maternal grandparents, LaVelle and Juanita Caplinger of Altus; one sister, Rhonda Musgrove of Grand Junction, Colo.; one brother, Kyle Jones of Fayetteville; and two aunts, Elaine Jones of Altus and LaNita Johnson of Ozark.

A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Shaffer Funeral Home in Ozark with John Maestri and Tim Adkins officiating.

Randy Tumbleson


Randy Tumbleson, 34, of Lamar died Monday, Oct. 14, 2002, at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

He was a native of Baltimore, Md., a machinist with ALCOA Foils, attended Lamar Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles and Quency Tumbleson and Les and Pauline Johnston.

Survivors include his widow, Cary Tumbleson; one son, Jake Tumbleson of Lamar; one daughter, Sara Tumbleson of Lamar; and parents, Fred Tumbleson of Knoxville and Linda Johnston Tumbleson of Lamar.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at Lamar Baptist Church with Rev. Ed Birdsong officiating.

Burial was in Hagarville Cemetery under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service of Russellville.

Active pallbearers were Danny Helms, Michael Tilley, Neal Freeman, Craig Hamilton, Mike Moore, Pete Dillard, Jeff Curtis, and Mark Hansen.

Honorary pallbearers were Tyrel Adams, Marty Peterson, Bridges Crumrine, Louis Broadhead, Mark Tumbleson, Kurt Mangseth, Tony Oliver, Jerry Curtis, Joe Kondrick, Dr. Jack J. Sternberg, Lamar High School class of 1986, employees of ALCOA Foils, David Smith, and Brian Scoggins.

Memorials may be made to Lamar Baptist Church Benevolence Fund or the Leukemia and Lymphomia Society.

Raymond Woodward


Raymond (Bill) Woodward, 76, of Clarksville died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2002, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a native of Borden Springs, Ala., and son of the late Edmond and Rhoda Adams Woodward Broomfield.

Survivors include a companion, Ruth Opheim; one half-brother, Bob Broomfield of Norwalk, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services and burial were at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at Oakland Cemetery with Rev. Sally Ladd officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Shirley Ann Waite


Shirley Ann Waite, 59, of Knoxville died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2002, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock.

A native of Knoxville, she was a daughter of the late Cleo and Jessie Burton Hattabaugh, 1960 graduate of Lamar High School, and member of Trinity Chapel Pentecostal Church of God in Clarksville.

Survivors include her husband, Robert L. Waite; two sisters, Betty Box of Knoxville and Linda Harrison of London; one brother, Danny Hattabaugh of Knoxville; five nieces, Melissa Baskin and Shawna Johnson of Clarksville, Anissa Williams and Chasity Harrison of London, and Nashamanie Fuller of Van Buren; and six great-nieces.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Trinity Chapel Pentecostal Church of God with Rev. Terry Schlinker and Rev. Joe Fonville officiating.

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

Active pallbearers were Gerald Cowell, Larry Skidgel, Paul Johnson, Gary Wilson, Junior Walker, Don Mefford, Matt Fuller, and Virgil Blake.

Honorary pallbearers were Charles Box and William Lynn Harrison.

Bennie Betnar


Bennie Betnar, 61, of Clarksville died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2002, at her home.

She was born at Paron to Harrison and Ethel Hogue Wolf, widow of Clifford Jim Betnar, graduate of Paron High School and member of North Point Southern Baptist Church in Paron.

She is survived by three sons and one daughter-in-law, Tony and Judy Tolar, Martin Tolar, and Michael Tolar, all of Clarksville; two daughters and one son-in-law, Christina and Marcus Wilkins and Deanne Rudder, all of Clarksville; one brother, James Price Wolf of Benton; three sisters, Pauline Lewis of Wichita, Kan., and Elnora Smith and Beulah Moody, both of Little Rock; four grandchildren, Price Wilkins and Shana Wilkins, both of Clarksville, Mellisia Tolar of St. Petersburg, Fla., and T. J. Tolar of Lamar; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services and burial will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at the Shady Grove Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 7-8 Thursday, Oct. 24, at Hardwicke Funeral Home.

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