April 07, 2021

12/18/2002

Don R. Hurst Sr.


Don Robert Hurst Sr., 71, of Coal Hill died Monday, Dec. 16, 2002, at his home.

A native of Coal Hill, he was a son of the late John (Hobby) and Ollie Flake Hurst, graduate of Coal Hill High School and Capitol City Business College in Little Rock and served in the Air Force from 1950 to 1971 before retiring as a senior master sergeant.

He was a former Singer Company employee, director of Self-Help Housing for Johnson County, served on the ARVAC and Forrester-Davis Development Center boards, former member of the Coal Hill City Council where he was instrumental in building the Coal Hill Child Development Center and city hall. He was a member and elder of Ferguson Memorial Presbyterian Church in Coal Hill, member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 62, and a lifetime member of the Coal Hill VFW Post No. 8532 which he helped organize. He was preceded in death by one brother, John Flake Hurst.

Survivors include his widow, Gayle Smith Hurst; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Don Robert (Charlotte) Hurst Jr. of Coal Hill, John Michael Hurst of Jonesboro, and Mr. and Mrs. James (Chip) Hurst of Alma; four grandchildren, Amber Hurst of Coal Hill, John Michael Hurst II of Jonesboro, Mrs. Jeff (Becky) Hawbiltzel of Fayetteville, and Jamie Hurst of Alma; and one great-granddaughter, Sarah Hurst of Coal Hill.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, at the Ferguson Memorial Presbyterian Church in Coal Hill with Burley King and Bob King officiating.

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

Active pallbearers will be Dee Yates, Paul Walker, Ben Yates, Dean Hammons, Wesley Kendrick, and Greg Donaldson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Percy Wall, Junior Bartlett, Bill Meeler, Micky Smith, Robert Bartlett Sr., and Joe B. Hurst.

Memorials may be made to the Ferguson Memorial Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 96, Coal Hill, AR 72832.

Evelyn N. Johnson


Evelyn Nesbit Johnson, 88, of Cache, Okla., died Monday, Dec. 16, 2002, in a Lawton (Oklahoma) Care Center.

She was a native of Montana, daughter of the late Fred and Maude Hardgrave Kloss, member of the Church of Christ in Cache, Okla., was a former employee of Kress, Anthony’s, TG&Y and Gibson’s, and was preceded in death by one brother; and one sister.

Survivors are her husband, Charles J. Johnson Jr.; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Travis and Marilyn Johnson of Tucson, Ariz., Charles Johnson of Cache, Okla., and Johnny and Judy Johnson of Fort Worth, Texas; two daughters, Donna Durkee of Moore, Okla., and Anita Smith of Cache, Okla.; one brother and spouse, Maxie and Joan Kloss of Tulsa, Okla.; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at the First Baptist Church in Cache, Okla., with Rev. Truman Ferguson and Rev. Robert McPheters officiating.

Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Lawton, Okla., under the direction of Peoples Cooperative Funeral Home of Lone Wolf, Okla.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, at Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home in Lawton, Okla.

Memorials may be made to Lawton Hospice or Tipton’s Children Home.

Jaunita O. King


Jaunita O. King, 91, of Clarksville died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002, at her home.

She was a native of the Woodland Community, daughter of the late Oliver Langley and Viola Ford Hudson, widow of Abe B. King, and member of the Harmony
Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Rita and Jan Carrington of Denton, Texas, and Pansy and Ken Nelson of Clarksville; one sister, Winnie Dickerson of Clarksville; three brothers, Alton Hudson of Fort Smith and Cecil Hudson and Reece Hudson, both of Clarksville; four grandchildren, Lisa Adamson of Charlotte, N. C., Denise Lovelace of Kingwood, Texas, Angie Hewat of Wilkesboro, N. C., and Josh Nelson of Clarksville; and ten great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, at the Harmony Presbyterian Church with Rev. Steve Wingo officiating.

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

Pallbearers were Robert Hudson, Jimmy R. Hudson, Jimmy Dickerson, Abe Laster Jr., David Laster, Gerald Laster, and Austen Lovelace.

Memorials may be made to the Harmony Presbyterian Church, 905 CR 3281, Clarksville, AR 72830.

Louise Hicks Nelson


Louise Hicks Nelson, 90, of Pittsburgh, Pa., formerly of Chicago, Ill., died Monday, Dec. 16, 2002, at Country Meadows Nursing Home in Pittsburgh, Pa.

She was a former resident of Clarksville, widow of Harold G. Nelson, member of the Clarksville First United Methodist Church and Love Circle, sister of the late Mildred E. Schoepp of Clarksville, active member of the Ludwig Extension Homemakers Club, Johnson County Garden Club, Republican Party, and United Daughters of the Confederacy.

She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Judie and Frank Ferguson of Pittsburgh, Pa.; two granddaughters and spouses, Dawneen and Bill Suriano of Chicago, Ill., and Melissa and John Halligan of River Vale, N. J.; one grandson and spouse, Keith and Stacey Ferguson of Las Vegas, Nev.; ten great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law, L. W. (Bud) Schoepp of Clarksville; one sister-in-law, Martha Jane Lake of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; and one niece and spouse, Joanne and Ron Minnick of Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at the First United Methodist Church in Clarksville with burial to follow in Oakland Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, at Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Thomas W. Lowe


Thomas William Lowe, 82, of Coal Hill died Monday, Dec. 16, 2002, at an Ozark nursing home.

He was a native of Coal Hill, son of the late Newt and Rebecca Wright Lowe, and a retired employee of Louisiana Pacific Box Factory in Red Bluff, Calif.

Survivors include four sisters, Edith Eveld of Altus, and Helen Rinke, Faye Rinke, and Elizabeth Moore, all of Coal Hill; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the Coal Hill Cemetery with Rev. Vaughn Marsden officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.

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