April 21, 2021

12/25/2002

Bonnie LaRae Coyle

Bonnie LaRae Coyle, 68, of Clarksville died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2002, at Tulsa Regional Medical Center in Tulsa, Okla.

She was a native of Collinsville, Okla., daughter of the late Wilson Bill Rogers, Presbyterian and retired secretary for J. B. Hunt.

Survivors are her mother, Lucille Roberts Rogers of Springdale; one son, James Blain of Coeur D’Alene, Idaho; one daughter, Linda Daniels of Springdale; one brother, Bill Rogers of California; one sister, Barbara McManus of Orlando, Fla.; six grandchildren, William Daniels of Clarksville, Danny, Rocky and Amy Daniels of Springdale and Ashley Daniels and Nicholas Blain of Coeur D’Alene, Idaho; and three great-grandchildren, Andrew Daniels of Clarksville and Mariah Daniels and Shawn Ballard, both of Springdale.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Springdale with Rev. Rodney Weeks officiating.

Caitlynn Rose Henson

Caitlynn Rose Henson, infant daughter of Christopher and Vanessa Shadwick Henson of Sierra Vista, Ariz., was born and died on Dec. 7, 2002, at Show Low, Ariz.

Other survivors include maternal grandparents, Twila and Richard Tillery of Knoxville; paternal grandparents, Eugene and Gail Henson of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; maternal great-grandparents, Billie and Jack Heafley of Wichita, Kan.; paternal great-grandmother, Dimple Henson of Gateway, Ariz.; maternal great-grandparents, Martha and Clifford Tillery of Hartman; seven uncles; and four aunts.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at Callison-Lough Funeral Chapel in Rogers with Rev. Joe Littleton officiating. Burial was in the Pace Chapel Cemetery at Pea Ridge.

Edith E. Frala

Edith E. Frala, 90, of Shannon Hills, formerly of Clarksville, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2002, at Southwest Regional Hospital.

She was a daughter of the late Frank M. and Winifred Baker Davis, widow of James A. Frala, and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Clarksville, Johnson Regional Medical Center Auxiliary, Order of the Eastern Star, and Mt. Olive Extension Homemakers Club.

She is survived by two sons, Jim Frala of Shannon Hills and Tommy Frala of Missouri; two grandchildren, Glen Frala of Clarksville and Lorie McGuire of Lamar; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at the First United Methodist Church in Clarksville with Rev. Steve Wingo officiating.

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

Pallbearers were Glen Frala, Robert Gipson, Bobby Cooper, Bill Porter, Joe Carter, and Jack Phillips.

Edward H. Harris Sr.

Edward H. Harris Sr., 72, of Clarksville died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2002, at his home.

He was a native of Macon, Miss., son of the late J. L. and Lucy Hale Harris, graduate of Mississippi State College and attended Louisiana State University, member and elder of Harmony Presbyterian Church, member of the Clarksville Rotary Club where he had held every office in the club, recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow award, served in the Air Force during the Korean War, served in the U. S. Forest Service in Mississippi, South Carolina, and Arkansas and was a retired district ranger of Pleasant Hill Ranger District.

Survivors include his widow, Rosemary Harris; two sons, Edward H. Harris Jr. and Mark Harris, both of Clarksville; one sister, Kay Joffrion of Charlotte, N. C.; one brother, James Hale Harris Jr. of Macon, Miss.; and two grandchildren, Nathan Harris and James Harris, both of Clarksville.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20, at the Harmony Presbyterian Church with Rev. William Woodard officiating.

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

Active pallbearers were Louie Don Leeds, Gene Leeds, David Pyron, Wendell Self, Jim Sewell, and Mark Harris.

Honorary pallbearers were Rotary Club members and elders of Harmony Presbyterian Church.

Estelle D. Tower

Estelle L. Douthit Tower, 80, of Little Rock died Friday, Dec. 20, 2002, at Little Rock.

She was a daughter of the late George and Myrtle Sampley Foley, retired nurse at St. Johns Hospital in Tulsa, Okla., and a Baptist.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Mickey and Susie Douthit of Little Rock; and two grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, at the West Mt. Zion Cemetery with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Foster D. Killough

Foster Douglas Killough, 62, of Van Buren died Friday, Dec. 13, 2002, in Van Buren.

He was a son of the late John and Nellie Rowbotham Killough, graduate of Lamar High School, retired tool and die engineer at Whirlpool in Fort Smith, member of Whirlpool Management Club, a golfer, and attended Evangel Temple Church in Fort Smith. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Gene, Finis, Tommy, and James H. Killough.

Survivors are his widow, Pam Killough; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Nathan and Julie Killough and Lance and Teresa Killough, all of Van Buren, and Arron Killough of the home; one stepdaughter, Meredith Knauls of Fort Smith; five sisters, Bobbie Sherrill of Lamar, Oleta Sproul of Little Rock, Susie Duncan of Wichita, Kan., Jessie Rye of Las Vegas, Nev., and Lura Harmon of Lamar; one brother, John Wayne Killough of Mountain Grove, Mo.; and five grandchildren, Chad Killough of Alma, and Nicholas Killough, Abigail Killough, Dylan Killough, and Kassidy Killough, all of Van Buren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, at Edwards Van-Alma Chapel with burial at Gracelawn Cemetery in Van Buren.

Pallbearers were Devin Cochran, Gary Sebo, Ton Kauferberg, Bob Beyerle, Jeri Vaughn, Ben Pearson and Ray Johnson.

Grady Lewis Long

Grady Lewis Long, 70, of Knoxville died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2002, at his home.

He was a native of Braggadocef Township, Mo., son of the late Raymond Louis and Jettie Mae Skaggs Long, and a retired automobile mechanic.

He is survived by two daughters, Margaret Scharf of Vernonia, Ore., and Lisa Cecere of Tujunga, Calif.; one son, Thomas Long of Westminister, Calif.; three sisters, Louise Seal of Indiana, Mary of California, and Ruthanne Carson of Arizona; one brother, Earl Long of Missouri; one grandchild; and a companion, Margaret Sullivan of Knoxville.

The body was cremated.

Local arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Lillian M. Brown

Lillian May Brown, 61, of Lamar died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2002, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a native of Fresno, Calif., daughter of the late David and Othel Starr Lenard, and a health care provided for the Johnson County Health Department.

Survivors include her husband, Larry Joe Brown; one daughter, Anna Alexander of Crocker, Mo.; two sons, Tony Elam of Crocker, Mo., and Jerry (Buck) Elam of Fowler, Colo.; three sisters, Evelyn Trammel of Stockton, Calif., and Melba Trammel and Linda Dickson, both of Fresno, Calif.; three brothers, Harold Lenard and David Lenard, both of Fresno, Calif., and Doyle Lenard of Sanger, Calif.; nine grandchildren, Nathan Alexander, Christopher Elam, Seth Alexander, Faith Ann Elam, David Elam, Jerimiah Elam, Crystal Tatum, Brandon Tatum, and Andy Tatum; and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at the Minnow Creek Cemetery with Rev. Vernon Long officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were David Elam, Jerimiah Elam, Christopher Elam, Seth Alexander, Andy Tatum, and Jason Clark.

Paul E. O’Neal

Paul Eugene O’Neal 83, of Fayetteville died Friday, Dec. 20, 2002, at the Veterans Hospital in Fayetteville.

He was a son of the late James and Bertha R. Temple O’Neal, retired carpenter, World War II Army veteran and was the recipient of the Bronze Star and Purple Heart awards and a member of Highland Park Assembly of God Church in Fayetteville.

He was senior vice commander of Arkansas Military Order of the Purple Heart, commander and life member of Chapter 460 of the Order of the Purple Heart in Fayetteville, commander of Jack Tidwell Post No. 2722 Veterans of Foreign Wars in Fayetteville and while holding this position he was named all-state chapter commander for Arkansas, senior vice commander of District 1 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Benton, Carroll and Washington counties, and chapter commander of Post No. 3 Disabled American Veterans in Fayetteville.

Survivors include his widow, Ruby J. Tate O’Neal; one daughter, Bernadine Dalton of Crosses; one son, Eldon Brown of Pensacola, Fla.; one stepson, Carl Bush of Van Buren; one brother, George O’Neal of Fort Scott, Kan.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 23, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Terrel Gordon officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.

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