April 07, 2021

1/1/2003

Bonnie Jean LeBlanc


Bonnie Jean Tabor LeBlanc, 69, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002, at The Exeter House in Seattle, Wash.

She was a native of Dale, daughter of the late Chester F. and Esther Melson Tabor, attended school in Ozone, former resident of Wyoming, former resident and co-manager of an apartment house, and was an employee of a printing firm in Seattle, Wash., until her retirement in 1998.

Survivors include her husband, Charles LeBlanc; three brothers, Leslie Tabor of Everett, Wash., Wesley Tabor of Rawlins, Wyo., and Conley Tabor of Auburn, Wash.; and eight sisters, Betty Glenn, Myrtle Russell, Junita Sue Cureton and Virginia Autio, all of Rawlins, Wyo., Lois Seldomridge and Catherine Lawrence of Layton, Utah, Lynda Brown of Sacramento, Calif., and Robbie Evelyn Zeiger of Montrose, Colo.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, at The Exeter House Chapel in Seattle, Wash.

Edna E. Marsh


Edna Edwards Marsh, 85, of Russellville, mother of Robert Marsh Jr. of Clarksville, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002, at her home.

She was a native of Russellville, daughter of the late Samuel and Willie Green Edwards, member of the New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by two sisters, Eloise Wilson and Elizabeth Perry; one brother, Russell Edwards; and one nephew, Charles Wilson.

She is survived by one other son, Wallace Marsh of Russellville; five grandchildren, Eric Stanley Marsh of Maumelle, Marquita Marsh of Russellville, Valerie Marsh of Los Angeles, Calif., RoxAnne Marsh of Clarksville, and Amy Marsh of the U. S. Navy in Italy; six great-grandchildren; three nieces, Wanda Peevy, Margaret Ross and Josephine Nichols, all of Russellville; one nephew, Paul Wilson; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at the New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Alex D. Bray, Rev. Jerry Linton, and Rev. Tyrone Williamson officiating.

Burial was in the Reed Cemetery at Russellville under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service.

Honorary pallbearers were J. B. Jackson, James Jackson and Crettes Wilson.

Hazel Ira Taylor


Hazel Ira Bean Taylor, 93, of Springdale, formerly of Clarksville, died Friday, Dec. 27, 2002, at Northwest Regional in Springdale.

She was a daughter of the late Ira Clarence and Charlie Dessie Bean, widow of Vester H. Taylor, a Baptist, 20-year employee of Clarksville Hospital, and was preceded in death by one son, Harold Wayne Taylor.

She is survived by three sons, V. H. Taylor, Billy C. Taylor, and Tommy Joe Taylor, all of Springdale; one sister, Mrs. Delbert (Louise) Turner of Clarksville; one brother-in-law, John Woodard of Clarksville; five grandchildren, Mrs. Bill (Marilyn) Harris of Van Buren, Mrs. Brian (Sandra) Wilt of Siloam Springs, and Lonnie Taylor, Mike Taylor, and Lance Taylor, all of Springdale; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Robbie Jackson officiating. Burial was in Mt. Airy Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were D. J. Turner, Bob Bean, Jimmy Bean, Mike Bean, and Earl Toombs.

Honorary pallbearers were Lonnie Holland and Ronnie Wagner.

Iva Price


Iva Price, 78, of Lamar died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002, at Lamar.

She was a native of Pope County, daughter of the late Richard and Clara Trapp Cochran, widow of Ira Price, member of the Order of Eastern Star, retired Tyson Foods employee, and was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

She is survived by two daughters and one son-in-law, Rebecca and Bobby Golden of Clarksville and Karen Bridges of Lamar; two brothers, Richard (Gub) Cochran and Charles Cochran, both of London; four sisters, Nellie Vinson, Mamie Smith, and Anne Graham, all of London, and Dorothy Harmon of Dover; three grandchildren, Alison Daniel, Pamela Davis, and Brock Bridges; and two great-grandchildren, Eli Shook and Colton Davis.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at Humphrey Chapel in Russellville with burial in the East Point Cemetery at Russellville.

Lucille B. Partin


Lucille Byers Partin, 81, of Lamar died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002, at St. Edward Mercy Medical Center in Fort Smith.

She was a daughter of the late John Albert and Ludie Burt Byers, school teacher at Hector for one year, employee of Frank’s Cafe for 20-plus years, South Park Restaurant for six years, and Teeters Family Steakhouse for nine years, and was preceded in death by one son, Robert Partin.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Ramona and Jerry Ogden of Lamar; one sister, Julia Singleton of Chandler, Ariz.; and two grandsons, Jimmy Ogden and Michael Ogden, both of Lamar.

Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, at Lamar Cemetery with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Billy Richardson, Marty Tumbleson, Jason Wadley, Alvie Joe Hollon, Ryan Ragsdale, and Drew Ragsdale.

Mary Jane Selby


Mary Jane Selby, 95, of Lamar died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2002, at Clarksville Convalescent Home.

She was a daughter of the late Edwin O. and Emma Lowther Selby, member of the Church of Christ, and was preceded in death by two sisters, Louise Carothers and Marjorie Selby; and three brothers, Eddie Selby, George (G. T.) Selby, and Wallace Selby.

Survivors are one sister, Virginia Matthews of Chantilly, Va.; and two brothers, John Selby of Clarksville and Dell Selby of Lakewood, Calif.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at the Lamar Church of Christ with Paul Farrar officiating.

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

Pallbearers were James Cox, William Cagle, Selby Brown, Charles Over, Don Cochran, and Verlon Harris.

Philip S. Young Jr.


Philip Samuel Young Jr., 81, of Oark died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2002, in a Little Rock hospital.

He was a retired minister of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, son of the late Philip Samuel and Sarah Alma Brinegar Young, served in the U. S. Army during World War II, and was preceded in death by one sister, Alma Lucille Young.

Survivors are his widow, Louise Dalton Young; one son, Dave Young of Oark; one sister, Mary Jo Daily of Kannapolis, N. C.; one half-sister, Mary Phyllis McGill of Phoenix, Ariz.; and one brother, Harold Cope Young of Joelton, Tenn.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Pastor Ken Blundell officiating followed by private burial.

Roger Fowler


Roger Fowler, 68, died Friday, Dec. 27, 2002, at his home in Coffeyville, Kan., where he had resided since 1969.

He was a native of Clarksville, son of the late State Howard and Virgie Lee Thomas Fowler, attended the local school system, former employee of Pelt Construction Company, Yarbrough Peach Orchards, Clarksville Shoe Plant, and Rural Electric Association. In 1964, he began employment for Missouri-Pacific Railroad and retired in 1995 as a maintenance laborer and machine operator. He was preceded in death by one brother, Howard Hamilton.

He was a member of the Springhill Masonic Lodge of Hartman, River Valley Chapter No. 49 R.A.M., OSIRIS No. 3 Council, Juaqus Demolay Commandry No. 3, Scottish Rite Consistory of Ft, Scott, a 32nd degree Mason, Mirza Temple Shrine of Pittsburg, Kan., and was involved with fund-raising for the Shriners Crippled Childrens Hospital.

Survivors are his widow, Mary Ruth Rush Fowler; and one brother, Tom Fowler of Hartman.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Edgewood Chapel with burial to follow at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, at the Union Grove Cemetery near Clarksville. Rev. James Wright of Lewark Church of God will officiate.

Memorials may be made to the Shriners Crippled Childrens Hospital or the American Heart Association.

Rosella B. Hanna


Rosella Brown Hanna, 68, of Pueblo, Colo., sister of Sue Van Riper of Hartman, died Dec. 26, 2002, at her home.

She was a daughter of the late Frank Leslie and Willie Henderson Brown, widow of Arthur N. Hanna, a cook, and was preceded in death by one sister, Betty Carter; and four brothers, Junior Brown, Omer Brown, Tom Brown, and Jerald Brown.

Survivors include two daughters, Kathryn Maxwell of Tulsa, Okla., and Rose Ellen Taylor of Vera, Okla.; two sons, Brent Hanna and Bernie Hanna, both of Pueblo, Colo.; two stepsons, Cyril Hanna and James Robert Hanna, both of Collinsville, Okla.; two other sisters, Beatrice Higdon of Pryor, Okla., and Pat Vest of Claremore, Okla.; ten grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Gary Blair officiating. Burial was in Lamar Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jeff Taylor, Brian Taylor, Gene Taylor, Cody Taylor, Robert Higdon and Billy Ray Ford.

Roy J. Hughes


Roy J. Hughes, 79, of Lamar died Monday, Dec. 23, 2002, at his home.

He was retired from the U. S. Army, son of the late Richard Clinton and Kalma May Borham Hughes, and a member of the Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include his widow, Nettie Fay Williams Hughes; one daughter, Linda Sue Sabo of South Carolina; two sons, Billy Ray Hughes of Lamar and James Dale Hughes of Illinois; one sister, Polly Mouser of Illinois; 20 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Leo Villines officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Terry Hughes, Gene Williams, J. L. Holman, Bryan Fetters, Christopher Hughes, and Bob Gilmer.

Honorary pallbearer was Bob Tildon.

Sandra Kay Flisher


Sandra Kay Flisher, 58, of Hartman died Monday, Dec. 23, 2002, at her home.

She was a native of Des Moines, Iowa.

Survivors are her husband, Eugene Flisher; two daughters, Lesa Lathrop of Springdale and Monica Dovel of Des Moines, Iowa; one son, Robert Flisher of Des Moines, Iowa; parents, Robert and Alvina Hokanson of Des Moines, Iowa; two brothers, Alan Hokanson and Danny Hokanson, both of Des Moines, Iowa; and five grandchildren.

A family memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27, at Hardwicke Funeral Home. The body was cremated.

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