July 30, 2021

1/8/2003

Albert Dewey Gaines


Albert Dewey Gaines, 80, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2003.

He was a native of Linnville, son of the late Art and Viola Wyers Gaines, farmer, retired supervisor of Cargill in Ozark, and was preceded in death by three brothers, Faye, Ray and Jay; and four sisters, Minnie, Edna, Laura and Bertha.

Survivors include his widow, Alta Mae Phillips Gaines; two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Charles Carter of Ozark and Reba and Loy Bailey of Springdale; one son and daughter-in-law, Doyle and Angel Gaines of Gravette; seven grandchildren, Mark Bailey, Brooke Bailey, Christopher Carter, Samuel Carter, Jennifer Ellis, Desire Browning and Amy Browning; one great-granddaughter, Emily Ellis; and one brother, Paul Gaines of Weatherford, Okla.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, at Shaffer Funeral Chapel in Ozark with Rev. Alvin Hunter and Charles Carter officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Hill Cemetery at Hunt.

Active pallbearers will be David Wyers, James Carter, Mark Bailey, Chris Carter, Sam Carter, Raymond Allen, Loy Bailey, and Charles Carter.

Honorary pallbearers will be Leon Harris, Gordon Bowen, Ben Woolsey, Donald Walls and Billy Parker.

Memorials may be made to the Williams Cemetery Association, 1317 County Road 4021, Ozark, AR 72949 or Liberty Hill Cemetery Association.

Amy Oglesby


Amy Porter Trotter Oglesby, 100, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2003, at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge, La.

A daughter of the late J. R. and Ella King Porter, she was a native and 89-year resident of the Harmony Community but had resided with her daughter in Louisiana for the past 11 years. She was a longtime member of the Harmony Presbyterian Church where she had served as a deacon, elder and organist, teacher in the Clarksville school system for 36 years, member of the Johnson County Retired Teachers Association and University Women’s Study Club, and a widow of C. A. (Check) Trotter and Jack Oglesby. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Ann Trotter Johnson; and two brothers, Remmel and Hall Porter.

Survivors are one daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Wayne Benbow of Baton Rouge, La.; two grandsons and spouses, Shawn and Jill Benbow of Baton Rouge, La., and Michael and Sharon Benbow of Portland, Ore.; and four great-grandchildren, Leigh Ann and Travis Benbow of Baton Rouge, La., and McKenna and Garrett Benbow of Portland, Ore.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, at the Harmony Presbyterian Church with Rev. Bill Rail and Rev. William Woodard officiating.

Burial was in Harmony Ceme-
tery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Shawn Benbow, Michael Benbow, Ronald Laster, Abe Laster Jr., Bill Porter and Marty Wilkins.

Memorials may be made to the Harmony Presbyterian Church, % Reba Laster, 12211 Highway 164, Clarksville, AR 72830.

Floyd E. Jennings


Floyd Eugene Jennings, 78, of Hartman died Friday, Jan. 3, 2003, at St. Edward Mercy Medical Center in Fort Smith.

He was a native of Harrisburg, son of the late James Fred and Zora Bell Burris, retired construction employee and commercial fisherman, and was preceded in death by one daughter; one son; and six brothers and sisters.

Survivors include his widow, Martha Jennings; one daughter and son-in-law, Hazel and Roy McCaslin of Davenport, Iowa; two sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph and Henryetta Jennings and Mark and Leslie Jennings, all of Clarksville; four sisters, Jeanice Combs of Lake City, Lavon Clark of Jonesboro, Bernice Martin of Perryville, and Lynn Ealkins of Florida; two brothers, J. F. Jennings of Jones-
boro and Wayne Jennings of Fort Worth, Texas; two grandchildren, Christopher Jennings of Ozark and Martha Jennings of Clarksville; two great-grandchildren, Kieran Jennings and Trista Jennings, both of Ozark; and two stepgrandchildren, Kelsey and Joshua McCaslin of Chandler, Okla.

Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6, at West Mount Zion Cemetery with Rev. Dennis Reynolds officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Gladys Bell Griffith


Gladys Bell Reaves Griffith, 73, of Clarksville, formerly of Coal Hill, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2003, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a former Singer Company and Tyson Foods employee, member of Free Jesus Name Church in Coal Hill, daughter of the late Robert and Lilly May Jackson Reaves Sr., and widow of Harley Cecil Griffith.

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Latricia and Junior Morgan and Judy and Roy Huntsman, all of Coal Hill; three sons and daughters-in-law, Billy and Janie Griffith, Bobby and Connie Griffith, and Johnny and Donna Griffith, all of Coal Hill; four sisters, Dorothy Milliam of Ward, Ruby Wilson and Jewel Kyzer, both of Jacksonville, and Rachael Proctor of Gillette; four brothers, George Reaves of Jacksonville, Robert Reaves of Russellville, Charlie Reaves of Houston, Texas, and Alvin Reaves of Hazen; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. David Zeiler and Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial will be in Coal Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Robbie Griffith, Jerrod Griffith, John Griffith, Joey Griffith, Nathan Griffith, Scott Green, Buddy Morgan, Dondi Elkins, and Doug Nichols.

Visitation will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

James C. Brooks Sr.


James Collins Brooks Sr., 73, of Clarksville died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2002.

He was a son of the late Earl Harris and Mattie Marguerite Sherrill Brooks, 1948 graduate of Shawnee High School in Joiner, and served in the United States Army until his honorable discharge in 1950.

He was employed in the power generation industry spanning over a 40-year plus period and earning two professional engineers’ licenses in instrumentation and electrical engineering. He began with Arkansas Power and Light where he was employed for several utilities over a period of a few years. While at Bechtel Power Corporation, he was an engineering and construction manager and helped launch many of the first nuclear power plants in the country such as Trojan and Peach Bottom nuclear plants. He was also the project field engineer for Arkansas Nuclear One. After 17 years with Bechtel, he began a consulting business in Clarksville.

Survivors include his widow of 54 years, Doris Erma Dean Drewry Brooks; five children and spouses, Kay and A. B. Beasley of Painesville, Ohio, James C. and Nadine Houston Brooks Jr. of Greenwood, Lynn Brooks of Clarksville, Charles D. and Cynthia McCague Brooks of Palm Harbor, Fla., and Michael D. Brooks of Clarksville; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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

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

Pallbearers were Jack Cline, Robert Ed Farris, Earl Hayes, David McKnight, Jim Sherrill, and John Strohaker.

Memorials may be made to Johnson County Hospice, Clarksville First United Methodist Church, or Interfaith Service Network.

Jobyna Boggs


Jobyna Boggs, 76, of Russellville died Monday, Dec. 30, 2002, at AMI St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville.

A native of Coal Hill, she was a daughter of the late Johnie and Belle Spicer Williams, widow of Kenneth Boggs, member of Mars Hill Presbyterian Church, and was preceded in death by one great-grandson, Mason Lee Haze Cowan; and several brothers and sisters.

Survivors include one son, Johnie Boggs of Russellville; two grandchildren, Nichole and Cory Boggs; two great-grandchildren, C. J. Cowan and Austin Cowan; one brother, Wilson Williams of Fort Smith; two sisters, Jewel Holloway of Coal Hill and Janice Woods of Santa Ana, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral and burial were Saturday, Jan. 4, at Bowden Cemetery at Pottsville under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service of Russellville.

Kirk Josef Anderson


Kirk Josef Anderson, two-day-old son of Josef and Amber Anderson, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2003, at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences in Little Rock.

Other survivors include siblings, Tenessa and Tanner Anderson; maternal grandparents, Robert Crawford of Clarksville and Stella Crawford of Hartman; paternal grandparents, Kirk and Elfrieda Anderson of Knoxville; and paternal great-grandparents, Josef and Maria Buhajla of Knoxville.

Graveside services and burial were at the Jasper Cemetery with Rev. John Kindrix officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Coffman Funeral Home of Jasper.

Naomi Elkins Lamar


Naomi Elkins Lamar of Kansas City, Mo., died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003, at the Good Samaritan Center of Olathe, Kan.

She was a native of Clarksville, daughter of the late Clyde Chester and Lou King Elkins, member of Colonial Presbyterian Church of Kansas City, Mo., for 40 years, member of the GOP in Kansas City, Mo., for many years, former employee of the Kansas City Star, retired employee of Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Mo., and was preceded in death by one brother, Ira Elkins; one sister, Lorena Elkins; and one nephew, Jerry Elkins.

Survivors include two nephews, Marvin Elkins of Louisville, Ky., and Carl Elkins of Olathe, Kan.; and five great-nieces.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 6, at the Harmony Presbyterian Church with Rev. William Woodard officiating.

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

Pallbearers were Carl Elkins, Marvin Elkins, Peter Proctor, Roy Elkins, Kenny Elkins, and Harold Hyden.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Colonial Presbyterian Church in Kansas City, Mo.

Opal A. Campbell


Opal A. Campbell, 80, of Clarksville died Friday, Jan. 3, 2003, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home.

She was a Methodist, daughter of the late John Washington and Maudie May Spencer Turner, widow of Clarence Campbell, and was preceded in death by one daughter, Charlotte Kimbriel.

Survivors are two daughters and one son-in-law, Jerry and Kyle King of Clarksville and Maudie Armstrong of Fort Smith; three sons and one daughter-in-law, George and Sheryl Hampton of Fort Smith, Jim Campbell of Clarksville and Wayne Campbell of Little Rock; one brother, J. W. Turner of Springdale; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Keith Campbell, Aaron Kimbriel, Scott Campbell, Benjamin King, Lance Armstrong, Michael Kimbriel, and Spencer Campbell.

Polly A. Warren


Polly A. Warren, 77, of London died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2002, at her home.

She was a retired Singer Company employee, daughter of the late George W. and Anna Mae Turner Boling, widow of Vernon Potsey Warren, and was preceded in death by one son, Larry Eugene Warren; and one grandson, Joshua Warren.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Fred Parker of London; three sons and daughters-in-law, Carl and Cecilene Sams of Ashdown, Gerrel and Helen Warren of London, and Donnie and Linda Warren of Fort Smith; three brothers, George W. Boling Jr. of Wyoming, Thomas Boling of Fallsville, and Lester Boling of Springfield, Mo.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Ronnie Birge and Rev. William Phelps officiating. Burial was in Lamar Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Joe Carl Sams, Ronnie Boling, Jeff Gilbert, Fred Parker, Ernie Boling, and Chris Sanderson

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