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February 03, 2023


Alma Green

Alma Green, 79, of Little Rock died Monday, May 12, 2003, at her home.

A native of the Piney Community, she was a daughter of the late Fred Arthur and Bertha Lena Ruhl Mauritz, widow of Al Green, Baptist and managed residential property for numerous years. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Arthur and Ernest Mauritz; and one sister, Lucile Tippey.

She is survived by two sisters, Cloe Thomas and Cleo Nierstheimer, both of Little Rock; six nephews; four nieces; and numerous great-nephews; great-nieces; great-great-nephews; and great-great-nieces.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, at Shinn Funeral Service Chapel in Russellville with Rev. Susan Morris officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery at Clarksville.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to the Baptist Health Hospice, 11900 Colonel Glenn Road, Suite 2300, Little Rock, AR 72210-2827.

Barbara Ann Allen

Barbara Ann Allen, 63, of Shreveport, La., died Wednesday, May 7, 2003, in Shreveport, La.

Survivors include four daughters, Cynthia King of Ruston, La., Deanna Dunlap of Lamar, and Tonya Higgs and Carla Cossey, both of Russellville; two sons, Timothy Higgs of Russellville and Bobby Allen of Shreveport, La.; four sisters, Betty Curtis and Evelyn Oliver, both of Clarksville, Patsy Jenkins of Bentonville, and June Floyd of Charleston; 17 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in Ruston, La., with Rev. Dan Moore officiating. Burial was in Pines Memorial Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Bryan King, Josh Heardman, Michael Cossey, Timothy Parnell, Tommy Scroggins, and Wade Dunlap.

Dewey Sumonja

Dewey Sumonja, 83, of Clarksville died Saturday, May 10, 2003, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a retired maintenance employee, son of the late Dako and Jela Milich Sumonja, and was preceded in death by three sisters and six brothers.

Survivors include his widow, Edna Bush Griffith Sumonja; one daughter, Slobodanka Radovic of Libertyville, Ill.; one son, Rade Sumonja of Poway, Calif.; two stepdaughters, Judith Richards of Zion, Ill., and Marne Griffith of Vancouver, Wash.; two stepsons, Robert Griffith of Grove City, Ohio, and Neal Griffith of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; 10 stepgrandchildren; and 16 stepgreat-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held in Libertyville, Ill., on June 14.

Eric L. Bewley

Eric L. Bewley, 30, of Russellville died Sunday, May 11, 2003, at his home.

He was a native of Russellville, 1991 graduate of Russellville High School, an employee of Mike Bewley Construction and attended the Harmony Free Will Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Earl Corbin.

Survivors include his widow, Judy LaRose Freeman Bewley; one son, Caden Bewley of the home; one daughter, Chloe Bewley of the home; parents, Mike and Melody Bewley of London; one sister, Dana Biddle of Centerville; paternal grandmother and stepgrandfather, Betty and Rex Humbarger of Hot Springs; paternal grandfather and stepgrandmother, David and Pat Bewley of London; and maternal grandmother, Mary Corbin of Russellville.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 15, at Shinn Chapel with Rev. Terry Latham officiating. Burial will be in the Price Cemetery at London.

Active pallbearers will be Billy Hubbard, Tommy Hubbard, Robby Bewley, Mitchell Price, Mike Clober and Doug Biddle.

Honorary pallbearers will be Shorty Johnson, Bob Meimerstorf, Ed Harness, Blacky Cossey and Paul Meimerstorf.

Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, at Shinn Funeral Service in Russellville.

Memorials may be made to the Harmony Free Will Baptist Church, 3580 SR 124, Russellville, AR 72802.

Imogene M. Kenney

Imogene M. Kenney, 90, of Decatur died Saturday, May 3, 2003, in Siloam Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation.

She was a native of Clarksville, daughter of the late Julius and Lizzie Feltnor Williams, member of the Heritage Baptist Church at Gravette, and the widow of Roy Nunley and Aaron Kenney.

She is survived by two daughters, Stella Curtis of Clarksville and Wanda Clinton of Little Rock; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Monday, May 5, at the Lone Pine Cemetery with Rev. Burley King officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Larry Dean Smith

Larry Dean Smith, 57, of Clarksville died Thursday, May 8, 2003, at his home.

He was born at Heber Springs, son of the late Elmer and Edith Reynolds Smith, and a retired timber employee.

He is survived by three daughters, Anna Vandergrill of Malden, Mo., and Rebecca Smith and Bobby Smith, both of Clarksville; two sons, Larry Wayne Smith of Malden, Mo., and John Bradley Smith of Clarksville; mother of his children, Martha Umfress of Malden, Mo.; two sisters, Anne Chancelor of Ola and Debora Hall of Cassville; four brothers, Leon Smith, Ronnie Smith and Douglas Smith, all of Ola, and Bobby Smith of Clarksville; and 11 grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at Mount Vernon Cemetery with Rev. Don Carey officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Virginia Ruth Dorney

Virginia Ruth Dorney, 64, of Hartman died Sunday, May 11, 2003, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was born at Denning to John Henry and Glen Smith Stover, member of Liberty Hill Cemetery Board, Hartman Volunteer Fire Department, and VFW Auxiliary and a Protestant.

Survivors include her husband, Tommy Dorney; two daughters, Cheryl VanAkken of Spadra and Cleta Ralph of Hartman; one son, Jimmy Dorney of Hartman; five sisters, Lorene McClain of Denning, Martha Tillery and Francis Tollison, both of Hartman, and Juanita Walker and Nancy Smith, both of Ozark; three brothers, Sam, Leo and Gary Stover, all of Denning; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with Rev. John Kindrix officiating. Burial will be in the Kendall Cemetery north of Hartman.

Pallbearers will be Calvin Stover, James Thomas, Bud Dixon, Jerry Dorney, John Dorney, and Garry Dorney.

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