April 21, 2021

5/28/2003

Bernice I. Green

Bernice I. Green, 83, of Lamar died Monday, May 26, 2003, at Johnson Regional Medical center.

She was a Methodist, member of the American Legion and VFW, daughter of the late Howard and Mable Stubbs Ewing, widow of William T. Green, and was preceded in death by two sisters, twin-Beatrice I. Witt and Gloria Terry; and four brothers, Fred Ewing, Edward Ewing, Harry Terry and Larry Terry,

Survivors include two sisters, Doris Smalley of Joplin, Mo., and Alveen Brumbly of Grants Pass, Ore.; one brother, Roy Ewing of Annapolis, Md.; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services and burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 29, at Lamar Cemetery with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Connie R. Pomrenke

Cornelia Ruth (Connie) Hipp Pomrenke, 77, of Clarksville died Sunday, May 25, 2003, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home.

She was born at Bingen, daughter of the late Charlie Martin and Agnes Clark Hipp, graduate of Nashville (Arkansas) High School, and member of Landmark Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Alfred Pomrenke; one daughter, Mary Jane Bittick of Tulsa, Okla.; four sons, Jim Funderburg and Gary Funderburg, both of Alma, Joe Funderburg of Russellville, and Ronnie Funderburg of Lamar; two sisters, Mary Alice Rike of Nashville and Minona Gaisser of Evansville, Ind.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Gary Blair officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Michael Funderburg, Bryce Funderburg, Chris Chappell, John Wayne Rike, Matt Mitchell, and John Raymond Myrick.

Ed N. Blackard

Ed Noel Blackard, 80, of Clarksville died Sunday, May 25, 2003, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a native of Hartman, son of the late Ancil and Cora Tipton Blackard, graduate of Hartman High School, member of the First United Methodist Church where he was on the board of Stewards, retired master auto technician and body repair specialist and owner-operator of Blackard Motor Service for several years.

Survivors include his widow, Fayne Parker Blackard; three daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Vernon Bryan of Tucson, Ariz., Cheryl and Ronnie Coffman of Russellville, and Carrie Jean and Stephen Wilson of Satellite Beach, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Tanya Zaharescu, Noel Bryan, Greg Lingar, Brad Coffman, Rachard Andrews, Parker Wilson, Ragon Wilson and Todd Lingar; and six great-grandchildren, Wrease and Mika Zaharescu, Aukai Bryan, Jacob and Meagan Lingar, and Taylor Andrews.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 27, at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Steve Wingo officiating.

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

Pallbearers were Jack Phillips, Ben Phillips, Bob Blackard, Pat Blackard, C. O. Blackard, and Walter Nowotny.

Memorials may be made to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, TX 75244.

Harry T. Paxson

Harry T. Paxson, 84, of Lamar died Thursday, May 22, 2003, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a Baptist, World War II Army veteran, son of Henry James and Mary Elizabeth Kimes Paxson, and was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Paxson.

He is survived by one daughter, Shirley Morgan of London; three sons, James H. Paxson of Clarksville, Ronald L. Paxson of Lamar and Tarry E. Paxson of Knoxville; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 24, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Ray Brown officiating. Private burial was in the National Cemetery at Fort Smith.

Pallbearers were Bob Dinsmore, Bill Hill, Eugene Hill, Richard Crowden, Glenn Hatchett, and Bob Wilcox.

Theresa Jean Willis

Theresa Jean Willis, 56, of Clarksville died Saturday, May 24, 2003, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a native of Clarksville, daughter of the late Elmo Jackson and Margaret Chenault May, attended Clarksville Schools, member of St. John’s AME Methodist Church and Clarksville Church of Christ, antique dealer and home hospice nurse.

Survivors include her husband, Thirl Willis; two daughters, Theresa Ann Mitchell of The Colony, Texas, and Rosemary Willis of Dallas, Texas; two sons, Thirl Willis Jr. of Fort Smith and Glenn Willis of Clarksville; seven sisters, Nancy Timmons and Janie Bagsby, both of Clarksville, Margaret Ann May of McKinney, Texas, Alice Pratt and Ernestine Toran, both of Fort Smith, Beverly May of Georgia, and Gladys Perkins of Lawton, Okla.; four brothers, Otis May of McKinney, Texas, Bobby Joe May of Houston, Texas, Sammie Lee May of Clarksville and Robert May Jr. of Little Rock; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 30, at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Lloyd Chenault officiating.

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

Active pallbearers will be Otis May, Don Willis, Earl May, Ronald Mitchell, Albert Bagsby, Sam Scott, Floyd Chenault, and Patrick Baker.

Honorary pallbearers will be John West, Gaylen Scott, William Reed Jr., and William Cotton.

Tommy Lee Wilson

Tommy Lee Wilson, 76, of Judsonia, formerly of Knoxville, died Tuesday, May 20, 2003, in Searcy.

He was a member of the Church of God in Judsonia, a retired carpenter, and was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

Survivors include his widow, Julia Wilson; 12 children and spouses, Bonnie and Bob Nichols and LaNora and Jerry Gardner, all of Knoxville, Patsy and Roy Latham and Barbara and Harvey Latham, all of West Memphis, Janet and Ron Gordon, Anita and Larry Guthrie and Cathy and Linnie Crenshaw, all of Bald Knob, Shelia and John Keller of Russell, and Buster and Kim Underwood, Jurenda and Gary Franks, Rondia Riley and Ricky Wilson, all of Judsonia; one sister, Ester Williams of Knoxville; 21 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, May 23, at the Bald Knob Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Carter Cemetery in Russell.

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