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Ellen Louise McBee

Ellen Louise Rockhold McBee, 64, of Onalaska, Texas, died May 28, 2003.

She was preceded in death by her father, Melvin Rockhold; and one sister, Helen Fritz.

Survivors include her husband, Wilbur L. McBee; four daughters and sons-in-law, Dianna and Allen Carpenter of Clarksville, Cindy and Larry Redden of Livingston, Texas, Debbie and Dennis Twardowski of Houston, Texas, and Tammy and Bobby Hall of Magnolia, Texas; one son and daughter-in-law, David and Linda McBee of Willis, Texas; mother, Hazel G. Wright of California; one sister, Roberta (Bobby) Allen of California; one brother, Melvin Rockhold of Illinois; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 7, at the Hayes Chapel United Methodist Church with burial in Cave Mountain Cemetery.

Gene A. Basham

Gene A. Basham, 83, of Clarksville died Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Van Buren, son of the late John Harold (Harry) and Lou Riddle Basham, graduate of Clarksville High School, attended the University of the Ozarks, and member of the First Presbyterian Church, where he served as custodian for 28 years prior to retiring.

He is survived by one brother, Dr. Robert H. Basham of Clarksville; and two nieces, Alison Kotarek of Greenwood and Jan Thompson of Fayetteville.

Funeral was at 3 p.m. Friday, May 30, at the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Lance Jones officiating.

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

James L. Dorney

James Lawrence Dorney, 70, of Hartman died Monday, June 2, 2003, at Mercy Hospital/Turner Memorial in Ozark.

He was born at Hartman to Tom and Lula Scroggins Dorney, superintendent for the city of Hartman Water Department, Protestant, Army veteran of the Korean War, Westside High School board member, and 32nd degree Mason at Hartman Lodge.

Survivors include his widow, Katherine Nichols Dorney; three daughters, Karen Carlisle of Altus and Kimberley Moore and Linda Hassis, both of Hartman, one sister, Martha Chavers of Knoxville; one brother, Tom Dorney of Hartman; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The body was cremated.

Local arrangements were under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.

Rev. Jewell Taylor

Rev. Jewell G. Taylor, 93, of Clarksville died Friday, May 30, 2003, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a native of Clarksville, daughter of the late William and Mary Mason Wise, retired minister, and a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Clarksville.

Survivors include two sons, Douglas Taylor of Clifton, Colo., and Pat Taylor of Clarksville; five grandchildren, Vernon Taylor, Sharon McMillon, Brenda Robinson, Becky Dalton and Rusty Taylor, all of Clarksville; seven great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, June 2, at the First Assembly of God Church in Clarksville with Rev. Terry Cameron and Rev. Dade Kindrix officiating.

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

Pallbearers were Robert Jordan, Levi Willis, Carl Williams, Jim Graves, Calvin Warren, and Homer Qualls.

Landen L. Moss

Landen Laurance Moss, infant son of Cameron Moss and Heather Laughter Keech of Hartman, died Friday, May 30, 2003, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

Other survivors include two brothers, Cameron Keech of the home and Nathan Moss of Ozark; and grandparents, Elsie Plante of Altus, Steve Laughter of Springdale, and Edna Earp of Dardanelle.

Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Monday, June 2, at the Belt Cemetery with Nathan McIntyre officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Mary J. Maxwell

Mary Jim McClellan Maxwell, 86, of Ozark died Monday, May 26, 2003, at Ozark Nursing Home.

A native of Ozark, she was a daughter of the late James L. and Sarah Linda Campbell McClellan, widow of Leon Maxwell, and member of Enon Primitive Baptist Church in Ozark.

Survivors include two sons and one daughter-in-law, Johnny and Carol Maxwell of Ozone and Jimmy Maxwell of North Little Rock; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were at 10 a.m. Friday, May 30, at Highland Cemetery with James Isaac, Jeremy Maxwell and Jimmy Maxwell officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Ozark Nursing Home Activity Fund, 600 North 12th, Ozark, AR 72949.

Robert J. Diehl

Robert J. Diehl, 76, died Tuesday, May 27, 2003, in Callahan, Fla.

He was born in Garfield, N. J., spent most of his life in Hollywood, Fla., and had resided in Knoxville the past 12 years. He was a retired sergeant from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office and served in the Navy in World War II.

He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Allen and Karen Diehl; three daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Kenny Stahlin, Darlene and Jack LaDow, and Robyn and Bobby Mixson; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 31, in the chapel of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home in Jacksonville, Fla.

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