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Charles Johnson Jr.

Charles Jefferson Johnson Jr., 87, of Lawton, Okla., brother of Mae Evelyn Harris of Clarksville, died Friday, June 20, 2003.

He was a native of Mt. Levi, son of the late Charles and Annie Graves Johnson, former resident of Cache, Okla., and retired from Chapman Construction in 1980. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Kloss Johnson; three brothers; and one sister.

Other survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Travis (Butch) and Marilyn Johnson of Tucson, Ariz., Johnny and Judy Johnson of Wautauga, Texas, and Charles Johnson of Cache, Okla.; two daughters, Donna Durkee of Owasso, Okla., and Anita Smith of Cache, Okla.; one brother, Norman Johnson of Broken Arrow, Okla.; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, at the First Baptist Church of Cache, Okla., with Rev. Charles Kriss officiating.

Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens under the direction of People’s Cooperative Funeral Home of Lone Wolf, Okla.

David H. Hamilton

David Henry Hamilton, 47, of Fort Smith died Thursday, June 26, 2003, at his home.

A native of Elaine, he was a son of the late Mack and Mary Wanda Evans Hamilton, graduate of Coal Hill High School, Air Force veteran, employee of Pradco Company in Fort Smith, and was preceded in death by his grandparents, Cleta H. and Jasper H. Evans.

Survivors include four children, Mrs. Nicholas (Crystal) Hale, Mrs. Kevin (Christie) Fry, and Casey Hamilton, all of Wakeeney, Kan., and Cody Hamilton of Coal Hill; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Mary Jo and Gary Meador of Russellville and Judy Lydon of London; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Donnie and Linda Hamilton of London, Douglas and Jonda Hamilton of Clarksville, and James Hamilton of Atkins; two grandchildren, Joseph Fry and Shane Hale, both of Wakeeney, Kan.; six nephews; three nieces; two great-nephews; two great-nieces; three cousins; aunt, Delia Sisk of Coal Hill; and the mother of his children, Cheryl Hamilton of Wakeeney, Kan.

Graveside services and burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 2, at the Hess Cemetery with Rev. Dan Baker officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Ruth E. Felkins

Ruth Elizabeth Felkins, 76, of Clarksville died Friday, June 27, 2003, at her home.

She was a daughter of the late Edward and Pearl Martin Morgan, factory employee, member of the Second Baptist Church in Clarksville, and was preceded in death by two sisters, Eileen Sears and Emma Mae Landthrip.

She is survived by her husband, Vester (Nap) Felkins; two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and James Crumrine and Debra and Ewing Cline, all of Clarksville; one son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Judy Felkins of Clarksville; three sisters, Vestal Sears, Vida King and Ruby Childress, all of Clarksville; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 28, at the Second Baptist Church in Clarksville with Rev. Joe Craft, Rev. Matt Weaver and Rev. Bill Milam officiating.

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

Pallbearers were Brent Crumrine, Eric Cline, Brandon Felkins, Ben Hardgrave, Eddie Lindsey, and John W. Laugwitz.

Memorials may be made to Second Baptist Church Youth Group, 709 Oak Street, Clarksville, AR 72830.

Edyth L. Jackson

Edyth Lanora Jackson, 81, of Coal Hill died Saturday, June 28, 2003, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a cosmetologist, Baptist, daughter of the late Charlie and Lillie Flemming Roberds, and widow of Herbert George Jackson.

She is survived by three daughters, Donna Gattis and Sharon Estep, both of Coal Hill, and Phyllis Smith of North Little Rock; one son, James Herbert Jackson of Coal Hill; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 1, at the Coal Hill Cemetery with Rev. Amos Pledger and Rev. Gerald Morris officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Garlon W. Ming Sr.

Garlon W. Ming Sr., 80, of Hartman died Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a ranch manager for Ranch Sierra Vista, Baptist, member of the VFW and Disabled American Veterans Association, California Citrus Advisory Board and Johnson County Quilters Guild and participated in the atomic test in Bikini Islands. He was born at Paris to Virgil Henry and Flora Keck Ming.

Survivors include his widow, Mona Day Ming; six sons, Garlon Ming Jr. and David Ming, both of Hartman, Merl Ming of Grants Pass, Ore., Bruce Ming of Gainesville, Ga., Bill Ming of Sacramento, Calif., and Paul Ming of Hartville, Mo.; three sisters, Neomi Bearden of Ozark, Evelyn Smith of Stockton, Mo., and Patsy Joubert of Mulberry; four brothers, Clifford Ming of Denton, Texas, Jack Ming of Bossier City, La., Clarence Ming of Booneville and Raymond Ming of Santa Paula, Calif.; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. George Farquhar officiating. Burial was in the Bethlehem Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Lynn Day, Carl Day, Steve Payne, Curtis Godwin, Jody Ming, Matt Ming, and Roy Day.

Honorary pallbearers were Robert Payne, Doyle Frost, Ryan Ming, Brandon Ming, and Nolton Joubert.

Hazel Frost

Hazel Della Campbell Frost, 89, of Clarksville died Thursday, June 26, 2003, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was an educator, Methodist, daughter of the late John L. and Mamie Marie Moore Campbell, and was preceded in death by two sisters, Imogene Phillips and Fern Kelly; and one brother, John Tony Campbell.

Survivors are her husband, Wiley Lee Frost; one daugher and son-in-law, Joan and Mike Gray-Ehnert of Waterloo, Wis.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Bobbi Frost of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and John and Julia Frost of Clarksville; one sister, Jewell Donovan of Little Rock; one brother, William David Campbell of Little Rock; and five grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, June 30, at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Steve Wingo officiating.

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

Active pallbearers were Russell Frost, Ben Jacobs, Bob Frost, Larry Morse, Sean Gray-Ehnert and Chris Allen.

Honorary pallbearers were Robert Frost, Varnel King, and John Reed.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 535, Clarksville, AR 72830, University of the Ozarks, 415 North College Avenue, Clarksville, AR 72830, or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Paul Byrne

Paul Byrne, 92, of Savoy, Texas, father of Pat Westbrook of Clarksville, died Sunday, June 22, 2003, in Mullican Retirement Center in Savoy, Texas.

He was a member of the Church of Christ and retired from REA of Lamb County, Texas.

Other survivors are his wife of 70 years, Nina Ranne Byrne; one son, Gary Byrne of Savoy, Texas; eight grandchildren, Kris Westbrook and Kit Westbrook, both of Clarksville, Ed Westbrook and Lisa Adair, both of Ignacio, Colo., Regan Westbrook of Fort Smith, Lana Siemens of Carthage, Tenn., and Cheryl Byrne and Melanie Gaddy, both of Savoy, Texas; 18 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, at Mullican-Little Funeral Home in Savoy, Texas, with Keith Avaritt of Clarksville and Kenneth Avaritt of Benton officiating. Burial was in Dixie Cemetery in Whitesboro, Texas.

Active pallbearers were Ed Westbrook, Regan Westbrook, Kit Westbrook, Kris Westbrook, Dean Siemens, and Isaac Westbrook.

Honorary pallbearers were Blaine Westbrook, Daniel Siemens and Caleb Siemens.

Shelby Johnson

Shelby (Shep) Johnson, 59, of Little Rock, died Wednesday, June 25, 2003.

He worked 20 years until his retirement with 3M as a maintenance supervisor and also for the city of Little Rock as an equipment operator. He was a son of the late Ed and Zona Johnson and was preceded in death by one sister, Zella Mae Witham; and two grandchildren, Angel and Richard Whitfield.

Survivors include his widow, Mary Johnson; three children, Glen and Brenda Johnson of Alexander, Lu and Doug Vaughan of Scranton, and Stacy and Rick Whitfield of Benton; four grandchildren, Jennifer and Chris Johnson, Gail Vaughan, and Cody Whitfield; four brothers, Edward and Ronnie of Little Rock and Bill and Charles of Prattsville; two sisters, Gloria Jean Howerton of Alexander and Inez Brown of Benton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, June 27, at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Marcus Blakley officiating. Burial was in Forest Hills Memorial Park in Alexander.

Active pallbearers were David Himes, Jeff Huckaby, Charles Prewett, Lamar Johnson, Dennis Vaughan, and John Norris.

Honorary pallbearers were Donnie Witham, Ricky Witham, and Jackie Farner.

Memorials may be madet to Forest Hills Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund, 1119 Alcoa Road, Benton, AR 72015.

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