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October 13, 2021

8/6/2003

Bobby Casey

Bobby Casey, 65, of Coal Hill died Wednesday, July 23, 2003, in Fort Smith.

He was a retired security officer with Industrial Security Services of Houston, served in the Navy, Baptist, son of the late Grady P. and Thelma Casey, and a native of Wharton, Texas.

He is survived by one son, Jeffrey Casey of Clute, Texas; one sister, Nell Craig of Hitchcock, Texas; and two brothers, Wilson Casey of Splendora, Texas, and Danny Casey of Houston.

Graveside services were at 10 a.m. Friday, July 25, at the U. S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith with Rev. Jay Wells officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Fentress Mortuary.

Carrie Jean Wilson

Carrie Jean Wilson, 49, of Satellite Beach, Fla., died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2003, at her home.

She was a native of Clarksville, graduate of Clarksville High School and Capital City Business College in Russellville, member of the Clarksville First United Methodist Church, daughter of the late Ed Noel Blackard, an insurance adjustor, and had resided in Florida since 1987.

Survivors include her husband of 31 years, Stephen Wilson; two daughters and one son-in-law, E. Rachard and Phillip Andrews and Ragon Jean Wilson, all of Satellite Beach, Fla.; one son, Parker W. Wilson of Jacksonville, Fla.; mother, Fayne Blackard of Clarksville; two sisters, Sandra Bryan of Tucson, Ariz., and Cheryl Coffman of Russellville; and one grandchild, Taylor J. Andrews of Satellite Beach, Fla.

A memorial graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at Oakland Cemetery with Rev. Steve Wingo officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

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

Donald W. Frederick

Donald Wayne Frederick, 60, of Clarksville died July 29, 2003, at his home.

He was a truck driver, Baptist, son of the late Chester Frederick, and was preceded in death by one sister, France Navine Frederick.

Survivors include his widow, Janet Meyer Frederick; three daughters, Sara Hinds, Marla Blivenn and Donitta Frederick, all of Springdale; three stepdaughters, Janet Miciotto of Louisiana, Vickie Kane of Springdale, and Robin Oziah of Fayetteville; two stepsons, Brian Smith of Clarksville and Carl Dodd of Louisiana; mother and stepfather, Ruby and Glen Head of Rudd; one sister, Anna Loftin of Springdale; one brother, Greg Head of Rudd; five grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, at Big Sandy Church in Marble with Rev. Darrell Wilson and Rev. Amos Pledger officiating.

Burial was in Big Sandy Cemetery at Marble under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Jarred Head, Carl Dodd, Chad Taylor, Brian Smith, Steven Taylor, and Larry Yarbrough.

Dovie Kinnard

Dovie Rue Kinnard, 91, of Fort Smith, mother of Ray Alston of Clarksville, died Saturday, July 26, 2003, in a Fort Smith hospital.

She was a member of Mission Point Missionary Baptist Church where she served on the Mothers Board.

Survivors include one daughter, Laura Newton of Ozark; three other sons, Jesse Kinnard of Chester, Harold Kinnard of Fort Smith, and Ersie Kinnard of Gans, Okla.; 31 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 31, at Mission Point Missionary Baptist Church with burial at Gray Rock Cemetery under the direction of Rowell-Parish Mortuary of Fort Smith.

Pallbearers were James Kinnard, Curtis Kinnard, Mark Kinnard, Che Kinnard, Tracy Christian, and Cedric Marbles Jr.

George E. Becker

George Edward Becker, 77, of Fort Smith died Thursday, July 24, 2003, at his home.

A native of Altus, he was formerly of the Hartman area, son of the late Frederick John and Rosie Marie Elser Becker, 1944 graduate of St. Anne’s Academy, served in the U. S. Navy, retired employee of Becker Foundry and retired assistant fire chief having served as a firefighter at Fort Chaffee. He was preceded in death by one brother, Herbert Becker; and one sister, Dorothy Szcezerba.

Survivors include his widow, Pat Martin Becker; one sister, Margaret Ann Bartley of Fort Smith; three brothers, Mike Becker and Bob Becker, both of Fort Smith, and John Becker of Palm Springs, Calif.; five nephews; and ten nieces.

Rosary was at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 27, at Fentress Mortuary Chapel. Funeral mass was recited at 10 a.m. Monday, July 28, at Christ the King Catholic Church in Fort Smith by Father Bill Elser. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Jesse W. Loch

Jesse William Loch, 80, of Clarksville died July 29, 2003, in Little Rock.

He was a retired truck owner, Army veteran, and son of the late Ora S. and Lena Marie Stinson Loch.

He is survived by three daughters, Linda Marlene Loch of Salton City, Calif., Karen Gibson of Chino Hills, Calif., and Lisa Loch of Clarksville; one son, Gary Loch of Clarksville; and six grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Gerald Morris officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Harlan Gattis, Larry Kern, Gary Loch, Bryan Meister, Pete Kenner, and Jeremy Gibson.

Leonard L. Koch

Leonard L. Koch, 82, of Paris, brother of Lawrence Koch of Coal Hill, died July 27, 2003.

He was a son of the late Jacob Valentine and Anna Marie Sweppenstede Koch, World War II U. S. Navy veteran, member of St. Joseph Catholic Church at Paris, Disabled American Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars, retired rancher and coal miner, and was preceded in death by one son, David Leonard Koch.

Survivors include his widow, Eula Mae Whitecotton Koch; one daughter, Diane Koch Kremers of Paris; one son, Tommy Louis Koch of Paris; one other brother, Edward Koch of Paris; nine grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, at Roller Funeral Home Chapel in Paris with burial in Baxley Cemetery at Paris.

Active pallbearers were Denny Kremers, Larry Koch, Gary Koch, Mark Jennings, Dallas J. Anderson, and David Snow.

Honorary pallbearers were Harold Parks, Danny Moses, and Joey Theis.

Linda J. Loell

Linda J. Loell, 52, of North Highlands, Calif., daughter of Gerald Pentzer of Clarksville, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2003, in California.

Other survivors include her husband, Greg Loell; two daughters, Kerry Loell and Stacey Loell, both of North Highlands, Calif.; and two brothers, Jerry D. Pentzer of Ozark and Larry J. Pentzer of Dallas, Texas.

Funeral was in North Highlands, Calif.

Mabadean C. Howard

Mabadean Culp Howard, 87, of Lamar died July 29, 2003, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a member of the Hagarville Baptist Church, daughter of the late Owen and Maude Murray Craighead, and was preceded in death by two daughters, Lorell Culp and Jutuan Robinson.

Survivors include her husband, Reece Howard; two daughters, Marilyn Burris of Welch, Okla., and Nancy Reece of Ozone; one son, Preston Culp of Peck, Kan.; two brothers, Max Murray of Texas and Kimbel Murray of Kansas; 17 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Hagarville Baptist Church with Rev. Kenneth Preston officiating.

Burial was in Russell Cemetery at Ozone under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers were Joseph Reece, Barry Russell Jr., Kurt Solera, James Burris Jr., Jason Culp, and Bruce Garrett.

Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Brian Cotner, John Smith, Mark Hanson, and Rob Graham.

Nell Williamson

Funeral for Nell Williamson, 73, of Carthage, Mo., who died July 28, 2003, at her home, was at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Wayne Williamson officiating. Burial was in Mt. Vernon Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Shawn Mead, Mikki Clubb, Wayne Williamson, Genelle Mead, R. E. Williamson, and Jim Clanin.

Honorary pallbearer was Dora Paddock.

She was a member of the Church of Christ and daughter of the late Frank and Minnie Mikken Webb.

Survivors include her husband, Gene Williamson; two daughters and one son-in-law, Genelle and Shawn Mead of Kansas and Mikki Clubb of Oklahoma; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Wayne and Shelia Williamson of West Virginia and R. E. Williamson of California; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Marcie and Les Longstreth and Grace Manning, all of Little Rock; one brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Nan Webb of Florida; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Vernon G. Loften Sr.

Vernon G. Loften Sr., 78, of Clarksville died Thursday, July 31, 2003, at Conway Regional Medical Center in Conway.

He was born at Fergus Falls, Minn., son of the late John and Inga Hilde Loften, member of Grace Lutheran Church of Clarksville, Army veteran of World War II, lifetime member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, retired employee of the Ford Motor Company in Los Angeles, Calif., and a member of the United Auto Workers.

Survivors are one son, Vernon Loften Jr. of Vilonia; two sisters, Doris Lindgren and Gladys Skansgard, both of Duluth, Minn.; and two grandchildren, Jacqueline Loften and Jesse Loften.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, at Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor Herb Swanson officiating.

Burial was in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery at Lutherville under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Tom Edgin, Richard Loften, Dale Boyd, Raymond Loften, T. R. McNutt, and Charles Jordon.

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