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Ewell T. Sexton

Ewell Thomas Sexton, 85, of Clarksville died Monday, Aug. 11, 2003, at his home.

He was a native of Ludwig, son of the late Dewitt and Maude Nunley Sexton, and member of the Church of Christ where he was a former deacon and had served as an elder for the last 40 years.

He was a retired farmer having been a peach grower for 40 years, strawberries for 10 years, and chickens for 31 years, Johnson County Farm Family of the Year in 1964, and served on the Arkansas Soil Conservation Service Board several years.

Survivors include his widow, Lois King Sexton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Don and Mary Sexton and Ronnie and Kathy Sexton, all of Clarksville; one brother, Norman Sexton of Clarksville; four grandchildren, Kim Ballard of Clarksville, Lori Johnson of Knoxville, Stephanie Smith of Russellville and Scott Sexton of St. Paul; and four great-grandchildren, Kaci Ballard, Brett Ballard, Tori Wilhelms and Brody Wilhelms.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the Clarksville Church of Christ with John Ballard officiating.

Burial will be in the Mount Airy Cemetery at Ludwig under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers will be Bob Frost, Troy Taylor, Elvin Brown, James Horn, Larry Holman, and Duane Steele.

Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Sexton, Lee Jack Sexton, Alvin James, Malvern Gray and Stanley Robinson.

Johnny L. Justice

Johnny Lee Justice, 34, of London died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2003, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He attended the Flat Rock Assembly of God Church and was employed in the dietiary department at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

Survivors include his widow, Shamra Mueller Justice; one daughter, Rachel Justice of the home; one son, Jonathan Justice of the home; parents, J. R. and Bessie Philpot of Pottsville; six sisters, Cindy Hedrick of Hattieville, Dawn Haught of London, Malinda Ford of Dover, Christy Johnson of Atkins, Randy Brandol of Jacksonville, Fla., and Destine Philpot of Russellville; and one brother, John Philpot of Mountain Home.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Flat Rock Assembly of God Church with Rev. Ronnie Birge and Bill Phelps officiating.

Burial was in East Point Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers were Gary Ford, Mark Brown, Joe Villalobos, Robert Hedrick, Gary Hiland, and Marty Tumbleson.

Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Justice, Matthew Hedrick, and Chad Hedrick.

Leona Patton

Leona Patton, 104, of Stigler, Okla., died Sunday, July 20, 2003.

She was a native of Winslow, daughter of the late Jim and Martha Winkle McDonnor, widow of Prosper Jerome Patton and was preceded in death by one son, James Patton of Clarksville.

Survivors include three daughters and one son-in-law, Dorothy and Bill Mayberry of Whitefield, Okla., and Helen Honeycutt and Mona White, both of Stigler, Okla.; five sons and three daughters-in-law, J. C. and Velma Patton of Van Buren, Charles and Jerrie Patton, Raymond Patton and Jim Bill and Morine Patton, all of Stigler, Okla., and Virgil Patton of Eureka, Calif.; two sisters, Rosie Wallace and Juanita Hattabaugh, both of Alma; 34 grandchildren including Dennis Patton of Hartman, and Roger and Anita Patton, both of Clarksville; several great-grandchildren including Bobby Patton and Tammy Epperson, both of Hartman, and Deanna Patton Teague of Clarksville; and several great-great-grandchildren including Justin Patton of Lamar, D. J. Teague of Clarksville and Adrianna, Brittney, James and Amanda Epperson, all of Hartman.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, at Mallory Funeral Home Chapel in Stigler, Okla., with Rev. Tommy Honeycutt and Doug Honeycutt officiating. Burial was in Stigler City Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Terry Kates, Gary Don White, Billy Tom White, Steve Hendrix, Kevin Hendrix, and Keith Hendrix.

Mary Ellen Lemarr

Mary Ellen Lemarr, 66, of Knoxville died Monday, Aug. 11, 2003, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a retired Tyson Foods employee, Baptist, daughter of the later Barger Montelle and Johnnie Ellen Fox Cagle, and widow of Loyd Leon Lemarr.

She is survived by four daughters, Loretta Sue Cummisky and Linda Elaine Freeman, both of Flat Rock, Beverly Diane Olinger of Mt. Vernon, and Benita Joy Foreman of Knoxville; one son, Jerry Dewayne Dale of Knoxville; one sister, Alpha Mae Tice of Clarksville; three brothers, William Howard Cagle of Knoxville, and Wilburn Ralph Cagle and Robert Edward Cagle, both of Tulsa, Okla.; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at Roller-Cox Chapel with burial in Knoxville Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Don Cagle, Kevin Brents, Gordon Olinger, Greg Cagle, Gary Wilson, and Ben Allison.

Honorary pallbearers will be David Cummisky, Tony Dale, and Billy Drummond.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Von Thomas

Von Thomas, 77, of Hartman died Monday, Aug. 11, 2003, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home.

He was a native of Hartman, son of the late Howard and Ellie Howe Thomas, retired truck driver, and preceded in death by three brothers, Howard Thomas Jr., Harry Thomas, and Jetty Lee Thomas.

Survivors are his widow, Patricia Thomas; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Teresa and Ernie Gaddy, Mary Ann and Robert Brown, and Lavonda Thomas, all of Tulsa, Okla.; three sons, Eddie Thomas, Timmy Thomas, and Otis Todd Thomas, all of Tulsa, Okla.; one stepson and wife, Michael and Joyce Hendricks of Clarksville; one stepdaughter, Michelle Jewett of Owasso, Okla.; two sisters, Anna May Kissinger of Pocola, Okla., and Sally Thomas of Tulsa, Okla.; two brothers, Jackie Thomas of Hartman and Tommy Thomas of Clarksville; six grandchildren, Donnie Cox, Jerry Jewett, Shannon Hendricks, Hannah Newman, Jake Newman, and Anna Marie Newman; one great-grandchild, Daniel Hendricks; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Terry Cameron officiating. Burial will be in West Mount Zion Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Kyle Thomas, Ashton LaRue, Gary LaRue, Tom Fowler, Bobby Rofkahr, and David Rayburn.

Honorary pallbearers will be Snapper Houston, Frank Rofkahr, Paul Lee and Ronald Rofkahr.

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