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9/17/2003

Caleb M. Bean

Caleb Michael Bean, infant son of Dr. Paul and Shera Bean of Fort Smith, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003, in Fort Smith.

Other survivors include two brothers, Joshua and Zachary Bean, both of Fort Smith; paternal grandparents, Eddie and Georgia Bean of Clarksville; maternal grandparents, Jim Heruska and Sharrol Heruska, both of Gulf Shores, Ala.; maternal great-grandparents, John and Ann Heruska of Gulf Shores, Ala.; and paternal great-grandmother, Pauline Reynolds of Clarksville.

Graveside services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Fort Smith under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith.

Ella Mae Dedmon

Ella Mae Dedmon, 77, of Ozone died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a native of Orangeburg County, S. C., daughter of the late Rubin and Lula Adkens Martin, and widow of Harvey Dedmon.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, William and Sandra Hardee of Ozone; five grandchildren, William W. Hardee of Florida, Jason Hardee and Amy Hardee, both of Ozone, Bobbie Magness of Fayetteville, and Emilee Marteniz of Watts, Okla.; and 12 great-grandchildren.

The body was cremated.

Local arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Fred H. Hollis

Fred Harry Hollis, 71, of Clarksville died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2003, at his home.

He was a retired employee of Lockheed Missile and Space in Sunnyvale, Calif., Army veteran of the Korean War and National Guard of California, and member of the machinist union and the Odd Fellows of California. He was a son of the late John O. and Rachel Madewell Hollis, and was preceded in death by eight brothers and one sister.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Evey Hollis; one son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Fred (Donna) Hollis of Merridianville, Ala.; and three grandchildren, James, Josh and Jennifer Hollis of Merridianville, Ala.

Graveside services and burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at the Holman Cemetery with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Herman S. Houston

Herman (Snapper) Houston, 89, of Clarksville died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

A native of Clarksville, he was a son of the late James G. and Fannie Mae Murell Houston, Baptist, Navy veteran of World War II, member of Harmony Masonic Lodge No.433, retired car salesman, and was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Hackney Houston.

Survivors include two daughters, Ann Williams and Marilyn Trone, both of Clarksville; one son, Herman H. Houston of Clarksville; one sister, Willie Cater of Clarksville; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at Woodland Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Sawyer officiating.

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

Pallbearers were Scott Houston, Paul Houston, James Trone, Jared Trone, Jon Williams, and Jeff Dougan.

Memorials may be made to Woodland Baptist Church, P. O. Box 1009, Clarksville, AR 72830.

Jamin Richard Brice

Jamin Richard Brice, 44, of Fayetteville, father of Jay Brice of Hartman, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003, from injuries sustained in a traffic accident near Gentry.

He was a native of Dallas, Texas, son of the late Gay Brice, former resident of Altus, truck driver for Harrison Farms of Springdale and pastored Church on the Rock in Huntsville.

Survivors include his widow, Laura Brice; one other son, Tyler Brice of Hindsville; two daughters, Tara Brice of Hindsville and Carrie Brownell of Ozark, mother, Gertrude Chapman Brice of Altus; two brothers, Dale Nelson of Springdale and Mike Jones of Altus; and one sister, Janice Jones of Ozark.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 8, at House of Worship in Hindsville with Bill Williams officiating. Burial was at Wilson Cemetery in Springdale.

Jeanie Yandell

Jeanie Yandell, 50, of Fort Smith died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003.

She was a secretary for PC Hardware, member of Central Baptist Church and a choir member.

Survivors include her husband, Bob Yandell; two sons, Lee E. Yandell and Jackson L. Yandell, both of Fort Smith; parents, Jesse and Betty Graves of Fort Smith; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Herman and Jo Yandell of Fort Smith; brother and sister-in-law, Alvin and Judy Graves of Fort Smith, formerly of Clarksville; sister-in-law and husband, Sandy and Phillip Finerson of Collierville, Tenn.; brother-in-law and wife, Steve and Nancy Yandell of Fort Smith; three nieces, Sarah and Andrea Graves, and Shelly Payton; and three nephews, Scott and Alan Geren, and Joe Yandell.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, at Central Baptist Church.

Burial was in Woodlawn Memorial Park in Fort Smith under the direction of Putman Funeral Home of Fort Smith.

Pallbearers were John Earnhart, Don Hill, Ricky Brooks, Neal Hampton, Lindy Rogers and Sid Johnson.

Memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church, c/o The Music Department, 3631 Jenny Lind Road, Fort Smith, AR 72901.

Naomi R. Osborne

Naomi Reed Osborne, 86, of Bristol, Va., sister of Mayme Elkins of Hartman, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003, in her home.

She was a daughter of Charles and Martha Reed, widow of Dick Osborne, active member of the First Christian Church, librarian, and was preceded in death by two children, Sylvia Dale and Jon Osborne.

Other survivors include two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held Friday, Sept. 12, in Bristol, Va. Arrangements were under the direction of Blevins Funeral Home of Bristol, Va.

Roger W. Greer Sr.

Roger Wayne Greer Sr., 62, of Hartman died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003, at his home.

He was a trucking company driver trainer, Baptist, and son of the late Joe Greer.

Survivors include his widow, Fran Shadden Greer; one daughter, Michele Mancillas of the home; four sons, John Mancillas of the home, and Jay Greer, Buddy Greer and Barton Greer, all of Texas; mother, Lola Jo Bailey Guin of Marshall, Texas; two sisters, seven grandchildren; and one cousin.

A memorial service with military honors was held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Greer home at Hunt.

Local arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home

Robert Kendrick

Funeral for Robert (Bobby) J. Hugh Kendrick, 68, of Fayetteville, who died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003, at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Chris Wright officiating. Burial was in Mt. Vernon Cemetery near Clarksville.

Pallbearers were Josh Sallee, Jordon Theis, Donny Davis, Jason Klein, and Sgt. Matt Partain.

He was a son of the late James Lacy and Versie Gertrude Jones Kendrick, Baptist, and a custodian for a janitorial business.

Survivors include his widow, Margie Ann Kendrick; three sons, Robert (Bobby) J. Hugh Kendrick Jr. of Fayetteville, William Robert Tyson of Conway, and Christopher Michael Wright of Ping Tung, Taiwan; one brother, James Ray Kendrick of Gosnell; and one grandchild, Daniel Li Wright of Ping Tung, Taiwan.

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