July 31, 2021

10/1/2003

Herschel Hill

Herschel Hill, 85, of Coal Hill died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2003, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a retired coal miner, member of the Church of Christ, and son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Herschel (Elizabeth Quaile) Hill Sr.

Survivors include his widow, Lucille Hackney Hill; three daughters, Sue Horton of Maumelle, Rebecca Locklear of Houston, Texas, and Annette Grisham of Cabot; two sisters, Cohene Hill of Portland, Ore., and Gretchen Hill of Fort Smith; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, at Roller-Cox Chapel with John Ballard officiating. Burial was in Coal Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Alistair Beaman, David Horton, Hal Farnsworth, Derek Horton, Jimmy Hill, and Leroy Douglas.

Kirk Clingenpeel

Kirk Clingenpeel, 23, of Altus died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003, from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle accident on Highway 352 approximately one mile west of Clarksville.

He was a native of Fort Smith, employed as a carpenter’s assistant for Home Construction Company, and was preceded in death by one brother, John Russell Clingenpeel; and grandfather, John Workman.

Survivors include one daughter, Toni Alisha Ann of Clarksville; father and stepmother, Douglas and Florence Clingenpeel of Newport, Tenn.; mother and stepfather, Judy and Dennis Permann of Altus; maternal grandmother, Goldie Workman of Clarksville; paternal grandparents, Russell and Phyllis Clingenpeel of South Sioux, Neb., and Vernita Permann of Parkston, S. D.; and one sister, Selena Clingenpeel of Altus.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with John Ballard officiating.

Kenneth W. Huff

Kenneth W. Huff, 60, of Locust Grove, Okla., brother of Pat Edwards of Coal Hill, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003, in Locust Grove, Okla.

He was a native of Alma, served in the Army and National Guard and employed as a long-haul truck driver for Transwood Trucking of Pryor, Okla. He was preceded in death by his father, John Henry Huff; three brothers, John Paul, Reseal and Glenn David Huff; and one sister, Evelyn Marie.

Survivors include his widow, Joyce Huff; one son, Shannon Huff of Van Buren; one stepdaughter, Quanna Rena Scrapper of Pryor, Okla.; one stepson, Tommy Cruise of Pryor, Okla.; two other sisters, Sharon Schaarbo of Flagstaff, Ariz., and Tammy Moon of Fort Smith; eight brothers, Ronnie Huff of Bismarck, N. D., Virgil Huff of Mulberry, Billy Huff of Natural Dam, Gary Adams and Tim Adams, both of Alma, Larry Adams of Ozark, Steve Adams of Gillette, Wyo., and Harold Adams of Dallas; and nine grandchildren, Timothy, Amber, Michael, Shelby Lynn, Makayla, Makenzie, Kenneth Cody, Jason Blaine and Kendra Nicole.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22, at Stephens Memorial Chapel in Pryor, Okla., with Rev. Ken Gerhart officiating. Burial was at Fort Gibson National Cemetery in Fort Gibson, Okla.

Nora T. Tharp

Nora Terrill Tharp, 89, of Clarksville died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003, in Clarksville Convalescent Home.

She was a native of Johnson County, daughter of the late Frank Leslie and Lula Jane Alkire Terrill, 1934 graduate of Hartman High School, member of the Church of Christ and the Mayflower Society, resident of California for several years prior to returning to Clarksville in 1971, and a retired employee of the Sears Roebuck Company in Glendale, Calif. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Nate, Alfred, Elga and Wallace Terrill; and one sister, Cora Terrill.

Survivors include seven nieces, June Farmer, Peggy Carta, Ruth Ann Duran, and Nora Muriel Terrill, all of Clarksville, Bertha Skidgel of Coal Hill, Jeanette Murray of Nebraska, and Eva Jean Cravens of Missouri; seven nephews, Jim Terrill of Lamar, Darrell Terrill and Ray Terrill, both of Hartman, Bob Terrill of California, and Max Terrill, David Terrill, and Tommy Terrill, all of Missouri; and one sister-in-law, Margaret Terrill of Hartman.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with John Ballard officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jim Terrill, Darrell Terrill, Ray Terrill, Roy Goodin, Mike Walker, and Greg Rainey.

Pearl D. Whitson

Pearl Dickerson Whitson, 90, of Clarksville died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003, at her home.

She was a native of Coal Hill, daughter of the late J. W. and Lilly Mae Boen Dickerson, widow of Harold Whitson, co-owner of Whitson-Morgan Motor Company, an alumna of the University of the Ozarks, member of the First Presbyterian Church of Clarksville, the Presbyterian Women’s Association, PEO, Beta Sigma Phi, and University of the Ozarks Alumni Association, and was preceded in death by one daughter, Anna Sue Hardin.

She is survived by one son, Turner Whitson of Clarksville; one grandson, Steve Edmisten of Clarksville; two granddaughters, Julie Turner of Plano, Texas, and Heather Whitson of Raleigh-Durham, N. C.; one great-granddaughter, Lauren Wilson of Clarksville; stepmother, Ila Dickerson of Clarksville; one sister, Bonnie Dickerson of Fort Smith; one brother, Jim Dickerson of Clarksville; and one half-sister, Monetta Hadley of Ponca City, Okla.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, at the First Presbyterian Church in Clarksville with Rev. Lance Jones officiating.

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

Pallbearers were Michael Dickerson, Chris Dickerson, Greg Dickerson, Jimmy Dickerson, Larry Plugge, Charlie Plugge, Billy Dickerson, and Jeff Blackard.

Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 1068, Clarksville, AR 72830, or the University of the Ozarks, 415 North College Avenue, Clarksville, AR 72830.

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