April 20, 2021

10/22/2003

Amma E. Garland

Graveside services and burial for Amma Eudean Garland, 78, of Anaheim, Calif., who died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003, in Anaheim, Calif., were at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, at Oakland Cemetery in Clarksville with Rev. Steve Wingo officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

She was a daughter of the late Roy and Minnie Ross Foshee and widow of Roy Baxter Garland.

Survivors include two sons, Joe Garland and John Garland, both of Anaheim, Calif.; and three grandchildren.

Amber Dawn Decoteau

Jessica Renee Cantrell

Amber Dawn Decoteau, 22, and her sister, Jessica Renee Cantrell, 19, both of Red Star, sisters of Derek Cantrell of Salus, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident near Fallsville.

Both are natives of Harrison but had lived most of their lives in this area. Decoteau attended the Assembly of God Church and Cantrell attended the Full Gospel Church.

Decoteau is survived by two children, Mikiah Decoteau and Damianna Eckland, both of Red Star; father James Stanford of Compton; stepfather and mother, Terry and Barbara Renee Cross Tilley of Dover; one half sister, Bridgette Stanford of Compton, and three other brothers, Travis Cantrell of Harrison, Jerry Don Cantrell Jr. of Ohio, and Colton Don Cantrell of St. Paul.

Cantrell is survived by her father, Jerry Don Cantrell of Ohio; stepfather and mother, Terry and Barbara Renee Cross Tilley of Dover; and three other brothers, Travis Cantrell of Harrison, Jerry Don Cantrell Jr. of Ohio, and Colton Don Cantrell of St. Paul.

A double funeral was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, at Coffman Funeral Home in Harrison with Rev. Gerry Bryant officiating. Burial was in Plumlee Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Kevin Tilley, Steve Parker, JoeJoe Case, Jared Pelfry, George Davidson, Eugene Case, Cecil Case, Justin Pelfry, Rex Davidson, Joe Case, Larry Case, and Colby Bolen.

Honorary pallbearers were Jeff Case, Billy Case, and Kevin Case.

Juanita D. Beaupre

Juanita D. Beaupre, 83, of Nowata, Okla., died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003, in Bartlesville, Okla.

She was a former resident of Clarksville and widow of William M. Beaupre.

Survivors include one daughter, Jeanette Beaupre of Nowata, Okla.; and two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Debbie Beaupre of Clarksville and Bill and Stella Beaupre of Los Angeles, Calif.

The body was cremated.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

John David Smith

John David Smith, 68, of Hartman died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, at UAMS in Little Rock.

He was retired, son of the late Newton Jesse and Virgie Othel Nuckols Smith, and was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Kimbrel; two brothers, McKinley Smith and Hurshel Smith; and one granddaughter, Deanna Plank.

Survivors include his widow, Mary Louise Tumbleson Smith; four daughters, Donna Faye Plank of Washington, Texas, Deborah Kaye Patterson of Clarksville, Diana Lynn Rainey of Knoxville, and Anna Louise Holman of Lamar; two sons, David Lee Smith of Clarksville and Danny Ray Smith of Paris; three sisters, Martha Ellen Woods of Springdale, Lillie Mae Dukes of Dyer, and Brenda Sue Barners of Rogers; two brothers, Newt Junior Smith of Clarksville and Richard Leon Smith of Lamar; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Travis George and Rev. John Price officiating. Burial was in Minnow Creek Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Alex Choate, Jacob Rainey, Josh Patterson, Jeremy Smith, Larry Turner, John Patterson, Zachary Fox, Ethan Plank, and Dyllanjer Choate.

Leroy A. Lukins

Leroy A. Lukins, 59, of Clarksville died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003, from injuries sustained in a mobile home fire.

He was a native of Sacramento, Calif., son of the late Bert and Ethel Anderson Lukins, Vietnam Army veteran, diesel mechanic, and preceded in death by one son; two sisters; and three brothers.

Survivors include one daughter and fiance, Glenda Lukins and Jason Williams of Clarksville; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Leroy and Karla Lukins of Paris and Cecil Lukins of Atkins; three sisters, Bonnie Waddell of Van Buren, Rosie Blaker of Clarksville and Myrtle Kitching of Lavaca; and four grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at Liberty Hill Cemetery with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Leo Stover

Leo Stover, 70, of Denning, brother of Martha Tillery and Francis Tollison of Hartman, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003, at his home.

He was a native of Denning, son of the late John Henry and Glen Smith Stover, former member of the Denning City Council, retired master sergeant in the United States Air Force, Vietnam veteran, member of Coal Hill VFW Post No. 8532, Pentecostal, and a brother of the Knights of the Blue Nose.

Survivors include his widow, Quita Lois McCartney Stover; one daughter, Rose Rinke of Ozark; two sons, Daniel and Anthony Stover, both of Ozark; three other sisters, Lorene McClain, Juanita Walker and Nancy Smith, all of Ozark; two brothers, Sam and Gary Stover, both of Denning; ten grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Houston Cemetery with Rev. J. W. McEntyre officiating.

Active pallbearers were Robert Rofkahr, Travis Gentry, Calvin and Scott Stover, Lee McCartney and Bryan Rinke.

Honorary pallbearers were Earl Wyers, Randy Harris, Matthew Rinke, Charlie Walker, Dale Pyron, Dale Brown, and Bill Pannell.

Lucy Lorene Webb

Lucy Lorene Webb, 96, of Little Rock died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003.

A native of Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Samuel Carter and Flora Paine Wilson Sharyer, widow of Brigadier General John B. Webb, and graduated in 1927 from Henderson-Brown College (now Henderson University) at Arkadelphia where she served as secretary of the student body, president of the Upsilon Phi and was the winner of the W. E. Barham Speech Medal in her freshman year.

She taught kindergarten and speech at various schools around Arkansas, was past president of the Pulaski County Pioneers Association and state president of the Pioneers Association, member of the Capt. Basil Gaither Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and General T. J. Churchill Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and was preceded in death by one son, Brigadier General John B. Webb Jr.

Survivors include one daughter-in-law, Barbara Webb of Little Rock; one grandson and spouse, Mr. and Mrs. John B. (Linda) Webb III of Roland; and two great-grandchildren, Scott Webb of Memphis, Tenn., and Elizabeth Webb of Carrboro, N. C.

A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, at Oakland Cemetery in Clarksville with Rev. Steve Wingo officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Griffin Leggett Healey and Roth of Little Rock.

Memorials may be made to the Little Rock Humane Society or the First United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 535, Clarksville, AR 72830.

Robert Bynum

Robert Bynum, 90, of Clarksville died Friday, Oct. 17, 2003, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a native of Clarksville, member of Stillwell Bible Baptist Church, retired coal miner and trucker, and a member of Local Union 7869 United Mine Workers of America.

He is survived by two daughters, Hope Diffee of Maumelle and Sue Gill of Van Buren; one stepson, Don Langston of Fort Smith; two sisters, Leola Hilton and Anna Marie England, both of Clarksville; one brother, Ralph Bynum of Clarksville; and two grandchildren, John Wesley Noble of Maumelle and Amber Gill of Van Buren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, at Stillwell Bible Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Goodman officiating.

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

Pallbearers were Jim Yantis, Autry Meeker, Matt Meeker, Steve Askins, John Wesley Noble, and David Lasater.

Ruby D. Roper

Ruby D. Roper, 92, of Scranton died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003, in Fort Smith.

She was a member of Johnson Freewill Baptist Church of Dublin, daughter of the late Press and Martha Taylor Denton, widow of Clyde Roper, and was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and James Koenigseder of Fort Smith and Betty and Junior Stovall of Scranton; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Ottis and Velta Roper of Fort Smith, Ronnie and Janice Roper of Charleston, and Darrell Roper of Paris; grandchildren and spouses, Roy and Carla Roper, Janice and James Rector, Larry and Sandy Roper, Randy and Teresa Roper, Tracy Roper, Dana and Kevin Walker, Rita and Paul Athey, Tommy Stovall, Mark and Cherie Koenigseder, Karen and Mike Pallone, and Nicholas and Rebecca Roper; great-grandchildren and spouses, Jacelyn Rector, Brent and Lori Roper, Sara and Mike Harp, Kristen and Jason Calvillo, Riley and Kelly Roper, Chris and Erin Stovall, Jerrod and Sydnie Koenigseder, Dallas Pallone, Aaron and Hayden Walker, Jared, Leagh and Steven Roper; and great-great-grandchildren, Noah and Christian Harp, Brooklond Morrow and Jayden Lowe.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at Johnson Freewill Baptist Church at Dublin.

Burial was in Ware’s Chapel Cemetery at Dublin under the direction of Roller Funeral Home of Paris.

Grandsons served as active pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers were grandsons-in-law.

Sharon Zollicoffer

Sharon Kay Zollicoffer, 54, of Irving, Texas, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2003, in Irving, Texas.

She was a native of Clarksville and member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Second Ward in Irving, Texas.

Survivors include her husband, Cecil Zollicoffer; three daughters, Gena Zollicoffer, Marci Zollicoffer and Sarah Zollicoffer, all of Irving, Texas; three sons and one daughter-in-law, Michael and Carol Zollicoffer, Adam Zollicoffer and Leonard Zollicoffer, all of Irving, Texas; mother, Marcella Self of Coal Hill; four sisters, Karon Sharp of Hartman, Vickie Duncan of Camden, and Connie Gage and Linda Bowen, both of Ozark; and six grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Clarksville.

Burial was in Nichols Chapel Cemetery at Altus under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Hutchinson, Jeffrey Hutchinson, Johnny Hutchinson, Robert Zollicoffer, Keith Zollicoffer, and Richard Zollicoffer.

William Blackman

William (Blackie) Blackman, 82, of Clarksville died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2003, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a native of Vernon, Texas, son of the late Larry Bennett and Lennie Yokum Blackman, member and deacon of First Baptist Church, retired policeman, Army veteran of World War II, and former resident of Greenville, Miss.

Survivors include his widow, Wanda Vinson Blackman; two sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Raye Blackman of Hernando, Miss., and Bruce and Peggy Blackman of Roswell, Ga.; three sisters; six brothers; two grandchildren and spouse, Michael and Angela Blackman of Cummins, Ga., and Sarah Blackman of Roswell, Ga.; and three great-grandsons, Aubrey, Avery and Austin Blackman, all of Cummins, Ga.

Burial was at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, at the Price Cemetery at London. A memorial service was held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at the First Baptist Church in Clarksville with Dr. Robert Brown officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 924 South Crawford, Clarksville, AR 72830.

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