April 07, 2021

11/5/2003

Boyd Bacchus

Boyd Bacchus, 81, of Lamar died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003, at his home.

He was a native of Lamar, son of the late Andrew and Mabel Clark Bacchus, cattle farmer, member of Lamar Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by his wife, Eula Cromer Bacchus.

He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Gary Pruitt of North Little Rock; one son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Nedra Bacchus of Lamar; five grandchildren, Clint Bacchus, Larra Bacchus and Chris Bacchus, all of Lamar, Lee Ann Yates of North Little Rock and Gina Starling of Paragould; and three great-grandchildren, Drake Bacchus, Tanner Yates, and Carter Starling.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, at Lamar Baptist Church with Rev. Clyde Vire officiating.

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

Pallbearers were Chris Bacchus, Clint Bacchus, Leon Bacchus, Charles Yates, Terry Cromer, Greg Starling, and Ronnie Zachary.

Gayle K. Mills

Gayle King Mills, 77, of Clarksville died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a native of Mt. Vernon, daughter of the late Troy and Vera Bell King, widow of Homer H. Mills, graduate of Mt. Vernon High School, member of Clarksville Chapter No. 172 Order of the Eastern Star and First United Methodist Church, retired medical secretary and hospital administrator, and was preceded in death by one son, Reid King Mills.

Survivors include one daughter, Marcia Mills Hatman of Clarksville; one brother, Bob King of Conway; two grandchildren, Joel Hatman and Tommy Hatman, both of Clarksville; one niece, Kathryn Adkisson of Little Rock; and three nephews, Roddy King of Mt. Vernon, and Gary Mills and Tom Mills, both of Columbia, Mo.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Steve Wingo officiating.

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

Active pallbearers were Sam Newton, Jess Thompson, Harold Lewis, Clark Gray, Lavon Stumbaugh and Jim Dickerson. Honorary pallbearer was Stewart Willey.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 535, Clarksville, AR 72830 or the University of the Ozarks Advancement Office, 415 College Avenue, Clarksville, AR 72830.

Izola F. Drittler

Izola Frances Drittler, 82, of Lamar died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home.

She was a daughter of the late James Arthur and Nora Mae Crotts Callaham, member of Grace Lutheran Church, and was preceded in death by three sisters, Viola Zahn, Erma Henderson, and Billie Jean Martin; and two brothers, Leon Callaham and Roy Callaham.

Survivors include her husband, John Drittler; one daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Steve Barfield of Lamar; one sister, Betty Petterson of Low Gap; one brother, Vincent Callaham of Dewitt; four grandchildren, Donita Perren of Hagarville, Debra Uhde of Lamar, Denise Collins of Coal Hill, and John Barfield of Rogers; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery with Rev. Herb Swanson officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Joseph J. Russo

Joseph J. Russo, 38, of Jacksonville died Friday, Oct. 31, 2003.

Survivors are his parents, Sebastiano (Ben) and Mildred Russo of Clarksville and Sylvia Russo of Jacksonville; three sisters, Mary Moncrief, Kathy Howard and Kelli Ross; one brother, Tony Russo; one step-sister, Tracy Whitaker; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, at Cabot Funeral Home. The body was cremated.

Alta Louise Wright

Alta Louise Wright, 79, of Clarksville died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home.

She was a daughter of the late Joseph Daniel and Lillian Ester Richardson Scarberry, widow of Herman Foster Wright Jr., member of the Assembly of God Church, and was preceded in death by one brother, G. W. Scarberry; and two sisters, Oleta Haley and Wynelle Norton.

She is survived by three daughters, Glenda Wright of Clarksville, Janet Bridges of Mountainburg, and Kay Tumbleson of Ozark; two sons, Foster Wright of Booneville and Burl Wright of Royse, Texas; 13 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Terry Schlinker, Rev. Eddie Birdsong, and Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial was in Minnow Creek Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Michael Wright, Cliff Wright, Greg Tumbleson, Stephen Wright, and Cavin Case.

Great-grandchildren served as honorary pallbearers.

Martin R. Johnson

Martin R. Johnson, 77, of Claremore, Okla., died Friday, Oct. 24, 2003, in Claremore, Okla.

A native of Clarksville, he was a son of the late Richard and Pearl Askins Johnson, and was preceded in death by his wife, Ima Jean Johnson.

Survivors include one son, Richard Wayne Johnson of Claremore, Okla.; one daughter, Nita Johnson of Claremore, Okla.; one brother and sister-in-law, Roy Wayne and Carolyn Johnson of Clarksville; and several grandchildren.

The body was cremated.

Paul D. Campbell

Paul David Campbell, 65, of Dover, whose daughter and son-in-law, Dee and Bud Shaddon reside in Clarksville, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2003, at his home.

He was a native of Davenport, Iowa, son of the late Edward Addison and Esther Leonia McKinney Campbell, adherent soldier of the Salvation Army and member of several other charity organizations. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Edward, Lawrence, Gordon and Donald Campbell; and five sisters, Lulla and Dolly Dodd, Penny Lyn, Ivy Modena and Madaline Cencilia Campbell.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Darline Gibbons Campbell; two sons and daughters-in-law, Donald Lee and Susan Campbell of Vandalia, Mo., and Paul D. and Christy Campbell of Russellville; three other daughters and two sons-in-law, Retta and Mel Allen and Kim Campbell, all of Dover, and Lawrencenia and Danny Mefford of Vandalia, Mo.; two sisters, Vivalee Wells of Dover and Retta Genovese of St. Louis, Mo.; 21 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at Pollard Cemetery near Dover with Rev. Grady Tracey officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle.

Active pallbearers were Bud Shaddon, Michael Couch, Donald Campbell, James Maiden, Chris Campbell and Dustin Couch.

Honorary pallbearers were C. L. Karnes, Rick Karnes, and Mel Allen.

Russell Bellinger III

Russell Edward Bellinger III, 46, of Hartman died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003, at his home.

He was disabled, son of the late Russell Edward Bellinger Jr., and was preceded in death by his stepfather, Eugene Strackbein.

Survivors include one daughter, Ashley Bellinger of Hartman; one son, Russell Lum of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; mother, Nancy T. Strackbein of Hartman; three sisters, Nancy Singleton of Miami, Fla., Kathy Dodge of Hartman and Jeanne Strackbein of Clarksville; one brother, Wade R. Bellinger of Hartman; and five grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Stacy Lee officiating.

Pallbearers were Sean Brown, R. L. Maxwell, Alan Parker, Brock Gould, Ryan Maxwell, and Everett Smith.

Ray E. McFadden

Ray Edgar McFadden, 78, of Hartman died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003, at St. Edward Mercy Medical Center in Fort Smith.

He was a World War II U. S. Army veteran, son of the late Nelson Miles and Zady Darter McFadden, and retired employee of U. S. Fuel Coal Company in Hiawatha, Utah, after 40 years of service. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Hazel Mitchell and Jean Brumley; one brother, Cecil McFadden; and two grandchildren, David and Marie Shepherd.

Survivors include his widow, Bonnie B. Davenport McFadden; three daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Darrell Driggs of Salt Lake City, Utah, Betty and Bill Baker of Oroville, Calif., and Wilma and Steve Shepherd of South Jordan, Utah; two sisters, Ruby Gay of Pine Bluff and Dorothy Brown of Hartman; two brothers, Harold McFadden of Santa Barbara, Calif., and Lloyd McFadden of Clarksville; 12 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial was in Hartman Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Joe Hoing, Tom Davenport, Dallas Davenport, John Brown, Harold McFadden, Steve Shepherd, Ricky Hurst, and Darrell Driggs.

Honorary pallbearers were Cecil Brown and Lloyd McFadden.

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