April 07, 2021

12/3/2003

Cecil F. Dow

Cecil F. Dow, 81, of Jenks, Okla., formerly of Johnson County, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2003, at Grace Living Center in Jenks, Okla.

He was a retired air craft loader, member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, son of the late Martin and Martha Reynolds Dow, and was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth E. Dow.

Survivors are two daughters, Ivanne Hanford of Tulsa, Okla., and Barbara Moore of Ola; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the Danville Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with Daniel Farrer and David Torgerson officiating.

Burial will be in Knoxville Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Auston Ring, Aaron Ring, Scott Hanford, and Jared Moore.

Memorials may be made to Grace Living Center, 711 N. 5th St., Jenks, OK 74037.

C. F. Morris

C. F. Morris, 86, of Hartman died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2003, at St. Edward Mercy Medical Center in Fort Smith.

He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Morris, member of the Elks Club in Arizona, retired construction and welding employee and was preceded in death by his wife, Ellen G. Cotton Morris.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Toby Whitney of Yuma, Ariz.; one son and daughter-in-law, Joe Bill and Corrinne Morris of Lowell; four grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 28, at Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Kermit Brashear

Kermit Brashear, 70, of Lamar died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003.

He was a security guard with the Salvation Army, native of England, son of the late Thomas and Amanda Barham Brashear, and was preceded in death by seven brothers and four sisters.

Survivors include his widow, Matta Lou Brashear; one son and daughter-in-law, David and Barbara Brashear of Atkins; two daughters and one son-in-law, Mechele and William Palmer and Maxine Steele, all of the Buttermilk Community; one sister, Geraldene Rhodes; five grandchildren and spouses, Jason Tarklington, Amy and Scott Richardson, Jaclin and Daniel Riley, J. D. and Laura Brashear, and Wade Palmer; and four great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Riley, Danyel Riley, Evie Richardson, and Alydia Brashear.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the First United Methodist Church in Clarksville with Rev. Steve Wingo officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Lemley Funeral Service of Atkins.

Magdalene Acord

Magdalene Dobbs Acord, 71, of Sunset Valley, Texas, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2003, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a daughter of the late Man and Suda Maxie Hamilton Dobbs, widow of Harold Denver Acord, and an employee of the Department of Human Services.

Survivors include one daughter, Debby Stockton of Wimberley, Texas; four sons, Ric Acord and Tim Acord, both of Austin, Texas, Sam Acord of Cedar Creek, Texas, and Dee Acord of Sunset Valley, Texas; five sisters, Frances Thomas and Lucy Elms, both of Clarksville, Ann Smith and Catherine Worth, both of Tulsa, Okla., and Etta Houston of Hartman; four brothers, Bill Dobbs of Kansas City, Kan., Jack Dobbs of Clarksville, Don Dobbs of Lamar, and Harold Dobbs of New Blaine; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at Kingdom Hall in Clarksville with Lee Ford officiating. The body was cremated. Local arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Mildred B. Bildy

Mildred Bowles Dildy, 78, of Atkins died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003, at her home.

A native of London, she was a daughter of the late Ruel Ray and Minnie Bell Bewley Cox, widow of Thurman Edward Bowles Sr. and Earnest E. (Jake) Dildy, member of the Antioch Free Will Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by one brother, James Cox; one sister, Wilma Anderson; and one great-grandson, Brian Darnold.

She is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Rheba and Dewayne Crosley of Clarksville, Ann and Gene Budimier of Lake Station, Ind., Wilma and Bobby Chaney of Atkins, and Shirley and Jerry Hardin of London; two sons and daughters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Thurman (Jo Ann) Bowles Jr. of London and Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Wayne (Linda) Bowles of Tecumseh, Okla.; one sister, Bonnie Coleman of Mulberry; 31 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 1, at the Antioch Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Fred Goates and Rev. Hubert Staggs officiating.

Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery at Jethro near Ozark under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.

Active pallbearers were Johnny Bowles, Jimmy Bowles, Steve Darnold, Eugene Darnold, David Nix, Doug Crosley and Jeremy Hardin.

Honorary pallbearers were Michael Bowles, Gene Smith, Roy Hughes, Bobby Chaney, Jerry Hardin, Dewayne Crosley, John King, Sherman Collins, Chris Hull, Andrew Holtzman, A. J. Hollon, Larry Walker, and Gene Budimier.

Memorials may be made to the Antioch Free Will Baptist Church, 1731 Sweeden Road, Russellville, AR 72802.

Pauline Deeds

Pauline Deeds, 88, of Russellville, mother of Nellie Jane Griffith of Russellville, formerly of Clarksville, died Monday, Dec. 1, 2003, at AMI St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville.

She was a daughter of the late Jim and Becky Chesser, widow of Marion Deeds, and member of Faith Church in Dardanelle.

Survivors include three other daughters, Rebecca Ann Williams of Russellville, Betty Ann Harper of Dardanelle and Mary Lou Wise of Casa; four sons, Danny Earl Deeds, James Riley Deeds and Lonnie Eugene Deeds, all of Russellville, and Frankie Lee Deeds of Pottsville; 26 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, at Faith Church in Dardanelle with Rev. David Jay officiating.

Burial will be in Graves Cemetery at Delaware under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers will be Frankie Deeds, Danny Earl Deeds, Gary Newman, Danny J. Robertson, Frankie Wayne Deeds, and Danny Wayne Deeds.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Clark, Mack Harper, Chris Harper, and Joe Taylor.

Russell R. Houston

Russell Ralph Houston, 44, of Mound City, Kan., died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003, at his home.

He was a son of the late Morris Ellis Houston, laborer and Baptist.

Survivors include his mother, Dixie Houston Chapman of Mound City, Kan., formerly of Johnson County; and two sisters and brothers-in-law, Lana and Kenneth Bretch of Belton, Mo., and Barbara and Michael Thomas of Garden City, Mo.

Funeral was at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial was private.

Shirley J. Lewis

Shirley Joyce Hubbard Lewis, 71, of McGehee, whose daughter and son-in-law, Vickie and Glenn West, reside in Clarksville, died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003, at St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center in Little Rock.

She was a native of Dermott, daughter of the late W. F. and Nora Ann Dowdy Hubbard, retired home health care employee, and a member of the First Baptist Church of McGehee and Order of the Eastern Star.

Other survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Kenny and Ronda Lewis of Benton; five grandchildren, Sean West, Ryan West, April Lewis, Natalie Lewis and Andrew Lewis; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, at Griffin Funeral Service Chapel with Dr. Tommy Cunningham officiating. Burial was in Dermott Cemetery.

Clifford L. Myers

Clifford L. Myers, 84, of North Highlands, Calif., died Nov. 14, 2003, at his home.

He was retired from McClellan Air Force Base, member of the Disabled American Veterans, and was preceded in death by two sisters, Milber Frost and Lois Boaz.

Survivors include his widow, Betty Myers; three daughters, Lorraine Myers of North Highlands, Calif., and Joyce Myers and Linda Myers, both of Arizona; two sons, Dennis Myers and Wayne Myers, both of Arizona; one brother, John Myers of London; two sisters, Thelma Jean Tipton of Clarksville and Edythe Bly of Texas; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

No funeral services were held. Arrangements were under the direction of East Lawn Mortuary.

Carrie M. Powell

Carrie Morgan Powell, 77, of Lamar died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home.

A native of Lamar, she was a daughter of the late Otho and Lera Nation Morgan, widow of Leon Powell, graduate of Lamar High School, member of Lamar Methodist Church and Lamar Chapter No. 516 Order of the Eastern Star, retired sales clerk, and was preceded in death by two brothers, James Wilson Morgan and Norman Morgan; and one sister, Lera Ann Russworm.

She is survived by one sister, Ada Jane Willis of Oklahoma City, Okla.; three nieces, Kenna Jane Tays of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Norma Mariott and Alice Ann Johnson, both of Lamar; and five nephews, Frank Morgan of Pineville, Mo., James Lee Russworm of Tyler, Texas, Carl Lyn Russworm of Burnett, Texas, and Roger Willis and Bob Willis, both of Oklahoma City, Okla.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, at Lamar Methodist Church with Rev. Michael Thurman officiating.

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

Pallbearers were James Lee Russworm, Roger Willis, Sam Willis, George Overbey, Frank Nordin and Leland Nordin.

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