Arnel Pitts, 80, of Clarksville died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.
He was a native of Johnson County, son of the late Toy Pleasant and Nettie Mae Henson Pitts, Navy veteran of World War II, member of the Clarksville First Assembly of God Church, graduate of Central Bible College in Springfield, Mo., and a retired minister,
Survivors include his widow, Doris Mauldin Pitts; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Terry Cameron officiating. Burial was in Stillwell Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Don Pitts, Dean Pitts, Dennis Pitts, Bob Pitts, Lloyd Pitts, and Randy Pitts.
Derald W. Martz
Derald Wayne Martz, 65, of Knoxville died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, in Baptist Health Medical Center.
He was a native of Pierce, Neb., retired owner of Martz Tractor Company at Knoxville, and was associated with Martz Transportation. He was preceded in death by his father, Wayne Leonard Martz; one sister, Carol Hurst; and one brother, Robert Martz.
Survivors are his widow, Judy Martz; one son and daughter-in-law, Garrett and Brenda Martz of Knoxville; mother, Clara Martz of Knoxville; two sisters, Claire Nathan of Castleberry, Fla., and Sharon Haldeman of Hemet, Calif.; two brothers, Dennis Martz of Norfolk, Neb., and Vernon Martz of Hemet, Calif.; one granddaughter and spouse, Brandye and Jimmy Eichelberger; and two great-grandchildren, Shelbi and Hannah Eichelberger of Lamar.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel.
Visitation will be from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, at Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Diva T. Shrigley
Diva Thompson Shrigley, 90, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, in Fayetteville.
She was a native of Scranton, widow of Dr. Guy Shrigley, and a Presbyterian. She had lived in Clarksville for 80-plus years prior to moving to Butterfield Trail Village in Fayetteville in 1999. While in Clarksville she was active in Beta Sigma Phi, Presbyterian Church Cirle, and the Supper Club.
Survivors include one son, James T. Shrigley of Fayetteville; two grandchildren, Taylor Shrigley of Prairie Grove and Andrew Shrigley of Tempe, Ariz.; one sister, Pauline Kraus of Jacksonville, Fla.; two nieces, Paula Zammiello of Columbia, S. C., and Karen Anderson of Crested Butte, Colo.; two nephews, Rev. Forrest Anderson of New Braunfels, Texas, and Gary Kraus of Jacksonville, Fla.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 15, at Hardwicke Chapel with Rev. Lance Jones officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Butterfield Trail Village Foundation, 1923 E. Joyce Blvd, Fayetteville, AR 72703 or First Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 1068, Clarksville, AR 72830.
Ernest Lee Bohannon
Ernest Lee Bohannon, 59, of Coal Hill died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at his home.
He was a timber employee and son of the late James Henry and Martha Susan Case.
Survivors include his fiancee, Alice Vandenberg of Altus; one daughter, Jennifer McCormick of Clarksville; one son, Teddy Ray Bohannon of Ozone; three sisters, Margaret E. Vaught and Argie Beeman, both of Clarksville, and Ruby Watson of Springdale; one brother, Odean Boen of Lamar; and three grandchildren.
Graveside services and burial will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Oark Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Active pallbearers will be Ronnie Bohannon, Wayne Vaught, Bruce Holman, Teddy Bohannon, Robert Vaught, and Dustin Boren.
Honorary pallbearers will be G. W. Vaught, Randall Bohannon, Junior Ashlock, Bill Bohannon, Jerry Bohannon, and Don Edgar.
Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Gladys Sanders Buffington, 80, of Clarksville died Friday, Dec. 5, 2003, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.
A native of Nashoba, Okla., she was a daughter of the late Joseph Levi and Dora Kindrix Sanders, member of Trinity Chapel Pentecostal Church of God, and was preceded in death by two husbands, William (Bill) Combs and James Boyd Buffington; one son, James Allen Combs; one daughter, Deloris Ann Forrester; one brother; and five sisters.
She is survived by two daughters, Kaye Jones and Myrna Fitzgerald, both of Clarksville; two sons, Timothy Edward Buffington of Pine Bluff and Henry Adrain Combs of Alma; one sister, Ruby Lee Staggs of Mena; one brother, Warren G. Sanders of Colorado; 23 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 8, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Terry Schlinker officiating. Burial was in Lamar Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jody Arrowood, Albert Arrowood, Daniel Combs, Samuel Combs, Henry Combs, and David Fitzgerald.
Herbert G. Pentzer Sr.
Herbert George Pentzer Sr., 85, of Franklin, Kan., brother of Gerald A. Pentzer and Alice I. Auterson of Clarksville, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2003, in the Hospital District No. 1 in Girard, Kan.
A native of Chanute, Kan., he was a son of Herbert and Georgia Faye Williamson Pentzer, former resident of Ponca City, Okla., where he attended school, attended the Gross Community Church in Gross, Kan., was employed in Wichita, Kan., and California prior to moving to Pittsburg, Kan., in 1975, where he was an employee of Midwest Minerals. He was preceded in death by two sons, Herbert George Pentzer Jr. and Robert Joseph Pentzer; one daughter, Christine Pentzer; and two brothers, Robert E. Williamson and Roger Pentzer.
Survivors are four stepsons, George W. Kaemmerling Jr. of Pittsburg, Kan., Ace Allen Kaemmerling of Liberal, Mo., Herman Gene Kaemmerling of Lincoln, Neb., and Billy Joe Kaemmerling of Nebraska; three stepdaughters, Sheral Elaine Vest of Fairplay, Mo., Darlene Maxine Rothfuss of Pawnee Station, Kan., and Alice Kay Buschkamp of Bloomfield, Neb.; one other sister, Aeileen Speer of Vian, Okla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral was at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, at Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Girard, Kan., with Rev. Merle Wood officiating. Burial was in Earlton Cemetery near Chanute, Kan.
Hilario Vazquez, 41, of Clarksville died Monday, Dec. 1, 2003, at University Hospital South Texas Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas.
He was a native of Zacatecas, Mexico, member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, and a cook.
Survivors include his widow, Dora Vazquez; four daughters, Rebecca Vazquez, Maria A. Vazquez, Jacqueline Vazquez, and Giselle Vazquez, all of Clarksville; four sons, Richard Vazquez, Hilario Vazquez Jr., Salvador Vazquez, and Jose I. Vazquez, all of Clarksville; parents, Jose I. and Rebeca Vazquez of Mexico; four sisters; and six grandchildren.
Funeral was at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church with Rev. William Wewers, O.S.B., officiating.
Burial was in the Holy Redeemer Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Gustavo, Ricardo, Jesus, Hilario Jr., Manuel, and Jorge.
Jewell Mae Nuckolls, 85, of Ozark, twin sister of Ewell Magby of Clarksville, died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003, at Fort Smith.
A native of Mountain Top, she was a daughter of the late William and Lillie Umholtz Magby, widow of Owen (Bud) Nuckolls, and was preceded in death by six brothers and four sisters.
Survivors include one daughter, Phyllis Suter of Russellville; two sons, Dennis Nuckolls of Dyer and Dellis Nuckolls of Ozark; two other brothers, Carl Magby of Porum, Okla., and Hanford Magby of Anderson, Ind.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with Rev. Steve Sawrie officiating. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Robert Magby, Benny Magby, John Magby, Arden Magby, Henry Cagle and Charles Cagle.
Honorary pallbearers were Wayne Magby, Harmon Cagle, Bill Alexander and Danny Stepp.
Anna Lorene Bean
Anna Lorene Bean, 82, of Clarksville died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003, at Clarksville Convalescent Home.
She was a daughter of the late Robert Lee and Ruth Angeline Carlisle Yates, widow of Earl D. Bean, member of East Mount Zion Trinity Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by one son, Bobby Don Bean; and one granddaughter, Theresa Johanna Bean.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn L. and R. L. Williams of Clarksville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Billy Earl and Karen Bean of Springdale and Gary O. and Donna Bean of Cottonwood, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at the East Mount Zion Trinity Baptist Church with Rev. Robbie Jackson officiating.
Burial was at Lone Pine Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Mark Bean, Lavon Bean, Gene Leeds, Carl Curtis, Bobby Gene Bean, and Louie Don Leeds.
Memorials may be made to the East Mount Zion Trinity Baptist Church Building Fund.
Lillie M. Kelley
Lillie M. Kelley, 72, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003, at Southridge Village Nursing and Rehab in Heber Springs.
She was a daughter of the late C. F. (Clarence) and May Horton Haggard and had lived the past 20 years in the Clarksville area. She was preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers.
Survivors include her husband, Daniel F. Kelley; one son, Daniel Lee Kelley of Heber Springs; three brothers, Henry Haggard of Walbash, Ind., and Ray Haggard and Johnny Haggard, both of Heber Springs; and seven sisters, Mary Bogard of Jonesboro, Ethel Stanturf of Fort Smith, and Margie Akers, Dorothy Bufford, Lola Ward, Frankie Thomas and Margaret Lawson, all of Heber Springs.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, at Olmstead Funeral Home Chapel in Heber Springs with Rev. Raymond Stroud and Rev. J. C. Thomas officiating. Interment was in Antioch Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Dale Meek, Bob Hurley, Bobby Hurley, G. W. Vaught, Roy Shook and Larry Bogard.
Honorary pallbearers were Donald Thomas, Gene Bogard, Tracy Nutt and Rickie Lawson.
Lena Y. Morris
Lena Yearwood Morris, 83, of Clarksville died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003, at her home.
She was a native of Clarksville, daughter of the late Robert and Ada Howell Yearwood, widow of Charles E. Morris; graduate of Clarksville High School, attended the University of the Ozarks, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include three nephews, Gary Bryant of Hot Springs Village, John Sallis of Springdale, and Phillip Morris of Nashville, Tenn.; three nieces, Betty Fiser of Memphis, Tenn., Vickie Frye of Michigan, and Chris Yerby of Russellville; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Steve Wingo officiating.
Burial was in Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Carey Clark, John Hern, Andrew Hull, Gene Morris, Morris Pearson, and Floyd B. Dickerson.
Lenora Nell Powell
Lenora Nell Powell, 87, of Mt. Pleasant, S. C., mother of Pruellen Patterson Pratt of Clarksville, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, in Mt. Pleasant, S. C.
Born in North, S. C., she was a daughter of the late Otto Elmore and Ella Mack Goodwin and formerly a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Orangeburg, S. C. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Lila O’Neal and Nomie Johnson and three brothers, Odell Goodwin, Coleman Grady Goodwin, and Hartman Goodwin.
She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, George Coleman and Dorothy Patterson of Lake Cormorant, Miss.; one other daughter and son-in-law, Sandra (Patterson) and Carroll Furman (Pete) Wrenn of Isle of Palms, S. C.; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home in Lexington, S. C., with Rev. John McKeown officiating. Burial will be at Celestial Memorial Gardens.
Moody D. Cromer Jr.
Moody Donald Cromer Jr., 75, of Lamar died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.
He was a native of Clarksville, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Moody David (Gladys Pearson) Cromer Sr., graduate of Lamar High School, served in the U. S. Army for one year, retired postal clerk at Lamar Post Office, former employee of Clarksville Machine Works, former Farm Bureau board member and Lamar School board director, member of the Gideons and Lamar Baptist Church where he was a former deacon, trustee, honorary charter member and church training director, and was preceded in death by one sister and brother-in-law, Eula and Boyd Bacchus.
Survivors include his widow, Nina Opitz Cromer; one daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Ronnie Zachary of Lamar; one son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Theresa Cromer of Lamar; two brothers-in-law and spouses, Walter and Judy Opitz and Quinton and Dona Opitz, all of Ft. Cobb, Okla.; two grandchildren, Chadd and Brandi Cromer of Lamar; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, at Lamar Baptist Church with Rev. Clyde Vire and Rev. Bill Milam officiating.
Burial was in the Holman Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Active pallbearers were Glen Fortenberry, Robert Nichols, Norman Reynolds, Gene Dutton, Roger Ost, Shelby Robinson, Tracy Price, Don Cowell and Rick Harmon.
Honorary pallbearers were the Men’s Sunday School class and deacons of Lamar Baptist Church and Chadd Cromer.
Oliver R. Cummings
Oliver Reade Cummings, two and one-half months old, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003, at his home in Coal Hill.
He was preceded in death by great-grandparents, Melvin List and Viola Doolittle.
Survivors include his parents, Amanda Sue Doolittle and Jonny James Holt of Coal Hill and Curtis L. Cummings of Ozark; two sisters, Holleigh Renae Cummings and Dafnee Reign Cummings, both of the home; grandparents, Edward and Peggy Domerese of Coal Hill, Bill and Audrey Doolittle of Virginia, Mary and George Workman of Mountain Home; Henry and Iris Holt and Donnie and Laura Wood, all of Clarksville, Cathy and Brian Cummings of Colorado and Carl Cummings of Mansfield; and great-grandparents, Dane and Linda Domerese of Coal Hill, Martha and Doyle Turner of Hartman, Charles Guess of Oark, Rick and Arlene Anderson and Florence List, all of Iowa, Ed Wood of Clarksville, Betty Cummings of Fort Smith, Rosa Holt of Jackson, Ohio, and Helen McGuire of Ray, Ohio.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the Cross Roads Assembly of God Church with Rev. Gerald Morris officiating.
Burial will be in Shady Grove Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Active pallbearers will be Jonathan Harlan and Jeremy Holt.
Honorary pallbearers will be Eddie Domerese II, Bobby Holt, Holleigh Cummings, Matthew Pledger, Brad Ellison and Dafnee Cummings.
Ova Huddleston, 78, of Paris, whose son and daughter-in-law, Ronald D. and Elaine Huddleston, reside in Lamar, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2003, at Paris Health and Rehab.
She was a native of Indian Creek, former resident of Russellville, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Archie (Delia Ann Clayborn) Clayton Sr., member of the First Assembly of God Church in Russellville, retired employee of AMI St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville, and was preceded in death by an infant son, Boyd Wayne Huddleston; and two brothers, Wylie Verlon Clayton and Kenneth Stanley Clayton.
Other survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Jim Collier of Dallas, Texas; two brothers and three sisters-in-law, Rev. John L. and Ruby Clayton of West Fork, Archie Boyd and Wynette Clayton of Paris, and Beulah Clayton of Russellville; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, at Humphrey Chapel in Russellville with Rev. Larry Moore officiating. Burial was at Lane Cemetery north of Dover.
Pauline P. Bishop
auline Pannell Bishop, 83, of Clarksville died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003, at St. Edward Mercy Medical Center in Fort Smith.
A native of Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Hugh Garrett and Melinda Josephine Turner Lingar, member of Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, retired poulty processing plant employee, and was preceded in death by two husbands, Clifford Pannell and Dick Bishop; and one son, Melvin Pannell.
She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Delilah and Tommy Johnson of Clarksville; three sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Emilie Pannell and Roger and Sandra Pannell, all of Clarksville, and James and Faye Pannell of Greenwood; ten grandchildren, Reg Johnson, Stephen Pannell, and Erika Cooper, all of Clarksville, Lance Johnson of Odessa, Texas, Danielle Huffman of Hot Springs, Quentin Pannell of Cabot, Tammy Fujibioshi and Mark Pannell, both of Greenwood, Jamie Reaves of Fort Smith and Gena Swearengin of London, England; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, at Landmark Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Vernon Bass officiating.
Burial was in West Mount Zion Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Reg Johnson, Lance Johnson, Stephen Pannell, Christopher Pannell, Quentin Pannell and Shane Cooper.
Sandra Seeback Quinton, 53, of Redford, Mich., whose sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Sharon and John E. King Sr., reside in Clarksville, died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003, in Farmington Hills, Mich.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother; and two sisters.
Other survivors include her husband of 29 years, Jack Quinton; one son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Nancy; three stepgrandchildren; one sister, Jean Marion of Michigan; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral and burial were Saturday, Dec. 6, at Parkview Cemetery in Livonia, Mich.
William H. Bullard
William H. (Bill) Bullard, 83, of Pine Bluff died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2003.
He was a native of Fort Smith, son of the late Richard and Minnie Lee Grady Bullard, was reared and educated in Hartman, and served in the United States Army during World War II where he was stationed in Alaska on the Island of Attu. He moved to Pine Bluff in 1951 where he was employed at the Pine Bluff Arsenal as a munition inspector for 30 years prior to his retirement in 1986, was a member of the White Hall United Methodist Church and a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8277. He was preceded in death by one brother, Eugene Bullard; and two sisters, Ruby Lundy and Faye Sexton.
Survivors include his widow, Jimmie Lane Dollar Bullard; one son, William Hugh Bullard Jr. of Redfield; two daughters, Victoria Lane Mosley of Shreveport, La., and Stephanie Lee Besaw of North Little Rock; one sister, Maize Sparks of Westminster, Calif.; and five grandsons.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 17, at the White Hall United Methodist Church with Rev. Rob Walker, pastor, officiating. Burial was in White Hall.
Pallbearers were Brad Hartin, Doug Allred, Daniel Nestoriek, Jimmy McDaniel, Jon Valentine, Charles Francis, Walter Lawson, and Charles Holmes.
Memorials may be made to White Hall United Methodist Church, 300 Church Street, White Hall, AR 71602.