April 21, 2021

12/17/2003

Gary Keith Hudson

Gary Keith Hudson, 59, of Van Buren, formerly of Clarksville, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, at St. Edward Mercy Medical Center in Fort Smith.

He was a native of Clarksville, Baptist, 1962 graduate of Clarksville High School, former member of the Clarksville National Guard Unit, employee of Rheem Manufacturing in Fort Smith for 27 years, and was preceded in death by his guardian parents, John and Lillian Wise.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Donna Newton Hudson; two daughters, LeAnn Whitmire of Sheridan and Tammy Butler of Springdale; mother-in-law, Beth Newton of Clarksville; and five grandchildren, Adrianne Whitmire, Mallory Whitmire and Jenna Whitmire, all of Sheridan, and Kennady Butler and Landon Butler, both of Springdale.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15, at the Stillwell Bible Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Whitfield and Rev. Jim Goodman officiating.

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

Pallbearers were Dennis Bean, Joel Cooper, Bob Bean, Kerry Sears, Robert Earl Hudson, and Thell Hallsted.

Harold D. Cater

Harold D. Cater, 81, of Clarksville died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, at his home.

He was a native of Clarksville, son of the late Milton and Iva Jacobs Cater, graduate of Clarksville High School, Navy veteran of World War II, retired employee of General Motors Corporation, long-time member of American Legion Bunch Walton Post No. 22, life-long member of the Coal Hill VFW No. 8532, and an active member of Johnson Regional Medical Center Auxiliary.

Survivors include his widow, Archie Martin Cater; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Virginia and Robert Pryor of Festus, Mo., and Betty Sue and Rev. Ben C. Anibal of Riverside, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, at the Woodland Cemetery with Rev. Richard Snyder officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

James Horn

James Horn, 78, of Clarksville died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a native of Shoal Creek in Logan County, son of the late Clarence Jefferson and Rena Dotson Horn, attended Paris High School, graduate of Draughons School of Business at Little Rock, Navy veteran of World War II, member and elder of Clarksville Church of Christ, retired employee of Arkansas Forestry Commission, former member and past president of Clarksville Rotary Club, and was preceded in death by one brother, Morris Horn.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Joann Robinson Horn; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Larry Taylor of Clarksville and Carol and Guy Santucci of Newark; one son, John Horn of North Little Rock; one brother and sister-in-law, J. C. and Myra Horn of Paris; three grandchildren, Lara Shook of North Little Rock and Nikki Kelly and Samantha Whitten, both of Russellville; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, at the Church of Christ in Clarksville with David Coats and Bobby Parks officiating.

Burial will be in Elizabeth Hall Cemetery at New Blaine under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers will be Larry Holman, Elvin Brown, James Risinger, Don Sexton, John Chrisman, and Bob Frost.

Honorary pallbearers will be Duane Steele, Malvern Gray, Dr. Joe Buford, Andy Shaw, Joe Willie Perry, Son James, Gary Reece, and Dr. Jim Murdock.

Jerry P. Hicky

erry P. Hicky, 82, of Forrest City, whose son, Bliss Yancey Hickey and wife, Jan Newton Hicky, reside in Knoxville, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003, at the Baptist Hospital in Forrest City.

A native of Forrest City, he was a son of the late Phil and Gladys Gilbeaux Hicky, made his home in Forrest City and Marianna where he was a retired farmer and peach grower, member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Marianna, served on the Vestry of the Church on several occasions, and was a World War II veteran.

He was a charter member of the Marianna Country Club, graduate of the New York Institute of Photography, served on the Board of Trustees at the University of the South at Swanee and the Marianna School Board, attended Louisiana State University where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and was preceded in death by one brother, James Hicky.

Survivors include his widow, Mary Bliss Yancey Hicky; one other son, Preston Gray Hicky of Forrest City; five grandchildren, Christopher Gray Hicky of California, Jennifer Hicky Collins and husband, Hank, of Forrest City, Laura Yancey Hicky of Forrest City and Wynne, Mary Elizabeth Hicky of Grapevine, Texas, and William Bliss Hicky of Oxford, Miss.; and one great-grandchild, Molly Jamieson Collins of Forrest City.

Services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Marianna. Arrangements were under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home of Forrest City.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude or St. Andrews Episcopal Church.

Kenneth H. Spainhour

Graveside services and burial for Kenneth Harold Spainhour, 54, of Tulsa, Okla., who died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, at Hillcrest Hospital in Tulsa, Okla., were at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15, at the Union Grove Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

He was a son of the late Harold and Lillian Burrus Spainhour and a collection agent.

Survivors include one sister, Mitzi Hale of Tulsa, Okla.; one niece, Ashley Carol Robinson of Tulsa, Okla.; and one nephew, Jason Bradley Robinson of Austin, Texas.

Margaret W. Lyall

Margaret Eloise Wyers Lyall, 69, of Cabot, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at Conway.

A native of Mountain Top, she was a daughter of the late Gladys Pearl (Parker) and Albert Wyers, and widow of Walter Lyall.

Survivors include one daughter, Carla Price of Cabot; one son, Darrell Magby of Greenbrier; four brothers, Raymond Wyers of Clarksville, Dwight Wyers of Stockton, Ohio, James Wyers of Coal Hill, and Bruce Wyers of Copperas Cove, Texas; and three grandchildren, Darrell Magby Jr., Brandy Price, and Denver Price.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with burial in the Williams Cemetery.

Pallbearers were David Wyers, Randy Wyers, James Wyers, and Albert Dewey Wyers III.

Mary Lee Taylor

Mary Lee Taylor, 94, of Knoxville, Tenn., formerly of Clarksville, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, in Knoxville, Tenn.

She was a daughter of the late Walter and Anna Lee Love, widow of Lee Taylor, member of the First United Methodist Church in Clarksville, and was preceded in death by three brothers, Ben Love, Carl Love, and Ward Love.

She is survived by one sister, Evelyn Hatcher of Knoxville, Tenn.; two nephews, Dale Hatcher and Mark Hatcher; and one niece, Peggy Taylor Willis of Clarksville.

Graveside services and burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, at the Mount Airy Cemetery with Rev. Steve Wingo officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 535, Clarksville, AR 72830.

Peggy P. Mock

Peggy Pauline Mock, 81, of Spring, Texas, died Dec. 2, 2003, at her home.

A native of Clarksville, she was a daughter of the late John Paul and Mettie Mae Baskin Wells, widow of Merle E. Mock, Methodist, and was preceded in death by one brother, Jimmy Wells; and one great-grandson, Nicholas J. Kubik.

Survivors include one son, Michael L. Mock Sr. of Maumelle; one daughter, Paige A. Els of Springs, Texas; five grandchildren, Mary Beth Mock Kubik of Deputy, Ind., Michael L. Mock Jr. of Atlanta, Ga., and Angela Els, Rebekah Els, and Jessica Els, all of Grapeland, Texas; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert Paul Wells of Scranton; and one sister, Bette Poynter of Dover.

A memorial service was held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Dover United Methodist Church with Rev. Phillip C. Collie II officiating. Burial was at Oaklawn Cemetery in Warsaw, Ind.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. Jeff Mobley, Memorial Chairman, 225 Skyline Drive, Russellville, AR 72802.

Violet K. Coppinger

Violet Knox Coppinger, 73, of Van Buren, formerly of Johnson County, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at Crawford County Health Care.

She was a daughter of the late Troy and Dimie Davis Roberson, former resident of Ozark, member of the First Assembly of God Church in Ozark and was preceded in death by a husband, James Knox.

Survivors include her husband, Mac Coppinger; two sons, Paul Leland Knox of Ozark and James Larry Knox of Warrenton, Mo.; one stepdaughter, Teresa E. Brandes of Harrison; one stepson, Steven A. Coppinger of Fayetteville; one sister, Velda Jo Randall of Ozark; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12, at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with Rev. Jim McElhaney officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Don Higgins, Eugene Willis, Jack Sossamon, Bob Horn, Mike Taff, and Phillip Pardue.

Vera L. Hutson

Vera L. Key Hudson, 98, of Clarksville died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a native of Denning, daughter of the late Walter and Emma Moore Key, widow of Horace (Hickory) Hutson, a Methodist, member of Gold Star Mothers, American Legion Auxiliary, and Coal Hill VFW Auxiliary, and was preceded in death by three sons, Rickey Hutson, Charles Hutson, and Norman Hutson; and four brothers, Ernest Key, T. E. Key, Edward Key, and Earl Key.

Survivors include two daughters, Billie R. Standridge of Amarillo, Texas, and Wanda Dailey of Clarksville; one brother, Clifton Key of Lamar; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at Oakland Cemetery with Rev. David Zeiler officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, at Hardwicke Funeral Home.

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