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December 02, 2022


Allison R. Payne

Allison Rylee Payne, infant daughter of Mark and Christina Payne of Clarksville, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2004, at her home.

Other survivors include one sister, Maranda Payne of Clarksville; one brother, Matthew Payne of Magazine; grandparents, Lonnie and Jackie Harris of Lamar and David and Anna May Payne of Clarksville; great-grandparents, Delmer and Betty Freeman of Lamar, Dorothy Foster of Russellville, the late Johnnie Harris, the late Walter and Vernie Christian, and the late Hewitt and Louize Elizabeth Payne; great-great-grandparents, Essie Freeman of Lamar, the late Lee Freeman, Doris Harris of Seattle, Wash., and the late Elmer Harris; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, at the Lee’s Chapel Assembly of God Church with Rev. Charles Christian officiating. Burial was in Annie’s Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Alton E. Speaks

Alton Earnest Speaks, 64, of Ozone died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004, at his home.

He was a native of Mount Herman, Okla., son of the late Robert Lee and Mattie Lou Burgen Speaks, graduate of Van-Cove High School in Mena, Army veteran of the Korean War, and former instructor with Army Security Agency.

Survivors include his widow, Vickie Speaks; two daughters and one son-in-law, Venita and Tony Kee of Kilgore, Texas, and Yvonne Speaks of Ozone; three sisters, Bonnie Baker of Dardanelle, Mattie Bell Jones of Longview, Texas, and Ruby Barton of Arp, Texas; one brother, Carl Speaks of Arp, Texas; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Minnow Creek Cemetery with Rev. Carl Sory officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Bennie M. Carpenter

Bennie Mae Carpenter, 87, of Oklahoma City, Okla., formerly of Clarksville, died Monday, Jan. 26, 2004.

She was a native of Abilene, Texas, completed high school in Oklahoma City, Okla., former employee of Marsha’s Pig Stand, active in Capitol Hill Baptist Church, where she taught a Sunday school class, widow of Quannah Lee Carpenter, and was preceded in death by two children, Kenneth Lee and Esther.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Ralph Glen (Buck) and Peggy; one daughter and son-in-law, Lynn and David; one half-brother, Ross Barnett; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one niece, Jeanette Jennett and husband, Norman.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Capitol Hill Baptist Church with burial in Moore City Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Vondel L. Smith & Son Mortuary.

Memorials may be made to Capitol Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, 304 SE 134th, Oklahoma City, OK 73109.

Elizabeth A. Smith

Eliziabeth Ann (Lizzie) Smith, 20, of Lamar died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was preceded in death by her father, Earnest Lee (Buck) Smith, and one brother, Roger Smith.

Survivors include her mother, Connie Kimbrel Smith of Lamar; four sisters, Loretta Judah of Lamar, Saundra Johnston and Leah Bridgewater, both of Clarksville, and Marsha Smith of Conway; three brothers, Joshua Smith, James Smith and Michael Smith, all of Clarksville; grandparents, Ishmel and Maggie Smith of Clarksville and the late Charlie and Mary Kimbrel; six nephews; two nieces; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Bill Holt officiating. Burial was in Mossville Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Bill Hallum, Aaron Arnold, Darwin Judah, James Craft, Charlie Ritchie and Roy Parks.

Honorary pallbearer was Cody Graham.

Golden M. Bartlett

Golden Marvel Bartlett, 89, of Fort Smith died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004, at her home.

She was a native of Hartman, widow of Richard Bartlett, and member of Bluff Avenue Baptist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Virginia Tedder of Searcy, Phyllis Ann Byrum of Benton, and Betty Standridge of Fort Smith; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, at Lewis Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith with burial to follow in the Houston Cemetery at Altus.

Memorials may be made to Bluff Avenue Baptist Church Building Fund, 2300 Bluff Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72901.

Teddy Wayne Killough

Ricky Lee Harmon

Teddy Wayne Killough, 39, and Ricky Lee Harmon, 46, both of Lamar, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 109 one-tenth mile from Clarksville city limits.

Killough was assistant manager of GMC Farms in London, son of the late Eugene Killough, and was preceded in death by three brothers, Buddy Killough, Fred Killough, and Thomas Overbey.

Harmon was employed as a live haul driver for Tyson Foods, son of the late Howard Harmon, and was preceded in death by one brother, Billy Harmon.

Killough is survived by two daughters, Ashley Killough and Morgan Killough, both of Lamar; mother, Bessie Harmon Killough; two sisters, Sue Noyes of Lamar and Toni Killough of Subiaco; and four brothers, Frank Killough, Jerry Killough and Douglas Killough, all of Lamar, and Mike Killough of London.

Harmon is survived by his widow, Carol Ann Gipson Harmon; one daughter, Cara L. Harmon of Lamar; mother, Lura Killough Harmon of Lamar; five sisters, Vaughn Dell Watson of Hagarville, Peggy Ramsey of Rogers, Alice King of Clarksville, Georgene Karstetter of North Little Rock, and Debbie Davidson of Hunt; and two brothers, Charlie H. Harmon and Jim G. Harmon, both of Lamar.

Funeral for Killough and Harmon will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Bob Freeman officiating. Burial for Killough will be at the Reynolds Cemetery and burial for Harmon will be at Lamar Cemetery.

Active pallbearers for Killough will be Keith McCarley, Robert Clark, Roy Lemaster, Raymond Young, Roger Holman, and Kelly Fox. Honorary pallbearers will be his brothers, Jerry Ogden and Bubba Noyes.

Active pallbearers for Harmon will be John Belcher, Bill Overbey, Junior Jennings, Tracy Crooks, Bruce Butler and Jimmy Ogden. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Garrison, Don Roy Morland, Jerry Ogden, Keith McCarley, Alvie Joe Hollan and H. L. Stumbaugh.

Denise Turner Shomber

Randy Derek Turner

Naomi Denise Turner Shomber, 21, of Hartman, and her brother, Randy Derek Turner, 16, of Ozone died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 109 one-tenth mile from Clarksville city limits.

Shomber was a graduate of Lamar High School and Turner was a student at Oark Public School. They were Baptist.

Shomber is survived by her husband, Justus Shomber; and one son, Matthew Ryan Shomber of the home.

Shomber and Turner are survived by their parents, Darrell and Andrea Turner of Ozone; grandparents, Bobby and Ruth Turner of Ozone and Jerry and Evelyn Oliver of Clarksville; and one brother, Ronnie Turner of Ozone.

Funeral service for Shomber and Turner will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at the First Baptist Church in Clarksville with Rev. Ray Brown officiating. Burial will be in Ozone Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers for Shomber will be Chris Boen, Josh Holt, Robert Stepp, Zeeke Herrod, Kenny Stepp and Josh Owens. Honorary pallbearers will be Don English, Dan English, Darren Turner, Wesley Oliver and Zachary Oliver.

Active pallbearers for Turner will be members of the Oark Senior High basketball team. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Oark Junior High basketball team.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Lola A. Phillips

Lola A. Phillips, 98, of Clarksville died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004.

She was a native of Newton County, daughter of the late James Monroe and Tamer Carolin Wheeler Rutledge, member of the Church of Christ and in 1996 was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years Claud Phillips.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Verda and Robert Bartlett of Clarksville; one sister, Ertie Light of Ramona, Calif.; four grandchildren, Linda Betnar, Jan Hilton and Robert Bartlett II, all of Clarksville, and Debra Wofford of Ozark; four great-grandchildren, Kelly Betnar, T. J. Hilton, Melissa Ford and Brock Sexton; and two great-great-granddaughters, Tamer Ford and Callie Hilton.

Funeral was at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with David Coats officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Robert Bartlett II, Robert Wofford, Tim Hilton, T. J. Hilton, Danny Betnar and Ryan Ford.

Sandra L. Jones

Sandra L. Jones, 43, of Scranton died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004, at Mercy Hospital/Turner Memorial in Ozark.

She was a native of Pomona, Calif., daughter of the late Ralph Vaughn and Norma Jeanette Perkins Bray, graduate of Russellville High School and attended Arkansas Tech University in Russellville for two years.

Survivors include her husband, Samuel Jones; one daughter, Destiny Jones of Scranton; one son, Ryan Richie of Dover; two nephews, Anthony Bray and wife, Teresa, of Scranton and Noah Bray of Clarksville; and two nieces, Jennifer Bray of Dover and Laura Bray of Atkins.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel. The body will be cremated.

Pallbearers will be Andy Lynch, Mark Jeringen, Ronald Williamson, Steve Jones, Brian Jones, and David Bidwell.

Sedric Richardson

Sedric M. Richardson, 65, of London died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004, at his home.

He was a truck driver and carpenter, son of the late Sanford Dewey and Mary Ellen Tucker Richardson, and a Baptist.

Survivors are three sons, Glenn Richardson and Sedric D. Richardson, both of Clarksville, and Jay Richardson of Lawton, Okla.; eight grandchildren; and two nieces.

The body was cremated.

Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Delbert Ray Turner

Delbert Ray Turner, 77, of Seal Beach, Calif., died Friday, Jan. 30, 2004.

He was a former resident of Lamar, son of the late Alford and Lena Turner of Lamar, 50-year resident of Seal Beach, Calif., and retired superintendent for the city of Westminster, Calif.

Survivors include his widow, Marcella Burgess Turner; one son, Larry Turner of Las Vegas, Nev.; two daughters, Betty Crutchfield and Marsha Becker, both of California; four brothers, Arnold Turner and Kenneth Turner, both of Lamar, Ottis Turner of Oregon, and Burl Wayne Turner of California; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Funeral was at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, at Calvary Baptist Church in Westminster, Calif., with burial at Westminster Memorial Park.

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