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7/7/2004

Curtis Jerome Ryals

Curtis Jerome Ryals, 52, of Marianna, Fla., died Monday, June 21, 2004, in Cypress, Fla.

He was a former resident of Clarksville, member of the Westside Full Gospel Church of Clarksville, native of Marianna, Fla., son of the late Melton and Thelma Henderson Ryals, retired 20-year U. S. Army veteran, and a supervisor of lawn care with Jackson County Association for Retarded Citizens. He was preceded in death by one brother, Ray Gene Ryals.

Survivors include his widow, Barbara Bliss Ryals; two sons and daughters-in-law, Brandon and April Ryals of Nashville, Tenn., and Paul Curtis and Tonia Ryals of Russellville; one daughter and son-in-law, Lori W. and James Horn of Statesville, N. C.; one stepdaughter, Emily Bedsole of Swanton, Ohio; two brothers, Melton Ryals and Paul Ryals of Marianna, Fla.; four sisters, Kate Bass, Linda Sterrett, and Pauline Johnson, all of Marianna, Fla., and Nora Dobbs of Graceville, Fla.; and four grandchildren, Imari and Bethany Ryals and Katarina and Dylan Horn.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 26, at Maddox Chapel with Sister Doris Dean and Rev. Noland Kent officiating.

Burial with military honors was at Riverside Cemetery under the direction of James and Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel.

Colleen H. Williams

Colleen Hurst Williams, 68, died Sunday, July 4, 2004, at her home in Fort Smith.

She was a daughter of the late J. B. and Thelma Hurst, widow of James A. Williams and Bill Russell, member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Democratic Women of Sebastian County, Red Hat Society, Arkansas Chapter of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and the Coal Hill VFW Post No. 8532 Ladies Auxiliary.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Cheri and Jack Danciu of Fort Smith; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Donald Ray Williams of Coal Hill and Micheal E. and Barbara Williams of Fort Smith; one sister, Mary Anne Shula of Miami Beach, Fla.; two brothers, Charles Hurst of Tulsa, Okla., and Jim Hurst of Coal Hill; five grandchildren, Andrea Williams, Joe Casanova, Liz Casanova, Jonathan Danciu and Jennifer Vichitvongsa; and three great-grandchildren, Timmy, Lexie and Paige.

Funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 7, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church followed by a graveside service at 2 p.m. at Hess Cemetery near Coal Hill. Arrangements are under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith.

Active pallbearers will be John M. Smith Jr., Jim Stephens, Brett Keller, Charles Hurst, Walter Echols and Steve Nicholas.

Honorary pallbearers will be Don Shula and Don Langston.

Memorials may be made to Peachtree Hospice, 4300 Rogers Avenue, Suite 33, Fort Smith, AR 72903 or Angel Flight, 1515 East 71 Street, Suite 312, Tulsa, OK 74136.

Dianne S. Phillips

Radnia Dianne Spicer Phillips, 45, of Paris, mother of Rene Phillips of Clarksville, died Monday, June 28, 2004, from injuries sustained in a traffic accident in Paris.

She was employed as a nurse’s aide at Mercy Hospital/Turner Memorial in Ozark and was a member of the Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church at Crossroads.

Survivors include her husband, Luke Phillips; one other daughter, Anita Phillips of Paris; father, C. W. Spicer of Paris; one sister, Mar-
sha Mitchell of Paris; one brother, James Spicer of Paris; and one grandson, Mason Phillips.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 1, at the Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church with burial at McKendree Cemetery north of Subiaco. Arrangements were under the direction of Smith Mortuary of Charleston.

Pallbearers were Jimmy, Don, David and Stanley Spicer, Patrick Schluterman, and Gerald and Donnie Forst.

Elsie Conley

Elsie Conley, 79, of Booker, Texas, whose son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Laura Conley, reside in Clarksville, died Thursday, July 1, 2004, at Northwest Texas Health Care System in Amarillo, Texas.

She was a native of Perryton, Texas, daughter of the late Leonard and Olga Koch Littau, attended the University of Texas in Austin, member of the United Church of God, and due to taking food to the prisoners, she became the first woman deputy in the state of Texas. She was preceded in death by one sister, Lorine Williams.

Other survivors include her husband, Elmer Conley; four daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Rodney Forrest of Gilmer, Texas, Donna and Alec Surratt of Cincinnati, Ohio; Barbara and Guy Burke of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Ruth and James Roberts of Booker, Texas; one brother, Albert Littau of Balko, Okla.; two sisters, Dolores Case of Fairfield Bay and Kathleen Gamez of San Antonio, Texas; 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 6, at Heart Cemetery with Guy Burke officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Good Samaritan Funeral Service of Booker, Texas.

Memorials may be made to Ochiltree General Home Health Care, 3101 Garrett Drive, Perryton, Texas 79070.

Gary Simpson

Gary (Alaska) Simpson, 64, of Lamar died Monday, July 5, 2004, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a retired teamster, son of the late Artie and Bessie Marie Forrester Simpson, and was preceded in death by one sister, Eva Loreen Simpson, and two brothers, Bill Simpson and Raymond Simpson.

Survivors include his widow, Mary Frances Brown Simpson; one daughter, Teresa C. Grady of Hartman; five sisters, Kathleen Simpson, Marleen Mobley and Jeanine Losftis, all of Michigan, Colleen Simpson of Alaska, and Lois Mick of Illinois; two brothers, James A. Simpson of Alaska and Bob Simpson of Michigan; and one grandchild, Christina Colleen Grady of Lamar.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 9, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial will be in Lamar Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Glen Chamberlain, Dale O. Kellison, Ken Childers, and Ronald (Pete) Rowell.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Kathlene Talkington

Kathlene Talkington, 74, of Russellville died Saturday, July 3, 2004, at St. Edward Mercy Medical Center in Fort Smith.

A native of Lamar, she was a daughter of the late Bejamin Franklin and Mary Etta Dodson Overbey, widow of Ottie L. Talkington, former employee of Morton Frozen Foods (now Con-Agra) in Russellville, former waitress for several area restaurants, and member of the 5th and Greenwich Church of Christ.

Survivors include two sons, Ottie Neal Talkington of Alma and David Lee Talkington of Dover; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A graveside memorial service was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 6, at Rest Haven Memorial Park with Harold Davidson officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. Jeff Mobley, Memorial Chairman, 225 Skyline Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, or the American Heart Association, Memorial Processing Center, P. O. Box 1653, Topeka, KS 66601-1653.

Lovenus Latimer

Lovenus L. Latimer, 88, of Clarksville died Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a native of Alvord, Texas, daughter of the late Joseph Walter and Nettie Freeman Lively, graduate of Texarkana High School in Texarkana, Texas, member of the First Presbyterian Church and American Legion Auxiliary, and widow of Philip B. Latimer.

She is survived by one stepniece, Marta Roper of Texas.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 8, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with burial in Oakland Cemetery.

Roger N. Bolduc

Roger Napolean Bolduc, 84, of Clarksville died Thursday, July 1, 2004, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home.

A native of Rhode Island, he was a son of the late Hosea and Azalea Levecque Bolduc, one of 18 children, Army veteran of World War II, retired truck driver and mechanic, and was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Lyons Bolduc.

He is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Joyce Decker and Mary and Michael McLaughlin, all of California, and Linda and Martin Beckner of Alaska; four sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Pat Bolduc of Washington, Joe and Toni Bolduc and Roger and Cindy Bolduc, all of Clarksville, and Phil and Wini Bolduc of Montana; eight sisters, Bella Begin, Edna Difilippo, Gabrrelle Ando, Dorothy Giammarco, Teresa Monfils, Rose Bissonette, Jeanette Mogyzel, and Parmelia Gagnon, all of Rhode Island; three brothers, Heneri Bolduc, Oscar Bolduc and Edward Bolduc, all of Rhode Island; 18 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A private memorial service will be held in Clarksville. The body was cremated. Local arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

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