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Jack L. Pittman

Jack L. Pittman, 73, of Hermitage, Tenn., died Thursday, July 15, 2004, at his home.

He was a former resident of Clarksville, where he was a member of Oakland Street Church and the American Legion, and was employed as a maintenance engineer at Clarksville Footwear.

He was a native of Chester, Ill., son of the late John Irvin and Roxie Ellen Tindall Pittman, Army veteran, and was preceded in death by one brother, Ronald Pittman.

Survivors include his widow, Barbara Jean Riddle Pittman; two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael Lee and Nancy Pittman of Nashville, Tenn., and Ronald Scott and Mickie Pittman of Leesville, La.; stepfather, George Layne of Murphysboro, Ill.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Beverly and Delaine Edwards and Sue and Terry Givens, all of Murphysboro, Ill.; and one grandchild, Marshall Lee Pittman.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 18, at the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church in Rockwood, Ill., with Rev. Frank Vorhees Jr. officiating. Interment was in Ebenezer Cemetery in Rockwood, Ill.

Memorials may be made to Parkinson’s Disease Association, Pediatric Diabetes Clinic at Vanderbilt Hospital, Willowbrook Hospice, or Ebenezer Cemetery Association.

Lois F. Blackard

Lois F. Blackard, 91, of Clarksville died Wednesday, July 14, 2004, in Clarksville.

She was a native of Fannin County, Texas, member of First Baptist Church of Fort Smith, former owner of the Village Dress Shop in Clarksville and was the widow of Ethel Blackard, who was Johnson County Sheriff from 1951-1956.

She is survived by two daughters, Delores Wagoner of Clarksville and Shirley Crowley of Catoosa, Okla.; one son, Bob Blackard of Clarksville; three sisters, Amalea James of Barling, Betty Hudson of Farmington, and Mary Lunney of Fort Smith; ten grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 3 p.m. Friday, July 16, at the Cherry Street Baptist Church in Clarksville with Rev. Rusty Bushong officiating.

Burial was in Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel of Fort Smith.

Pallbearers were Steve Blackard, Art Crowley Jr., Bruce Crowley, Clay Crowley, Mitchell Wagoner, Jay Wagoner, and Harley Wagoner.

L. Janet Mednick

Lucile Janet Mednick, 73, of Scranton died Wednesday, July 14, 2004, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was employed as a consultant with the Lockheed Corporation, a member of the Lions Club, daughter of the late Leland and Mary Nelson Crozier, and was preceded in death by one son, Jim Wohlford.

Survivors include her husband, H. Eric Mednick; seven daughters, Diane McCloud of San Francisco, Calif., Patricia McCloud of Petaluma, Calif., Katherine McCloud and Leslie Wohlford, both of Sunnyville, Calif., Angela Wohlford of Nevada, Holly Wohlford of San Jose, Calif., and Joy Siemens of Scranton; four sons, Michael McCloud of Scranton, Terry Allen Mednick of New Hampshire, Marty Mednick of Palo Lato, Calif., and Randy Charles Mednick of Clearwater, Fla.; 18 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A private cremation service will be held.

Local arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Raymond D. Patton

Raymond D. Patton, 83, of Little Rock, formerly of Clarksville, died Saturday, July 17, 2004, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Little Rock.

A native of Hunt, he was a son of the late Elet and Mary L. Callahan Patton, member of East Mount Zion Trinity Baptist Church, retired farmer and carpenter, and was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Patton.

He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis and Frieda Patton of Little Rock, Kenneth and Kathy Patton of Clarksville, and Terry and Denise Patton of London; one sister, Mary Rusher of Lamar; six grandchildren, Jason Patton, Desarae Holland, Bart Patton, Leigh Pruss, Tara Patton, and Raeann Meier; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 20, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Robbie Jackson officiating. Burial was in Stillwell Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Keith Holland, Mike Hard, Frank Patton, Jason Patton, Charles Beavers, and Aaron Meier.

Honorary pallbearers were Michael Pruss and Bart Patton.

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