April 17, 2021

8/25/2004

Helen Mae Terry

Helen Mae Terry, 84, of Clarksville died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a daughter of the late Thomas C. and Margaret Gill Johnson, widow of Loyd Vernon Terry, retired beautician, Baptist, and was preceded in death by three sisters, Louise Wise, Dorothy Clifton and Flora Johnson; and four brothers, Bill Johnson, Roy Johnson, Vonney Johnson, and Claude Johnson.

She is survived by four daughters, Judy Conrad of Missouri, Jan Eikel and Vicki Brown, both of Clarksville, and Barbara Miller of Missouri; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Bob Oden officiating. Burial was in Knoxville Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Randy Terry, Ronnie Brown, Charlie Brown, Chris Brown, Jerry Beeman, and Dale Cole.

Joseph J. Oles Sr.

Joseph Joe Edward Oles Sr., 76, of Clarksville died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a son of the late Fred L. and Ruby Josephine Temple Oles and a truck driver and strip pit employee.

Survivors include his widow, Geraldine Clark Oles; one son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Edward (Helen) Oles Jr. of Clarksville; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial will be in West Mount Zion Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Wendell Lee, Duane Steele, Roy Shook, Bill Ralph, Curtis Drum, and John (Bud) Morrow.

Jewell L. Yates

Jewell Lucille Yates, 83, of Coal Hill died Monday, Aug. 23, 2004, at Mercy Hospital/Turner Memorial in Ozark.

She was a member of the Coal Hill First Baptist Church, Lady’s Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars, and AARP, daughter of the late Ebb and Thelma Strickland Ogden, widow of Eulice Yates, and was preceded in death by two brothers, Ewell Ogden and Herbert Wayne Ogden.

She is survived by three sisters, Gladys Scott of Monticello and Louise Cromer and Jean Hall, both of Virginia Beach, Va.; one brother, J. B. Ogden of Wagoner, Okla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, at the Coal Hill First Baptist Church with burial in Coal Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Kitty L. Crowder

Kitty Lynn Crowder, 54, of Lamar died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004, at her home.

She was a daughter of the late John Percy and Montora Zeddy Dinkins, member of the Strawberry Assembly of God Church, shipping clerk at Wal-Mart Distribution Center, and was preceded in death by her father-in-law and mother-in-law, C. W. and Dorothy Crowder; and one sister, Henrietta Lea.

Survivors include her husband, Lonnie Crowder; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lona and Warren Rhodes of Lamar and Lori and Brent Caldwell of the Flat Rock Community; one sister, Carolyn Richmond of Bradley; three brothers, John Dinkins of Colum-
bia, Tenn., Edward Dinkins of Plain Dealing, La., and Bruce Dinkins of Serepta, La.; and three grandchildren, Libby Caldwell, Ridge Rhodes and Trace Caldwell.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 23, at the Strawberry Assembly of God Church with Rev. George Willis officiating.

Burial was in Hagarville Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers were Bob Newman, Ben Smith, Gene MaCalik, Richard Pelts, William Graves, and Doyle Farmer.

Honorary pallbearers were Calvin Warren, Morgan Smith, Allen Hammonds, Danny Lea, Danny Joe Lea, and Daniel Lea.

Memorials may be made to the Strawberry Assembly of God Church Building Fund.

Letta Mae Holt

Letta Mae Holt, 67, of Lamar died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, at her home.

She was a native of Sikeston, Mo., daughter of the late Burris and Violet Westmoland Ward, member of Mount Vernon Community Church, retired certified nurses aide, and was preceded in death by three brothers, Kenneth, Mouser and Gary Ward; and two sisters, Georgia Cooper and Barbar Culpepper.

Survivors include her husband, Leon Holt; one daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Danny Clayborn of Lamar; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Randy and Pennie Holt of Clarksville and Mike Holt of the home; two sisters, Brenda Cochran and Dorothy Thompson, both of Sikeston, Mo.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Wendell and Carol Ward of Kansas City, Mo., and C. B. and Margaret Ward of Florida; one brother-in-law, Billy Culpepper of Excelsior Springs, Mo.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one stepgrandchild; and one stepgreat-grandchild.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, at Mount Vernon Community Church with Rev. Bill Holt officiating.

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

Active pallbearers were Donald White, Peanut Holt, Charles Holt, Chris Bittle, Anthony Bittle, and Bob Moore.

Honorary pallbearers were Clinton Holland, George Higby, Frank Glasscock, Johnny Havener, Bud Alred, Chris Weve, Mychael Roberts, Erika Clayborn, Karli Clayborn, Mollie Harmon, Kaleigh Clayborn, Hunter Howell, Amber Armstrong, and Charles Bittle.

Roy L. Elkins

Roy Lawrence Elkins, 61, of Clarksville died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a native of Cass, son of the late Roy Eber Elkins, graduate of Clarksville High School, attended Letourneau College in Longview, Texas, retired member of the Clarksville Fire Department, and an employee of Peach Valley Propane Gas Company for several years prior to being employed by Synergy Gas Company for 34 years where he was district manager for Arkansas and Oklahoma.

Survivors include his widow, Elaine Dasher Elkins; one daughter and son-in-law, Edie and Billy Stone of Hagarville; one son and daughter-in-law, Ethan and Yvonne Elkins of Alameda, Calif.; mother, Bea Elkins of Clarksville; one sister and brother-in-law, Edna and John Patterson of Clarksville; three grandchildren, Eli Stone, Preston Stone, and Kaitlyn Elkins; and three stepgrandchildren, Brian Thaxton, Zachary Turner, and Megan Turner.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Burnett King and Lonnie Turner officiating.

Active pallbearers will be Ricky Hunt, Jim Dow, Aubrey Yount, Billy Stone, Russell Kuyker, John Patterson, Kenneth Coffee, Kenny Elkins and Harold Hyden.

Honorary pallbearers will be members and retired members of the Clarksville Fire Department.

Memorials may be made to Arkansas Fallen Firefighters Memorial Board, 403 Carmon Drive, Walnut Ridge, AR 72476.

The body will be cremated.

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