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Bertha Mae Felkins

Bertha Mae Felkins, 78, of Lodi, Calif., died Friday, Oct. 1, 2004, at her home.

She was a native of Hartman, grew up in the Goose Camp Community, former resident of Clarksville, Connecticut, and San Bernardino, Calif., employee of Safeway Stores in Lodi, Calif., and served as secretary for the Retail Clerk’s Union for several years prior to retiring in 1973, member of Century Assembly for approximately 30 years and the Women’s Ministries of the church, and a seamstress.

She was preceded in death by one son, Steve Felkins; three brothers, Lawrence Shoeffler, Milburn Shoeffler and Joseph F. Shoeffler; one sister, Agnes Guthrie; and two brothers-in-law, Ben Robertson and Homer McCleary.

Survivors include her husband, William Lee Felkins; one daughter, Delores Haze of Lodi, Calif.; one son and spouse, Donald and Melva Felkins of Lodi, Calif.; two daughters-in-law, Jeanette Felkins of Lodi, Calif., and Linda Lake of Boise, Idaho; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Harold L. and Elaine Shoeffler of Stockton, Calif.; and two sisters, Ruby A. McCleary and Melba Robertson of Manteca, Calif.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, at Century Assembly with Dale Edwards and Harold Duncan, pastors, officiating.

Burial will be in Cherokee Memorial Park under the direction of Lodi Funeral Home, Inc.

Memorials may be made to Century Assembly Women’s Ministry, 550 W. Century Blvd., Lodi, CA 95240 or Hospice of San Joaquin, 3888 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA 95204.

Eleonora Thompson

Eleonora M. Thompson, 102, of Clarksville died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2004, at her home.

She was a native of Fort Smith, daughter of the late Emil and Martha Kauffeld Steuber, widow of Jess W. Thompson, member of Second Baptist Church, graduate of Draughn’s School of Business in Fort Smith, former employee of Stewart-Donnell and Stewart Sheppard dress shops for several years, and was preceded in death by one daughter, Dorothy T. Edwards, and one grandson, Brian Thompson.

Survivors include three daughters, Mary Henderson of Rogers, Anna Brewer of Tulsa, Okla., and Barbara Wilson of Clarksville; two sons, Jess Thompson Jr. of Clarksville and Raymond Thompson of Whispering Pines, N. C.; one half-sister, Mary Talmadge of South Hampton, N. Y.; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Sammie Brown officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jack Cecil, Hank Sparks, Jack West, Carl Kirshberger, Virgil Knight, and Jim Dickerson.

Memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice, 1310 West Main, Suite 200, Russellville, AR 72801, Johnson County Health Department, 6 Professional Park Drive, Clarksville, AR 72830 or Needy Paws Animal Shelter, 1100 East Main Street, Clarksville, AR 72830.

Josee Toth

Josee Toth, 77, of Las Vegas, Nev., died Friday, Oct. 1, 2004, at Desert Springs Hospital.

She was a native of Belgium, former resident of Clarksville and Johnson County, and a retired bookkeeper and accounting employee.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Heather Toth of Las Vegas, Nev.; two granddaughters, Karlee of Phoenix, Ariz., and Hannah of Las Vegas, Nev.; and two grandsons, Sean and Seth, both of Las Vegas, Nev.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at Palm Mortuary Eastern in Las Vegas, Nev.

Oda Monroe Edwards

Oda Monroe Edwards, 86, of Mayflower died Monday, Sept. 27, 2004.

A native of Clarksville, he was a son of the late Sid and Beulah Frost Edwards, farmer, truck driver, veteran of World War II having served four years and six months as a tech sergeant and cook in the South Pacific, and was preceded in death by one sister, Inez Padgett Jobe, and four infant siblings.

Survivors include his widow, Modine Troutman Edwards; one son, Charles R. Edwards of Mayflower; one granddaughter and spouse, Melanie and Troy Loftin of Texarkana, Texas; two great-granddaughters; one brother, Fay Edwards of Mayflower; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral was at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, at Roller-McNutt Chapel in Conway with Rev. Leon Troutman officiating. Burial was in Mayflower Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Mike Troutman, Don Meeks, Clyde Troutman, Chad Edwards, Chris Edwards, Dylan Troutman, and John Berry.

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