April 10, 2021

10/13/2004

Bobby J. Hawkins

Bobby Joe Hawkins, 74, brother of Carol O’Neal of Coal Hill, died Sept. 23, 2004, in Olathe, Kan.

He was born in the White Rock Community, son of the late Alfred and Ada Hawkins, served in the U. S. Navy during the Korean War and was a retired employee of the Delco Battery plant after 32 years of service.

He was a member of the Gardner Masonic Lodge No. 65 and American Legion Post 153 and had attended Olathe View Baptist Church for several years. He was preceded in death by one son, Gregory; one sister, Freda; and one brother, Wayne.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Ellen G. Hawkins; one son, Wayne Hawkins; one daughter, Kim Redick; two other sisters, Ruby Pietarila of Olathe, Kan., and Pat Corbett of Alma; one brother, Jerry Hawkins of Ozark; four grandchildren, Shawnn, Gwennon, Mellenie and Macie; and four great-grandchildren, Shelbi, Sawyer, Zachary and Sydney.

Funeral was at 1 p.m. Sept. 27, at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home in Olathe, Kan., with burial in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the Olathe Medical Center Hospice, 20333 W. 151st, Doctors Building 2, Suite 301, Olathe, KS 66061.

Christal Conaway

Christal Charis Conaway, 30, of Little Rock died Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, at her home.

She was a surgical nursing technician and had served four years in the U. S. Navy.

Survivors include her husband, Kevin Myers; one son, Austin Zachary Conaway of Little Rock; father, Steve Conaway of Lamar; mother, Janis E. Zachary of Lamar; one sister, Shawna Danita Conaway of Lamar; and one brother, David Zachary Conaway of Lamar.

Funeral was at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, at First Baptist Church in Clarksville with Rev. Leon Fancher officiating.

Burial was in Madden Cemetery at Lamar under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were David Conaway, Kevin Myers, Linnis Madden, Joe Bolduc, Rob Pelts, and Fred Parker.

Memorials may be made to YWAM (Youth With A Mission).

Gladys S. Wells

Gladys Sharon Wells, 60, of Clarksville died Friday, Oct. 8, 2004, at her home.

She had lived in the Lamar and Clarksville areas the past seven years. She and her late husband, Max D. Wells Sr., were retired employees of Rohr Industries in Chula Vista, Calif.

Survivors include two daughters, Lori Tieri Wells of Little Rock and Michelle Wilkerson of Clarksville; one son, Max D. Wells Jr. of Seattle, Wash.; mother, Aldine Dege of Clarksville; two sisters, Patty Yeoman and Pamela Feltz, both of West Virginia; three grandchildren, Robin Wilkerson of Clarksville, Heather Montgomery of South Fork, Colo., and Mitch Wells of Crane, Mo.; one son-in-law, Carmine Tieri of Lamar; one niece, Bobbie Warren of Oark; and two grand-nephews, Joseph Pelts and Chris Pelts, both of Oark; among all her friends.

The body was cremated. Local arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

A special thanks to all the Johnson County Hospice workers for all the care and support they have provided to our family throughout the final months of Gladys Wells’ life. We couldn’t have done without them.

Lee Nesbitt

Lee Nesbitt, 87, of Clarksville died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

A native of Clarksville, he was a son of the late Chester Lee and Delphia Ernest Nesbitt, Navy veteran of World War II, and member of American Legion Bunch Walton Post No. 22, Woodland Missionary Baptist Church and Johnson County Roundup Club.

Survivors include his widow, Lorene Mayfield Nesbitt; one daughter, Carol Lee Nesbitt of Clarksville; one son, Stanley Nesbitt of Clarksville; two grandchildren, Andrea LaPoint and Kristi J. Bradley, both of Clarksville; and two great-grandchildren, Lindsey Avlois and Jacob Alan Bradley, both of Clarksville.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 8, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. George Farquhar officiating. Burial was in Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers were K. P. Harvey, Harold Wayne Harvey, Donald Meek, Dutch Houston, Sonny James, and Wendell Self.

Philip R. Smith

A memorial service for Philip R. Smith, Cdr., USNR (Ret.), 70, of La Jolla, Calif., a native of Paris and former resident of Ozone, who died Aug. 10, 2004, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at the First United Methodist Church in Paris.

Reba J. Smith

Reba Jewell Smith, 80, of Clarksville died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, at St. Anthony’s Health Care Center in Morrilton.

She was a nursing home administrator, member of New Life Christian Center Inc., and daughter of the late Harrison Levi McDonald and Laura Jane McCleland.

Survivors include one son, Dr. Jack E. Glaze of Clarksville; one sister, Wilma Rahmeyer of Whittier, Calif.; two granddaughters, Davina Brashears of Aiken, S. C., and Heather Thompson of Idaho Falls, Idaho; and five great-grandchildren, David Thompson, Alicia Thompson and Mary Thompson, all of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Elizabeth Brashears and Emily Brashears of Aiken, S. C.

Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 8, at McDonald Family Cemetery at West Fork. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Tommy J. Westover

Tommy J. Westover, 82, of Hartman died Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, at his home.

He was a native of the Spadra Community, son of the late Carl and Sadie McKinney Westover, Navy veteran of World War II, member of Sunflower Masonic Lodge in Wichita, Kan., retired coal miner, retired from Northtrop Corporation in California as a janitor, former Johnson County baseball player, and was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Epperson Westover.

Survivors include one daughter, Donna Garner of Oregon; one son and daughter-in-law, Carl and Glenda Westover of Hartman; three grandchildren, Michelle Bowen and Brian Johnson, both of Hartman, and Keith Johnson of Oregon; and two great-grandchildren, Jimmy and Johnny.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with burial in West Mount Zion Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Carl Westover, Joseph Snowman, Mike Wilson, James Epperson, Shawn Brannon, and Mike Swain.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jackie Thomas, Jack Epperson and Vernon Harris.

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