July 23, 2021

11/3/2004

C. Harmon Tullos

C. Harmon Tullos, 80, of Hartman died Sunday, Oct. 31, 2004, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

A native of Enola, he was a son of the late Oscar M. and Artie Stivers Tullos, member of Clarksville Church of Christ and Johnson County Master Gardeners Club, World War II Navy veteran, stationed aboard the USS Halligan, and retired from the Arkansas Highway Transportation Department as an asphalt inspector for 38 years.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Lois Chrisman Tullos; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dan and Keri Tullos of Searcy and Steve and Enola Tullos of Tallahassee, Fla.; one brother, Richard O. Tullos of Little Rock; and four grandchildren, Dani Tullos of St. Louis, Mo., Jake Tullos and A. J. Tullos, both of Tallahassee, Fla., and Ian Tullos of Searcy.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with John Ballard officiating. Burial will be in Hess Cemetery at Coal Hill.

Pallbearers will be Argus Castleberry, Don Castleberry, Robert Bartlett, John Chrisman, Robert Chrisman, and Jamey Styles.

Carrol D. Allen

Carrol D. (Jack) Allen, 81, of Ozark, brother of Pauline Jacobs of Hunt, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2004, at Mercy Hospital/Turner Memorial in Ozark.

He was a son of the late William Seldon and Dessie Ogden Allen, retired Boen Aircraft employee, Baptist, and was preceded in death by his wife, Maralyn Allen.

Other survivors are one brother-in-law and one-sister-in-law, Wayne and Bonnie Pyron of Clarksville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home with Rev. Vernon Bass officiating. Burial with military honors was at the Liberty Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Philip Taylor, Gaylon Williams, Conway Jones, Gary Allen Jacobs, Steve Jacobs, Matthew Jacobs, and Bruce Jacobs.

Charlie E. Hignite

Graveside services and burial for Charlie Ewell Hignite, 89, of Baytown, Texas, who died Sunday, Oct. 31, 2004, at his home, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at Oakland Cemetery with Phillip Baxter officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

He was a retired rancher and bookkeeper, Mason, member of the National Rifle Association and the Exxon Mobil Retirees Association, and son of the late John Thomas and Polly Jane Ritchie Hignite.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy E. Betty Hignite; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Patricia Ruthella Silvey of Stafford, Texas, Wanda and E. J. Bourgeois of Knoxville, Tenn., Betty Jeanne Hignite of Huffman, Texas, and Joyce and Patrick Thornburg of Helena, Okla.; one son and daughter-in-law, Charles Ewell and Linda Hignite of San Jose, Calif.; two sisters, Bessie Langdon of Ozone and Amy Hignite of Hartman; one brother, Floyd Hignite of Clarksivlle; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

C. Harmon Tullos

C. Harmon Tullos, 80, of Hartman died Sunday, Oct. 31, 2004, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

A native of Enola, he was a son of the late Oscar M. and Artie Stivers Tullos, member of Clarksville Church of Christ and Johnson County Master Gardeners Club, World War II Navy veteran, stationed aboard the USS Halligan, and retired from the Arkansas Highway Transportation Department as an asphalt inspector for 38 years.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Lois Chrisman Tullos; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dan and Keri Tullos of Searcy and Steve and Enola Tullos of Tallahassee, Fla.; one brother, Richard O. Tullos of Little Rock; and four grandchildren, Dani Tullos of St. Louis, Mo., Jake Tullos and A. J. Tullos, both of Tallahassee, Fla., and Ian Tullos of Searcy.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with John Ballard officiating. Burial will be in Hess Cemetery at Coal Hill.

Pallbearers will be Argus Castleberry, Don Castleberry, Robert Bartlett, John Chrisman, Robert Chrisman, and Jamey Styles.

Duran P. Athey

Duran Patrick (Sparky) Athey, 46, of Hollister, Mo., died Monday, Oct. 25, 2004, at his home.

He was a musician and son of the late B. F. Athey.

Survivors include one son, Bobby Duran Athey; mother and stepfather, Faye E. and John O. Woodard of Clarksville; four sisters, Brenda Hargis of Mountain Home, Deborah Redman of Corpus Chris-
ti, Texas, Jennifer Simpson of Alice, Texas, and Fran Springs of Luling, Texas; and two brothers, Dennis Athey of San Antonio, Texas, and Frank Athey of Sandia, Texas.

A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

David F. Rands

David F. Rands, 35, of Van Buren died Friday, Oct. 29, 2004, in a Fort Smith hospital.

He was a native of Savannah, Ga., son of the late Joseph Rands, Methodist and an Eagle Scout.

Survivors include his mother, Carol Rands of Van Buren; one brother, Marc Rands of London, England; two nephews, Thomas and Timothy Rands of London, England; and an aunt, Janice Killian.

Funeral was at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Smith followed by graveside services and burial at 3:30 p.m. at the Hartman Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Boy Scouts of America, 1401 Old Greenwood Road, Fort Smith, AR 72903.

Florence E. Perkins

Florence Emogene Bean Perkins, 80, formerly of Clarksville, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2004, in Centerton.

She was a native of Clarksville, daughter of the late Abe and Florence Obiline Reid Bean, obtained her GED at the age of 60, was a member of the First Baptist Church in Centerton for approximately 14 years where she was a former Sunday school teacher, training union teacher, Bible school teacher, director of WMU, and prayer chairman for WMU, and a member of Merry Matrons Extension Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, W. J. (Perk) Perkins; one son, Donald Lawrence Perkins; one great-granddaughter; three sisters, Lora Emiline Bean Robbins, Estelle Roenna Bean St. Clair, and Sarah Nerine Bean Hunt Hughey; and one brother, James Lawrence Bean, formerly of Clarksville.

She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Ken Williams of Centerton; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. James (Louise) Perkins Sr. of Oklahoma City, Okla., Phillip and Ruth Perkins of Kenific, Okla., and Floyd Perkins of the home; nine grandchildren, Bea Howser Rosencutter of Centerton, Mike Howser, Pam Parson of Bentonville, James Perkins Jr., Teri Smith, Paula Duvell, Julie Meeley, Tracey Vinson of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Gail Davis of Del City, Okla.; 24 great-grandchildren; three great-great-granddaughters; one brother and two sisters-in-law, Edward D. and Helen Bean of Van Buren and Shirley Bean of Laotto, Ind.; two foster daughters, Betty Holt of Seligman, Mo., and Susie Smith of Bentonville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home in Bentonville with Steve Dykes, Hospice chaplain, officiating. Burial was in Centerton Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Washington Regional Hospice.

George Brooks

George Merrin Brooks, 80, of Altus, father of Gail Henslee of Coal Hill, died Friday, Oct. 22, 2004, at Mercy Hospital/Turner Memorial in Ozark.

He was a son of the late Finis and Nancy Lock Brooks, native of Waurika, Okla., Army veteran of World War II, and retired furniture manufacturing employee.

Survivors include his wife, Viola Ellis Brooks; one other daughter, Christine Brooks of Santa Clair, Calif.; one son, James Brooks of Rio Rancho, N. M.; one sister, Cleo Brooks of Sisco, Texas; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Graveside services and burial were at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at Highland Cemetery at Ozark with Rev. Bobby Jack Covert officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home.

John F. Babson

John Franklin Babson, 84, of Clarksville died Friday, Oct. 29, 2004, at his home.

He was a son of the late Jesse James and Penelope Inman Babson, member of Spadra Baptist Church, Moose Lodge and American Legion, automotive recycler owner, and was preceded in death by two brothers, Sarkis and Ernest Babson.

Survivors include his wife, Naomia Babson; one daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Joe Black of Coal Hill; three sons and one daughter-in-law, Gary and Beth Babson of Hutchinson, Kan., Daniel (Boone) Babson of Branson, Mo., and Chris Babson of Clarksville; one sister, Ione Napier of Ash, N. C.; grandchildren, Terry, Kenny, David, Teresa and Leann Babson, Cody and Kylie Black, Brandi, Josh, Chelsia and Blake Babson, and Jaye and Megan Babson; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 1, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Bob Oden and Josh Bazyk officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Cody Black, Blake Babson, Josh Bazyk, Jeremy Avaritt, Paul Harris, and D. J. Schouweiler.

Honorary pallbearers were Winston May, John Woodard, Jim Patterson, Wallace Ritchie, Gordon Reese, Jack Elrod, and Jim Mitchell.

Memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice of Russellville.

Lorin W. Schoepp

Lorin W. (Bud) Schoepp, 95, died Friday, Oct. 29, 2004, at his home at “Breezy Hill Ranch” at the top of Ozone Mountain.

He was born Dec. 24, 1908, in Davenport, Iowa, to Ludwig and Margaret Agnes Hoffman Schoepp but moved to Chicago, Ill., in 1909. He attended Knickerbocker Grade School in Chicago, Ill., Lane Technical High School, and Armour Institute of Technology where he received BS and ME degrees. He also attended numerous other courses including real estate, sales promotion, and electrical engineering.

He began his career as engineer and later business manager for the Irving Park YMCA. He was formerly employed in sales by Bonnar Vaughter Fan Fold Company in Cleveland, Ohio, invited to become personnel director of Chicago Rawhide Manufacturing Company, former president of Wright & Huber, Inc., member of the Lions and Rotary clubs of Chicago, member of Chicago Sales Executive Club, director of Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders Association, board member of the National Safety Council of Illinois, organizer and president of Irving Park Camera Club in Chicago, Ill., owner of Breezy Hill Farm in Illinois where he bred, raised, raced and rehabilitated thoroughbred horses, and originated and operated the L. W. Schoepp Company Graphic Arts, Sales Promotion and Business Development in Chicago, Ill., for 21 years.

He moved to Johnson County in October 1970 and became active in the First United Methodist Church, Kiwanis Club, and Johnson County Chamber of Commerce, where he served two three-year board terms. In 1972, he started a Ford tractor sales and service business in Clarksville which he operated for six years. He was a catalyst in the formation of Johnson County’s first rural fire district, RFD No. 1, in the Mt. Vernon-Ludwig Community. He assisted in the numerous fund-raisers and the construction of the fire station as well as serving as an active fire fighter and a fire spotter from his mountain home in addition to keeping officials posted from his CB base station. He brought back and donated to RFD 1 a large amount of fire fighting equipment secured from a fire department in Illinois which was updating its own equipment. He served on the Board of Directors of RFD No. 1 for four years.

He was an active member of the Johnson County Emergency Services team, assisted in the Johnson County Sheriff’s office and county collector’s office and installed the first two computers and developed a program to produce personal property printed statement. He was a former photographer for the Johnson County Graphic.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Schoepp.

Survivors include one niece, Judie Ferguson and husband, Frank, of Upper St. Clair, Pa.; one nephew, Burton Schoepp and wife, Viola, of Des Plains, Ill.; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Steve Wingo officiating.
 
Burial was in Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Stan Stull, Dr. Bobby Noonan, Len Bradley, Alan Almgren, Ronnie Mefford, and Keith Ferguson.

Mary J. Garrison

Mary Juanita Garrison, 72, of Clarksville died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a retired home health employee, member of Second Baptist Church in Clarksville, daughter of the late Henery and Mae Underwood, widow of Clarence M. Garrison, and was preceded in death by two sisters, Ann Hume and Virginia Underwood; and six brothers, Norman, Alfred, Vernon, Bill, Edger, and Willard Underwood.

Survivors include one daughter, Alice Ann Harris of Dayton, Ohio; one adopted daughter, Carolyn Phillips; two grandchildren, Melissa Armstrong and husband, Chris, and Thomas Williams; and two great-grandchildren, Justin and Tyler Armstrong.

Funeral was at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Kenny Phillips, Ken Young, Chet Wages, Thomas Smith, Pat Hilton, and Patrick Baker.

Honorary pallbearers were Rick Goodrich and Thomas Williams.

Robert Blackford

Funeral for Robert (Ray) Blackford, 64, of Bauxite, who died Friday, Oct. 29, 2004, was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, at Hardwicke Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Horne officiating. Burial was in Lamar Cemetery.

He was a native of Van Buren, former resident of Lamar, and son of the late Robert Guy and Elva Annette Blackford.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Ernestine Blackford; and two sons and daughters-in-law, Bob and Donna Blackford of Mayflower and Allan and Toni Blackford of Benton.

Robert D. Holt

Robert Dwayne Holt, 60, of Gore, Okla., died Oct. 19, 2004, at the Veterans Medical Center in Muskogee, Okla.

He was a native of Lamar, truck driver, Army veteran and was preceded in death by two brothers, Sonny Sparks and Michael Sparks of Clarksville, and grandparents, Pete and Myrtle Mae Holt of Lamar.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon Holt; two sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Diane Holt of Clarksville and Billy and Paula Holt of Baton Rouge, La.; five daughters, Susan Mayes and husband, Tim, of Gore, Okla., Lisa Holt of Dennison, Texas, Tracy Holt of Fayetteville, and Kim Holt of Hartman; two stepchildren and spouses, Tim and Angie Wheeler and Tammy and Todd Matthews of Muskogee, Okla.; mother, Gladys Sparks of Clarksville; three brothers, Carl Lee Sexton of Barling, Troy Sparks of Scranton, and Billy Dean Sparks of Clarksville; six sisters, Jimmie Peters of Dallas, Texas, Thelma Stewart of Pryor, Okla., Sylvia Smith of Lincoln, and Linda Woods, Brenda Higgs and Rhonda Sparks, all of Clarksville; 18 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral and burial were at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at Fort Gibson National Cemetery in Fort Gibson, Okla., with Rev. Wendell Cox officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Millsap Funeral Home of Webbers Falls, Okla.

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