April 07, 2021

12/1/2004

Carisa Lynn Ennis

Carisa Lynn Ennis, 25, of Russellville died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004, from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle accident on Highway 21 approximately 8.6 miles north of Clarksville.

She was born Dec. 6, 1978, at Arkadelphia, Arkansas, graduate of Russellville High School, attended the Assembly of God Church, employee of Tyson Foods in Clarksville and was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Jack Otis Ennis.

Survivors include her parents, Gregory and Debbie Ennis of Russellville; paternal grandmother, Paige Ennis of Russellville; maternal grandparents, Bobby and Clara Copeland of Arkadelphia; adopted grandfather, Stanley Cohen of Russellville; three uncles and spouses, Kelly and Margie Ennis of Russellville, Doug and Pam Ennis of Conway, and Ricky and Joetta Copeland of Arkadelphia; three aunts and spouses, Jackie and Jeff Nichols of London, Carrie and Brett Meek of Greenbrier, and Jackie and Bob Gore of Taloga, Okla.; and cousins, Kellie and Roy Talbert, Jase Talbert, Kristina Ennis, Magan Ennis, Alison Ennis, Hanna Ennis, Paige Ennis, Ryan Ennis, Nicholas Ennis, Matthew McAlister, Jennifer McAlister, Taylor Richards, Sean Gore, Wendy Gore, Nicole Gore, Tyler Richards, Christopher McAlister, Cameron Copeland, Tori Ennis, and Kathrine Ennis.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, at the First Assembly of God Church in Russellville with Rev. Larry Moore officiating.

Burial was in Rest Haven Cemetery in Russellville under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Kelly Ennis, Doug Ennis, Ricky Copeland, Matt McAlister, Jeff Nichols and Brett Meek.

Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29, at Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Dayton M. Johnson

Dayton Milton Johnson, 79, of Lamar died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004, at his home.

He was the son of the late Albert S. and Myrtle Harmon Johnson, a farmer, construction employee, attended the Holman Freewill Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by one sister, Ola Allen; and four brothers, Melvin, Lovell, Donell and Leon Johnson.

Survivors include his wife, Ellen Daniel Johnson; one daughter and son-in-law, Teressa and Wallie Shaw of Lamar; two sons and daughters-in-law, S. D. and Carol Colvin and Charles and Elaine Colvin, all of Lamar; two sisters, Lenora Crutchfield of Lamar and Anna Bixler of Sikeston, Mo.; one sister-in-law, Lavern Johnson of Dardanelle; two brothers, Earl Johnson of Canalau, Mo., and Jeff Johnson and wife, Ruby, of Russellville; ten grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Herb Tilley officiating. Burial, along with Masonic honors, was in Holman Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Kenny Colvin, Kevin Colvin, Darrell Shaw III, D. J. Shaw, Daniel Shaw, James Alderson, and Chris Bazyk.

Honorary pallbearers were Marcus Crutchfield, Jessie Shaw, Rachael Shaw, and Raymond Alderson.

Geraldine F. Casey

Geraldine F. Casey, 86, of Clarksville died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004, at Clarksville Convalescent Home.

She was a daughter of the late Eric and Bessie Penner Rowbotham, widow of Virgil Casey, and member of the Hagarville Baptist Church.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Rickey and Lisa Casey of Clarksville; one sister, Mildred Johnson of Clarksville; and two grandchildren, Sarah and Kayla Casey, both of Clarksville.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Bill Milam officiating. Burial was in Hagarville Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Noel Rowbotham, Dale Rowbotham, Herschell Breedlove, Bob McGuire, Gerald Vaught, and Louis Reece.

Honorary pallbearers were Curt Forman, Lee Russell, Lee Alderson, and Ocil Rowbotham.

Gayland C. McCarley

Gayland Cecil McCarley, 76, of Lamar died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was born Feb. 17, 1928, at Lamar, Ark., son of the late William Sanford and Ossie Belle Jones McCarley, a child who loved everyone and a man who was a friend to all. He was preceded in death by four brothers, John Frank, Joe, Pierce and Buck McCarley; and two sisters, Daisy Mae Rowbotham and Nannie Belle Hughes.

Survivors are one sister-in-law, Ellen McCarley of Lamar; one brother-in-law, Ocil Rowbotham of Hagarville; numerous nieces and nephews, and countless friends.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 29, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Mike McCarley officiating. Burial was in Minnow Creek Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Theron Rowbotham, Joe K. McCarley, Luke Leeds, Keith McCarley, Steven Williams and Shawn Hughes.

Visitation was from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, at Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Jesse W. Gray

Jesse Wilson Gray, 59, of Clarksville died Monday, Nov. 29, 2004, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a retired automobile mechanic.

Survivors include his wife, Darlene Shelly Gray; three daughters, Rachel Schneider and Tina Gray of Clarksville and Valerie Day of Lamar; four sons, Jesse Gray, Billy Jack Gray, and Falon Gray, all of Clarksville, and Mace Gray of Ozark; parents, Jesse Franklin and Ruby Jewal Berkley Gray; two sisters, Rachel Lacey and Elaine Prest of Oklahoma; four brothers, Harley Gray of Arizona, Ronnie Gray and Aaron Gray, both of Oklahoma, and Bonnie Gray of Missouri; and 12 grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Holman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jesse Vance Gray, Mace Gray, Falon Gray, Billy Jack Gray, Bill Schneider, Brad Day, and Shea Duffel.

Juanita Welty

Juanita Welty, 76, of Dexter, Mo., former resident of Johnson County, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004, at her home.

She was a native of Russellville, daughter of the late Charles and Jewell Baker Harris, member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Dexter, Mo., and was employed as a press operator for Elders Manufacturing for 44 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Cleo England; one son, Allan Cleo England; and one granddaughter, Susan Yvonne Hunt.

Survivors include one daughter, Rhonda Martinek of Como, Tenn.; two sons, Gary England and Ronnie England, both of Dexter, Mo.; one brother, Hancel Harris of Lawton, Okla.; one sister, Lula Mae Hensley of Collinsville, Ill.; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, at Watkins and Sons Chapel in Dexter, Mo., with Rev. Shane Mallard officiating. Burial will be in Hagy Cemetery at Dexter, Mo.

Myrtle N. Armstrong

Myrtle Nowotny Armstrong, age 83, of Gentry, AR, formerly of Clarksville, Arkansas, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004, at Siloam Springs Memorial Hospital.

She was born to her parents, Tom Jefferson and Chloe Boen Nowonty Dec. 2, 1920, at Stone Hill, Arkansas. She was of the Baptist faith, a homemaker, and she loved to cook for her family.

She is survived by her husband of 32 years John Armstrong of Gentry, AR; one son, George T. Severn and wife, Carolyn, of Gentry, AR; three daughters, Winnie Pipkins of Decatur, AR, Mary L. Williams of Greenwood, AR, and Anna Hays of Las Vegas, NV; one brother, Billy Joe Nowotny of Clarksville, AR; three sisters, Mary Mae Williams of Knoxville, AR, Betty Hayes of Russellville, AR, and Patricia Smith of Pocola, OK; eight grandchildren, Glenn and Jimmy Severn, Mike Storment, Tonya Lavender, Richard Hose, Angela Jones, Shayne Nichols, and Penny McKendry; 11 great-grandchildren, Wendy Dixon, Wes Storment, Taylor Jones, Jacob Hose, Trey Nichols, Jake Nichols, Donna and Emily Lavender, and Avery, Eric and Trevor McKendry; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, a grandmother, Josephine Nowotny, and one aunt, Mary Talley.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, 2004, at the Roller-Cox Funeral Home with the Reverend Amos Pledger officiating. Burial was in Knoxville Cemetery at Knoxville, AR. Visitation was from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, 2004, at the funeral home.

Mildred O. England

Mildred Orlena England, 92, of Clarksville died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004, at Clarksville Convalescent Home.

She was a daughter of the late Henry and May Farris Officer, widow of Herman England, and of the Assembly of God faith.

She is survived by three sons, Ray England of Clarksville, Cecil England of Ingleside, Texas, and Philip England of Fort Worth, Texas; one sister, Viola Carey of Clarksville; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial was in Mt. Vernon Cemetery.

Pallbearers were David England, Mark England, Greg England, Bryan England, Brad England, and Josh England.

Robert Murray

Robert (Bob) Murray, 81, formerly of Clarksville, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2004, at his home in Granite Gate Resort in Prescott, Ariz.

He was a native of Topeka, Kan., served in the U. S. Army Air Corps during World War II, a former resident of Falls City, Neb., and Fairbanks, Ala., where he was a fire department inspector prior to moving to Mountain View, Calif., where he was a 28-year employee of Lockheed until his retirement in 1987. He was a member of Aztlan Masonic Lodge and the Willow Creek LDS Ward in Prescott, Ariz. and was preceded in death by his wife, Lorraine Wiebe Murray, and one son, Roger.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Gary Lopez of Prescott, Ariz.; two granddaughters, Jennifer Lopez of Prescott, Ariz., and Sierra (PJ) Novak and husband, Chris, of Tucson, Ariz.; one brother and sister-in-law, Dwayne and Barbara Murray of Clarksville; and one sister, Darlene Murray of Citrus Heights, Calif.

A celebration and Masonic service with full military honors was held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 26, at Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home.

Willa Grace

Willa Celestia Dalton Grace, 104, died Nov. 11, 2004, in Indianapolis, Ind.

She was a former resident of Clarksville having resided here from 1967-69 and from 1973-1994 and was a member of First Baptist Church.

She was a native of Doniphan, Mo., daughter of the late Eliijah Lee and Laura Alice Dalton, widow of George Grace, and was preceded in death by four sons.

Survivors include one daughter, Laura Owens of St. Charles, Mo.; one son, Eldon Grace of Fishers, Ind.; one sister, Alta Marie Holmes of Grapevine, Texas; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral was Monday, Nov. 15, at Edwards Funeral Home in Doniphan, Mo., with Rev. Randy Miller and Rev. Bob Grace officiating. Burial was in Doniphan City Cemetery.

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