April 20, 2021

12/8/2004

Emma McWilliams

Funeral for Emma Caroline McWilliams, 85, of Mena, who died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004, in Hot Springs Village, was at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at the First Presbyterian Church in Mena with Burle Mattingly officiating. Graveside services and burial followed at 3 p.m. at Oakland Cemetery in Clarksville under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Memorials may be made to Good Samaritan Campus, Hot Springs, Village, AR and/or Saline Memorial Hospice, Benton, AR.

She was married to Patrick Angel McWilliams Jr. of Clarksville, who preceded her in death; a native of Mena, daughter of the late William Evan and Maude Gardner Watkins, and a member of the Presbyterian Kirk in the Pines Church in Hot Springs Village and the First Presbyterian Church of Mena.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Ted Winters of St. Louis, Mo.; three sons and one daughter-in-law, Col. Brian McWilliams and Glenn McWilliams, both of Mena, and Keith and Helena McWilliams of Sheridan, Wyo.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

James G. Coker

James G. Coker, 57, of Ozark died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004, in a Fort Smith hospital.

He was a maintenance employee of Tyson Foods and an Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Glenda Coker; two daughters and one son-in-law, Tonya and Tommy Fraser of Clarksville and Tammy Coker of Fort Smith; one son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Deanne Coker of Ozark; one sister, Dorthy Tanton of Onalaska, Texas; two brothers, Charles Coker of Hull, Texas, and Donald Coker of Zapata, Texas; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with burial in Highland Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Gary Ragsdale, Steve Williams, Bobby Nichols, Jade Moholland, Lewis Robinson, Darrell Lemmons, Johnny Harmon and Bo Tanton.

John Vaughan

John Vaughan, 76, of Cape Coral, Fla., husband of the former Barbara Bean of Clarksville, died Nov. 12, 2004.

He was a native of Cleveland, Okla., son of the late Neal and Eva Vaughan, member of the Church of Christ, veteran of the U. S. Air Force, graduate of Oklahoma State University, received a master’s degree from the University of Kentucky and retired from Clemson University Agricultural Extension Department as an Animal Science Specialist and from the USDA Civil Service and South Carolina State. He was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.

Other than his wife of 51 years, he is survived by one son, Stanley and two grandsons, Robert and George, all of Las Vegas, Nev.; one brother, Warren Vaughan of Tulsa, Okla.; one sister, Norma Berger of Cleveland, Okla.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Selby and Mildred Brown of Knoxville; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at Ft. Gibson National Cemetery in Ft. Gibson, Okla., followed by burial on Monday, Dec. 13.

Wilma I. Self

Wilma I. Self, 83, of Clarksville died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a native of Lamar, daughter of the late Alonzo and Belle Plumlee Cowell, and widow of Argus Self.

She is survived by two daughters, Myrtle Rofkahr of Clarksville and Janice Weaver of Glennpool, Okla.; one son, Jewell Self of Clarksville; one sister, Mabel Phibbs of Oregon; five grandchildren, Gary Rofkahr and Terri Cash, both of Owasso, Okla., Deana Selby of Knoxville, Richard Self of Clarksville, and Kimberly Thompson of Winchester, Va.; 18 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at Woodland Cemetery with Jerry Self officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers were Gary Rofkahr, Richard Self, Jeff Selby, John Cash, Vince Blake and Ray Cowell.

Honorary pallbearers were Devin Self, Aeryk Self and Dylan Rowan.

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