June 15, 2021

12/15/2004

Augusta D. Chaney

Augusta Dixie Chaney, 70, of Clarksville died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004, at Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith.

A native of the Harmony Community, she was a member of the Harmony Presbyterian Church, daughter of the late Denver Houston, graduate of Clarksville High School, attended the University of the Ozarks, and was preceded in death by one sister, Marjorie Engbretson; and one brother, James Laster Houston.

She is survived by one daughter, Janet Matney of Ozark, Mo.; one son, Ronald Greer of Strafford, Mo.; mother, Berta Houston of Clarksville; four grandchildren, Ronald Ray Greer III and Jacob Michael Greer, both of Strafford, Mo., Tiffany Matney and Jennifer Gray; and one great-grandchild, Matthew Gray.

Graveside services and burial were at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at the Antioch Cemetery in Pittsburg, Mo., with Cleveland Matney officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Doretha Lashlee

Doretha C. Lashlee, 77, of Coal Hill died Friday, Dec. 3, 2004, at Clarksville.

She was a native of Coal Hill, daughter of the late Joseph and Katy O’Brien Hanson, and a farm laborer.

Survivors include her husband, Clarence D. Lashlee; one daughter, Sharon Lashlee of the home; one son, Shelden Lashlee of Coal Hill; one sister, Reba Nagel of Coal Hill; one brother, John Henry Hanson of California; and two grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 6, at the Coal Hill Assembly of God Church with Rev. John Kindrix officiating.

Burial was in Hess Cemetery at Coal Hill under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.

Pallbearers were Walt, Chris and Bret Nagel, Bill Richards, Eugene Scarberry and Dewey Bradley.

Harold H. Pitts

Harold H. Pitts, 80, of Clarksville died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a retired glass glazier, Air Force veteran of World War II, member of the Woodland Baptist Church, son of the late Charles and Sylvia Lund Pitts, and was preceded in death by his wife, Betty June Pitts.

He is survived by three daughters, Jennifer Dunn of Hot Springs, Betty Hays of Mesa, Ariz., and Wanda Stutzman of Cloudland, Ga.; two sons, Wayne Pitts of London and Dean Pitts of Van Buren; one sister, Verna Dunagan of Arizona; ten grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Mike Sawyer officiating. Burial will be in Lamar Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Chad Brown, Walter Nowotny, Jerry Scoggins, Gene Faulkner, Mark Nowotny, and David Gilliam.

JoAnne E. Moritz

JoAnne Ernestine Moritz, 74, of Clarksville died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004, in Clarksville.

She was a native of Los Angeles, Calif., and daughter of the late Ernest Dewey and Iona Harrington Moore Nichols.

She is survived by two daughters, Robin Moritz of Fresno, Calif., and Rena Moritz of Visalia, Calif.; two sons, Regie Moritz of Bakersfield, Calif., and Rod Moritz of Fresno, Calif.; one sister, Gloria Bickley of Colorado; three grandchildren, Jason Dixon, Jared Fischer and Justin Moritz, all of California; and one niece, Susan Gildard of California.

A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Frank Clemmons officiating.

Memorials may be made to Needy Paws, 1100 East Main Street, Clarksville, AR 72830.

James E. Sears

James Elbert Sears, 67, of Clarksville died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004, at Clarksville Convalescent Home.

He was a native of Ozone, son of the late George and Gennie Case Sears, retired mechanic, and was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Sears.

He is survived by two daughters and one son-in-law, Tamara and Todd Joyner of Clarksville and Teresa Horras of Little Rock; one son, Craig Sears of Clarksville; three sisters, Olive Smedley of Springdale, Annabelle Moore of Oklahoma, and Nora Meeker of Arizona; four brothers, John Sears of Clarksville, Charles Sears of Hartman, and Tommy Sears and Lee Sears, both of Mountain View; four grandchildren, C. J. Sears, Chenoa Douster, Nathan Bostwick and wife, Mecca, and Michael Joyner and wife, Christy; and five great-grandchildren, Hannah and Ashley Joyner, Haley Douster, and Boan and Malachi Bostwick.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at the Hedgeway Church with Todd Joyner officiating.

Burial was in Mount Vernon Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Frankie Sears, Carl Baker, Donnie Carroll, Floyd Joyner, Carl Sears and Leonard Kimbriel.

Lynda L. Fuss

Lynda Lucille Fuss, 76, of Clarksville died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a native of Los Angeles, Calif., daughter of the late William Earl and Lucille Picco McKinney, widow of Raymond H. Fuss, member of Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall Church, and was preceded in death by one son, Jonathon Earl Fuss.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Kelley Ray and Jade Fuss of Clarksville; one sister, Dariel McKinney of Gardena, Calif.; one brother and sister-in-law, David and Sandy McKinney of Grants Pass, Ore.; and several cousins.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, at the Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall Church. The body was cremated. Local arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Lewis Dale Hannah

Lewis Dale Hannah, 57, of Hopewell died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004, at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Tracie and Dusty Lovell of Lamar.

He was a native of Heber Springs, son of the late Lee Isaac and Vera Alice Hollowell Hannah, graduate of Rose Bud High School, retired truck driver and saw mill operator, member of The Worship Center Cabot Freewill Baptist, and was preceded in death by two nephews, Chris and Sam Spitzer.

Other survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Lewis Don and Kenzie Hannah of Cabot; one brother and sister-in-law, Eddie and JoAnne Hannah of Rose Bud; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Donna and Anthony Klepich and Juanita and Darrell Wheeler, all of Little Rock; five grandchildren, Kailee Hannah, Kaitlin Hannah, Kyle Hannah, Dustin Lovell and Dillon Lovell; and the mother of his children, Donna Rackley of Hopewell.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, at South Cross Roads Church followed by burial in South Cross Roads Cemetery under the direction of Olmstead Funeral Home Inc. of Heber Springs.

Active pallbearers were Carl Dean Herndon, Eldon Hannah Jr., Eddie Hannah, Anthony Klepich, Darrell Wheeler, and Jarod Rackley.

Honorary pallbearers were Dustin Lovell, Dillon Lovell, Brent Joy, Robert Cagle, Dusty Lovell and Brad Chaney.

Lola M. Finley

Lola Marjorie Finley, 85, of Caldwell, Idaho, died Monday, Nov. 8, 2004, at a Boise, Idaho, care center.

A daughter of the late Lee and Pearl Overbey Daniel, she was a native of Lamar but grew up in Nampa, Idaho, and was a 1938 graduate of Nampa High School. She also received a licensed practical nursing (LPN) degree and was employed at Caldwell Memorial Hospital and later at Idaho State School and Hospital. She was active in the Greenleaf (Idaho) Church Bible studies and missions and also attended the rural neighborhood club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Amos Finley; and two brothers.

Survivors include one daughter, Arlyn Kezler of Highland, Ind.; one brother and sister-in-law, Ernest and Gladys Daniel of Reserve, N. M.; one sister, Kathleen Daniel of Nampa, Idaho; three grandsons, Cody White of Nampa, Idaho, and Gabe and Mario Rodriguez of Highland, Ind.; 11 nieces and nephews; numerous great-nieces and great-nephews; numerous great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews; and several Overbey and Daniel cousins in Johnson County.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at Greenleaf Friends Church with Ron Mulkey, pastor, officiating.

Memorials may be made to Greenleaf Academy, Greenleaf, ID 83626.

Mary Kay Dittmar

Mary Kay Dittmar, 62, of Clarksville died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

A native of Clinton, Iowa, she was a graduate of Clinton High School and Arkansas Tech University at the Ozark campus, member of Clarksville Chapter No. 172 Order of Eastern Star, was employed by Arkansas State Bank for 10 years and recently retired from Simmons First Bank in Clarksville where she was employed for 10 years.

Survivors include her husband, Chris Dittmar; one daughter and son-in-law, Christi and Kevin Freeman of Lamar; mother, Mary Parr of Camanche, Iowa; father, Byrl Swanson Sr. of Clinton, Iowa; one sister, Barbie Watts of Camanche, Iowa; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Byrl (Susie) Swanson Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Larry (Patti) Swanson, all of Orange Park, Fla., and Ken Swanson of Circleville, Ohio; three grandchildren, Shannon Davidson, Ashley Freeman and Kayla Freeman, all of Lamar; and one great-grandchild, Lara Faye Hicks of Lamar.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 10, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Bob Freeman officiating. Burial was in Minnow Creek Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Denton Tumbleson, Charles Groskopf, Sean Thornton, Steven Sosebee, Lee Payton and Wesley Kendrick.

Nona F. Robinson

Nona Farnam Robinson, 99, of Clarksville died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004, in Andrews, Texas.

She was a native of the New Liberty Community in Logan County, daughter of the late William and Josie Horn Farnam, widow of Dink Robinson, member of the Church of Christ, and was preceded in death by one son, Wilburn Robinson; one son-in-law, James Horn; four sisters, Minnie Rollans, Stella Farnam, Effie Farnam, and Letha Wood; and five brothers, Irving, Jess, Bill, Buel and Floyd Farnam.

She is survived by two daughters and one son-in-law, Jo Ann Horn of Clarksville and Billie and Charles Prichard of Andrews, Texas; one daughter-in-law, Audrey Robinson of Alexander; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with John Ballard and David Coats officiating. Burial was in Elizabeth Hall Cemetery at New Blaine.

Active pallbearers were Mack Parks, Bob Parks, John Farnam, Edsel Farnam, Carlton Robinson, and Elvin Brown.

Honorary pallbearers were G. R. Brown, Bill Bob Wood, Malvern Gray and Bill Jack Parker.

Onnie Fultz Jr.

Onnie Fultz Jr., 69, of Coal Hill died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004, at St. Edward Mercy Medical Center in Fort Smith.

He was a carpenter and millwright employee, member of the Assembly of God Church, son of the late Nellie (Holmes) and Onnie Fultz Sr., and was preceded in death by one brother, Jessie Fultz.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Estep Fultz; one daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Rick LeBow of Ozark; one son, Michael Fultz of Coal Hill; one sister, Thelma Lot of Concord, N. C.; one brother, Ernest Fultz of Coal Hill; six grandchildren, Josh, Wes, Matt and Lindsay Fultz and Charles and Caleb LeBow; and four great-grandchildren, Michael, Austin, Elizabeth and Logan Fultz.

Funeral was at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Tony Morgan officiating. Burial was in Hartman Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Josh Fultz, Matt Fultz, Dean Estep, Richard Estep, Wes Fultz, Charles LeBow, Carl Estep, and Chris Lanphear.

Honorary pallbearers were Caleb LeBow, Ronnie Marvel, Tom Davenport, and Cliffton Loyd.

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