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October 13, 2021

12/29/2004

Betty S. Hardgrave

Betty Sue Foster Hardgrave, 73, of Clarksville died Monday, Dec. 27, 2004.

She was a daughter of the late Alfred and Clara Foster, native of Franklin County but had resided in Johnson County for the past 58 years, was employed in the Johnson County Courthouse for 25 years having served as circuit clerk for 14 years, member of Union Grove Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday school teacher and church clerk for many years, member of the Order of Eastern Star, served as a 4-H leader, and was active in the Sulphur Springs Extension Homemakers Club.

Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Ben Floyd Hardgrave; one son and daughter-in-law, Ben Alfred and Judy Hardgrave of Clarksville; two daughters and one son-in-law, Peggy and Larry Horne and Dianne Urell, all of Clarksville; two brothers and three sisters-in-law, Guy and Velma Foster, Tommy and Mary Foster, and Muriel Hardgrave, all of Ozark; five sisters and two brothers-in-law, Rhoda Kelly of Ozark, Lillian Parker of Modesto, Calif., Alta Johnston of Mulberry, Marcella and Ira Mitchell and Joyce and Roy Crooks, all of Ozark; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, at the Union Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Horne and Rev. Burnett King officiating.

Burial will be in Union Grove Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers will be Claud Dougan, Gene Raible, Mike Jacobs, Wes Kendrick, Lonnie Turner, and Duane Steele.

Honorary pallbearers will be Glen Drum, Bob Hurley, Loyd Yates, C. O. Blackard, Donald Meek, Dale Meek, John Patterson, Rick Harmon, Steve Harmon, Kenneth Harmon, Howard Halmes, and Don Dougan.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, at Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Carl A. Reed

Carl Anthony Reed, 60, of Albuquerque, N. M., formerly of Clarksville, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2004.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Florence and Charles Clinton of Clarksville; and two sisters and one brother-in-law, Yvonne Leibschwager of Austin, Texas, and Marlene and Fred Dougan of Clarksville.

The body was cremated.

Charles B. Waddell

Charles (Billy) Waddell, 69, of Florence, Miss., brother-in-law of Allen Kirkpatrick of Knoxville, died Friday, Dec. 24, 2004, at River Oaks Hospital in Flowood, Miss.

He was a native of Holmes County, former resident of Richland, Miss., U. S. Army veteran, member of Sallis Baptist Church, Mason with Knoxville (Arkansas) Lodge, former employee of True Value Hardware of Richland, Miss., and retired after 30 years as a construction superintendent with Irby Construction Company.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Charlene Waddell; three daughters, Carla Waddell of Pearl, Miss., Christie Brunson of Florence, Miss., and Theresa Wright of Conway; mother, Eva Dee Waddell of Florence, Miss.; one brother, Donald Gene Waddell of Winchester, Ohio; and seven grandchildren, Brandy Mahaffey, Kayla, Danielle, Tory and Ashley Brunson, and Kye and Joah Wright.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, at Chancellor Funeral Home in Florence, Miss., with burial in Garden of Memories Cemetery.

Gene V. Price

Gene V. Price, 82, of Russellville died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2004, at his home.

He was a son of the late Abbie Chester and Nora Love Price, native of London, retired security guard with Great Lakes Carbon in Altus, U. S. Navy veteran of World War II, member of Franklin Masonic Lodge No. 9 at Clarksville, and was preceded in death by his wife, Dolly Phillips Price; three brothers, Orville, Abbie and Robert Price; and one sister, Inez Dokey.

Survivors include one brother, John L. Price of Russellville; and companion, Carol Holman.

Graveside services and burial with Masonic rites were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, at Price Ceme-
tery near London with Rev. David Downum officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service.

Inza D. Bailey

Inza “Dedee” Bailey, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2004, at her home in El Paso, Texas.

She was a daughter of the late James and Rose Heston.

Survivors include her husband, James Bailey; one son and daughter-in-law, Russell and Kimberly Carlson of Salus; one daughter and son-in-law, Candy and Derek Cox of Clarksville; one sister, Debbie Chonka of Gunnison, Colo.; three brothers, Timmy Heston of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Jimmy Heston and Danny Heston, both of Grants, N. M.; and four grandchildren, Teron Cox and Joely Houston, both of Clarksville, and Sean and Bubba Carlson, both of Salus.

Martin F. Drittler

Martin F. Drittler, 99, of Russellville died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004, at AMI St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville.

A native of Lutherville, he was a son of the late Fred and Lena Geissler Drittler, U. S. Army veteran of World War II having served in the European Theatre and was the recipient of five Bronze Star Medals, the European-African Middle Eastern Theatre Campaign Ribbon, the World War II Victory Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal.

He was co-owner and manager with his brother, Emil Drittler, of the Pine’s Motel in Russellville for 38 years, member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Hilda Rietzke Drittler; one son and daughter-in-law, Alvin and Faye Drittler of Russellville; two grandchildren, Lauren Drittler of Russellville, and Justin Drittler and wife, Sara, of Russellville; two great-grandchildren, Nikolaus and Logan Drittler of Russellville; one brother, Reinhold (Billy) Drittler of Springdale; and two sisters, Katherine Lohse of Napoleon, Ohio, and Alma Sohl of Nacogdoches, Texas.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, at St. John’s Lutheran Church with Darrell Kobs officiating.

Burial will be in Lutherville Cemetery under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service of Russellville.

Memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church.

Paul H. Wood

Paul H. Wood, 78, of Van Buren died Monday, Dec. 27, 2004, at Beverly Health Care Nursing Home in Van Buren.

He was a carpenter, son of the late John and Elsy Powell Wood, and was preceded in death by one sister, Aileen Hester, and one brother, Junior Wood.

Survivors include one daughter, Linda Lewis of Mountainburg; one son, David Wood of Mulberry; three brothers, Harry, Ed, and Bill Wood, all of Clarksville; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, at the Lone Pine Cemetery with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Ruby L. Patton

Ruby L. Patton, 92, of Clarksville died Monday, Dec. 27, 2004, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home.

She was a native of Hartman and daughter of the late Ernest and Mae Cater Atkins.

Survivors include one brother and sister-in-law, Gorman and Juanita Atkins of Clarksville; and three nephews, Keith Atkins and David Atkins, both of Clarksville, and Dan Atkins of Colorado Springs, Colo.

A private funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, at Hardwicke Funeral Home with burial in West Mount Zion Cemetery at Hartman.

Willa F. Williams

Willa Faye Williams, 84, of Marion, formerly of Clarksville, died Monday, Dec. 27, 2004, at Johnson Hobson Care Home in Marion.

She was a native of Silex, daughter of the late Forbin E. and Lena Dale Karstetter, widow of Herman Williams, graduate of Dover High School, and member of Mount Olive Methodist Church.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Richard Cockrill of Marion; two sisters, Edra Dobbs of Clarksville and Dala Peeples of Fayetteville; two sisters-in-law, Ollie Karstetter of Clarksville and Emma Sue Karstetter of Fayetteville; two grandchildren, Chad Martin and wife, Hannah, of Marion and Thad Cockrill of Memphis, Tenn.; and one great-grandson, Luke Martin of Marion.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, at the Mount Olive Methodist Church with Rev. Roger Stewart officiating.

Burial will be in Oakland Ceme-
tery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Gerald Peeples, Bill Karstetter, Ronnie Ashlock, Dale Ashlock, Vaughnon Freeman, and Carey Clark.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, at Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Mount Olive Methodist Church, c/o Nina Mason, 301 Ray Road, Clarksville, AR 72830, or West Memphis First Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 486, West Memphis, AR 72302.

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